Tag Archives: Electrocardiography

Atrial Fibrillation – Part 1 – What is it?


By Julian Booker, MD Atrial fibrillation, sometimes called a-fib, is the commonest cardiac arrhythmia (abnormal heart rhythm). In contrast to the metronome-like heart rhythm that we are used to, atrial fibrillation is characterized by an irregularly irregular heartbeat. If you … Continue reading

Posted in Julian Booker myHeart Blog | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

What is a stress test?


By Julian Booker, MD Unless otherwise stated, any stress test referenced on a MyHeart related blog post will refer specifically to cardiac stress tests.  Other heart related stress tests like cardiopulmonary exercise tests can be discussed at a later date. … Continue reading

Posted in Julian Booker myHeart Blog | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Chest Pain – Part 1 – angina


By Julian Booker, MD Chest pain is one of the most frightening symptoms that a person can experience. The problem is that not all chest pain is dangerous and not all chest pains are created equal. Some chest pain such … Continue reading

Posted in Julian Booker myHeart Blog | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 13 Comments

How often should I have a stress test


By Julian Booker, MD As is my usual practice with blog entries, I try to give disclaimers. These disclaimers are designed to protect YOU!! Your doctor has your best interest at heart (pun intended). Trust your doctor. If you have … Continue reading

Posted in Julian Booker myHeart Blog, Preventative Medicine | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 8 Comments