Aortic

Share Your Love on Valentine's Day

…bionic man. Ha! I can't really lift trains. I am an insulin dependent diabetic and have had the following operations: Seven bi-passes, carotid artery, aortic artery, kidney cancer and prostate cancer for which I had radiation 18 years ago. My current PSA is 6.5. "I've also had Bell’s palsy twice [Bell's…

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Are You a Candidate for EECP Therapy?

…fibrillation or multiple premature ventricular ectopic beats * Uncontrolled high blood pressure levels * Coumadin or other anticoagulation therapy * Aortic valve regurgitation * Thrombophlebitis or bloods clots * Peripheral vascular disease in the legs or previous leg amputations * Pregnancy or immediately…

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Make a Resolution of Optimism

…life, and not just passively waiting for the next prescription from their doctors. One gentleman got up to the microphone and said he was 86, had aortic dysfunction, shortness of breath, arrhythmia, and was somewhat hard of hearing. He had had a quadruple bypass and a knee replacement. "I want to make…

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This Year, Try a Resolution You Can Live With

…life, and not just passively waiting for the next prescription from their doctors. One gentleman got up to the microphone and said he was 86, had aortic dysfunction, arrhythmia, and was somewhat hard of hearing. He had had a quadruple bypass and a knee replacement.“I want to make plans for the next…

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Cardiology Terminology: EECP

Basically, the physiology of enhanced external counterpulsation—or EECP—is similar to other tools of the medical trade: the intra-aortic balloon pump and mast pants, more familiar emergency medical devices that have been in use for many, many years. The balloon pump is an invasive device that inflates…

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