Optimizing the Heart Failure Patient-Provider Relationship
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Have you ever felt nervous to ask your doctors and nurses questions about your condition? Do you ever feel stuck and unsure of what your symptoms mean? Tune into this podcast episode featuring a conversation between Dr. Brittany Clayborne – a 36-year-old mother that was in perfect health until 26 years of age being diagnosed with condition called Peripartum Cardiomyopathy – and her physician Dr. Mark Drazner, HFSA President and Clinical Chief of Cardiology at University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, TX.
Host: Lucianne (Lucy) West, PharmD, Clinical Pharmacy Specialist at Tufts Medical Center
Mark Drazner, MD, MSc, FHFSA, HFSA President and Clinical Chief of Cardiology at University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, TX
Brittany Clayborne, Psy.D, Doctorate of Psychology, Ennis, TX
At 4:30, the word “Troponin” is mentioned. Here is a definition: Troponin is a type of protein found in the muscles of your heart….When heart muscles become damaged, troponin is sent into the bloodstream. As heart damage increases, greater amounts of troponin are released in the blood.
MedlinePlus [Internet]. Bethesda (MD): National Library of Medicine (US); [updated 2020 Jun 24]. Troponin Test [updated 2021 Sept 9; reviewed 2021 Sept 9]. Available from: https://medlineplus.gov/lab-tests/troponin-test/