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by mrag
May 24th, 2019, 7:36 pm
Forum: Main Forum 2019
Topic: whadda yah think?
Replies: 8
Views: 100

Re: whadda yah think?

Sounds like an excellent idea and you are a good writer for the most part. Still confused about your topics. Will you be including recent conversations with Chrissy and Bob? Was there anything Bob posted during his transition that would give you a headstart? Do you have a subject title yet so we can...
by mrag
May 17th, 2019, 8:17 pm
Forum: 2014 Forum Posts
Topic: My Arrhythmia diary.
Replies: 127
Views: 54245

Re: My Arrhythmia diary.

Colin...you do realize your post is buried so far in the depths of the forum that only a senior and resourceful idiot would ever see it, let alone read it.

Congratulations though on your continued survival with amiodarone.
by mrag
May 7th, 2019, 3:59 pm
Forum: Main Forum 2019
Topic: Glory be...
Replies: 5
Views: 173

Re: Glory be...

Sheep, goat I don’t care, having the time of my life. Some local farmers have been complaining. I just tell them to grow soy instead. Our government will reimburse for any shortfalls just like they do for asshole senators like Iowa, Grassley. Ain’t socialism great? BTW just saw movie Long Shot, pret...
by mrag
April 29th, 2019, 10:36 am
Forum: Main Forum 2019
Topic: Our friend Chrissie....
Replies: 31
Views: 558

Re: Our friend Chrissie....

Well this news on Chrissy f*cking sucks. I'm sensing a pattern here. The best ones here die young. Maybe someone should write a song. On a somewaht positive note, at least that should mean Robbo and Kansas Al will be around here for some time. My heartfelt sympathies to Lauren and others here who we...
by mrag
April 29th, 2019, 10:30 am
Forum: Main Forum 2019
Topic: OT ? Measles
Replies: 5
Views: 127

OT ? Measles

Just read the following about the measles "outbreak." Anyone doing anything (besides shooting the anti vaxxers)? People vaccinated in the United States since 1989 would most likely have received two doses of the combined measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) shot under federal guidelines, and that is sti...
by mrag
April 20th, 2019, 6:10 pm
Forum: Main Forum 2019
Topic: EF accuracy
Replies: 3
Views: 142

EF accuracy

I know that an EF calculated via an Echo can vary depending on who is doing the reading. I’m curious where nuclear PET scan’s stand in relation. Are they also an “educated” guess? How about an Echo done with contrast?
by mrag
April 19th, 2019, 12:44 pm
Forum: Main Forum 2019
Topic: that's entertainment...
Replies: 9
Views: 198

Re: that's entertainment...

Robo......did you have any "new" symptoms with Afib ? Mine was sudden leg weakness and SOB when bending over or climbing stairs. nothing really new just increased syncope (fainting) extreme fatigue, discomfort and confusion. I must say I was surprised I am now pacing in the right atrium which appar...
by mrag
April 9th, 2019, 10:08 am
Forum: Main Forum 2019
Topic: Some sad news for some
Replies: 4
Views: 249

Some sad news for some

With some regret, I report ( CNN )If you're one of the third of all humankind who drinks alcohol, take note: There's no amount of liquor, wine or beer that is safe for your overall health, according to a new analysis of 2016 global alcohol consumption and disease risk. Alcohol was the leading risk f...
by mrag
April 1st, 2019, 3:24 pm
Forum: Main Forum 2019
Topic: BP Monitor recommendation
Replies: 13
Views: 277

Re: BP Monitor recommendation

I bought the Omron 5. Omron has gotten good accuracy reviews, InSync's endorsement (thanks), spare parts are readily available (read cuffs) and the "pricing" appears reasonable if not comical. The 5 model stores more numbers and does it for 2 people. That seemed handy if I ever let someone else use ...
by mrag
March 30th, 2019, 1:38 pm
Forum: Main Forum 2019
Topic: BP Monitor recommendation
Replies: 13
Views: 277

Re: BP Monitor recommendation

I went to Walmart and bought their 'off-brand' bottom line one for $30. Was going to do the Omron $60 fancy bells & whistles one with a Bluetooth connection that stores my last 200 readings. Then I read the iOS reviews by users that said it was a lousy app. And I decided I also don't need Bluetooth ...
by mrag
March 29th, 2019, 2:49 pm
Forum: Main Forum 2019
Topic: BP Monitor recommendation
Replies: 13
Views: 277

BP Monitor recommendation

For some damn reason, my 15 year old Samsung Healthy Living monitor and cuff has started acting up and giving inconsistent readings. I'm paced 100% of the time at 70 BPM. I can go above that, but having a rate of 58 is extremely unlikely. So' I'm in the market. Any recommendations? Like a wrist vers...
by mrag
March 29th, 2019, 2:42 pm
Forum: Main Forum 2019
Topic: Welcome, Bruce Luedeman!
Replies: 8
Views: 216

Re: Welcome, Bruce Luedeman!

Insurance coverage, doctors and medical facility charges is too complicated an issue for anyone to answer. In the US, Leedur is quite correct, the subject of medical care is far beyond the analytical capabilities of the inhabitants. Move to Canada, the UK or any other civilized country and you'll g...
by mrag
March 24th, 2019, 8:47 am
Forum: Main Forum 2019
Topic: Donating your ICD, Pacemaker, iPad, whatever
Replies: 6
Views: 233

Donating your ICD, Pacemaker, iPad, whatever

I saw it mentioned elsewhere in a recent post (MyKidsMom) some curiosity regarding used devices. I heard of this program at the University of Michigan years ago and see it still has a web site including a 2019 copyright date. I assume they are still accepting donations although it appears they'd pre...
by mrag
March 13th, 2019, 6:51 am
Forum: Main Forum 2019
Topic: interesting phenomenon
Replies: 7
Views: 272

Re: interesting phenomenon

Frankly I'm burned out and ready to move on. Good point there. I mean if you haven't left your mark on history or been written up in Wikipedia yet, you're kind of just taking up space at this point. Now any of your known or unidentified offspring or even their offspring may still do something worth...
by mrag
March 12th, 2019, 7:45 pm
Forum: Main Forum 2019
Topic: Anybody have experience with portable ECG?
Replies: 13
Views: 288

Re: Anybody have experience with portable ECG?

I was after the new Apple watch for the "fall down" feature. If the watch senses you've fallen and don't get up, it will call an emergency number for you. Don't know if there is a monthly fee although didn't think so. But you have to take the watch off every night to recharge it and you can guess wh...