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Atrial Fibrilation

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27 Jan
5:40pm, 27 Jan 2021
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All good - no change, come back in three years. Thanks for the kind words everyone.
27 Jan
8:32pm, 27 Jan 2021
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Oh that's great news.
27 Jan
9:07pm, 27 Jan 2021
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macca 53
Fantastic news 👍
31 Jan
2:21pm, 31 Jan 2021
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Big thumbs up Greg!
31 Jan
3:34pm, 31 Jan 2021
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Thanks - as I said to GR outside of this, I'm fortunate that my cardiologist (the magnificently named Reto Gamma*) is a runner. He's predictably a big fan of running as a heart-friendly exercise. He's also almost comically indifferent to the health benefits of tennis.

He also urged me to ignore my heart rate monitor as a training tool as it would be misleading at best.

Dr Gamma graduated in medical sciences from the University of Berne, Switzerland in 1997. After completing his General Medical Training at La Carità Hospital in Locarno, he undertook his specialist training in Cardiology at the Swiss Cardiovascular Centre, University Hospital Berne from 2001 to 2005. The Centre is internationally recognised as a centre of excellence for all cardiac invasive (including percutaneous PFO and ASD closure and pacemaker insertion) and non-invasive modalities (including imaging and electrophysiology).

In 2005 he was appointed Research Fellow and Specialist Registrar at King’s College Hospital in London, where he continued both his research activities, publishing in the field of coronary intervention, and refined and advanced his interventional skills.

He was appointed as a Consultant Cardiologist at Broomfield Hospital, Chelmsford, in September 2006. He performs his angioplasty and stenting procedures at the Essex Cardiothoracic Centre, where he treats patients from the whole of the Essex area.
31 Jan
4:12pm, 31 Jan 2021
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macca 53
Mine did exactly the same Greppers...

John Bourke
Consultant Cardiologist
United Kingdom

John graduated from the University College Dublin, Ireland in 1979. He is currently a Consultant Cardiologist (Electrophysiologist) at the Department of Cardiology, Freeman Hospital, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK, Senior Lecture (Clinical), Translational and Clinical Research Institute, Newcastle University.

Over the years John has developed a highly successful dedicated Cardiology-Muscle Clinic at Freeman Hospital providing surveillance and treatment for patients with cardiac involvement related to their inherited neuromuscular disorder, served as a panel member on international DMD Care Considerations guideline formulation project convened by the US Centres for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, USA (2008-09) and contributed to the European and UK Guidelines (2009 & 2020). He was a co-convenor of the 107th ENMC workshop on Cardiac Involvement in Muscular and Myotonic Dystrophy (2002) and the 238th ENMC Workshop Updating management recommendations of cardiac dystrophinopathy (2018). He was chief investigator on the UK, multi-centre, DMD Heart Protection Study (RCT) 2011-’18. He has co-authored the Cochrane Systematic Review: Interventions for preventing and treating cardiac complications in DMD, BMD and X-linked dilated cardiomyopathy (2018, issue 10. doi: 10.1002/14651858.CD009068.pub3).

John is research-active in clinically-based subjects in cardiac electrophysiology / arrhythmia management and cardiac aspects of neuromuscular disorders.
31 Jan
9:21pm, 31 Jan 2021
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Thanks Macca - that's good to know

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