Category Archives: Cardiovascular

Women and Heart Disease Take 2

I have spent the last 24 hours waiting to keel over with my first heart attack. I am exhausted, but then again we got back from a family vacation moments before hosting 40 people for Thanksgiving. I have insomnia, but … Continue reading

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Heart Disease and Women

Did you know the stethoscope was invented to maintain a woman’s modesty? True. Before the advent of this signature doctor’s instrument, physicians would simply place their ear directly on a patient’s chest. You could see where this could create a … Continue reading

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Heart Disease and Cardiac Arrest

My plan was to write about arrhythmias today.  Then, I went for a run.   A friend of mine just sent me some information about a bi-athaolon comprised of a 2 mile run and a 10 mile bike ride and … Continue reading

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Coronary Artery Disease

Speaking of heart attacks, did you see Black Swan yet?  Whoa, what was that all about?  Between the self-mutilation and the lesbian scenes, I thought I was going to have to administer CPR to one of the older ladies in … Continue reading

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I would make a terrible teacher.  In the first place, the more children I have, the less I can tolerate large groups of them.  I don’t mind them at parties or at the playground where they are supposed to act … Continue reading

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Heart Disease and High Blood Pressure

Usually, I break the week’s topic down into something like the following:  types, risk factors, symptoms, causes, treatment.  Because heart disease is the number one killer of Americans, I am going to assume that most of that would be redundant … Continue reading

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Heart Disease

Happy Valentine’s Day.  I know that this day gets mixed reviews, but I like it.  Red is my favorite color and not being able to shake my inner child, I like an excuse to dot my “I’s” with little hearts. … Continue reading

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How can you help?

“Is there a doctor in the house?”  This is one of those phrases that I would be happy to hear at church but fear hearing several hours into a really good party.  Whenever I go to a wedding, I check … Continue reading

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