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Dr. Afshine Emrani

Cardiology
Tarzana, CA
30 years experience male

Locations

Office

Tarzana, CA

Address

18370 Burbank Blvd, #401, Tarzana, CA
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My office hours

Thursday: 8:30am - 5:30pm
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Insurances accepted

Allina Health

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About

Bio

<strong><code>http://www.laheartspecialists.com/ </code></strong> <strong> </strong> <strong>Dr. Afshine Emrani, MD, FACC </strong>of Los Angeles Heart Specialists has been well recognized amongst his peers as a leading clinical cardiologist who specializes in the field of prevention. He has practiced in the Los Angeles area for the past fifteen years and has been recognized as a teacher and mentor to students as well as <em>Assistant Clinical Professor, U.C.L.A. at the </em><em>David Geffen School of Medicine. L A Heart Specialists </em>enables you to make health and lifestyle decisions that will support your long-term wellness. Through preventive care and early diagnosis, we can help you address any undetected health issues—and give you the peace of mind that can only come with a thorough picture of your health.<strong> Our services include:</strong> <li>Genetic lipid profile analysis</li><li>H. Pylori breath test for stomach ulcer</li><li>Stress echocardiography treadmill test</li><li>Stress cardiopulmonary fitness assessment with VO2 max</li><li>DEXA axial bone densitometry</li><li>Bioelectrical impedance analysis of body fat composition</li><li>Nutrition counseling</li><li>Immunizations and vaccinations</li><li>Complete laboratory blood and urine examination</li><li>24-hour Holter monitor of the heart</li><li>Pulmonary function test – with loop testing</li><li>Venous study of the lower extremities for varicose veins</li> About Us At Los Angeles Heart Specialists, you will learn more about your health in one visit than you ever thought possible. Our comprehensive health evaluation enables you to make health and lifestyle decisions that will support your long-term wellness. Through preventive care and early diagnosis, we can help you address any undetected health issues—and give you the peace of mind that can only come with a thorough picture of your health. Your introductory visit will require the most in-depth health exam, to establish your complete health status and individual profile. Subsequent visits with us will include only those tests appropriate to your personal medical history—to ensure your optimal long-term health and well-being.

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Cardiology

Languages spoken

Armenian, German, Hebrew, Persian, Russian

Doctor Q&A

112 Answers
264 Agrees
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A female asked:
Dr. Afshine Emrani
Cardiology 30 years experience
Generally : Generally fishoils at high doses of 2000-4000 mg per day can lower your triglycerides, but do not really decrease your bad cholesterol nor increase yo... Read More
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A 54-year-old male asked:
Dr. Afshine Emrani
Cardiology 30 years experience
Yes!: Angina type pain comes when the muscle of the heart gets stretched or the heart perceives it is not getting enough oxygen. Even high blood pressure w... Read More
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A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Afshine Emrani
Cardiology 30 years experience
Common: Not sure what you are asking but many people are very sensitive to heat and noise but unless extreme, they don't cause heart problems.
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Afshine Emrani
Cardiology 30 years experience
See urologist: You may have a blockage or abnormal formation of the ureters.
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Afshine Emrani
Cardiology 30 years experience
GYN: Seee your gynecologist and get full evaluation of infection, ultrasound and hormone check.
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Afshine Emrani
Cardiology 30 years experience
Can be: This is not an extreme response. You may simply need to increase your fluid and salt intake particularly during your periods.
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Afshine Emrani
Cardiology 30 years experience
Likely: You may have inflammtion of the bone from a recent injury, trauma, or viral upper respiratory infection. Your dr. Is likely correct.
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A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Afshine Emrani
Cardiology 30 years experience
Exercise: Excercise and lower salt intake and if that does not help then consult your doctor.
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A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Afshine Emrani
Cardiology 30 years experience
Until fixed: More than 60 million americans experience acid reflux at least once a month. Acid reflux disease, also known as gastroesophageal reflux disease (gerd)... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Afshine Emrani
Cardiology 30 years experience
Yes and no: This is likely not all correct. However if you eat alot of carbs and go straight to be without walking or burning it off, then yes it could significa... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Afshine Emrani
Cardiology 30 years experience
??? : Heart does not feel hungry but your stomach can. I recommend you get a check up and thyroid and hormone check.
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Afshine Emrani
Cardiology 30 years experience
Magnesium: I find that replacing magnesium and potassium can treat cramps. Soda water helps too. Avoid salt if you have high blood pressure. A half of banana ... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Afshine Emrani
Cardiology 30 years experience
Anxiety?: Heaviness in feet along with heaviness in chest and dizziness at young age is likely anxiety. Please get a physical to make sure your heart and blood... Read More
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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Afshine Emrani
Cardiology 30 years experience
Inner ear: Please have your ears checked particularly if you have vertigo- room spinning.
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Afshine Emrani
Cardiology 30 years experience
YesYes: You may be suffering from hypoglycemia and it ius best to learn to check your sugar at si h a time. You should eat frequently andy smaller meals. Al... Read More
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A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Afshine Emrani
Cardiology 30 years experience
Yes: Inderal (propranolol) is a beta-blocker. It keeps the heart rate slow so that when you are excercizing your heart rate may not go up adequately on th... Read More
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A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Afshine Emrani
Cardiology 30 years experience
Weeks: It is a very rare side effect and depending on how long you took the medication it can take about 6 weeks to go away. If not, then check with a neuro... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Afshine Emrani
Cardiology 30 years experience
See doctor: This could be anything from anxiety to lack of iron to hormonal imbalance. You should get a full physical with blood checking anemia and thyroid. Al... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Afshine Emrani
Cardiology 30 years experience
Habits: 1- minimize caffeine 2- minimize stress as directed 3- full night sleep- raise head of bed 4- avoid nsaids (motrin advil) 5- multiple sma... Read More
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A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Afshine Emrani
Cardiology 30 years experience
Barrett's: Rarely cancer or barrett's- more than 60 million americans experience acid reflux at least once a month. Acid reflux disease, also known as gastroesop... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Afshine Emrani
Cardiology 30 years experience
Hypoglycemia: It is possible that you get a rush of Insulin after you eat cars which leads to a drop in your sugar. It is best to eat complex carbs not plain sugar... Read More
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A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Afshine Emrani
Cardiology 30 years experience
Dont worry: The at-risk group includes people with 1- low levels of potassium 2- low magnesium, 3- a slower-than-normal heart rate, 4- or people who take c... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Afshine Emrani
Cardiology 30 years experience
Anxiety: If all your tests were normal, at your age, this is most likely anxiety. You can take magnesium about 200 mg per day which can help and avoid caffein... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Afshine Emrani
Cardiology 30 years experience
No.: Palpitations or feeling your heart beat is quite common. The fact that you are young is good. Most common causes include anxiety or caffeine intake.... Read More
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A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Afshine Emrani
Cardiology 30 years experience
Take it: Adjusting a thyroid medicine is both an art and science. You need to be "euthryroid" meaning normal tsh, t3, (liothyronine) T4 and must feel well as ... Read More
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A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Afshine Emrani
Cardiology 30 years experience
Idiopathic: Check for chagas. Most often no etiology is found. There is hope for recover if transient myocarditis. You must take medications which inculde Core... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Afshine Emrani
Cardiology 30 years experience
Many causes: Shorness of breath can come from asthma, anxiety, indigestion as well as cardiac reasons. Your vitals are good but see your doctor and find out why y... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Afshine Emrani
Cardiology 30 years experience
Weeks: If it affects the heart- it would take weeks to years.
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A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Afshine Emrani
Cardiology 30 years experience
Nothing: It is hormonal. The valve that stops the food from coming back up is highly affected by hormones and can act up during menses. Be extra careful with... Read More
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A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Afshine Emrani
Cardiology 30 years experience
Yes: You need to lower that number- the top no more than 120 and the bottom no more than 30. Look up dash diet- you need to minimize your salt intake, exe... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Afshine Emrani
Cardiology 30 years experience
Yes: See a GI and get checked for malabsorption or bacterial overgrowth which can lead to electrolyte disturbances such as low magnesium/ potassium or B12 ... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Afshine Emrani
Cardiology 30 years experience
Sweating: This is very specific question! during the summer you tend to get dehydrated and a b-blocker can prevent you from sweating but also it can prevent yo... Read More
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A 46-year-old male asked:
Dr. Afshine Emrani
Cardiology 30 years experience
Yes: Many medications affect lipid profile such as diuretics. Also they can affect the bilirubin. Ask your doctor to review your meds.
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A female asked:
Dr. Afshine Emrani
Cardiology 30 years experience
Yes: Meniere is common and can cause your symptoms however i suggest you start with a good internist that can rule out other cardiac hormonal blood issues ... Read More
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A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Afshine Emrani
Cardiology 30 years experience
Yes: But only for a short time (for hours) and should drink water or have some salty food afterward.
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Afshine Emrani
Cardiology 30 years experience
Yes: It takes a couple of days for it to be completely out of your system. Not sure why you started and are stopping it. When you stop it you might get a... Read More
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A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Afshine Emrani
Cardiology 30 years experience
No: Typically not related. The DVT has to do with a hypercoagulable state into which you were born. The venous angioma is another condition your were bo... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Afshine Emrani
Cardiology 30 years experience
Pleaurisy: Usually it is from a virus or inflammation of the lungs. Typically self terminates withing a couple of weeks.
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A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Afshine Emrani
Cardiology 30 years experience
Yes: You should get a GI study and make sure it did not failed.
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A male asked:
Dr. Afshine Emrani
Cardiology 30 years experience
Yes: Medication is just one part of taking care of anxiety. Cymbalta (duloxetine) around 60 mg will work well, but has to be approved by your doctor and t... Read More
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A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Afshine Emrani
Cardiology 30 years experience
See md: Palpitations and chest pain with exercise and relieved by rest must be evaluated by a doctor to make sure there is no organic underlying heart disease... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Afshine Emrani
Cardiology 30 years experience
Yes : Diverticulitis is infection and inflammation of the lower left colon and if severe can cause fatigue pain and even dizziness. Please consult your do... Read More
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A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Afshine Emrani
Cardiology 30 years experience
Anxiety: It is quite possible that it is from anxiety. If you have had a pulmonary evaluation from your lung doctor and a full check up by cardiologist and yo... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Afshine Emrani
Cardiology 30 years experience
Allergies?: Anxiety can cause some of these symptoms. But if there is true swelling in the face and neck, you many have allergies or intolerace. Also get checke... Read More
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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Afshine Emrani
Cardiology 30 years experience
Orthostatic: This is common. Check your blood pressure sitting and standing. Add salt to your food. Exercise your legs. Stop coffee and alcohol. Don't take se... Read More
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Afshine Emrani
Cardiology 30 years experience
Yes: Your blood pressure should be 120/80. If you have any other condition such as diabetes, perhaps even less. You should exercise, lose weight if overwe... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Afshine Emrani
Cardiology 30 years experience
Yes and no: Being dizzy is not normal, but stop this! very dangerous.https://www.facebook.com/#!/photo.php?fbid=10152640247980276&set=a.10151127006135276.779311.... Read More
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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Afshine Emrani
Cardiology 30 years experience
Low salt: Grape fruit has been touted by some to reduce blood pressure. Magnesium can relax the arteries and reduce blood pressure. But most imporant is dash ... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Afshine Emrani
Cardiology 30 years experience
Yes: Generally high HDL is considered protective. But is is important to know the subparticles: http://www.Laheartspecialists.Com/services/advanced-cho... Read More
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A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Afshine Emrani
Cardiology 30 years experience
Must trust your md: This is the kind of question that can really be answered in person with full knowledge of patient and clinical exam. You must trust your doctor in th... Read More
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Testimonials
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Thank you notes
Dr. Afshin Rahimi
Dec 2, 2012
I often request pre-op clearance for my surgical patients. Dr. Emrani and LA Heart are simply amazing. The pre-op and labs are performed and faxed over within one to two days! Highly recommend.
Dr. Shira Miller
Dec 2, 2012
I endorse this doctor. Dr. Emrani truly cares for his patients. He goes out of his way to find new ways to optimize his patients' health.
Apr 10, 2015
Great doctor. Consistently gives thoughtful, insightful and expert advice.
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Thank you, your answer or tip was very helpful! Thanks for the info! I have decreased both the number of times I blow my nose and the intensity of the blowing. It really helped so thanks!
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Thank you, your answer or tip was very helpful! Thanks, I was worried it would get worst and I wouldn't be able to give my baby the attention she needs, this really helped.
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Thank you,just tried my luck here im here at middle east medicals are quite expensive here and second opinion is really out of budget for me

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

UC San Diego School of Medicine, CA
Graduated 1993MD

Awards

Superdoctors
Intern of the Year- VA Wadsworth- UCLA 1994
Fellow Teacher of the Year- Kaiser Foundation- USC 1999

Affiliations

Assistant Clinical Professor, U.C.L.A. David Geffen School of Medicine
Fellow American College of Cardiology
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