Author Archives: Richard

Volunteering as a Patient for EPPSAT

I’ve been volunteering for some time now as a patient for a EPPSAT, the Edinburgh Patient Partnership Programme. I assist in the GMC exams, student doctor final year exams, and third/fourth year student doctors who are starting their cardiology rotation. I’ve even volunteered for some research studies, one of which examined the use of MRI

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PlayStation 4 Audio Problems and Inadequate Sony Support

Recently I noticed a problem with my PlayStation 4. When watching a Blu-ray with one of the new audio formats (DTS-HD Master Audio or Dolby TrueHD) it would only play in stereo. Play a game, stream something, or watch a DVD or Blu-ray with an audio track of Dolby Digital or DTS and they played

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Garmin’s Vivosmart HR

I’ve now had my Vivosmart HR – that’s the new Garmin Vivosmart device, a wrist band that measures heart rate, delivers notifications from your phone, and more – for some seven days. While it does more than the previous Vivosmart, which I had for some time and found practical, easy and extremely useful, it isn’t

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Being Home

I’ve been home for sixteen days now and I keep kicking myself, metaphorically of course since I can’t actually do it for real, especially not with my mobility issues! Five days after open heart surgery, after having my sternum sawed apart and my heart cut open, I was at home. So after being home for

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