All posts by Dr. Shane Marshall

Cardiologist. Author. Translates science into humanspeak.

Understanding Your Inflammatory Status

The Annals of Cardiology No.29 | Understanding Your Inflammatory Status You can read the introduction below or read the full version here. How many drugs do you have in the house to suppress inflammation? Here’s a list from a walk-around I did this morning: aspirin (outdated, from days when it was popular for primary prevention), Advil ...

Heart Medication Recalls

The Annals of Cardiology No.28 | Heart Medication Recalls You can read the introduction below or read the full version here. What went through your mind when you heard about last year’s romaine lettuce recall? For dozens of people, that E. coli outbreak meant cramps, diarrhea, vomiting, and at least one case of kidney failure. The ...

Christmas in Bermuda

The Annals of Cardiology No.27 | Christmas in Bermuda You can read the introduction below or read the full version here. What will you be doing on December 24th at around, oh, let’s say, 10 PM?  In the last week I’ve been polling patients, and here’s some of their answers: A.V.: Just chillin’ with the missus ...

Sarcoidosis and the Body Politic

The Annals of Cardiology No.26 | Sarcoidosis and the Body Politic. What would you do if a stranger camped out on your couch? What is sarcoidosis? Is your immune system xenophobic? The answer to these questions and more in this week’s Annals of Cardiology.

Apples and Chips!

The Annals of Cardiology No.24 | APPLES AND CHIPS! What is a CONFIRM chip? Why may you need a pacemaker? What new gadgets can you use to detect heart rhythm problems?

Are women better doctors than men?

The Annals of Cardiology No. 24 | Are women better doctors than men? Do female medical students outnumber males? What are the ways you can be your own advocate in the emergency room? Find out in this week's installment...

Depression and Heart Attacks

The Annals of Cardiology No.23 | Depression and Heart Attacks You can read the introduction below or read the full version here. Do you get frustrated by all those pills you have to take? Maybe part of the reason is not understanding what the purpose of each is. A medication should benefit you in one of ...

Bacteria and Leaky Guts

The Annals of Cardiology No.22 | Bacteria and Leaky Guts. Bacteria: friend or foe? What is leaky gut syndrome? Is there such a thing as probiotic chips? Get your questions answered in this week's newsletter!

Coconut Oil and Flying Fruit

The Annals of Cardiology No.21 | Coconut Oil and Flying Fruit. How much cholesterol is in a coconut? What are good and bad fats? Coconut recipes and more!

Physician Burnout

The Annals of Cardiology No.20 | Physician Burnout. What is The Pause? What do doctors think of death? What next, after the news of Kate Spade and Anthony Bourdain?