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Right-side Heart Failure… by Ron Patient Expert Posted Sun 07 Sep 2014 4:50pm As I typed the penultimate sentence in what follows, my breathing shut down with an almost audible clang! Christ, this is some scary shit. This was typed in real time, as it happened. Not as bad as when I was admitted to hospital, but it’s fair to say I’m not having much fun. And it’s the first time this has happened in daylight – it always ... Read on »
Implanted Device Working to Begin Trials – Heart Transplant Patients receive a device to monitor the Transplanted Heart by Medical Quack Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Tue 21 Apr 2009 11:47pm This is a new product hoping soon to begin trials, and one would need to have a heart transplant to participate.  According to the article, it would be approximately 2 years down the road before an FDA approval could be seen.  So far it has only been tested on animals.  BD  A Ballantyne company is preparing to start human testing of a device ... Read on »
Gift Of A Heart by Megan Posted Sun 04 Oct 2009 11:12pm The Stephenson family is attempting to pay forward all the kindness they received last Christmas when their 10-month-old daughter received a new heart. Kaidence Stephenson, now 22 months old, was born healthy in February 2007, said her mother, Shauntelle Stephenson. But in August, the Bountiful family learned Kaidence had a serious heart prob ... Read on »
David Goggins battles back after emergency heart surgery by Roman M. Patient Expert Posted Thu 21 May 2009 10:02pm To many insiders David Goggins has always been the endurance athlete' s athlete. From running the ultra hard Badwater Ulramarathon through death valley, to competing the Ironman World Championship, this one time 290 pound Navy seal transformed himself into the ultimate endurance athlete. In the process he has has inspired untold others tha ... Read on »
Heart catheterization: Strange, but true by Dr. William D. Medical Doctor Posted Fri 02 Apr 2010 6:08pm It's a couple of years old, but this post from March, 2008, remains relevant. It details the curious origins of heart catheterization, the procedure that has saved some lives, but also been responsible for the proliferation of unnecessary heart procedures. The modern era of heart disease care was born from an accident, quirky per ... Read on »
Rolling Heart Failure Progress Record… by Ron Patient Expert Posted Mon 01 Sep 2014 11:36pm It might seem odd, from the outside looking in, but the reason for this rolling report is that I firmly believe that the deeply misguided Heart Failure Nurse (hereafter referred to as Denial Nurse) who has persuaded my GP that I don’t have heart failure** is putting me at considerable risk. I am, therefore, publishing what was intended as a rec ... Read on »
LIVER CARE FOUNDATION , NEW DELHI by nitinsyal Patient Expert Posted Thu 27 Aug 2009 11:34pm About the Liver The Liver is an organ on the right side of the body weighing about 1.5Kg. It is distinctly the largest and a key organ of a human body, characterized by its muddy red colour. It is strategically the first port of entry from the process of digestion before nutrients leave for the rest of the body. It is the only organ in the hum ... Read on »
Why I am so concerned about an accurate heart failure diagnosis… by Ron Patient Expert Posted Sat 06 Sep 2014 1:31pm Well, for a start it’s taken the hospital 18 years to admit that I have COPD, which first appeared in 1996 but which they’ve consistently denied even as late as last Winter, until three weeks ago, when I was admitted with pulmonary oedema. I am not going to put up with that level of medical incompetence ever again. Let me be quite clear – ... Read on »
Smoking While Pregnant Raises Risk of Infant Heart Defects by Up to 70% by MedNews Patient Expert Posted Mon 28 Feb 2011 5:24pm Maternal cigarette smoking in the first trimester was associated with a 20 to 70 percent greater likelihood that a baby would be born with certain types of congenital heart defects, according to a study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Congenital heart defects are the most common type of birth defects, contributing to appr ... Read on »
The Frank Murphy Memorial Lecture 2008 - Congenital Heart Diseases by David Smith, MD Posted Mon 05 Oct 2009 10:03pm Chad Cripe, M.D., gave the Frank Murphy Memorial Lecture for 2008 on the subject of the implications of congenital heart disease in adults (CHD).  His major points for CHD are as follows: Congenital heart diseases (CHD)may encompass a number of different structural lesions in the fetal circulation that persist after birth.   Some may be ... Read on »