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The call.

She got the call today.

One out of the gray.

And when the smoke cleared, it took her breath away.

She said she didn’t believe it could happen to me.

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Jeff Bales' Heart Valve and Strokes Video

My video of my heart valve defect and the strokes that it caused in 2010. The 32-minutes video starts with my birth and ends of my hubby Bruce Horvath 65th Birthday. 45 more words


Never Been Kissed

Some people deal with past trauma by creating distance internally. At its most severe, this is called disassociation. I will not say I have this clinical condition. 313 more words


Mommy Sad

Kierra is incredible. I say it all the time but she really is. She sat completely still during the entire echocardiogram (20 minutes +) she didn’t complain or try to get up. 552 more words


Saturday night wasn’t busy as usual, and only one doctor was in the E.R. when bed 13 entered.

Bed 13 was a very heavy 32 years old women, like 160 kg heavy. 421 more words


Cushing’s appears to begin its cardiovascular effects during childhood

ORLANDO – Cushing’s disease may begin to exert its harmful cardiovascular effects quite early, a small pediatric study has found.

Children as young as 6 years old with the disorder already may show signs of cardiovascular remodeling, with stiffer aortas and higher aortic pulse-wave velocity than do age-matched controls, Hailey Blain and Maya Lodish, MD, said at the annual meeting of the Endocrine Society. 699 more words


Transcranial Doppler

Transcranial Doppler is used to identify and interrogate the intracerebral arterial system. Normally the skull is impenetrable to Ultrasound waves, but using certain windows allows adequate penetration to monitor cerebrovascular hemodynamics. 665 more words