What is the procedure that Mick Jagger got for his heart? – Making sense of the acronym TAVR/TAVI

I had a lot of Rolling Stones fans ask me about the procedure Mick Jagger got for his heart earlier this month. While I don’t know him personally, I read on the news that he underwent a transcatheter aortic valve replacement/implantation – abbreviated as TAVR/TAVI. So before we go into too much detail – lets start with the basics. What is aortic stenosis? Your heart … Continue reading What is the procedure that Mick Jagger got for his heart? – Making sense of the acronym TAVR/TAVI

Let’s talk about that baby aspirin!

You might have read several headlines about aspirin recently and wondered how they applied to you. I have had a few patients recently ask me about whether they still need to take their aspirin. So I thought this would be a great opportunity to review where we stand on the evidence for aspirin. To cut the long story short – If you have had a … Continue reading Let’s talk about that baby aspirin!

What does it take to become a Cardiologist?

You asked: What does it take to become a Cardiologist? Becoming a Cardiologist is more a task for the tortoise rather than the hare. After completing high school, there are many steps, tasks, tests, and training people must go through in order to call themselves Cardiologists. You might say that it’s not a job for the faint of heart. After graduating high school, those seeking … Continue reading What does it take to become a Cardiologist?