George Degheim

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Congestive heart failure is a significant cause of hospitalization, rehospitalization, and death. Reducing hospital readmission rates is a national priority. Various telemonitoring devices and programs have been developed to help meet this goal. The Health Connect system incorporates monitoring of physiologic data with regular virtual provider appointments.(More)
A 53-year-old gentleman with a history of a mechanical aortic valve presented to the emergency department complaining of a sudden right-sided abdominal pain. He was found to have atrioventricular dissociation on his initial electrocardiogram and his blood cultures grew Streptococcus viridans. The suspicion for endocarditis with periaortic abscess was high(More)
Case presentation A 60-year-old man presented to our institution’s device clinic for routine evaluation of his ICD. He received his first ICD in 2002 for primary prevention in the setting of ischemic cardiomyopathy. He had had a generator change to a St Jude Medical Fortify Assura VR, model CD1257-40 in September 2012 without any complications. Two months(More)
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