Breakfast

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Breakfast is probably the most important meal of the day. Don’t skip breakfast to lose weight or because you don’t have time. Breakfast is a great way to get a start on the >25Gms of dietary fiber you need each day to lower your cholesterol levels. Some Breakfast ideas: Bowl of instant oatmeal or oat bran topped with fruit and/or …

Diver’s Scallops

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Bacon Dusted Diver’s Scallops Diver scallops are hand-picked by scuba divers and are less gritty than the net-harvested variety. They are more expensive but worth it; taste one and you’ll know the difference immediately! The season runs from November to April.Here is how you prepare this delicious meal: </div></p>  Chef Piet

News Analysis For Professionals

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News analysis & letters to the editor Surgical Competence, a Crisis in US Health Care? Posted on February 20, 2014 – 12:45pm Surgical competence requires a complex set of interdependent roles and abilities that include psychomotor, cognitive, and interpersonal abilities.[i] A shift in surgical procedures towards minimally invasive techniques has greatly complicated surgical education with a major potential impact on …

Cardiac Health Q&A: ICDs, Diet, and Exercise

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Submitted by Dr T on May 3, 2014 – 6:00pm Question: In this short Youtube video, I’ll discuss two issues: Safety of ICDS Proper Diet, Exercise and Improving Your Cardiac Risks </div></p><div id=”comments”> <h2 style=”color: rgb(59, 153, 201);text-decoration: none;font-size: 14px;text-transform: none;background-color: rgba(0, 0, 0, 0);”>Comments</h2> <div> <h2 style=”color: rgb(59, 153, 201);text-decoration: none;font-size: 14px;text-transform: none;background-color: rgba(0, 0, 0, 0);”>Post new comment</h2> …

Coarctation

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1. Pre-ductal Coarctation The stenosis is proximal to the inlet of the ductus arteriosus and the lower half of the body receives only venous blood from the pulmonary circulation system. If the duct closes off, life-threatening LV failure may occur. . Preductal aortic isthmus stenosis; Ductus arteriosus. 2. Post-ductal Coarctation Postductal coarctation; Ductus arteriosus; Internal thoracic artery. Postductal Coarctation is …

Palpitation Questions

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 Submitted by Dr T on September 3, 2010 – 1:25pm Recently some questions about palpitations were posted. I’ll answer them here since they can occur as a result of Coronary Artery Disease. Palpitation symptoms may include dizziness, fainting, shortness of breath and chest discomfort. Some patients even feel their palpitations inside their head! If you have palpitations you should see your …

Leek soup

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Leek, Onion and Potato with Green Pea puree soup Submitted on December 1, 2010 – 7:51pm Once again, I am teaching medical students in Boston. This means I stay with my daughter during the week and the exposure to a fellow soup foodie’s preferences, this time potato and leek soup. Described in “ French women don’t get fat” by Mireille …

New Onset Atrial Fibrillation

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Submitted by Dr T on July 19, 2011 – 3:33pm in Your heart rhythm Question: Dr T, I am trying to determine whether to see a cardiologist immediately.  My health insurance does not begin until August 1. I had an onset of Atrial Fibrillation as of July 17.  It was fairly severe in which I could feel my heart fluttering, …