Within the intricate realm of cardiovascular health, the blueprint of our genes exerts a profound influence on the fate of our hearts. Inherited cardiomyopathies, a diverse group of conditions with a strong genetic basis, offer us a unique glimpse into the intricate interplay between our DNA and the intricate machinery of the heart. This comprehensive […]
Dr. Alain Bouchard is joined by Dr. Nelson B. Schiller, MD, FACCFounder the UCSF Adult Echocardiography Laboratory and Adult Congenital Heart Disease Clinic. Echocardiography: Clinical use in Cardiology. Echocardiography is a non-invasive diagnostic technique that provides information about cardiac anatomy, function, and hemodynamics. In the last 40 years, the evolution of this technique has made […]
How can we utilize the regenerative stem cells already found in the human adult body to combat the effects of heart failure? Dr. Alain Bouchard discusses this cutting edge realm of medicine with Dr. Emerson Perin, director of the Center for Clinical Research at the Texas Heart Institute. Transcript AnnouncerThis is the MyHeart.net Podcast. This […]
This article was written in collaboration with Dr. Emerson Perin, Director of the Center for Clinical Research, Texas Heart Institute, Houston, TX. Heart failure with reduced ejection fraction is a chronic but progressive disease. Patients can live several years and even decades with chronic systolic heart failure. However, the progression of the disease can lead […]
Why do athletes die suddenly? Dr. Alain Bouchard is joined by Dr. Michelle Kittleson in a discussion of hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, from detection to genetic testing to prognoses. Subscribe to the MyHeart.net Podcast on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or Google Podcasts. 5/5 (6) Tell Us How We're Doing… Was This Article Helpful?
In this week’s episode, Dr. Alain Bouchard discusses HFpEF, or heart failure with preserved ejection fraction, with Dr. Shane Nanayakkara and Dr. Jason Guichard. Subscribe to the MyHeart.net Podcast on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or Google Podcasts. 4.8/5 (5) Tell Us How We're Doing… Was This Article Helpful?
Heart failure is a very common disease and affects approximately 1-2 percent of the adult population in developed countries. The prevalence of congestive heart failure rises to about 10% among the population over 70 years of age. Projection in the United States shows that heart failure will increase by more than 40% by the year […]
The term cardiomegaly usually refers to an enlarged heart as seen on imaging tests, usually the chest X-ray. The heart is composed of four chambers, and an enlargement of any of the chambers can result in cardiomegaly. A patient with an irregular heartbeat, such as atrial fibrillation, can have a severe enlargement of the heart’s […]
The LVAD (left ventricular assist device) has become something of a necessity for treating patients who are waiting on the transplant list – some of whom could deteriorate before receiving that life-saving operation. Dr. Alain Bouchard and Dr. Mustafa Ahmed are joined by Dr. Jason Guichard of South Carolina and Dr. David McGiffin of Australia […]
An exciting — and expensive — type of device allows doctors to monitor their heart failure patients from afar. Through Remote Patient Monitoring (RPM), medical professionals can keep tabs on their patients without requiring them to risk the dangers of a hospital visit and would, in fact, aid in early detection and treatment. But what’s […]