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Wolff-Parkinson-White Syndrome and the Risk of Sudden Cardiac Death

Author: John Kenyon, CNA
Submitted: October 07, 2010. Updated: October 15, 2010.
Category: Cardiology | Family Medicine | Internal Medicine | Critical Care | Emergency Medicine | Medical Students | Nursing

Wolf-Parkinson-White (WPW) will turn up on occasion in the office of a family or general practitioner, and the response to this finding will vary depending upon the experience (specific to the condition) of the provider and the symptoms, if any, of… Read more... (Comments: 7)


The Wrongly Famous in Medical History

Author: M. Aroon Kamath, M.D.
Submitted: September 17, 2010. Updated: October 07, 2010.
Category: Cardiology | Family Medicine | Internal Medicine | Medical Students | Organ Transplants | Neurology | Nursing | Oncology | Orthopedics | Pathology | Surgery

In medical history, there have been instances wherein, one gained “name” and “fame” for “describing” a particular condition or “performing” a procedure, when in fact, someone else had already described or performed that procedure. Some… Read more... (Comments: 3)


Chemotherapy and cardiac toxicity - the lesser of two evils

Author: John Kenyon, CNA
Submitted: September 15, 2010. Updated: October 07, 2010.
Category: Cardiology | Family Medicine | Hematology | Internal Medicine | Medical Students | Preventive Medicine | Oncology | Pathology | Pharmacy | Radiology | Research

One of the most dreaded side effects of certain chemotherapy agents is their effect on the heart. The paradox comes from the fact that these drugs, while only a handful, are among the few chemotherapy agents with a substantial survival benefit. In… Read more... (Comments: 0)


Benign Ventricular Rhythms and the Anxious Patient

Author: John Kenyon, CNA
Submitted: September 12, 2010. Updated: October 07, 2010.
Category: Cardiology | Family Medicine | Geriatrics | Internal Medicine | Critical Care | Emergency Medicine | Medical Students | Preventive Medicine | Nursing | Psychiatry

One of the more common causes of visits to the Emergency Department is the patient who complains of “palpitations” or skipping, fluttering, “a feeling my heart stops for a minute,” or otherwise misbehaving myocardium. Almost always the patients… Read more... (Comments: 4)


Use of Balloon and Balloon-like devices in Medicine

Author: M. Aroon Kamath, M.D.
Submitted: September 12, 2010. Updated: September 27, 2010.
Category: Cardiology | Dermatology | Family Medicine | Geriatrics | Gastroenterology | Endoscopy | Infections | Internal Medicine | Critical Care | Medical Students | Nursing | Ophthalmology | Radiology | Surgery | Cosmetic Surgery | Urology

I recently came across a very interesting article listing the many extended uses of the Foley’s catheter in plastic surgery [1]. This article prompted me to attempt to compile information on the various ways in which Balloon catheters and other… Read more... (Comments: 1)


The right hypochondrium… Is it really “right”? A territorial dispute

Author: M. Aroon Kamath, M.D.
Submitted: August 18, 2010. Updated: August 18, 2010.
Category: Cardiology | Family Medicine | Geriatrics | Gastroenterology | Hepatology | Endoscopy | Internal Medicine | Critical Care | Emergency Medicine | Medical Students | Organ Transplants | Nursing | Pathology | Pulmonology | Radiology | Surgery

Since the time one enters the realm of clinical medicine, the general area just inferior to the costal margins is introduced as the right and left hypochondriac regions (or, the right or the left hypochondrium). In the following discussion, I will… Read more... (Comments: 2)


Artificial arteries - nanotechnology trial one step closer, gets funding

Author: Tamer M. Fouad, M.D.
Submitted: January 03, 2010. Updated: January 02, 2010.
Category: Cardiology | Family Medicine | Internal Medicine | Critical Care | Surgery

An expert team at the Royal Free has received £500,000 to take their invention of an artificial artery from the laboratory to human trials within the next year.

The grant from the Wellcome Trust means the team, led by George Hamilton, Professor… Read more... (Comments: 0)


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