Tag Archives: cardiovascular

Treating Pernicious Anemia

Treating Pernicious Anemia

Dear Dr. SerVaas, I was diagnosed with pernicious anemia in 1982 and prescribed 1000-microgram shots of B12 (cyanocobalamin) every month for the rest of my life. I have since moved, and my current doctor advises that 100 micrograms a month is sufficient, a dose I have been taking for more than two years. I have […] ... More
Second Ablations Often Succeed

Second Ablations Often Succeed

In 2001, I suddenly had a short in the electrical system of my heart, and this threw me into A-fib. I have had an ablation with a 67 percent cure, and am taking digoxin, Sotalol, and Cartia XT. Why do they say a second ablation usually has an 80 percent or better cure? I am […] ... More
Discoveries in Diabetes

Discoveries in Diabetes

This surprising discovery provides clues about what goes awry when diabetes develops. Solving the Diabetes Puzzle An international scientific consortium reports that at least six previously undetected genetic variants are involved in type 2 diabetes, boosting to 16 the total number of genetic risk factors associated with increased risk of the disease. The surprising discovery […] ... More