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
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
The skeptical cardiologist has been testing out a unique and ingenious device which allows the simultaneous measurement of two key cardiovascular parameters: blood pressure and heart rhythm. Omron partnered with
In the last few weeks the skeptical cardiologist has had a run on patients with premature atrial contractions (PACs). I’ve discussed in detail premature ventricular contractions (PVCs) here and here.
When should you take your once daily BP meds? Increasingly, the skeptical cardiologist has been recommending to patients that they take BP meds at bedtime as evidence has mounted that
Does Aspirin Have A Role In Stroke Prevention In Atrial Fibrillation Or Is It Time To Start Stopping It?
Old habits die hard in medicine. For decades the skeptical cardiologist and his cardiology brethren and sistren have prescribed aspirin to prevent stroke in patients with atrial fibrillation. For those
Anthony C. Pearson M.D., F.A.C.C. is a cardiologist, musician, writer and a regular columnist at MedPage Today