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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Blue Cross of California

Medicare

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.

Specialties
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Cardiology

Languages spoken

Armenian, German, Hebrew, Persian, Russian

Doctor Q&A

112 Answers
264 Agrees
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Afshine Emrani
Cardiology 30 years experience
YesYes: Imagine you cut your hand and have an open wound. You would not put spicy food on it... Same with your stomach.
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Afshine Emrani
Cardiology 30 years experience
Exercise and diet: 1- weight resistance training with a good physical therapist. 2- see a nutritionist to assess calorie/ protein intake and need for supplements.
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Afshine Emrani
Cardiology 30 years experience
No snack!: Avoid eating or snacking late night! nothing two hours before you go to bed. Eat light and walk after food. Avoid caffeine and alcohol.
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Afshine Emrani
Cardiology 30 years experience
See GI: 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 61-year-old female asked:
Dr. Afshine Emrani
Cardiology 30 years experience
Yes: He needs to be bridged by his cardiologist off of warfarin and then back on. As for details of the surgery you have to discuss that with the surgeon.
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Afshine Emrani
Cardiology 30 years experience
Bone pain: At your young age, this is more likely to be from the bone or from asthma or from your stomach, more so than your heart. I still recommend you see yo... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Afshine Emrani
Cardiology 30 years experience
Cimmon: Very common in young women. It is prthostasis. Avoid coffee drink lots of water salt your feed and exercise your legs and if these don't help then... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Afshine Emrani
Cardiology 30 years experience
Yes: There are many reasons for getting dizzy, such as a drop in heart rate or blood pressure, hyperventilation, or even drop in blood sugar. But i recomm... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Afshine Emrani
Cardiology 30 years experience
Viral: May have an inner ear infection vertigo virus rest and drink lots of fluid if not better within 3 days or if worse see your doctor.
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A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Afshine Emrani
Cardiology 30 years experience
Yes: Rarely indigestion can lead to gas and palpitations but this has to be a diagnosis of exclusion.
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A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Afshine Emrani
Cardiology 30 years experience
Common: In my opinion bisphosphonates do very little to help with bone build up and at best maintain your bones and have tremendous side effects. If you qual... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Afshine Emrani
Cardiology 30 years experience
Gentle: Just must make sure you do gentle passive range of motion and that they may not feel pain so if you are too rough you may break something. Gentle is ... Read More
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A 57-year-old female asked:
Dr. Afshine Emrani
Cardiology 30 years experience
Yes: Yes there is probably a connection and yes see your doctor. Medications such as statins for cholesterol can cause this. But if you are not on medica... Read More
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A 54-year-old male asked:
Dr. Afshine Emrani
Cardiology 30 years experience
Yes : You can gain weight and increase your blood pressure with any of the antidepressants. Please consult your doctor.
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A male asked:
Dr. Afshine Emrani
Cardiology 30 years experience
Avoid blowing nose: This is common. Blowing nose can drop your heart rate and your blood pressure and cuase you to get dizzy. If you must, then sit down and drink a lot... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Afshine Emrani
Cardiology 30 years experience
Common: Unfortunately food allergies are quite common. If you develop many of them, i recommend you see an allergist to make sure you don't have an underlyin... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Afshine Emrani
Cardiology 30 years experience
No: See a urologist tomorrow. It might be something you ate such as beats or it might be a kidney stone but not an emergency.
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Afshine Emrani
Cardiology 30 years experience
No.: There are rare cases of recurrence but should not be this far out. However sometimes WPW is associated with other underlying heart disease (congenita... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Afshine Emrani
Cardiology 30 years experience
Ambulatory: Ambulatory blood pressure monitor. It is used when doctors are concerned about white coat syndrome or your blood pressure being high as a result of ... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Afshine Emrani
Cardiology 30 years experience
Many things: Ecg measures the rhythm of the heart. There are many reasons to have an ECG including evaluation of heart rhythm, palpitations, damage to the heart, ... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Afshine Emrani
Cardiology 30 years experience
6-8: Cups per day.
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Afshine Emrani
Cardiology 30 years experience
See your MD: This could have many etiologies. You could be pregnant or have an ovarian cyst or inflammation etc. You need to see your doctor.
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Afshine Emrani
Cardiology 30 years experience
Likely ansiety: Any symptoms that has lasted this long should be evaluated in person by your physician. Check thyroid, hormones, electrolytes, your iron specially if... Read More
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A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Afshine Emrani
Cardiology 30 years experience
Seizures: Rarely these maybe temporal seizures but given your symptoms you should see a neurologist soon.
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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Afshine Emrani
Cardiology 30 years experience
No: Most skipped heart beats are not dangerous. Avoiding caffeine and trigger foods such as alcohol can help. If you have svt- that is a sustained abnor... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Afshine Emrani
Cardiology 30 years experience
Cymbalta (duloxetine): Anti- anxiety or depressants particularly Cymbalta (duloxetine) can be helpful. Please consult with your doctor.
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Afshine Emrani
Cardiology 30 years experience
Peppermint: Try eating right and peppermint.
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Afshine Emrani
Cardiology 30 years experience
Yes: It is not normal but common. But not a worrisome sign.
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Afshine Emrani
Cardiology 30 years experience
Sugar: Post parandial hyperglycemia is still important and affects the hga1c. Some have high fasting, others have high post parandial, and some with both.
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A member asked:
Dr. Afshine Emrani
Cardiology 30 years experience
Warfarin : Warfarin does not cause a cold. If you are taking antibiotics, they can thin your blood further if on warfarin. Antibiotics accentuate the effect of ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Afshine Emrani
Cardiology 30 years experience
Check up: Check your hormones. Get full physical. Drink plenty of fluids. Avoid caffeine and alcohol. Have your inner ear evaluated.
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A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Afshine Emrani
Cardiology 30 years experience
Cardiologist: Avoid caffeine and alcohol and go in to get an ECG to make sure your heart is ok. Many benign conditions such as anxiety can cause palpitations that ... Read More
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A 57-year-old male asked:
Dr. Afshine Emrani
Cardiology 30 years experience
Fatigue: Anytime you treat blood pressure you can have fatigue and sexual side effects which are usually transiet. Lisinopril can cause a dry cough in about 2... 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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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Testimonials
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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.
HealthTap member
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!
HealthTap member
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.
HealthTap member
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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