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A Big Heart is a podcast about living with heart disease. When Mike Papale was 17 years old he was seemingly healthy and being recruited to play basketball in college. On August 24, 2006, while working at a basketball camp, Mike slumped over and went into sudden cardiac arrest. There was no AED on site and doctors have said his chances of survival were one in a million. He was later diagnosed with Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy (HCM). Mike is currently the President & CEO of In A Heartbeat, a n ...
 
This is a show for all those who love medicine but have grown weary of this vast boondoggle called the health care system. We produce an episode once a week and we regularly bring in guests that we put on the hot seat. We discuss current topics in medical science, policy, economics, and ethics, always with an eye toward safeguarding the doctor-patient relationship. We bring fresh, provocative insights that resonate with physicians in the trenches who are determined not to let their passion f ...
 
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Dr. Jeffrey L. Williams, MD, MS, FACC, FHRS, CPE

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Thousands of patients every year are admitted to hospitals because of irregular, fast, or strong heartbeats. Each year at least one in 4 Americans is diagnosed with heart condition. And at that point there are some very important decisions to make for your future. The harsh reality is - your doctor will not have enough time to go over them in detail. This is where Heart Rhythm Center Podcast can help! We are your “what, why, and how” of palpitations, heart rhythm disorders, pacemakers, and d ...
 
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Our guest is Jay Bhattacharya, Professor of Medicine and Health Policy at Stanford University. Professor Bhattacharya is also research associate at the National Bureau of Economics Research, a senior fellow at the Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research, and director of the Stanford Center on the Demography of Health and Aging. Dr. Bhattach…
 
Our guests are John, a patient with an extraordinary story to tell, and Dr. John Mandrola, a cardiac electrophysiologist from Louisville, KY. Dr. Mandrola is cardiology editor on Medscape where he writes a regular column and produces a weekly podcast. He is also the co-author of The Haywire Heart: How Too Much Exercise Can Kill You and What You Can…
 
In this episode, we sit down with Rob Gentile and hear his amazing story. Rob is a heart attack survivor and a heart transplant survivor. He is also the author of "Quarks of Light," a book about his near death experience and what he saw that opened his heart. To learn more about Rob and purchase his book, visit https://robagentile.com/.…
 
Our guest is Euzebiusz (Zeb) Jamrozik, MD, PhD, a practicing internal medicine physician and fellow in ethics and infectious diseases at the Wellcome Centre for Ethics and Humanities at the University of Oxford. He is head of the Monash-WHO Collaborating Centre for bioethics at the Monash Bioethics Centre. His academic work on infectious disease et…
 
In this episode we hear the inspiring life story of Tess Kossow. Tess suffered sudden cardiac arrest on October 10, 2020 and was very lucky to survive. She also is the author of the I'm Very Ferris series, a children's book that opens the conversation of IVF to children. She has more books coming out soon, is launching a podcast, and is an advocate…
 
Our guests are Thomas Wingert, a patient, Bogdan Enache, an electrophysiologist at Centre Hospitalier Princesse Grace in Monaco, and Saurabh Jha, an Associate Professor of Radiology at the Perelman School of Medicine and the University of Pennsylvania. LINK: Point/Counterpoint on Halting the Implantation of Subcutaneous ICD. Editorial by B. Enache …
 
In this episode we announce the exciting news that my memoir, A Big Heart is currently available for pre-order. Visit www.abigheartbook.com to place your order! Here is the book description: As a teen, Mike Papale had one dream: to play college basketball. He was laser-focused—training like an Olympic hopeful to make his dream reality. Out of nowhe…
 
In this episode, we discuss my personal exercise journey after my sudden cardiac arrest at the age of 17. Exercise is an important conversation for heart disease patients and everyone is different. You might not have the same exercise journey as me, but I hope you can learn from some of the things I have experienced and allow them to have a positiv…
 
Our guest is Ted Okon, a nationally recognized expert on the policy and politics of cancer care. Mr. Okon has testified before Congress on cancer issues and is frequently on Capitol Hill discussing the nation’s cancer care delivery system. GUEST: Ted Okon: Twitter and Community Oncology Alliance website WATCH ON YOUTUBE: Watch the episode on our Yo…
 
Our guest is Professor David Heymann is an American physician and epidemiologist based at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. He has held leading positions at the WHO for more than 20 years, coordinating global responses to epidemics such as Ebola, AIDS, polio, and SARS. He also served as Chairman of Public Health England from 2009 …
 
In the aftermath of the dramatic surge of COVID cases and deaths in India, Michel Accad and Anish Koka revisit the question of lockdowns and the principles that should inform the response to epidemics. WATCH ON YOUTUBE: Watch the episode on our YouTube channel RELATED EPISODES: Ep. 162 A Libertarian's Case for Lockdowns, with Chris Snowdon Ep. 160 …
 
One of the first tests ordered for a patient with ROSC following cardiac arrest is an EKG. Many of these EKGs are profoundly abnormal. Current practice is to evaluate for STEMI and to activate the cardiac cath lab if one is found. But, the test characteristics (sensitivity and specificity) of post-ROSC EKGs are likely different than the test charac…
 
Our guest is Dr. Anupam Singh, Assistant Professor of Medicine at SMC in Ghaziabad, who is in the thick of the COVID crisis in Delhi. He shares his perspective on the situation. GUEST: Dr. Anupam Singh’s Twitter and ResearchGate profile WATCH ON YOUTUBE: Watch the episode on our YouTube channelBy Michel Accad and Anish Koka
 
In this episode, we learn the lifelong heart journey of Bob Smith. Bob was born with severe Aortic Stenosis and needed an emergency valvuloplasty when he was two weeks old. In 2016, he had his Aortic Valve and Ascending Aorta replaced which required an intense open heart surgery. Bob is an avid rock climber and is currently in some of the best shap…
 
In this episode we talk to Denise Redeker about her heart disease journey which started at a young age and ended up resulting in a heart transplant. Denise talks about all of the obstacles she has faced and her incredible recovery which has brought her to being an avid runner and hiker! Denise is also the founder of Heartfelt Help Foundation, a non…
 
Our guest is Dr. Somalaram Venkatesh, interventional cardiologist In private practice in Bengaluru, India. He shares his thoughts on the current severe surge of COVID in India. Dr. Venkatesh obtained his medical degree and completed his cardiology training at PGI, Chandigarh. He is now director of cardiology at Aster Hospital, Bengaluru. GUEST: Som…
 
In this episode we talk with Betty Neal, a cardiac arrest survivor, and Alan Himelfarb, the Chairman & CEO of Starting Hearts, a nonprofit organization based in Colorado. We hear about Betty's incredible cardiac arrest survival story and her road to recovery. We also learn about how sudden cardiac arrest has had a profound impact on Alan's life and…
 
Our guest is Dan Morgan, MD, MS, a physician and epidemiologist in Baltimore, Maryland. He is Associate Professor of Epidemiology and Medicine at the University of Maryland School of Medicine, Chief Hospital Epidemiologist at the Baltimore VAMC, and a fellow at the Center for Disease Dynamics, Economics and Policy (CDDEP). We discuss a recent paper…
 
This is part 3 of 3 recapping our most recent journal club where we looked at the evidence for the safety and efficacy of droperidol for treating acute agitation in the ED. In this final episode, Dr. Christa Pulvino will share her summary of the DORM trial done by Isbister et al which looked at IM droperidol vs midazolam for violence and acute beha…
 
Our guest is Shawn Whatley, a physician in Canada who is the author of the recently released book When Politics Comes Before Patients: Why and How Canadian Medicare Is Failing. Dr. Whatley is past-president of the Ontario Medical Association and is a senior fellow at the MacDonald-Laurier Institute for Public Policy in Toronto. GUEST: Shawn Whatley…
 
In this episode we talk to Brian Simpson. A few years ago, Brian survived a heart attack and he talks about his physical and mental journey to recovery. A great athlete, Brian has gotten himself back into great physical shape. What is more important though, is his mindset! Click here to learn more about Brian's work as a Life Coach. Click here to f…
 
Dr. Accad interviews Dr. Koka regarding his latest article entitled "Correlative Adventures with COVID" LINKS: Anish Koka: "Correlative Adventures with COVID" Anish Koka: "In Defense of Small Data" Anish Koka: "The Price of Progress" Michel Accad: "The Devolution of Evidence-Based Medicine" Michel Accad: "Why N-of-1 is Enough" WATCH ON YOUTUBE: Wat…
 
In this episode I talk about how I struggled with weight gain following my cardiac arrest at age 17. I went from eating whatever I wanted and staying fit because of the amount of training I was doing, to eating whatever I wanted and not exercising at all. This led to me gaining a lot of weight and losing a lot of self confidence. I will discuss how…
 
Our guest is Christopher Snowdon, a freelance journalist with a focus on the intrusion of public health into the daily lives of ordinary people. He is the author of many books, including Velvet Glove; Iron Fist, A History of Anti-smoking, published in 2009, and more recently, Polemics, an anthology of articles on economics, politics, science, and c…
 
Our guest is Charlie Deist, author of Hormetics: Physical Fitness for Free People. We have an engaging and somewhat philosophical conversation on principles of health. How do we identify good nutritional and exercise habits? Amongst the myriad of fads, what rules should guide one's health choices and behaviors? GUEST: Charlie Deist: Website and Twi…
 
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