FAQ

Why do people do a double-take (funny look) when I tell them that Warfarin, that stops heart attacks, is rat poison?

“It is true that warfarin may be used as rat poison. If rats take large
amounts of warfarin, they are likely to bleed internally and die. The
same would be true for humans who overdose on warfarin. This is why warfarin levels are monitored very closely with INR testing.”

Pharmacology: Why are so many drugs contraindicated to use with warfarin? What kind of interactions does it cause?
How successful is lumbar disc radiofrequency ablation as a treatment for chronic pain?
How can I know if my a-fib ablation was successful?
Are defibrillators effective even when heart lacks sufficient oxygen to pump?
How do I know if I had just gotten a heart attack?
“What are some of the most amazing surgeries that can be performed in this day and age? …that would have been unthinkable 50 years ago?”
Do the vitamin k2 supplements help in reducing heart calcification?
How do pacemaker neurons maintain their rhythm?
What, if anything, can or should someone who is high risk to suffer a stroke do to prevent a stroke?
What are the implications of a minor heart attack?
What is connection between atrial fibrillation and congestive heart failure?
How can I reduce my risk of heart attack?
How much physical activity is needed to reduce my risk of a heart attack?
Does vaping increase the risk of having a heart attack?
“Why do people suffer from heart attacks in cases of emotional trauma? Although, different from the normal opinion of emotions being controlled by the heart, emotions and sentiments seem to be controlled by the brain. See: What controls human emotions and sentiments? In that case, why does the heart suffer from an attack. Why doesn’t it affect the brain instead?”
“If a cardiac electrophysiologist is looking at an EKG signal, what would he be looking for to reliably classify AFIB events in the signal?”
In electrophysiology, what is a P/N voltage protocol?
“In case of a heart attack, is there anything you should know or do that might help yourself? Apart from allerting those around you and calling emergency, anything you might do that could improve your chances?”
What is a Mediterranean Diet?
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