Can you exercise if you’ve had a heart attack?

In a word, yes. One can exercise, and we encourage it. Exercise improves the ability of the heart to recover. It improves your quality of life and it gets your cholesterol down. You can reduce the likelihood of diabetes. There are very many good reasons for exercising. Now people are often frightened about exercising after a heart attack, and in […]

Have High Blood Pressure? MUST WATCH!

Hi I’m Dr. Joe from the Southside Health and Wellness Campus. Thanks for joining me today. We’re going to be talking about an important topic and a very big health concern for a lot of people which is blood pressure. I talk to a lot of my patients each and every day who come in with you know a lot […]

“Pathophysiology and Diagnosis of Heart Failure” by Christina Vanderpluym, MD, for OPENPediatrics

Pathophysiology and Diagnosis of Heart Failure, by Dr. Christina VanderPluym. Hello. My name is Dr. Christina VanderPluym, and I am the Director of the Ventricular Assist Device Program in the Heart Transplant and Heart Function Program at Boston Children’s Hospital. And today, I’m going to discuss heart failure in children in this two-part part series. We’re going to first start […]


Where did renal denervation stand at the time of ESC 2014 7 years after its first clinical promise and 4 months after the negative results of SIMPLICITY III? This is a viable technique, in the appropriate patient but there are a number of technical issues that still need to be sorted out in particular this major issue of are you […]

Complex Congenital Heart Disease: Double Switch Surgery

Bennett was born, uh August 28th, 2013, everything seemed really normal. At his two month checkup, the pediatrician found a heart murmur, and, she told us it wasn’t a big deal, maybe get it check out , she recommended Nationwide Children’s Hospital. Little did we know that pretty much our whole world changed when we got up here. Bennett has […]

“Heart-Lung Interactions in Children with Heart Disease” by Dr. Lara Shekerdemian for OPENPediatrics

Welcome to World Shared Practice Forum. I’m Dr. Jeff Burns, Chief of Critical Care at Boston Children’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School. We’re very pleased to have with us today, Dr. Lara Shekerdemian. Dr. Shekerdemian is the Chief of Critical Care at the Texas Children’s Hospital, and she is Professor of Pediatrics at the Baylor College of Medicine. Lara, welcome. […]

“Clinical Presentation of Congenital Heart Disease: Cyanosis” by Michael Freed, MD

Clinical Presentation of Congenital Heart Disease in the First Week of Life: Cyanosis, by Dr. Michael Freed. My name is Michael Freed, and I’m a Pediatric Cardiologist at Boston Children’s Hospital and at Harvard Medical School. I want to spend a little time today talking about congenital heart disease in the newborn period. Introduction. Children come in in the first […]