Atrial fibrillation occurs when the normal, regular, synchronous action of the upper chambers of the heart becomes chaotic, rapid, and inefficient. Some who go into atrial fibrillation know it right
AliveCor Now Offers Kardia Users TeleConnect: A Mini-Consultation with a Board-Certified Cardiologist
The skeptical cardiologist has empowered many of his patients to self-monitor their diagnosed cardiac rhythm abnormalities and undiagnosed palpitations with personal ECG devices by AliveCor or Apple Watch. If they
Last week the skeptical cardiologist was contacted by Tom Avril, a science/health reporter for the Philadelphia Inquirer who wanted to discuss the stroke and cardiac problems that John Fetterman, the
Acute and Chronic Alcohol Consumption and the Risk of Atrial Fibrillation: What Did We Learn in 2021?
As we approach the eve of the New Year, the skeptical cardiologist recognizes that many of you will be consuming vast quantities of alcohol tomorrow night. Whether this is done
Can AI ECG Interpretation Improve the Diagnosis of Cardiac Rhythm and Hypertrophy or Better Predict Cardiac Function and Mortality?
I wrote this article about a year ago and it was originally published on the GE website. My conclusion is that although AI ECG is promising, the technology needs further
ACC21 Study Supports LAA Occlusion at the Time of Cardiac Surgery in Patients With Atrial Fibrillation
Recently I spoke to a cardiothoracic surgeon in Florida who was going to be performing a bypass operation on a patient of mine. To my surprise, despite the patient never
Apple Watch versus Kardia ECGs: Both Appear in Your Kardia App But Only Kardia’s Algorithm Identifies Premature Beats
Previously, the skeptical cardiologist described how Alivecor’s recently released Advanced Determinations algorithm identifies both PVCs and premature atrial contractions (PACs.) I mentioned that Apple Watch ECG did not have this capability: It should
A large part of what makes a good scientist as well as a good clinician is the ability to look back at your decisions, your medical/scientific beliefs, your writing and
Anthony C. Pearson M.D., F.A.C.C. is a cardiologist, musician, writer and a regular columnist at MedPage Today