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Flu And The Cardiac Consequences

Influenza has considerable burden on public health funds. The complications of influenza can be devastating.

Flu resulting in Cardiomyopathy/ CAD exacerbation Influenza has considerable burden on public health funds. The complications of influenza can be devastating. Most people exposed to the multiple viruses that can cause a cardiomyopathy experience only mild flu-like symptoms before the immune system quashes the intruder. It is not even uncommon…

Booking An Echo – A Physician’s Quick Guide

Booking an Echo – A Physician’s Quick Reference Guide Appropriate Use Criteria – Summarized Abbreviations:             A = Appropriate       M = May Be Appropriate          R = Rarely Appropriate If you are a physician booking an echocardiogram for the following ASE and Choosing Wisely Canada guidelines apply PALPITATIONS AND ARRYTHMIAS 1 –…

Pregnancy & Echocardiography For Patients

Pregnancy & Echocardiography Pregnant women with pre-existing heart health concerns require more diagnostic testing and monitoring.  Your physician is the health professional qualified to answer questions regarding you and your baby’s health. How Does Pregnancy Affect the Heart? A typical pregnant mother’s blood volume increases by 30-40% to nourish the…

Pregnancy & Echocardiography For Technicians

Pregnancy & Echocardiography Pregnancy puts increased stress on the heart and circulatory system. With this in mind, more diagnostic testing and monitoring need to be done with women who have pre-existing cardiovascular health concerns or are at higher risk for cardiovascular disease during pregnancy. According to a recent report released…