Doctor Q&A for Dr. Edward Hoffer

A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Hoffer
52 years experience Cardiology
Possibly none: That depends on what is causing the enlargement. If you have an enlarged heart because of a weak heart muscle or prior heart attacks, you must be conc ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Hoffer
52 years experience Cardiology
Possibly: The inferior mesenteric artery brings blood to the lower bowel. If it is partially blocked, this can cause abdominal pain. If it blocks completely, ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Hoffer
52 years experience Cardiology
Risk: If an artery is 25-50% narrowed, you would generally not have any symptoms except under extreme exercise. However, the fact that it is partially block ... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Hoffer
52 years experience Cardiology
No!: The LAD is a major supplier of blood to the heart, and blockage can cause serious damage. We now believe that most heart attacks occur when a 'vulnera ... Read More
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A 49-year-old male asked:
Dr. Edward Hoffer
52 years experience Cardiology
Collaterals: If a coronary artery is suddenly blocked, a heart attack ensures. If the blockage builds up very slowly, there is time for new blood vessels to devel ... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edward Hoffer
52 years experience Cardiology
Really enlarged?: Hard to answer without more info. First, why do you think your heart is enlarged? If this was from a chest x-ray, it could simply have been taken at ... Read More
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edward Hoffer
52 years experience Cardiology
Probably normal: If you recorded a full range of activities, including sleep and vigorous exercise, this range of pulse may be quite normal!
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Edward Hoffer
52 years experience Cardiology
Acetominophen/narcot: If you are worried about bleeding, you should avoid Aspirin and all of the 'nsaids' - ie, aleve, (naproxen) motrin, etc. About the only otc pain relie ... Read More
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A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edward Hoffer
52 years experience Cardiology
Nasal products: If you have poorly controlled high bp, you are right to avoid decongestants containing Ephedrine or pseudoephedrine. You can safely use anti-histamine ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Hoffer
52 years experience Cardiology
No relation: Neutrophils are the white cells that fight bacterial infection, and the number go up wih an infection. If you have mvp and a chronic fever, one could ... Read More
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