Adventures (and Misadventures) in Getting a Cardiac Ablation
Going to the hospital is a big event. It doesn’t matter whether you’re there for surgery, a clinic visit, or in my case, preparing for the electrophysiology study with possible ablation. There’s always something to prepare, anxiety to deal with and a bit of the unknown. Will everything turn out okay? Will the cardiologist be…
Is Christmas a risk factor for heart disease?
The food, drinks and desserts, lots of parties, meeting with family and friends. What’s not to like about the Christmas holidays? For some, though, this can be the deadliest time of year. Over the Christmas holidays the number of heart-related deaths increase by approximately 5%. Some of this increase may be due to the winter…