Archive for the ‘Condition & Disease’ Category

Rating Life’s Stressful Events

Wednesday, October 10th, 2012

We are a people that are obsessed with lists. We have lists for everything! Let me list some stuff out for you!

Are you interested in buying or checking out a book? Go to the New York Times “best sellers” list before you decide. Do you want to see a movie this weekend? Look in the theatre section of your local paper and see which ten films were the top grossing movies the previous weekend. One of the most effective marketing tools that the “David Letterman Show” ever devised is it’s own skewed version of top ten lists. There is even a book entitled “The Book of Lists”. Put it on your list of things to buy. (more…)

Endoscopy Risk & Mitral Valve Prolapse. Part 2

Monday, May 7th, 2012

These high-risk procedures include gastroscopy in which the esophagus is dilated or in which a needle is used to deliver an injection into the lining of the esophagus. Patients at high-risk of endocarditis include those who have had the condition in the past, those who have had their heart valves replaced and those who have recently received vascular grafts. Most patients do not fall into this category. (more…)

Endoscopy Risk & Mitral Valve Prolapse. Part 1

Monday, May 7th, 2012

Q.I will be having a colonoscopy along with a gastroscopy and am nervous because I have mitral valve prolapse. Is this procedure dangerous for someone with this heart condition? Louise (more…)