The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has asked for a voluntary recall of valsartan (which was formerly known as Diovan before the drug changed to generic formulation). Valsartan is used to treat high blood pressure and heart failure.
The recall is not due to the valsartan itself raising a concern for cancer risk.
This recall is due to an impurity, N-nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA), which was found in the recalled products. It is important to note that not all products containing valsartan are being recalled. NDMA is listed as a probable human carcinogen (a substance that could cause cancer) based on results from laboratory tests. The contamination of the generic valsartan medications with NDMA was unexpected and believed to be due to changes in the way the medi...
At Southeastern Cardiology we know that when you or a loved one have heart problems, you don't want to wait several weeks to see a physician. For this reason, we do our best to get you in with one of our providers as quickly as possible! All of our physicians are accepting new patients and we will do everything we can to put your mind at ease by getting you on the schedule at a time that is convenient for you!
We have three excellent mid-level (NP/PA) providers - Jed Vickers, Laura Rue & Kyle Cullefer. Jed and Laura work hand in hand with Dr. Darrah while Kyle partners with Dr. Champion. Our physicians have the utmost faith in Jed, Laura and Kyle and we are so fortunate to have their level of expertise and care on our team. We may put you on their "schedule" just to get yo...
May is National Stroke Month and St. Francis will be hosting a free stroke seminar on Thursday, May 17 from 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm featuring Dr. Nojan Valadi, St. Francis Neurology, Dr. Nishant de Quadros, Dr. Vic Chhokar, Chhokar Clinic, and Dr. Akram Ibrahim, Southeastern Cardiology Associates. Dr. Ibrahim will be speaking on Stroke and Atrial Fibrillation.
Please plan to join him at this exciting and informative event! Registration will begin at 5 pm. Free blood pressure screenings, stroke risk assessments, diabetes assessments and more will be given between 5:00pm – 6:00 pm. The speakers will begin at 6:00 pm. Registration for this event is required and can be completed a...
Southeastern Cardiology is proud to announce that Dr. Ibrahim spoke at this year's CRT (Cardiovascular Research Technologies) meeting in Washington, DC. He gave a contemporary update reviewing thelatest techniques in the stetnting of complex coronary stenosis.
Great News!!! Southeastern Cardiology is expanding and moving to a new location (move date still to be determined) but by the New Year you can find us at 2121 Warm Springs Road (on the corner of Woodruff & Warm Springs...the former Tidwell Cancer Center). We are doing a full renovation and cannot wait for you to see our new space - more parking, bigger waiting room and more patient rooms!
Southeastern Cardiology will be closed Monday, September 11th due to the threat of inclement weather from Hurricane Irma. If you have an appointment, we will call you on Tuesday when we re-open to reschedule. Thank you for your understanding - your safety and that of our staff is our priority. Please stay safe!