Tag Archives: Stroke

Atrial Fibrillation – Part 2 – Blood thinners


By Julian Booker, MD Although we identify only four chambers with a normal human heart, the left atrium has a small finger-like pouch attachment most commonly called the appendage. Blood flow within the appendage can be slower than the rest … Continue reading

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The 35-45 Year-Old Health Check – (Part 1) – Why is it so important?


By Murtaza Ahmed MD  As I mentioned in my previous post, the obesity epidemic, one of the most common presentations of the 35-45 year old  patient is for a ‘general health check’.  There is something about this age that makes … Continue reading

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Stroke – Part 1 – Types of Stroke


By Julian Booker, MD Stroke falls under the category of cerebrovascular disease meaning disease involving the blood vessels of the central nervous system (brain, spinal cord and visual system). We all know someone that has had a stroke but many … Continue reading

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Echocardiography – Part 2 – Transesophageal echo


By Julian Booker, MD Transesophageal echocardiography, or TEE, is a special echo technique that your physician may request. During a TEE, the transducer is not placed on the chest but is swallowed by the patient. The probe is about the … 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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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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