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AliveCor (Kardia) Has A Premature Beat Problem: How PVCs and PACs Confuse The Mobile ECG Device

The skeptical cardiologist has many patients who are successfully using their AliveCor/Kardia devices to monitor for episodes of atrial fibrillation (afib).

However, a significant number of patients who have had atrial fibrillation also have premature beats. 942 more words

Atrial Fibrillation

April 1st ~ HEART continued

The great blessing during the first four days of April and after are the people who were and are there for me. As I lay in the first ER, before hearing the shocking news of being in afib I had texted my friend and neighbor Catherine, and a friend from church, Philomena. 279 more words

Ann Marquette


Did I get your attention? I hope so.  Life is precious, life is fragile, life goes by in the blink of an eye.  Yada, yada, yada.  419 more words


When 'too much' is not enough

It’s been 10 days since my last run. I can feel the decay setting in. The body is slowly relaxing into a state of lard and people have to bring you tea. 508 more words

2013: "These things just sometimes happen, you see?"

If you recall, oh intrepid reader, when we last left off, it was  mid-March of 2013.  After nearly passing out at work, I was in an ambulance, heading to University Medical Center in downtown Augusta, my heart apparently going wild. 1,101 more words

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Omega-3 May Shorten Hospital Stay in Heart Surgery Patients

A new review has found that a reduction in the time spent in the hospital and a reduction in the risk of complications was seen in open heart surgery patients supplementing Omega-3 Essential Fatty Acids daily. 192 more words


Tidings from the Citadel: Warfarin in Dialysis

Warfarin Use and the Risk for Stroke and Bleeding in Patients With Atrial Fibrillation Undergoing Dialysis – Mitesh Shah et al. Circulation. 2014;129:1196-1203.

A retrospective cohort study… 190 more words