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Thumper2, March 3,  2018  1:55am EST

Cleveland Clinic Health Chats

Yesterday I had the privilege of participating in one of the Cleveland Clinic's Health Chats, this one on atrial fibrillation.  I want to thank Mellanie True Hills for helping set it up.  They are great!  This Chat was a written, not a verbal, one -- you could send in questions for either of the two cardiologists to answer.  It lasted for an hour (I viewed it on my computer), and I learned some things from it.  Google the Health Chats link for when another one on AFib will occur.   It is great (and free!) information.

Thumper2 (Judy)
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  • crystale
    crystale, March 3,  2018  4:34pm EST
    Judy, where can I find the chat?
  • TR
    TR, March 3,  2018  11:42pm EST
    Crystale, Did you register for the Chat? There is a note at the bottom of it that says if you registered, you will be notified by email when a transcript is available.I also missed it, just now went to the login page. logged in and clicked join chat, and it appears to be there in it's entirety. I say appears, because there is no date on it and I can only guess that this is the one from Mar 2. You should get the email in any case, but you might try the above to see if it works.TR
  • Thumper2
    Thumper2, March 4,  2018  12:41am EST
    Crystale, just Google Cleveland Clinic Health Chats.  You must then set up an account (pick a user name and a password).  When the account opens, you should see options ("Transcripts," "FAQ," etc.)  I just opened up my account, and it went directly to the whole transcript of last Friday's Health Chat.  I hope this will work for you!Thumper2 (Judy)
  • Mellanie at
    Mellanie at, March 4,  2018  4:05am EST
    All,If you sign up for our newsletter (top of any page at, then you will always receive notification of the Afib Chats we do with Cleveland Clinic (generally a couple of times per year). The transcript of Friday's chat will be on our site in a couple of weeks (after they edit and clean up typos, etc.).In the meantime, access the transcripts of all our previous chats with the Cleveland Clinic doctors here, dating back to 2011: The most recent one was just back in December. You can spend hours reading some of the recent chats and learning so much.Mellanie
  • Teagal
    Teagal, October 27,  2018  10:48am EST

    This thread started before my first noticeable AFib episode with ER, etc., but my local Emergency dep't of choice is Main campus Cleveland Clinic. My EP is a Clinic M.D. and it is nice to see him doing some of these chats.I feel very fortunate in having this facility so close. I worked in L&D for years at a hospital just a couple of miles from my house and this is where a 911 call will take me, but so far we have been able to get to the Clinic, which is just a few miles farther, for emergencies. All of our doctors are there and we have a local branch just amile from our house. 

    Location, location, location.

    I do like their Health chats. 

  • Linda82
    Linda82, October 28,  2018  7:45am EST

    May I ask which EP you see at Cleveland Clinic?

  • Teagal
    Teagal, November 6,  2018  7:57am EST

    My EP is Oussamma Wazni M.D.  who is the Section Head in EP. mY PCP at CC arranged it when I was in ER for AFib the first time. He did my abaltion on 10/8. So far so good. I just noticed that he and Mandeep Bhargava did the March Health chat. Both of them have spent more real time with me than is in the health chat. Dr. Bhargava and I have ahd a couple of  ahem, "Discussions" about meds before my ablation.

    On one admission, he was taking attending call because Dr. Wazni was at the Houston AFib conferenec, came in to see me just beffore I went down to the lab for a cardioversion, and as he watched the monitor screen over my head, I suddenly converted in NSR right before his eyes. Obvioulsy, I didn't have the cardioversion that day.  I don't think he took credit for it.

    I do like Dr. Wazni.and feel he knows what he is doing.

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