Category Archives for heart disease

Risk of Sudden Cardiac Death among Atrial Fibrillation Patients (me)

“…calls for the need to “examine treatment modalities in addition to anticoagulation” to reduce sudden cardiac death (SCD) rates in patients with atrial fibrillation.” I have chronic

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Prevent Premature Aging – Pediatric, Adolescent Young Adult Cancer Survivors

“…an estimated 16 million cancer survivors who are alive in the United States today…Emerging evidence suggests that these cancer survivors are at risk for premature aging…” I

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Multiple Myeloma, CAR-T Cell Therapy and Heart Failure-

The outcome of interest (for CAR-T Cell patients) included cardiovascular (CV) events defined as a combination of arrhythmia, heart failure exacerbation, cardiogenic shock, and CV death. CAR-T Cell therapy

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Catheter Ablation for Afib Hurts More Than Helps?

“In 2019, we do AF catheter ablation to improve quality of life. QOL is a reasonable endpoint, but it is more susceptible to the placebo effect.” I’ve lived with atrial fibrillation since

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Autologous Stem Cell Transplant for My Heart Failure

“A new stem cell therapy significantly improved long-term health outcomes in patients with severe and end-stage heart failure in a study presented at the ACC” I am a long-term survivor of an

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Sauna Therapy for my Congestive Heart Failure

“Sauna bathing has the potential to be an effective therapeutic option for patients with hypertension or Congestive Heart Failure (CHF), as well as for patients with known coronary artery disease

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Heart Failure Rehab w/ Lifestyle Therapies

She suggested several potential reasons why a plant-based diet might be protective against Heart Failure. “Current theories include the effects of antioxidants and anti-inflammatory effects, which

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Can Atrial Fibrillation (AFIB) Patients Have Sex?

It’s natural to be afraid that any form of exertion, including sex, will bring on another episode (of atrial fibrillation). It’s also natural for the partner who doesn’t have the cardiac

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Traditional Chinese Herbal Medicine for My Heart Failure

Beneficial effects of Shengmai in treating heart failure (HF) were also observed in other outcomes, including exercise test, ejection fraction and cardiac output. I was diagnosed with chemotherapy-induced

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Cardiology for Cancer Survivors…Find a Cardio-Oncologist NOW!

Cardio-oncology is a developing discipline of practitioners who are focused on the prevention, early detection and optimal treatment of cardiovascular disease in patients treated for cancer If you’re

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