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Dr. Olinde featured in Healthcare Journal of Baton Rouge

Vascular surgeon Andrew Olinde, MD, was named Chief Medical Officer at Baton Rouge General in December. In this role, Dr. Olinde is responsible for building positive relationships with the physician community and representing the General publicly on medical topics. In addition, he continues to see patients at the Vascular Specialty Center located on the General’s Bluebonnet campus. Read the Complete Article >>>
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Introducing the Zenith Fenestrated Graft

We’re thrilled to introduce you to the latest FDA-approved treatment technology for abdominal aortic aneurysms (AAA): the Zenith Fenestrated Graft. If you’re unaware of this condition, an AAA occurs when the walls of the abdominal portion of the aorta (the main blood vessel that delivers blood to your body) weaken and begin to bulge. Our new graft allows us to line the inner walls of the aorta to give the blood a new, reinforced path that doesn’t put pressure on the aneurysm and significantly reduces the risk of a rupture. The main benefit of the Zenith Fenestrated Graft is its
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Exercise Can Help Improve Your Vascular Health

We all know exercise is paramount in a healthy lifestyle. Most of us believe that it will tone our bodies, keep our weight down, and make us stronger; but did you know it can also improve your vascular health? What is Vascular Health? Vascular health is about strengthening your heart and lungs so they perform at their optimal levels. After the age of 55 we are naturally at a higher risk for heart attacks, strokes, high cholesterol, high blood pressure, and peripheral artery disease (P.A.D.). When we live a sedentary life, these problems become even more of a risk. Obesity
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