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Guest post: Heart hoax by David W. Patient Expert Posted Tue 27 Jan 2009 3:48pm I received this intriguing guest post submission and unlike a lot of the unsolicited stuff that comes my way this one struck a chord. I’ve heard some interventionists make some of the same points in unguarded moments and I definitely appreciate the radiation warnings. One caveat: While the “progress road,” consisting of healthy eating and exer ... Read on »
Claims against Cardiologist for Unnecessary Stents by Victoria Powell Posted Tue 07 Dec 2010 12:00am Claims on behalf of 101 patients have been filed in Maryland against the former cardiologist at St. Joseph Medical Center over the performance of “unnecessary cardiac stent procedures.” The claims accuse the doctor of “falsifying medical records to make it appear that patients have clogged arteries, then inserting mesh stents into their health ... Read on »
Kawasaki Disease by Noman Khan Posted Tue 23 Jun 2009 6:54pm What Is Kawasaki Disease? Kawasaki (KAH-wah-SAH-ke) disease is a rare childhood disease. It's a form of a disease called vasculitis (vas-kyu-LI-tis). In Kawasaki disease, the walls of the blood vessels throughout the body become inflamed. The disease can affect any type of blood vessel in the body, including the arteries, veins, and cap ... Read on »
Robotically Assisted Ballon Angioplasty and Stent Placement by Keep Your Heart Healthy Facebook Posted Tue 28 Sep 2010 5:20pm photo by Filomena Scalise Robotics in a medical setting help to create more precise cuts and movements.  For bypass surgery, robotically assisted open heart has been rumored to create smaller incisions.  The first case of robotically assisted stent placement was reported last week in Washington, DC. Undergoing a heart stent procedu ... Read on »
Cardiovascular Disease and its Economic and Emotional Impact in America by ErikaLynnRN Posted Wed 06 Apr 2011 5:53pm           Cardiovascular Disease, or CVD, is a general term used to describe any of the sixty or more diseases which can affect the heart and vascular systems. Many of these diseases can lead to an increase in the incidence of heart attack, heart failure, stroke and death . As of 2008, more than eight million Americans were living with some form of ... Read on »
Dr. Oz Shows a Cardiac Catheterization Simulation – Opening Up Blood Vessels by Medical Quack Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Tue 29 Dec 2009 11:38am This is interesting how Dr. Oz walks us through how the process works.   The volunteer from the audience is a patient who had a stent put in place and talks about the bit of pain in her chest that she experienced when the balloon was put in place, she said it felt like she was having another heart attack. In the demo they used a defibrilla ... Read on »
Angioplasty and Stent Placement is Worthless by DiseaseProof Medical Doctor Posted Thu 28 May 2009 10:13pm 1 Comment In the most recent study, investigators reviewed 61 trials, involving 25,388 patients, in a meta-analysis comparing angioplasty and stent placement with no treatment or medications alone. A meta-analysis pools numerous studies on the same subject. The findings indicated that there was no evidence that angioplasty and stent placement for coron ... Read on »
pain level for cardiac catheterization by Vicfortin Posted Mon 08 Oct 2012 2:33am I had this procedure done on my wrist on Oct 5/2012 and never have I had so much pain in my life. Every time they gave me more pain meds it hurt worse. I also had one done in my groin some 20+ yrs ago and do not remember having any pain. At least none to speak of compaired to the wrist procedure. Vicky [Lake Cowichan Vancouver Island B.C. Canada] Read on »
Cardiac catheterization, angiograms through the wrist by Dr. John Z. Medical Doctor Posted Thu 07 Jan 2010 12:00am Published January 7th, 2010 in , , , , , , UIC.edu - A new approach to common cardiac procedures called transradial angiography might lead to reduced patient complications and recovery time and decreased hospital costs. Cardiologists at the ... Read on »
Diseased heart valve replaced through small chest incision by Dr. J. Mariano Anto Bruno M. Medical Doctor Posted Wed 11 Feb 2009 3:25pm http://www.hinduonnet.com/thehindu/holnus/099200902111681.htm Report by EurekAlert New procedure prospective option for patients too frail for open-heart surgery Chicago: When 91-year-old Irvin Lafferty was diagnosed with severe blockage of his heart valve—hardening that is formally known as aortic valve stenosis—open-heart surg ... Read on »