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Changing seasons

Brushing teeth – beep! Rolling over in bed – beep! Battery in monitor goes dead while getting in bed – beep, beep, beep! Flushing the commode and walking out of the bathroom – more beeps! 754 more words


September - National Atrial Fibrillation Awareness Month

When I was young, my grandmother was rushed to the hospital with atrial fibrillation. While my mom was parking the car, I went in the ER with my grandmother and told the nurses that my grandmother was having “artillery fibrillation”.

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AliveCor Mobile ECG Misidentifies One Patient's Heart Rhythm

The skeptical cardiologist has been evaluating the AliveCor mobile ECG device for use with a smartphone to detect atrial fibrillation.  In my initial post on this I found it to be accurate in identifying atrial fibrillation in my patients. 202 more words

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New AFib technology in the Piedmont

HIGH POINT, N.C. — A Piedmont hospital is using new technology to treat atrial fibrillation (AFib or AF).

This year, High Point Regional became the first in the Triad to treat patients using the new Artic Front Advance Cardiac Cryoballoon System. 251 more words

Health Smart

'It's A Miracle ... It Is A Miracle' Says Man Who Received New AFib Procedure

DENVER (CBS4) – Almost three million people in the U.S. suffer from atrial fibrillation, a type of irregular heartbeat. It can cause shortness of breath and is a leading cause of stroke. 351 more words


Can Ovine Obesity (Fat Sheep) Teach Us About Atrial Fibrillation?

Until the last year or so when patients asked me what they could do to help their atrial fibrillation (AF) I would tell them to avoid excessive alcohol consumption and take their medications as prescribed. 641 more words


So this is what rock bottom looks like...

I think I may have reached rock bottom. Or at least I can remember that exact moment when I did…

Just last week everything was different. 962 more words

Inspiration & Reflection