Dr. Andrew Wickliffe, MD

Bio

Dr. Wickliffe is a cardiac electrophysiologist with Piedmont Heart in Georgia. He is currently sees patients at various Piedmont Heart locations including, Buckhead, Bremen, Newnan, and Roswell. He is a graduate of the Emory University School of Medicine, and he completed his internal medicine residency, cardiology fellowship, and cardiac electrophysiology fellowship at Emory University Hospital. Awarded an Outstanding Teaching Resident by the Emory University School of Medicine, he was also named an Outstanding Teaching Fellow. He is board certified in cardiology, electrophysiology and internal medicine. A member of several speaker’s bureaus, he is also a published author. In addition, Dr. Wickliffe is an Associate Professor of Medicine at the Medical College of Georgia.

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  • Piedmont Heart Institute

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  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Cardiology:

    TUESDAY, Feb. 10, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Implantable cardioverter-defibrillators (ICDs) prolong survival among heart patients who face a high risk for sudden cardiac death, a new review of research indicates.

    But, ICDs may not benefit all patients to the same degree, as their effectiven...Full Article

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    MONDAY, Feb. 2, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Potentially harmful intravenous (IV) fluids are being given to too many patients with severe heart failure, a new study suggests.

    As researchers from Yale University explained, heart failure patients in the hospital typically receive drugs called d...Full Article

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    MONDAY, Feb. 2, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The combination of a widely used heart medication and a commonly prescribed antibiotic seems to more than double the risk of sudden death in seniors, a new study says.

    Spironolactone (brand name Aldactone) is a diuretic widely used in treating hear...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
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    WEDNESDAY, Jan. 28, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Automated external defibrillators -- the kind that are installed and ready for use in many public spaces -- can save lives when needed.

    But the U.S. Food and Drug Administration says that since 2005, it has also received 72,000 reports of the ...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
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    MONDAY, Jan. 26, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- For patients seen in emergency rooms solely for chest pain, noninvasive screening tests may not always predict future heart trouble, a new study suggests.

    Such tests include:

    • electrocardiograms, which measure the heart's electrical
    • ...Full Article
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    MONDAY, Dec. 22, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Obese heart-failure patients appear to live longer than people of normal weight who develop the disabling condition, a new study suggests.

    Researchers tracked nearly 1,500 heart failure patients, most of whom were overweight or obese before their ...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology:

    FRIDAY, Nov. 21, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The widely used heart drug digoxin is associated with increased risk of death and hospitalization among patients who have the heart rhythm disorder atrial fibrillation but no evidence of heart failure, a new study finds.

    Atrial fibrillation is a c...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
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    THURSDAY, Nov. 20, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Injecting beads of gel into the wall of a still-beating heart has the potential to improve the health of patients with severe heart failure, according to a new study.

    Heart patients who received the gel implant had improved blood oxygen levels a...Full Article

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    SUNDAY, Nov. 16, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- People with atrial fibrillation who are overtreated with anti-clotting drugs may be doubling their risk for dementia, a new study suggests.

    Atrial fibrillation causes the upper chambers of the heart to contract quickly and irregularly. These abnor...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Emergency Room Nursing:

    SUNDAY, Nov. 16, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- There's been a steep increase in the number of Americans seeking emergency care for the heart rhythm disorder atrial fibrillation, a new study finds.

    Atrial fibrillation is the most common kind of irregular heartbeat and...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology:

    MONDAY, Nov. 3, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Doctors may want to use caution when prescribing the blood thinner Pradaxa for a common irregular heart beat called atrial fibrillation.

    So say the authors of a new study that shows Pradaxa carries a higher risk of major bleeding and of gastroint...Full Article

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    MONDAY, Oct. 6, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Heart bypass patients might not need to follow strict blood sugar control after their surgery, according to a new study.

    Some previous research suggested that high blood sugar (glucose) after bypass and other types of hea...Full Article

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    MONDAY, Sept. 15, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- People who've had a heart attack are at greater risk of death if even one of nine critical steps in their treatment is missed, according to a new study.

    Researchers in the United Kingdom noted patients who missed a part of their treatment early ...Full Article

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    THURSDAY, Sept. 11, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Using a new ultra-sensitive test, Johns Hopkins researchers found that people with diabetes may have a sixfold higher risk of heart failure even if their cholesterol is low and they appear otherwise healthy.

    Results of the new study suggest th...Full Article

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    TUESDAY, Sept. 2, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Daily exercise may significantly reduce the risk of heart failure, according to new research.

    Heart failure, a common, disabling condition in older adults, was nearly half as likely in those who got an hour of moderate exercise or a half hour of ...Full Article