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Absorb Stent May Increase Risk of Cardiovascular Event

April 03, 2017 | Finz & Finz, P.C.

It’s been less than two years since the FDA approved the use of Absorb stents, the first stent designed to dissolve on its own within three years of implantation.  The stent was designed to do its job, opening a blood vessel long enough for the blood vessel to heal or for an occlusion to resolve, then break down naturally in the body.

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Wristband Fitness Trackers Not Accurate in Reading Heart Rate

November 09, 2016 | Finz & Finz, P.C.

The precision of a popular technological health product has come to light after a study showed it may not be as accurate as you think. Fitness trackers that resemble a watch are used by millions of people to count steps taken and monitor heart rate during exercise. A recent study on four of the most popular models indicate the fitness trackers should not be relied upon to a keep track of a person’s heart rate due to inaccuracies in the readings.

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Undiagnosed Heart Conditions are a Serious Threat to Children

February 05, 2016 | Finz & Finz, P.C.

Parents and teenagers were stunned when YouTube star Caleb Logan Bratayley died suddenly from what was discovered to be an undetected heart condition known as Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy. He was 13 years old. Caleb’s story is unfortunately becoming a recurring one as we see more and more accounts in the news of young people losing their lives to Sudden Cardiac Arrest.

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Save Yourself: Communicate Your Medical History for Better Diagnosis

November 14, 2012 | Finz & Finz, P.C.

Heart attacks in both men and women account for hundreds of thousands of emergency room visits and deaths annually.  A qualified and seasoned physician who knows the history of a particular patient can provide education on the signs and symptoms of a heart attack related to that individual, and any number of medical websites will list general signs of an oncoming heart attack.  But, if the symptoms seem so “clear” why are heart attacks easily misdiagnosed?

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