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By: sciteacher
Meece Terry L MD
I grew up with a few doctors in my family so I was lucky to have good care and good referrals to specialists. They have long retired as I am 70 now. I retired from a long career of teaching around the world and returned to Oak Ridge and I had no physician. I am so grateful that I found Dr. Meece. He knows his medicine but even better, he has such a caring manner. He listens, advises and treats with great compassion. He and his office staff are so patient and kind and I always leave knowing that I am getting the best care possible. He remembers his patients, what they say, and treats me with total respect. I love his office staff and they show his caring attitude also. I'm so privileged to be his patient.
By: nona613
Long, David D MD FACS
Dr Long did my mom's surgery and did a wonderful job. He made her feel very comfortable and his bedside manner was awesome. My mom just loved him and that is because he actually made her important. I actually came into her room and found him comfortable sitting in a chair listening to mom tell him all about her brother's cabin on Caryville mountain. She still talks about him although it has been about two years
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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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