All posts by Dr. Shane Marshall

Cardiologist. Author. Translates science into humanspeak.

Coronary Calcium Scores

The Annals of Cardiology No. 15 | Coronary Calcium Scores. What is your Coronary Calcium Score? How radioactive are bananas? Are calcium supplements contributing to heart disease? Find out in this week's newsletter!

Magic Wands and Cybersecurity

The Annals of Cardiology No. 13 | Magic Wands and Cybersecurity. What would you do if you owned a magic wand? Would you make dinner appear just like that? Would you conjure up a million dollars? Or would you use it to control other people?

Language and Competition

The Annals of Cardiology No. 13 | Language and Competition. How does your doctor respond to your questions? Does he dress-up his answers in medical terms so that you don’t have a clue what he’s saying, or is he so dismissive that you feel like he’s talking to a five-year-old? I discuss these issues and more in this week's newsletter.

The Vascular Selfie

The Annals of Cardiology No. 12 | Millennials and the Vascular Selfie. Who is the world's “Most Connected Millennial”? What is your Fuster BEWAT Score? Do teenagers take too many selfies? The answer to all of these and more is in this month's issue of The Annals of Cardiology!

New Blood Pressure Guidelines

The Annals of Cardiology No. 11 | New Blood Pressure Guidelines. When Americans awoke on November 13th, 2017, 31 million more of them had high blood pressure. How is this possible? Read this week's newsletter and find out!

We’re Back!

It's 2018 already? We took a little break from publicly releasing content, but have been hard at work behind the scenes creating new and improved material - this website seemed like a good start. Want to know what else you can expect from us in 2018? Read this!

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Charlie Rose

Annals of Cardiology No.10, Charlie Rose and the Occulo-stenoic Reflex. What in the world does Charlie Rose's most recent scandal have to do with the world of cardiology? Find out how in this revealing issue of The Annals of Cardiology...

The 5 Most Common Questions

The Annals of Cardiology No. 9 | The 5 Most Common Questions Asked During a Physical Exam. What's that frog doing there? Am I supposed to have a pulse down there? Find answers to all of these and more in this week's installment...

Math During TV Commercials

The Annals of Cardiology No. 8 | Practicing Math During TV Commercials. In this week's newsletter, Dr. Marshall gives his readers a sneak peak at one of the chapters in his upcoming book, Indispensable Heart. Read 'A Parable of Statistics' here...