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FDA warns of rare but serious risk of heart attack and death with cardiac nuclear stress test drugs Lexiscan (regadenoson) and A by FDA Posted Wed 20 Nov 2013 11:20am View and print full Drug Safety Communication (PDF - 47KB) Safety Announcement [11-20-2013]  The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is warning health care professionals of the rare but serious risk of heart attack and death with use of the cardiac nuclear stress test agents Lexiscan (regad ... Read on »
Beware the "false positive" stress test by Dr. William D. Medical Doctor Posted Tue 26 Aug 2008 4:17pm There's a widely-known (among cardiologists) problem with nuclear stress tests. It's called the "false positive." (Nuclear stress tests are known as stress Cardiolites, stress thalliums, stress Myoviews, persantine stress tests, adenosine stress tests) Stress tests, nuclear and otherwise, are helpful for identifying areas of poor bloo ... Read on »
Med Solutions and Blue Cross Caught On the Stress Test Denial Algorithm (video) by Medical Quack Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Fri 15 Apr 2011 10:08pm Ok we are now starting to see some of the 3rd party risk companies used by insurers being questioned.  When they make their sales pitch to insurers they of course tell them how much money they can save them, a percentage usually.  The video talks about approval for tests and what is allowed and what is not allowed. What controls these co ... Read on »
Heart disease "reversal" by stress test by Dr. William D. Medical Doctor Posted Fri 12 Sep 2008 8:52am Here's an interesting example of a 71-year old man who achieved "reversal" of an abnormality by a nuclear stress test. This man underwent bypass surgery around 10 years ago, two stents three years ago. A nuclear stress test in April, 2005 showed an area of poor blood flow in the front of the heart. On the images, normal blood flow is sh ... Read on »
More on Treadmill Stress Tests... by DiseaseProof Medical Doctor Posted Thu 31 Jul 2008 6:16am 1 Comment Last monthNBC’sTim Russert suffered a fatal heart attackat age 58, shocking the country. He recently passed a stress test, so how could this happen? In a post Dr. Fuhrman explains whystress tests fail to determine heart attack risk. Here’s an excerpt: A stress test is not an accurate test for determining the risk of a heart attack. A stress ... Read on »
Many Doctors, Many Tests, No Rhy ... by Dr. Rubens D. Medical Doctor Posted Sun 08 Mar 2009 3:40pm Many Doctors, Many Tests, No Rhyme or Reason By SANDEEP JAUHAR, M.D. 09 mar 2009--I recently took care of a 50-year-old man who had been admitted to the hospital short of breath. During his monthlong stay he was seen by a hematologist, an endocrinologist, a kidney specialist, a podiatrist, two cardiologists, a cardiac electrophysiologist, a ... Read on »
Why health care costs are ballooning by Dr. William D. Medical Doctor Posted Sun 24 Aug 2008 9:45pm Have you ever wondered to what degree health care is driven by a profit motive? A doctor advises you to undergo a procedure. Is that advice motivated solely by concern for your health and welfare? Or, does the generous financial compensation peculiar to procedures bias your doctor’s decision? The billboard on the highway adve ... Read on »
Tests & Diagnostics for Angina by Health Team Posted Sun 24 Aug 2008 4:41pm Here is a list of some of the common tests and diagnostics for Angina: Andropause Blood Pressure Blood Pressure Monitors Cardiac catheterization Cholesterol Coronary arteriogram Electrocardiogram (ECG) at rest Electrocardiogram Heart Heart Rate Monitors Holter monitor Irregular Heartbeat Detection Nuclear ... Read on »
Costs of Care essay winners -- Part 2 by Paul L. Healthy Living Professional Posted Wed 18 Jan 2012 5:58pm Here are two more of the winning essays from the Costs of Care essay contest described in the post above .  These are by patients. Renee Lux, Connecticut Patient Cost Anecdote: an unnecessary CT scan raises a patient’s insurance premiums One morning this May, I woke up with a stiff neck. I applied hot and cold therapy all day and too ... Read on »
Learning To Laugh At The Little Things With Chronic Illness by Lisa C. Posted Mon 04 Oct 2010 10:12am “It is impossible for you to be angry and laugh at the same time. Anger and laughter are mutually exclusive and you have the power to choose either.” Wayne Dyer It’s those little things in life that help us keep a sense of humor about living with chronic illness. I have been in those “large ... Read on »