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Your Heart’s Wiring

You don’t usually give your heartbeat a second thought. Sure, maybe after you’ve run up a flight of stairs and you can feel your heartbeat in your neck, then you notice it. But most of the time it’s just there. Until things get out of whack. That’s where Dr. Smith comes in, when your heartbeat […]


Bradycardia

With our sedentary lifestyles, it seems like everyone would want to have a slower heart rate. After all, when a person is overweight, their heart has to work harder. And isn’t aerobic exercise intended to lower our heart rate? Yes…but not too low. If your heart rate is too low, you have what is known […]


The Flutter of Your Heart That Doesn’t Go with Romance

While we all hope our heart goes flutter some time in our lives, Dr. Smith is more concerned about atrial flutter, which occurs in the right atrium. While atrial flutter itself is not life-threatening, if left untreated it can lead to atrial fibrillation and stroke.  What is atrial flutter? Atrial flutter occurs when an abnormal […]


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Macy C. Smith, Jr., MD, FACC, FHRS