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This is the type of info consume - rational talk from doctors, scientists & healthcare professionals. We don't have to be cultists. Rather, we can continue to think and revise our preferences and recommendations.

"A #COVID19 Reality Check," with @ZDoggMD
America's rationed healthcare system is the culprit behind our #COVID19 crash - and both DEMS and the GOP chose it for us. I love @ZDoggMD, because he tells the truth - without notes, from his heart.

"Stay away from healthcare if you want to live a long and healthy life." ~ZDogg
This isn't about Doctors NOT KNOWING good medicine - it's about a system that prevents MD's from practicing good medicine. #PublicHealth is a concept that was hidden and lost under #PredatoryCapitalism, exposing the fundamental flaws America's corrupted healthcare infrastructure.
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#MedTweetorial coming!!! An Evidenced Based Medicine #EMB review of anticoagulation for #Stroke prevention in #AFib Afib A 63-year-old male presents to follow up for episodes of dizziness. He is given an implantable monitoring device. What did it show?
It was found that he had an episode of AFIB for 1 hour and 38 minutes over a 30 day period. His CHADs2Vasc is 2. He was recommended a NOAC. Should he take it?
How much time in AFIB warrants anticoagulation to lower your risk for stroke?
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Dr. Ayman Hussein speaking on Inpatient Management of Atrial Fibrillation #afib #ccfhm19 @TallRoundsTM @HeartVasc_CCFla @CCF_IMCHIEFS
AFib - multiple causes; need to identify modifiable triggers in hospitalized pts #ccfhm19
Diagnostic approach in Afib. #ccfhm19
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Closing the loop on #Diagnostics #Tweetorial with example #AppleWatch #AFib #Screening. From a company website: "Atrial fibrillation is a silent killer. The heart arrhythmia causes more life-threatening strokes than any other chronic condition, and will affect 1 in 4 of us."
"But the sad fact is that atrial fibrillation often goes unnoticed: It is estimated that 40% of those who experience the heart condition are completely unaware of it."
Using #AppleWatch technology and #DeepLearning #AI #ML, a device algorithm can reportedly detect atrial fibrillation with high accuracy (c-statistic 93%).
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#Tweetorial on #Diagnostics and #Screening interpretation.
An otherwise healthy 40 year old woman comes to you after reading on the internet about a terrible disease that one in a thousand women get, and a highly accurate test that can save her life.
The test is over 99% accurate in people with the disease. For those without disease, the test is only wrong 5% of the time.

You order this test and it comes back positive. The woman anxiously asks you, do I have the disease? What is the chance this woman has the disease?
Assuming they weren't immediately fooled by the "test is only wrong 5 % of the time," most I've asked correctly recognize the stats provided are Sensitivity = 99% and Specificity = 95%, and that the objective is to determine the Positive Predictive Value.
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Study warns against combined use of oral #anticoagulants , #antiplatelet therapy for #AFib 1️⃣

#GARFIELD-AF registry

escardio.org/The-ESC/Press-…
2️⃣ Currently, do you stop #aspirin w #NOAC #DOAC for #AFIB in pts w previous history of stent (>1yr prior) for non-ACS CAD ? (Yes- I know it should be a less and less common scenario)
3️⃣ Currently, do you stop #aspirin w #NOAC #DOAC for #AFIB in pts w previous history of CAD ( #STEMI / #NSTE-ACS >1year prior) ?
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