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What is cardioversion, and what is defibrillation?

Simply put, this is where electricity is delivered through your heart to get your heart back into a normal rhythm. 740 more words

Procedure

Catheter ablation for ventricular tachycardia (VT) in patients with ischemic heart disease: a systematic review and a meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials

Abstract

Background

Patients with ischemic heart disease may have implantable cardioverter defibrillators (ICDs) implanted for primary or secondary prevention of sudden cardiac death. Although ICD shocks can be life saving, in some patients, they have been associated with increased mortality and/or morbidity. 242 more words

MEDICINE

Medical Update Part 3: The Exercise Stress Test

Continued from Medical Testing Updates: Part 1, Part 2, Part 2.5, Part 3:Cardiac MRI

Two days after the cardiac MRI, we were driving back up to the hospital once again. 2,235 more words

Chronic Illness

How to Save a Life

My friends and I were having a great time Friday night. The music the live band was playing was slamming hot! We were outside in the middle of town along with about 500 of “our closest friends,” and were dancing, talking and generally having a great time. 1,049 more words