Tag Archives: Myocardial infarction

The Fish Oil Diaries – Part 2 – Supplements and a Western diet


By Julian Booker What is the Western diet pattern or Western diet? The western diet is a common dietary pattern found in a number of developed countries and is growing in popularity in developing countries. There are two common characteristics … Continue reading

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Exercise and Coronary Artery Disease – Is it Safe and Should I Be Doing It?


By Murtaza Ahmed MD Time after time I come across patients who are suffering from stable coronary artery disease (CAD) who, through no fault of their own, are under the impression that they can’t partake in any form of ‘strenuous’ … Continue reading

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Hypertension – Part 1 – the why


By Julian Booker, MD Hypertension, also called high blood pressure, is the condition where one or both of your blood pressure values are elevated. When looking at your blood pressure recording you will notice two numbers. The top and bottom … Continue reading

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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

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Diabetes and my heart


                                                                                                 By Julian Booker, MD When I am in clinic, there are very few things that drive me crazier than trying to impress upon a patient the importance of managing their cardiovascular risk. Once a patient has a heart attack … Continue reading

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Question asked by @Saroonahadnan via Twitter


Question asked by @Saroonahadnan via Twitter: I have Q about ..what is the first cardiac marker in MI ?atropin or ck-mb Appreciate your help . Answered by Dr. Jason Guichard: There are 3 generally accepted cardiac biomarkers that are analyzed … Continue reading

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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

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When can I have sex after a heart attack?


By Julian Booker, MD Okay. First things first. If you have heart trouble, CONSULT YOUR PHYSICIAN before proceeding with sexual activity. You should complete a thorough history and physical exam to determine that you are indeed low risk. Now that … Continue reading

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