Musings in the life of an internist, cardiologist and cardiac electrophysiologist.
Tuesday, October 28, 2014
The Wonders of Role Reversal
Another day, another pacemaker, at least so it seemed at first. The usual greeting the patient, answering the last questions, consent sign...
Tuesday, October 21, 2014
Reviewing The Regulators
In 1990 the American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS) and the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) changed their requirements for p...
What Signs Would Bureaucrats and Regulators Hold Up?
Nice to see front-line health care workers finding their voice. I wonder what signs our health care bureaucrats and regulators would h...
Thursday, September 25, 2014
The Last Reprogramming
He had called the other day to update me up on his condition. He did not sound upset, but resolute. "They offered me peritoneal dialy...
Tuesday, September 23, 2014
Time Lapse: Pacemaker Implantation Table Setup
Oh, the wonders of Apple's iOS8! Now there's no excuse for slow room turnovers: Yeah, I can see all kinds of applications for ...
Friday, September 19, 2014
Case Study: What They Don't Teach You in EP Fellowship
These days, pacemakers and defibrillators are often interrogated via a home-monitoring system that uploads information contained in the imp...
Wednesday, September 17, 2014
Rebuttal: A Bit More on MOC Failure Rates
Recently, David H. Johnson, MD , Chair of the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) Board of Directors and Internal Medicine Chairman ...
Thursday, September 11, 2014
The Big Flail
After you've written on a blog for a long time, you begin to ask yourself why. Oh sure, there are the great opportunities for a single ...
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