New Heart Valve Replacement Technology

There are some exciting things coming down the road in heart valve replacement technology. This first is Edwards "resilia" aortic tissue valve. I have a very similar Edwards valve but there are two advances here. The most important is that the tissue does not calcify as quickly. Calcium build-up is the main reason these replacement … Continue reading New Heart Valve Replacement Technology

How Much Exercise Is Too Much?

There is an interesting Ted talk on this topic entitled Run for your life! At a comfortable pace, and not too far by Cardiologist James O'Keefe. He argues that more vigorous exercise like running (and other aerobic exercise of similar intensity) has an inverted U-shaped curve of health benefit. Doing some exercise confers significant health … Continue reading How Much Exercise Is Too Much?