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By: Jennifer P.
Dr. Ryan D Madder, MD
Dear Dr. Madder: Assuming you are the cardiac surgeon who put three stents in my circumflex artery, on January 13, 2015, via the daVinci robot, at the Meijer Heart Center...I just wanted to tell you that I swam 3,000 yards, an e-postal event for Masters Swimming, a week or so ago, approximately two minutes faster than I swam the same event last fall. Our coach asked me why I thought I went faster, I said, "the stents work," though I'm sure losing a little weight, doing some lifting, treading, rowing, as well as swimming efficiently all help, I believe that getting better O2 with the stents was the main contributor, so I want to thank you for your skill in surgery. Also, other arteries are some at blocked, less than 70%; why must a patient wait to have those arteries given stents? Is it cost, probability that they may "improve," or a combination of reasons? By the way, two other questions, does "Metropolol," in slowing one's heart rate, prevent weight loss...and make me less able to swim/train/race at a relatively high level? p.s. my time was 59:53.02,for the 3,000, proud that I got under an hour! Just thought you might get a kick out of this, Dr. Madder. Sincerely, Jennifer Parks, Holland (former MSU Swim Coach, FSU Professor ;-) )
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The main difference separating a heart attack from heart failure is in the underlying reasons for the occurrence. Hearts attacks can be traced to blockages in arteries and acute flares, while heart failure is more likely to be due to congenital heart disease and a more developed condition.
Arrhythmia is an abnormal beating of the heart that may feel like it comes at a fluttering, accelerated, or otherwise irregular pace. While in many cases these occurrences can be infrequent, benign and go away on their own, if persistent, they may require further consultation with a cardiologist.
Cholesterol is a naturally occurring fatty body compound used to produce hormones. It becomes a problem for heart health when there are high levels of bad cholesterol, low-density lipoproteins (LDL), which can lead to arterial congestion.
Visits to a cardiologist typically entail a doctor reviewing and assessing your health, and more specifically within the context of your heart health. It is important to prepare for appointments by having a list of medications and any documents related to your medical history. Some tests (like EKGs) may be administered on a first visit.
Invasive cardiologists are distinguished from non-invasive cardiologists for their ability to perform a number of specialized procedures, including pacemaker and defibrillator insertions, cardioversions and emergent angioplasties.

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