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Crushing Chest pain, but the ECG is not obvious; later there is both RBBB and LBBB by Stephen Smith Posted Thu 09 Aug 2012 3:05pm A 63 year old male presented with crushing chest pain.  Prehospital BP was 70, but higher in the ED. Here is the initial ECG at 1033 PM There is ST segment elevation in V1 - V3.  Is it normal ST elevation?  There are several reasons why it is NOT normal STE and is due to LAD occlusion.  1) there is ST segment depression in infer ... Read on »
Heavy Dumbbell Bench Presses for the Chest by James C. Healthy Living Professional Posted Thu 05 Nov 2009 10:00pm "I am following your Shotgun program, and after 6 weeks I'm in love with it. I do really like the template, and the possibility to choose exercises for the troubleshooting days. "However I have a question about the shotgun movement of the third day, the bench press. I found that even if I lift a lot less with the dumbbell bench press (52 lbs) ... Read on »
Heavy Light Compound Sets for Chest by James C. Healthy Living Professional Posted Mon 18 Jun 2012 5:00pm OK, so I finished the 8x8 program and burned a lot of fat. Now I'm wanting to get on the 5x5 program. Is it okay to incorporate 2 exercises for [the] chest on my chest day instead of one? My chest is real wide but not very thick. Any suggestions on this at all? I was thinking of doing dumbbell flyes. -Brad My Answer: ... Read on »
Chest pain, SOB, Precordial T-wave inversions, and positive troponin. What is the Diagnosis? by Stephen Smith Posted Fri 08 Mar 2013 10:28am A male in his 60's with med h/o only significant for HTN and hyperlipidemia presented for CP and SOB.  On the day prior, he became very SOB and felt like he was going to pass out when he tried to stand up from bed.   This was accompanied by chest heaviness  and followed by left chest pain and a stiff sensation in his neck.  The pain progressed ... Read on »
Andrew’s Story – Was it Just Heavy Drinking or Passive Suicide? (Part II) by Dr. Michael P. Medical Doctor Posted Fri 13 Nov 2009 10:02pm Andrew was an active youth and exercised hard until his mid twenties. He comfortably weighed a very fit 180 pounds for much of his adult life until he started his own business. Longer hours and stress filled days consumed him and he barely had time to sleep let alone exercise anymore. So when Andrew started drinking to quell the stressful days ... Read on »
SOLVING CHILDHOOD OVERWEIGHT by marie dufour RD Registered DieticianHealth Maven Posted Wed 04 Nov 2009 10:05pm   By Marie Dufour, RD – The last hospital patient I saw as a clinical dietitian was a 20-year old African-American girl.  She weighted over 400 pounds and was dying from lack of oxygen, her chest so heavy that she could no longer lift it to breathe.  That broke my heart just as much as did the teenagers asking me about bariatric surgery to sa ... Read on »
Two Dad Perspectives on Diagnosis: Deaf by Jodi Cutler Del Dottore Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Wed 04 Mar 2009 2:56pm Women are from Venus and Men are from Mars, so how do these differences impact a parent's reaction to the diagnosis of "Your child has a profound hearing loss?" Oftentimes, moms share their reactions and experiences by blogging or interacting on support groups; rarely do we see the male point of view. We thought we would share two "Father Perspecti ... Read on »
Flexibility is always necessary by LiveWellFitNow Posted Tue 11 Jan 2011 12:09pm First a wonderful congratulations to the incredible Tina ! She welcomed a new little man today, making her family even greater than before! Well wishes to you Tina! Flexible, as defined by Websters: characterized by a ready capability to adapt to new, different, or changing requirements. I used to be very against that idea. Adaptable? ... Read on »
Losing A Friend From Heart Disease by Anthony R. Patient Expert Posted Sat 19 Jan 2013 9:02am   I lost a good friend, Ramil, last Sunday (January 13) from a heart disease. He was only 41. His condition was hereditary – his mother and his brother also died from it. I know him as very health conscious -- never smoked nor drink excessively, and was very health conscious. Alas, he did not escape his heart condition.  Heart disease still ... Read on »
Missed STEMI, spontaneously reperfused by Stephen Smith Posted Tue 05 Jul 2011 7:39am Click here for other very instructive cases of missed STEMI . This is a 48 yo female with no risk factors for CAD had sudden onset of arm numbness radiating to bilateral arms, followed by substernal chest heaviness that radiated to both sides of chest.  She had some associated SOB.  In previous weeks she had been having SOB when climbing 2 ... Read on »