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Dr. Robert Vogt Lowell

Pediatric Cardiology
Miami, FL

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Miami, FL

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7765 SW 87th Avenue, Suite 110, Miami, FL
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Pediatric Cardiology

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English

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116 Answers
19 Agrees
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Vogt Lowell
Specializes in Pediatric Cardiology
Probably not: But you definitely need to be evaluated by a cardiologist to establish what type of arrhythmia it is that you are having (do you have symptoms? Have y... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Vogt Lowell
Specializes in Pediatric Cardiology
Echocardiography: There are other modalities that can calculate "heart strength" (how well is the heart pumping blood) and cardiac output (how many liters of blood are ... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Vogt Lowell
Specializes in Pediatric Cardiology
Condition->symptom: An arrhythmia (or dysrrhythmia) is a heart rhythm that is not normal and may be due to heart disease. Palpitations is a non-specific term that is use... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Vogt Lowell
Specializes in Pediatric Cardiology
Low to slim: It will all depend on the severity of your stenosis. Mild and even moderate degrees of severity do not necessarily place you at a significantly highe... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Vogt Lowell
Specializes in Pediatric Cardiology
A narrowing: The aorta is the main artery that comes out of the heart to deliver blood, oxygen and nutrients to the body. The artery has the shape of a "candy can... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Vogt Lowell
Specializes in Pediatric Cardiology
Yes: But it will depend on the age of the patient and the circumstances. A neborn baby can easily have a hr of 200 when crying or even feeding; with vigo... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Vogt Lowell
Specializes in Pediatric Cardiology
Yes: A stroke happens when brain tissue dies as a result of being starved of oxygen. If blood pressure is low enough that it cannot "push" enough oxygen i... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Vogt Lowell
Specializes in Pediatric Cardiology
See a cardiologist: In constrictive pericarditis the fibrous sack that envelops your heart has lost its ability to stretch for some reason and this impacts the ability of... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Vogt Lowell
Specializes in Pediatric Cardiology
Not really: If you are having a heart rhythm problem that causes your heart to stop, then some of them may have an unusual tracing. If what stops your heart is l... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Vogt Lowell
Specializes in Pediatric Cardiology
Not usually: Endocarditis (particularly after a dental visit where the bacterial inoculation is not huge) is usually a slowly developing condition that occurs over... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Vogt Lowell
Specializes in Pediatric Cardiology
It may vary: But usually somewhere in the range of 110-120 over 60-70.
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Vogt Lowell
Specializes in Pediatric Cardiology
With effort?: In children and young adults a fairly good rule of thumb is that if the pain is random, brief (seconds to minutes) not related to effort and made wors... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Vogt Lowell
Specializes in Pediatric Cardiology
Probably: If your degree of mitral valve regurgitation is mild, your heart is not enlarged and "squeezes" well you should have no problem. You should neverthel... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Vogt Lowell
Specializes in Pediatric Cardiology
Probably not: Although it can cause significant disability (extremity numbness, weakness, etc.) if not attended to. Physical therapy helps in many people and somet... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Vogt Lowell
Specializes in Pediatric Cardiology
Go to ER: Even though babies may tolerate supra-ventricular tachycardia at rates above 240bpm for many hours it is imperative that he or she is seen at an er as... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Vogt Lowell
Specializes in Pediatric Cardiology
Some: Being that i practice peds cardiology my experience with this is limited. But one thing that i gather from your question is that you might be assumin... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Vogt Lowell
Specializes in Pediatric Cardiology
Swift action: Put in play your abc's (airway, breathing and circulation) as fast as possible. If you determine that the child has a clear airway, is not breathing ... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Vogt Lowell
Specializes in Pediatric Cardiology
Yes: And can usually cause death by the early teens.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Vogt Lowell
Specializes in Pediatric Cardiology
Yes: Even though "disease" may carry a connotation of "infection" in every day language, in medicine it means that there is some pathology or abnormality.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Vogt Lowell
Specializes in Pediatric Cardiology
No: Very well conditioned athletes typically have low resting heart rates and low normal blood pressure that are a result of their excellent physical shap... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Vogt Lowell
Specializes in Pediatric Cardiology
How old is your baby: A heart rate of 160 can be perfectly normal in a newborn baby and with activity or fever in babies up to several months of age, so it all depends on h... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Vogt Lowell
Specializes in Pediatric Cardiology
Depends: Heart murmur is not synonymous with a heart problem. A heart murmur is a sort of "squirting" sound that can be heard when listening to the heart with... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Vogt Lowell
Specializes in Pediatric Cardiology
No: Sinus bradycardia may just mean that your heart rate is slightly below the calculated and established "average hr" for the population. Now, if your h... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Vogt Lowell
Specializes in Pediatric Cardiology
A narrowing: It is a narrowing of a segment of the aortic artery which is the candy-cane shaped artery that comes out of the left side of the heart and provides bl... Read More
A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Vogt Lowell
Specializes in Pediatric Cardiology
Exam and echo: Aortic stenosis is a narrowing of the aortic valve (the one that when open allows blood to leave the heart towards the body and when closed prevents i... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Vogt Lowell
Specializes in Pediatric Cardiology
Impossible to say: You would need to know all of the people that have ever had heart failure and follow them until their death. As you can see this would be an impossibl... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Vogt Lowell
Specializes in Pediatric Cardiology
Get checked!: Even though it may be that the chest pain is musculo-skeletal in nature at 39-yrs of age and continuous stress the possibility of myocardial ischemia ... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Vogt Lowell
Specializes in Pediatric Cardiology
Depends: By definition a "benign" arrhythmia is an arrhythmia that does not pose a danger to the patient's health; so if a cardiologist diagnosed it as benign ... Read More
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Vogt Lowell
Specializes in Pediatric Cardiology
Several hours: The thinking nowadays is to try and correct the defect in the newborn period if possible or at least within the first 2-3 months. In the past tetralo... Read More
A 63-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Vogt Lowell
Specializes in Pediatric Cardiology
It is a stimulant: Wellbutrin (bupropion) is a form of amphetamine and therefore a stimulant. As a stimulant it may increase your blood pressure and heart rate (much in... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Vogt Lowell
Specializes in Pediatric Cardiology
Depends: Several factors have to do with longevity in hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (hcm). The ability (or lack thereof) to pump blood, the presence of heart rh... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Vogt Lowell
Specializes in Pediatric Cardiology
Yes: In fact some studies have shown that the numbers are higher in women than in men with high blood pressure.
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Vogt Lowell
Specializes in Pediatric Cardiology
Several reasons: It may be as simple as a very dry environment with irritation of the skin inside your nose (mucosa) or irritation due to minor trauma. Nevertheless t... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Vogt Lowell
Specializes in Pediatric Cardiology
See your doctor: It will all depend on what type of heart disease your husband has; he might be able to continue working if it is not severe or disabling.
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Vogt Lowell
Specializes in Pediatric Cardiology
Echocardiography: Looking directly at your child's heart with an echocardiogram is a safe, inexpensive and very reliable way of determining if your child has a single v... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Vogt Lowell
Specializes in Pediatric Cardiology
Yes: Some types of chromosomal defects and some syndromes (not necessarily related to chromosome abnormalities) may have higher incidences of specific hear... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Vogt Lowell
Specializes in Pediatric Cardiology
Several factors: One culprit is epidural anesthesia which as a side effect may relax the walls of the arterial walls and drop blood pressure. In addition, sudden bloo... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Vogt Lowell
Specializes in Pediatric Cardiology
Many things: Among the more common are shortness of breath, decreased exercise tolerance, prolonged low grade fever, unexplained weight loss, nausea, dizziness (li... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Vogt Lowell
Specializes in Pediatric Cardiology
Could be: Yawning is one way your body is able to increase the oxygen in the blood (when you yawn you take a deep strong breath). If you are having breathing p... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Vogt Lowell
Specializes in Pediatric Cardiology
You probably can't: Unfortunately, many times we don't learn by other people's mistakes and no matter how much you try to convince someone of something or how much eviden... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Vogt Lowell
Specializes in Pediatric Cardiology
Depends on severity: If the atrial septal defect is large enough that it is causing enlargement of the heart's rt side he needs to have it closed either with surgery or mo... Read More
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Vogt Lowell
Specializes in Pediatric Cardiology
Many: Important to know: the term "heart murmur" is not synonymous with heart defect. In children, because the chest wall is thin it is fairly easy to hear ... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Vogt Lowell
Specializes in Pediatric Cardiology
Not terribly specifi: A heart murmur is a sound that you hear with a stethoscope and may be absolutely normal or may be the result of very many different abnormalities of t... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Vogt Lowell
Specializes in Pediatric Cardiology
Real: Anesthetic agents are known to modify the electrical behavior of the heart and therefore may present a risk in a patient with an electrical abnormalit... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Vogt Lowell
Specializes in Pediatric Cardiology
No: Like with everything else, there are degrees of severity. If your CHF is mild or well controlled you can live for many more years and be productive. ... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Vogt Lowell
Specializes in Pediatric Cardiology
Several apply: The most common is orthostatic hypotension, although the phenomenon can be known as vaso-vagal pre-syncope or as neuro-cardiogenic symptoms. When sta... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Vogt Lowell
Specializes in Pediatric Cardiology
Its a narrowing: As we get older, our previously flexible and "soft" heart valves become stiffer and less flexible because, among other things, the deposition of calci... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Vogt Lowell
Specializes in Pediatric Cardiology
Musculoskeletal: In all likelihood you have an irritated inter-costal nerve or muscle and whenever you take a deep breath and the muscle stretches it hurts. Having sa... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Vogt Lowell
Specializes in Pediatric Cardiology
Walking to your MD: Joking aside, the bloating and the shortness of breath could be explained by being overweight but you should not ignore the chest pressure. You shoul... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Vogt Lowell
Specializes in Pediatric Cardiology
With low oxygen: One of the main causes of clubbing (where the tip of your fingers become bulbous appearing) is long standing low blood oxygen as a result of heart abn... Read More

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