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Squat Echo : Poor man’s stress echocardiography ! by Dr. Sangareddi V. Medical Doctor Posted Thu 04 Aug 2011 1:31pm There are innumerable  stresses  to human beings in daily life . Heart  experiences a few  either directly or indirectly. Physical stress Pharmacological  stress Mechanical stress Hemodynamic stress Mental stress Squatting is rarely realised as a form of physical   stress to heart .  Rather , squatting can also ... Read on »
Medical blackmail… by Ron Patient Expert Posted Fri 08 Jun 2012 12:13pm My cardiologist, as you can see in this post , has said that he will only prescribe for my heart condition (heart failure and aortic valve calcification and stenosis, the latter not being amenable to medical treatment at all), if I submit to a series of diagnostic tests, which is blackmail. One of the tests is overnight oxygen level monito ... Read on »
Yet another letter from Arrowe Park Hospital… by Ron Patient Expert Posted Sat 09 Jun 2012 8:51am Oh look, I have another letter from Arrowe Park Hospital, this time about my complaint and guess what? It’s my fault! No surprise there, then. I am, however, less than impressed by their claim that my relationship with Newall has broken down on my part – the bastard bloody well ignored and neglected me for 4 months – just how the hell is th ... Read on »
Response to Arrowe Park, who won’t be happy. Too damn bad! by Ron Patient Expert Posted Wed 13 Jun 2012 4:12pm I’m writing in response to Ms. Gxxxxx’s letter of  June 7th. Before I go any further I should like to put on record the fact that I deeply resent her allegation that my “relationship” (I don’t think one appointment followed by having all my correspondence ignored for 4 months counts as any sort of relationship – quite the opposite), has bro ... Read on »
Chest Pain: Admission versus Discharge by Mark Levin Posted Tue 23 Mar 2010 1:46pm Chest pain accounts for approximately 6 million annual visits to emergency departments (ED) in the United States (US), making chest pain the second most common complaint.  ED evaluation focuses on distinguishing and admission of life-threatening causes of chest pain; others can be worked up on the outpatient basis.   The published guidelin ... Read on »
Corus CAD - simple blood test for coronary artery disease by Dr. John Z. Medical Doctor Posted Tue 09 Feb 2010 12:00am - A new blood test - Corus™ CAD - can predict if a patient is at high risk for heart disease. Vanderbilt Heart and Vascular Institute is among the first institutions in the USA, and the only one in Tennessee, to offer this simple ... Read on »
Registered Cardiac Sonographer by Shilah C. Azib Posted Thu 22 Jul 2010 5:26pm Registered cardiac sonographer can carry out all stages of cardiac ultrasound testing, including M-mode, two-dimensional sector scanning, pulsed and continuous wave Doppler flow analysis and color flow mapping for primarily adult and elderly patients, and for neonatal, infant, pediatric and teenager patients when providing relief co ... Read on »
Pre-Op Cardiovascular Testing for Kidney Transplant Recipients by Matt S. Posted Fri 15 Jan 2010 12:00am One of the challenges of taking care of your ESRD patients on the kidney transplant list is deciding on what kind of cardiovascular workup to perform. For obvious reasons, you don't want to be performing a major abdominal surgery on an individual with unstable coronary angina: cardiovascular disease is the most common cause of death with gra ... Read on »
Chest Pain (Part 3 of 3): Coronary CT Angiography in the ED by Michelle Lin Medical Doctor Posted Thu 11 Apr 2013 12:00am It is well known that taking a good history and physical, getting a non-ischemic EKG, and serial cardiac biomarkers, results in a risk of death/AMI of <5% in 30 days. Patients, in whom you still suspect have CAD, should undergo provocative testing within the next 72 hours based on the AHA/ACC guidelines. Their guidelin ... Read on »
Faster Diagnosis Benefits Acute ... by Dr. Rubens D. Medical Doctor Posted Sat 14 Mar 2009 3:39pm Faster Diagnosis Benefits Acute Chest Pain Patients Accelerated diagnostic protocol linked to psychological benefits and improved quality of life Digg Reddit Facebook 15 mar 2009-- In low-risk patients who present to hospitals with acute chest pain, an accelerated diagnostic protocol may be associate ... Read on »