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Joey's first post

I am a stroke survivor as well as a survivor from brain bleeds caused by the drug given to me for the stroke.  The intent here is to tell my story and to tell you readers how my recovery is progressing.   34 more words


Closing the case on PFO closure

Cryptogenic stroke is the term neurologists use to describe patients with an unknown stroke etiology. (For a quick review, I’d refer you to our earlier… 424 more words


Treating AFib | Atrial Fibrillation Treatment

Did you recently discover that you or a loved one have Atrial Fibrillation? Atrial fibrillation (afib) is the most common heart rhythm disorder and is char

Unsuspected AFib Detected in HCM Patients

A recent retrospective study published in the Journal of Cardiovascular Electrophysiology found that atrial fibrillation (AF) occurred for the first time in 16 of 30 patients (53%) of patients with implantable devices being followed at the center conducting the study. 47 more words


Atrial Fibrillation Ablation: Time For A Team Approach?

For many proceduralists in medicine and surgery, there is a tendency to overestimate the value and underestimate the risk of the intervention that they perform. This factor, plus the current medical reimbursement system in the US, which rewards physicians primarily on the quantity of services performed rather than the quality of care, fosters a strong incentive for proceduralists to perform their procedures early and often. 906 more words

Atrial Fibrillation

Aortic Stenosis – It’s Done. I’m Back Home. I am Recovering.

It is hard to believe that the surgery was four weeks ago. Sometimes it feels like yesterday, other times it feels like it’s been months. Some days are good, others are not. 1,324 more words