Friday, January 24, 2014

Too Much Sitting May Raise Heart Failure Risk for Men (Study found even exercise did not compensate for sedentary behavior)

Older men who spend a lot of time sitting around are more likely to face heart failure down the road, a new study shows.
The research included more than 82,000 men between the ages of 45 and 69. Those who spent more time being sedentary outside of work hours, even if they exercised, had a higher risk for heart failure, reported the researchers from Kaiser Permanente Southern California.

Men with low levels of physical activity were 52 percent more likely to develop heart failure than men with higher levels of physical activity.
Those who spent at least five hours per day sitting were 34 percent more likely to develop heart failure than those who spent less than two hours a day sitting. The research is published in the January issue of Circulation: Heart Failure.

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Ebstein Anomaly ! 2-D echo Views

Saturday, January 18, 2014

Hypertension or Evidence Vs. Experts fight ! Why Beta-blockers , and some Diuretics left unpopular in JNC8

“There has been a carefully guarded secret in medicine: Evidence is often
inconclusive, and experts commonly disagree about what it means.

The new guidelines says that people 60 years and older can seek a systolic blood pressure goal (the top number) of 150 or less. The old guidelines says that 140 or less should be the goal.
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In Medicine it is really Trust all but Verify everything !

Who should be taking an ACE inhibitor ?

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

What is Cushing's Triad (Reflex)?

The way is not in the sky. The way is in the heart

This beautiful little girl had open heart surgery less than 24 hours before this photo was taken. Her Hello Kitty slippers make everything better 
-----------------------------------------------I have looked into your eyes with my eyes. I have put my heart near your heart.