I’m posting this reader’s story (with permission) which highlights many of the issues I have written about on my blog. My editorial comments are in blue. I have a lot
Cardiologists often make the mistake of assuming their patients have a greater understanding of heart function, physiology, anatomy, terminology, and pathology than is realistic. I am frequently guilty of such
In 2016 a huge boondoggle was foisted on Americans who were undergoing cardiac rehabilitation after myocardial infarction or coronary artery bypass surgery. I became incensed about so-called “intensive cardiac rehabilitation”
As a cardiologist focused on prevention my goal is to see patients before they have a heart attack (myocardial infarction or MI). If I can assess risk and start appropriate
Recently, the skeptical cardiologist serendipitously found a small, hard-back book written by Philip Roth entitled Everyman in a used bookshop adjacent to the public library in Encinitas. Prior to Roth’s
I’ve seen a flurry of scientific papers and media reports recently suggesting that a zero coronary artery calcium (CAC) score has lost its ability to portend an excellent cardiovascular prognosis.
The skeptical cardiologist was contacted in June by a reader seeking my input to help tell a story. He shared with me that he had recently undergone a coronary artery
Anthony C. Pearson M.D., F.A.C.C. is a cardiologist, musician, writer and a regular columnist at MedPage Today