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Dr. Lars Erickson

Pediatric Cardiology
Worcester, MA
37 years experience male

Locations

Office

Worcester, MA

Address

33 Oak Avenue, Worcester, MA
Directions

Insurances accepted

Aetna

Blue cross blue shield

Cigna

Medicaid

Other

United healthcare

About

Bio

Dr. Erickson has a special interest in ambulatory pediatric cardiology, the diagnosis and management of heart problems in children in the outpatient setting. He also has training in public health and has published research on the factors that predict the best results after heart surgery in children.

Specialties
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Pediatric Cardiology

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

34 Answers
11 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lars Erickson
Pediatrics 37 years experience
No.: Just the opposite; congential heart disease encompasses heart malformations that are present at birth.
A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lars Erickson
Pediatrics 37 years experience
No but..: Plavix (clopidogrel) should not cause any sort of heart arrhythmias. Most people occasionally feel a flutter in their heart, usually related to harmless irregular beats (atrial or premature ventricular beats) or stress/fatigue/anxiety symptoms. However, the ASD closure device could also cause irregular heart beats depending on its position. It would be a good idea to bring it up with your cardiologist.
A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lars Erickson
Pediatrics 37 years experience
Two options: Coarctation of the aorta is a narrowing of the main artery from the heart to the lower half of the body that can result in elevated blood pressure (hypertension). If it is severe enough to require treatment, there are two options that may be available: surgical repair or non-surgical repair using a balloon catheter through a blood vessel. Catheter repair is most often used in young people.

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Testimonials
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Erickson is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Erickson is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thank you for taking the time in answering my question. I am still working out and eating well. My latest BP is still averaging around 134/68 and my BPM is around 50. I am 56 years old and I broke my ...Read More
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Thanks so much! It seems to be higher when I drink coffee, but its lower later on.
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thank you doctor i really appreciate your valueable info.

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Duke University School of Medicine, NC
Graduated 1984MD

Affiliations

Yankee alliance
Beverly hospital
Childrens hospital boston
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