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ignore teenage girls, the disconnect between the heart and the brain is more than they'd like to think.

Follow your heart, don’t listen to your brain, or vice versa, these were the old adages people provide in your teenage years, it’s not true. Your heart and your brain are very well-connected. 246 more words


Atrial fibrillation.  Or more familiarly, “AFib,” which sounds more domesticated, almost a pet name.  So, AFib: have it, don’t want it, not sure how much I’ll be able to do about it. 654 more words

Personal Reflection

Heart ablation procedure gives a Belleville man new lease on life

ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI)-Three million Americans are affected by atrial fibrillation, the most common heart rhythm disorder. More common in older people, a Belleville, IL man was diagnosed at age 24. 525 more words


Atrial Fibrillation

Mechanism and causes

  • Focal activation – increased automaticity or micro-re-entry commonly located in the pulmonary veins
  • Multiple wavelet – dilated atrium -> multiple wavelets -> re-entrant circuits…
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General Medicine

The Streak Continues, 25 Years and Counting

Back in the summer of 1989 the only connection I had to triathlon was maybe something I read in Sports Illustrated or saw during the limited coverage of this crazy event held in Hawaii called Ironman. 923 more words


I already have Lymphoma... and now I have a WHAT?

“A hole in your heart, between your two atria. It’s a birth defect known as an Atrial Septum Defect (ASD)”.

So it turned out that this hole was allowing blood to back flow into the right atria, causing it’s enlargement. 371 more words


The Day Has Come

There are always things that individuals wait for in life, sometimes counting down the days until that thing, whatever it is, comes. It could be good news or bad news, the beginning or end of the school year or workday, marriage, birth, death, weight loss, doctor’s visit, and so on. 737 more words

The Journey