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Aortic Stenosis - Mindfulness

Rainy days are good for staying still. I either park myself in my Lazyboy and read a good book, sit at my computer and write, or watch television while I knit. 405 more words

Personal Medical Technology Devices Usher in New World of Cardiac Care

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

Self monitoring for stress-free traveling

Traveling in general can be a stress inducing activities. Making deadlines, remembering to pack everything and reassuring everyone is having a good time can be difficult. 388 more words

Cardiac Care Revealed On Celebrity Cruise Lines: Afibbers Fear Not

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

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Atrial Fibrillation: How Many Times Can You Shock The Heart?

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


Only testing TSH is killing us!

Do you have Afib & Hypothyroid TSH levels? Then you really want to read this Journal of Medicine case report!

It’s also another perfect example of the possible devastating misdiagnosis’s caused by the current standard of only testing TSH. 131 more words

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