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Dr. Louis E. Cunningham

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Founder

Local Address: Jackson, Mississippi, United States
Mid-South Heart Center
 
Background

Employment History

  • Cardiologist
    Mid-South Heart Center
  • Black Cardiologist
    Jackson's Mid-South Heart Center
  • Army Corps

Board Memberships and Affiliations

Education

  • Meharry Medical College
  • M.D. , Cardiology
28 Total References
Web References
Symptoms are different for women than ...
www.jacksonsun.com, 31 Jan 2011 [cached]
Symptoms are different for women than men, said Dr. Louis Cunningham with the Mid-South Heart Center.
"Heart disease is the No. 1 killer of women," he said. "More women than men die of cardiovascular disease each year."
The symptoms for women can be far more subtle than those for men, Cunningham said. Symptoms for women to look for include shortness of breath (often without any chest pain); feelings of anxiety or doom; unexplained fatigue, weakness or dizziness; pain in the chest, upper back, shoulders, neck or jaw; and flu-like symptoms - specifically nausea, clamminess or cold sweats, Cunningham said.
"The best advice I can give women is to take charge of their own health," he said. "Taking care of your heart may mean slowing down enough to consider your own health needs. Women can significantly reduce their risk of heart disease by taking some very simple steps such as getting regular exercise, controlling diabetes and hypertension, and adopting a healthier diet."
Smokers should quit as soon as possible, he said. There are resources available to help in that area, Cunningham said.
"Most importantly, talk to your doctor," he said. "Be proactive with your regular physician and ask for a thorough assessment of your heart disease risk factors. Remember, the care you can give to others depends on the care you first give to yourself."
Cunningham will lead the Healthy Woman seminar, which will begin at 11:30 a.m. Friday in the lower-level conference center. A lunch will be served.
West Tennessee Physicians' Alliance
www.wtpa.com, 23 Mar 2006 [cached]
Dr. Adey Agbetoyin | Cardiology | Adey Agbetoyin, | Mohsin Alhaddad, | Alexander Alperovich, | Louis E. Cunningham, | Foluso Fakorede, | Henry K. Lui, | Ronald I. Weiner, | Alexander Alperovich, M.D. | Henry Lui, M.D. Mohsin Alhaddad, M.D. | Adey Agbetoyin, M.D. | Louis Cunningham, M.D. | Foluso Fakorede, M.D. | Ron Weiner, D.O. | Cardiology | Dr. Alhaddad joins Apex Cardiology | Dr. Fakorede joins Mid-South Heart Center
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Dr. Adey Agbetoyin | Cardiology | Adey Agbetoyin, | Mohsin Alhaddad, | Alexander Alperovich, | Louis E. Cunningham, | Foluso Fakorede, | Henry K. Lui, | Ronald I. Weiner, | Alexander Alperovich, M.D. | Henry Lui, M.D. Mohsin Alhaddad, M.D. | Adey Agbetoyin, M.D. | Louis Cunningham, M.D. | Foluso Fakorede, M.D. | Ron Weiner, D.O. | Cardiology | Dr. Alhaddad joins Apex Cardiology | Dr. Fakorede joins Mid-South Heart Center
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Louis Cunningham, M.D.
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Louis Cunningham, M.D. A Jackson native, Dr. Cunningham founded Mid-South Heart Center in 1993. He is a graduate of Meharry Medical College where he served as an assistant professor. Dr. Cunningham completed his cardiology fellowship at Harlem Hospital in New York. He is a Board Certified specialist in the field of cardiovascular disease and a Fellow of the American College of Cardiology.
West Tennessee Physicians' Alliance
www.wtpa.com, 23 Mar 2006 [cached]
Louis Cunningham, M.D.
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Dr. Louis Cunningham, above right, discusses how the heart works with Larry Renfroe of Luray.
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Dr. Louis Cunningham is concerned about the increasing numbers of patients he sees each day with congestive heart failure. The disease seems to be mushrooming largely because the number of older Americans is increasing.
"It's a major medical problem in cardiovascular medicine," says Dr. Cunningham, a cardiologist at the Mid-South Heart Center. "The health care costs for congestive heart failure are $55-60 billion a year."
He offers other statistics
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"Congestive heart failure is the weakening of the heart muscle so that it no longer does an adequate job of pumping blood throughout the body, Dr. Cunningham says. "When that pump begins to fail and the body is no longer getting a constant flow of blood supplying oxygen, all organs of the body are affected. In general, death occurs when the pumping efficiency of the heart diminishes until its effectiveness is non-existent."
Congestive heart failure is caused by many factors - some of which Americans can control, such as high blood pressure and coronary artery disease, and some of which we cannot control, such as cardiomyopathy, a viral infection or even pregnancy.
"To a large extent," Dr. Cunningham says, "we are doing this to ourselves when bad eating habits or lifestyle cause high blood pressure or coronary artery disease."
Though the problem is more likely with age, not all elderly people get congestive heart failure, he says. "A person may live to a well advanced age and not have congestive heart failure."
You should see a physician, Dr. Cunningham advises, when you experience
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Dr. Cunningham advises: "If you are having any of these symptoms, see your physician."
Treatment of congestive heart failure is improving, says Dr. Cunningham, particularly in the last 20 years. Today, medications not only treat the symptoms and help make a person feel better; they also lessen the advancement of the disease. Still, he says, there is no cure.
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"Even though we can't control all of the factors that could cause heart failure," Dr. Cunningham says, "it is still important to lead a healthy lifestyle and to get your medical problems treated.
The Color of Death - A Jackson Sun Special Report
www.jacksonsun.com, 8 June 2002 [cached]
Blacks sometimes fear they'll be ridiculed by doctors and that they'll leave the office no better and maybe even worse off than when they went there, said Louis Cunningham, a black cardiologist with Jackson's Mid-South Heart Center.
"I think that's largely a misconception, but nevertheless a real one, and an understandable one given the history of health care in African-American communities," Cunningham said.
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Cunningham and others say the solution involves increasing awareness of health issues through public information campaigns.Many are using churches as a forum to get out the word.Health care providers and private groups also rely on health fairs and educational seminars to reach people.
They also honored Dr. Louis ...
www.wbbjtv.com, 7 Feb 2010 [cached]
They also honored Dr. Louis Cunningham, who is a Jackson native. Cunningham founded the Midsouth Heart Center.
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