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Cardiovascular disease, the leading cause of death for men and women, is progressively being managed by new medical technology, specifically heart rhythm monitoring devices. These hand-held electrocardiogram (EKG) monitors are growing in the industry, allowing anyone to get results from the comfort of their own home. 111 more words
In a previous post, the skeptical cardiologist was dealing with a patient about to embark on a 16 day cruise through the Panama Canal who was having frequent episodes of atrial fibrillation. 709 more words
The most effective method for getting a heart that is in atrial fibrillation back to normal rhythm is a called an electrical cardioversion.
I’ve tried to come up with a good alternative or descriptive term for this procedure for my patients, such as “resetting” or “rebooting” the heart, but the term that seems to best resonate with patients is “shocking” the heart. 1,455 more words