Tag Archives: shortness of breath

Chronic kidney disease – Part 1 – The basics


By Julian Booker, MD I have spent a great deal of time discussing medical conditions that directly affect your heart or are a consequence of heart disease. Today’s topic is not specifically a heart related condition but is directly related … Continue reading

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Diastolic heart failure – Part 2 – goals of treatment


By Julian Booker, MD Your wife finally convinces you to go see your doctor because the two months of worsening shortness of breath is not getting better and seems to be getting worse. The doctor walks into the room where … Continue reading

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Diastolic heart failure – Part 1 – what it is


By Julian Booker, MD I have been debating writing this post for weeks and have successfully deferred it in favor of other posts. This morning, following a conversation with myheartspecialist, I decided to tackle the subject. My hesitance was borne … Continue reading

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Chest Pain – Part 2 – more chest pains


By Julian Booker, MD When we last spoke, we were discussing angina. We now know what it usually feels like and what it usually means. But there are many other reason to have chest pain, some dangerous and some not. We … 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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PFO anyone?


By Julian Booker, MD Help!! It’s an emergency!! I have a hole in my heart!! My last doctor performed an echocardiogram and told me I have a patent foramen ovale (PFO). What does this mean? More importantly, what does this … Continue reading

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