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Stopping Clots before they Stop You

The Annals of Cardiology No.34 | Stopping Clots before they Stop You You can read the introduction below or read the full version here. Every morning when I pull into the parking lot at 27 Point Finger Road, I go through a little ritual. I turn down the radio, roll up the windows, and switch off ...

Pets and Your Heart Health

The Annals of Cardiology No.33 | Pets and Your Heart Health You can read the introduction below or read the full version here. Does heart disease run in your family? What if I told you there was a treatment that reduced your chances of having a heart attack by 36%? What if the same treatment alleviated ...

Octopus Pots and Your Heart

The Annals of Cardiology No.32 | Octopus Pots and Your Heart You can read the introduction below or read the full version here. Is it possible to care too much? Can it harm your health? These are questions I’ve been thinking about this week as I listen to patients stressing over one thing or another, usually ...

Diabetes, Medications and Heart Disease

The Annals of Cardiology No.31 | Diabetes, Medications and Heart Disease You can read the introduction below or read the full version here. Sometimes, when I’m bored at Sunday breakfast, I pretend I’m Steve Harvey and subject my relatives to a round of medical Family Feud. Here’s a sample question: “According to 100 people surveyed, what ...

Marijuana and Your Heart

The Annals of Cardiology No.30 | Marijuana and Your Heart You can read the introduction below or read the full version here. If you’re toying with the idea of trying marijuana, maybe off the street, or maybe the medical stuff, who would you go to for advice? Probably someone who’s tried it a few times. It’s ...

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 Here’s a list from a walk-around I did this morning: aspirin (outdated, from days when it was popular for primary prevention), Advil ...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?