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Technology Replaces Mother

  Mother’s, including mine, are famous for the words, “Straighten up and stop slouching.” If I heard it once I heard it a thousand times. In recent years my wife has come in to work short relief for my departed mom.  228 more words

AliveCor Mobile ECG Update: Successes and Failures

The  AliveCor/Kardia mobile ECG device is a really nifty way to monitor your heart rhythm. Since acquiring the third generation device (which sits within or on my iPhone case and communicates with a smartphone app) I have begun routinely using it  on my patients who need a heart rhythm  check during office visits. 956 more words

Atrial Fibrillation

Things Specialists Wish Family Docs Would Stop (or Start) Doing

Compiled by Dr Alicia Adams during her PGY-2 rotations:


  • If the eye doesn’t hurt and there is no photophobia, the zoster/HSV is not affecting their eye…
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They Were in Normal Sinus Rhythm for Halloween

The skeptical cardiologist likes to see his afib patients stay in the normal rhythm (normal sinus rhythm) after they are cardioverted. On Halloween here in the office at Cardiac Specialists of St. 81 more words

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Heart racing? It could be more than race jitters.

Many athletes, especially longtime, high-intensity endurance athletes, have heart-racing stories to tell—in more ways than one.

In 2009, Australian professional triathlete Erin Densham had to be rescued from the water during the Hy-Vee Triathlon in Des Moines, Iowa. 796 more words

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New Study Associates Heart Attacks & Kidney Failure with Atrial Fibrillation

Patients, healthcare providers and payers now have more to be concerned with regarding atrial fibrillation (Afib) diagnoses. Increased risk of heart attack and kidney failure are now being associated to having an irregular heartbeat, according to an analysis of 104 studies spanning nine million people by the University of Oxford and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. 378 more words