Episodes

EP34: Blood Pressure Quiz

Today I'd like to share a couple of blood pressure points with you. A few little hints and tips. So, a couple of questions and let's see how it goes. Read more

EP33: Lipid Guidelines Update

Today I'd like to give you a little bit of an update on the Lipid Guidelines from 2013 American Cardiology and the American Heart Association. I guess the thing that I want to try and convey is from those guidelines, who do we really think benefits from cholesterol lowering? Read more

EP32: Children In Consultation

Today I'd like to talk about a topic that's a little bit sensitive at times. Today I'd look like to talk about bringing children to your consultation. So, talking about parents with their children can be a bit tricky, as you might imagine. And they can be a subject that needs to be dealt with with care and understanding. Read more

EP31: Death And Dying

Today, I'd like to share with you a personal experience, which is in regard to a patient I've looked after now for many years. Today, unfortunately, Tom passed away. Read more

EP30: How Rapid Heartbeat (Arrythmia) Can Damage The Heart

Today, I'd like to speak with you a little bit about a concept that we call tachycardia-induced cardiomyopathy. That's a mouthful, so let me break it down for you. "Tachy" means fast. "Tachycardia", "cardia" relates to heart, so fast heart. Induced means the same whether it's referring to the medical term or common vernacular. "Cardia", referring to the heart, and myopathy referring to a problem with the muscle. So, fast heart-induced muscle problem, or Tachycardia-induced cardiomyopathy. Read more

EP29: Do I Need A Pacemaker For Atrial Fibrillation?

Today, I'd like to share with you one of the questions that I get asked regularly on my patients who have atrial fibrillation. And the question is: "Do I need a pacemaker?" It's a common question, and the general answer is no. And the reason is this: A Pacemaker is a device to provide an electrical stimulation for the heart when the heart is not producing enough electrical stimulation of its own. So we look at pacemakers as a solution to the heart beating to slow. Read more

EP28: Unexpected Positive Effects On Anticoagulation

I'd like to talk a little bit today about the anticoagulants we use in atrial fibrillation and I'd like to talk about something just a little bit different in terms of how we often think about them. The blood thinners we use; the warfarin, and the normal oral anticoagulants, or non-vitamin K oral anticoagulants; the NOACs, we use to thin the blood. Read more

EP27: Blood Sugar And Testing

EP27: Blood Sugar And Testing Read more

EP26: Transplants

EP26: Transplants Read more

EP25: Exercise And Strain On The Heart

EP25: Exercise And Strain On The Heart Read more
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