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What ablation is practically it can mean two things, exactly you burn the electrical circuit or you freeze the electrical circuit. I give my patients examples of soldering it's like when you solder to metal, you hold it together. So it's pretty much a specialized wire. / The way the procedure is once the you are past the simple stuff, taking medica…
 
The is called aortic stenosis and because the aortic valve doesn't open properly the left ventricle the main chamber of the heart has to work harder to squeeze blood thru a smaller and smaller orifice. And eventually when the valve gets really small the left ventrical finds it difficult to cope and begins to fail. / In that situation the treatment …
 
Osceola does have a very busy nuclear program where we stress tests including stress tests for people who can't walk. And we use a substance that has a small amount of radioactive activity in it to take pictures of the heart. So the substance goes to the heart muscle in direct proportion to the blood flow and we can detect areas of the heart where …
 
Most patients after an open heart surgery are in the ICU for one day, most patients are back up to the floor for 2-3 days most patients after standard open heart surgery are home by post op day 3 or 4. At home they are home taking care of themselves. Their major limitation is using their arms for lifting. But they are walking, exercising otherwise.…
 
For us in cardiology time is muscle so the time we lose by not diagnosing something is time that patient loses and its cells that die and that heart gets weakened by that loss of time and loss of cells. So it's important to realize that woman in fact may have a typical presentation and not contributes it to something else and it's safer to have it …
 
There are studies that have shown that estrogen replacement in women may actually increase the risk of heart disease and that is no longer recommended. It used to be that woman may take estrogen replacement for menopause thinking that it had a protective factor in the terms of heart attacks is no longer the case and it is important to take that mes…
 
TEE (trans-esophageal echocardiogram) what we prefer to in the hospital as TEE is a process whereby we make a patient swallow a probe and the probe takes breathtaking pictures of the heart from the esophagus, from the food pipe the esophagus sits right behind the heart and the probe is very to the cardiac structures so we see surprising detail and …
 
TEE (trans-esophageal echocardiogram) is very valuable when it comes to looking for clots in the heart, looking at the valves of the heart to make sure that they are not infected and don't have a condition called endocarditis. Looking for leaking heart valves or heart valves that don't open properly and that are stopped up. / Diet is extremely impo…
 
It is very important to know the difference between the signs and symptoms of a heart attack, chest pains and abdominal pains to make sure we are not either missing the symptoms for a gallbladder attack for a heart attack or a heart attack for a gallbladder attack. / So there are different ways that we can differentiate those, that is why we do a s…
 
Let's breakdown what exactly cholesterol results mean, when you have your blood work drawn, you always want to make your blood fasting at a minimum of 12 hours. With those lab results you will have goals according to the American Heart Association for some range of numbers. Let's go over some of those numbers. Your total cholesterol range should be…
 
Lifestyle changes after a heart attack are vital. Adequately changing lifestyle can definitely prevent a second heart attack. The only factor that puts a person at risk for a heart attack is our family history that we cannot change. Everything else can be changed. / We can lose weight and thereby reduce our blood sugars and blood pressure. We could…
 
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