Is this the best thing since sliced bread? Well yes and no. There’s an awful lot of hype, and Silicon Valley methods – move fast and break things – is not really the way medicine works. As Doctors, we’re very sceptical and want assurance that something works before we recommend it. But wearable tech hasContinue reading “Is Wearable Tech Any Better Than Feeling Your Own Pulse?”
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5 Reasons Why You Should Keep In Touch – The Importance Of Follow Up
One of the founding values that I have built my practice on, is that I believe in treating patients as a whole, rather than a result on a piece of paper like an ECG or a scan. The sort of problems that I deal with – chest pain, palpitations and shortness of breath, can be caused by a variety of issues, not only with your heartContinue reading “5 Reasons Why You Should Keep In Touch – The Importance Of Follow Up”
If I have an AF ablation without insurance, why is it so expensive?
So you’ve got Atrial fibrillation (AF) and you’ve considered your options for treatment – a lifestyle approach, medications, or an ablation. You’ve decided that the best solution for you is an AF ablation. You may be having this paid for by insurance, but more and more patients are saving on insurance premiums and deciding toContinue reading “If I have an AF ablation without insurance, why is it so expensive?”
Are Heart Rate Monitors Accurate?
Some wrist monitors are better than others. The Apple Watch and Polar watches are pretty accurate at picking up SVT’s, Garmin and Fitbit less so.
Coronavirus & the heart
There’s lots of information out there, and lots more uncertainty. The good news is that most people experience mild symptoms if any and recover. But the elderly and people with pre-existing medical conditions, particularly heart conditions, are at higher risk of adverse outcomes. The American College of Cardiology has just released a bulletin on theContinue reading “Coronavirus & the heart”