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Monthly news, comments and opinion from the world of cardiology. The opinions expressed in this blog are strictly those of the author and should not be construed as the opinions of the BMI Alexandra Hospital or Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust, nor recommendations for personal medical care. Blog users should contact Dr Ruzicka or seek other professional opinion for advice regarding specific cardiology problems.

Pace & ablate
Pace & ablate

Clinical trial with a 74% mortality reduction

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Chop off that appendix
Chop off that appendix

LAA occlusion reduces the risk of stroke

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Can you remove the plaque?
Can you remove the plaque?

Possible but not easy. Does it matter?

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Low BP is a good BP
Low BP is a good BP

Ideal blood pressure is lower than you think

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Good old digoxin
Good old digoxin

Good option for rate control in older patients

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Get a flu jab!
Get a flu jab!

... and reduce your risk of cardiac events

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COVID-19 and infarcts
COVID-19 and infarcts

Where are all the heart attacks?

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A sobering thought
A sobering thought

Less alcohol = less atrial fibrillation

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Covid-19 / Coronavirus
Covid-19 / Coronavirus

Clinical guidance for cardiology teams

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Heart failure revolution
Heart failure revolution

New medication for old problem

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Run, Forrest, run!
Run, Forrest, run!

Even a little running improves prognosis

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An Apple a Day …
An Apple a Day …

A fruity sort vs. modern technology

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Heart's  best friend
Heart's best friend

Dog owners live longer after cardiac events

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His bundle pacing
His bundle pacing

Paradigm shift in the world of pacing

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Sudden Death in Athletes
Sudden Death in Athletes

What can be done to prevent tragedies

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Reduce Your Risk of Stroke
Reduce Your Risk of Stroke

Article for the Sale and Altrincham Messenger

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Mitral Valve Prolapse
Mitral Valve Prolapse

An old controversy solved by echo

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New TAVI trials
New TAVI trials

Will catheter treatment replace surgery?

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Leadless Pacemaker
Leadless Pacemaker

A promising future of pacing

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The Heart of the Matter
The Heart of the Matter

Valentine interview for the Messenger

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All you need is ... sleep
All you need is ... sleep

No surprises: 6-8 hours is best

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Total Artificial Heart
Total Artificial Heart

A glimpse of future or a dead end?

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Obesity and heart
Obesity and heart

Less is sometimes more...

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Heart Failure
Heart Failure

... does not mean that the heart failed

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Not so guilty pleasure
Not so guilty pleasure

A balanced diet is a chocolate in both hands

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Wonder drug Aspirin
Wonder drug Aspirin

Aspirin in prevention of cardiovascular disease

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Aspartame and dementia
Aspartame and dementia

Good for your waistline, bad for your brain

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Are statins safe?
Are statins safe?

Review of trials and studies on safety of statins

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Aortic Stenosis
Aortic Stenosis

A new treatment without open heart surgery

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Salt and Blood Pressure
Salt and Blood Pressure

It's official: salt is bad for you

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