Heartfelt with Dr Melissa Walton-Shirley

 
 

Heartfelt with Dr Melissa Walton-Shirley

  • The Cardiac Consult That Wasn't Dr Walton-Shirley bemoans the lack of information given to busy physicians asked to come in from home for a consult.
  • ACC Harnessing Nature to Prevent CVD: Practice Takeaways, Part 2 Dr Melissa Walton-Shirley continues her sum-up of a session dedicated to genetics and cardiovascular disease.
  • ACC #ACC17 Best Meeting in Years: Here's Why Dr Melissa Walton-Shirley summarizes what was great about the ACC meeting this year, including some high points in presentations.
  • ACC Harnessing Nature to Prevent CVD: Practice Takeaways, Part 1 Dr Melissa Walton-Shirley provides a precis of talks given on a session dedicated to genetics and cardiovascular disease.
  • ACC What I'll Tell My Patients About FOURIER, SPIRE, and SURTAVI Dr Melissa Walton-Shirley recaps the three late-breakers from day 1 at ACC in patient-friendly language.
  • The Olive Oil Diet: A Book Review No, you can't douse your hot-fudge sundae with olive oil and expect great results, warns Dr Walton-Shirley, but she finds useful tips on healthy eating in this book by British GP Dr Simon Poole.
  • Why Physicians and Nurses Should Be Texting After some flip-flops, the joint commission reinstated its ban on texting orders. Dr Walton-Shirley is not a fan of their decision: if consenting docs and nurses want to communicate by text, why not?
  • To Be or Not to Be a Cardiologist Follow your passion and be honest about your strengths and weaknesses is among the sage advice that Dr Walton-Shirley offers to anyone considering a career in cardiology (or medicine).
  • Surviving Medical Practice After Workplace Upheaval Work dissatisfaction has pushed many physicians into early retirement. Dr Melissa Walton-Shirley chose to hit the reset button and begin again in a new state to practice patient-first medicine.
  • AHA Mr Trump: Please Repeal HRRP ASAP Dr Melissa Walton-Shirley attended a session HF readmissions and has a suggestion for the president-elect.
  • AHA Hypercoagulable States: On Clots and Other Things Dr Melissa Walton-Shirley finds what she's looking for on day 2 of the AHA meeting in a session on hypercoagulable states.
  • AHA America: Dumb to Tempt More Pot-Related CV Complications Dr Melissa Walton-Shirley recounts a presentation on the association of cannabis with takotsubo cardiomyopathy and discusses recent legalization efforts in several states and what it might mean.
  • What My Friend With 'Heart Disease' Should Have Been Told Dr Walton-Shirley runs into a friend who has been diagnosed with CAD, or has she? The woman is uncertain what her tests found because she was discharged without a full explanation from her doctor.
  • ESC ESC 2016: Smoke and Hot Lines, Capisce? Dr Walton-Shirley lampoons her maddeningly frustrating experiences at the ESC 2016 for a few chuckles.
  • ESC Cardioneurology: The Multidisciplinary Team Is the Best Approach Dr Melissa Walton-Shirley attended a session on a multidisciplinary approach to stroke, with a range of experts weighing in on the best course of action on a stroke case.
  • ESC MI Without Obstruction: We're Only Getting Started At a session at the European Society of Cardiology Congress, Dr Walton-Shirley learned a new acronym MINOCA (MI-No-Coronary-Atherosclerosis) and that there is much to be done after a "normal" cath.
  • ESC Which Features of Hypertension Predict Atrial Fibrillation? Dr Melissa Walton-Shirley shares highlights from yesterday's session on hypertension and AF.
  • Hail to the MCV: Outcomes Ruled by Blood and Iron No other specialty invites more bleeding than cardiology, and that is why it's worth paying close attention to the mean corpuscular volume, advises Dr Walton-Shirley.
  • Three Pulmonary Embolisms and a Wedding An emotional whirlwind of a weekend as mother of the bride and daughter of the patient introduced Dr Walton Shirley to a new treatment for PE—catheter-directed thrombolysis.
  • When It Looks Like Heart Failure but Isn't Having encountered more than a few cases of obstructive uropathy masquerading as heart failure in elderly men, Dr Walton-Shirley asks for some creative thinking before diagnosing CHF.