Many readers have asked what the skeptical cardiologist thinks about a unique and interesting addition to the personal cardiovascular monitoring space that offers long-term ECG monitoring to individuals without a
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
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
The skeptical cardiologist has gotten his hands on AliveCor’s brand new KardiaMobile Card and can confirm that it is an amazing development in the personal mobile ECG space. As announced
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
Does Treating Sleep Apnea With CPAP Improve Cardiovascular Outcomes or Lower Risk of Atrial Fibrillation?
Despite the widespread belief that obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) causes cardiovascular events like strokes and heart attacks there is actually no good evidence that treating OSA lowers the risk of
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
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