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Dr. Jerry Routh

Internal Medicine
Henderson, NV
47 years experience

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Henderson, NV

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2865 Siena Heights Drive, Suite 331-A, Henderson, NV
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Doctor Routh has been a cardiologist in Las Vegas, Nevada for 31 years. He is one of the founding partners of Cardiovascular Consultants of Nevada. He received degrees from Stanford, Tulane, UCLA Center for the Health Sciences, and the University of Colorado. He currently specializes in outpatient cardiovascular evaluations including echocardiography, nuclear stress testing, and coronary CT angiography.

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Internal Medicine

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English

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A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jerry Routh
Internal Medicine 47 years experience
Trigger Foods: Svt or supraventricular tachycardia is a rapid heart rhythm. Some foods such as caffeine and chocolate can aggravate the dysrhythmia. Allergies to c... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jerry Routh
Internal Medicine 47 years experience
Aorta Dilitation: Marfan's syndrome is a congenital abnormality which can lead to an abnormality in the lining of the aorta or problems with heart valves. The most com... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jerry Routh
Internal Medicine 47 years experience
Artery Stiffness: The diastolic blood pressure or the "bottom number" when the blood pressure is taken is when the pressure at which the heart beat is no longer heard b... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jerry Routh
Internal Medicine 47 years experience
Aware of Heart Beat: Heart flutter is an awareness of your heart beat. It may be related to a rapid heart beat, or extra beats and is often referred to as palpitations. ... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jerry Routh
Internal Medicine 47 years experience
Beta-Blocker: Bystolic is the brand name of the drug nebivolol a newer beta blocker used to treat hypertension. The way it lowers blood pressure is not definitivel... Read More
A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jerry Routh
Internal Medicine 47 years experience
Drugs for Heart Test: Chemical stress tests are used to diagnose heart artery blockage in people who cannot treadmill exercise. Persantine is injected IV and dilates normal... Read More
A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jerry Routh
Internal Medicine 47 years experience
Dx Pulmonary Embolus: A ventillation perfusion lung scan is a nuclear test used to diagnose a blood clot to the lung or pulmonary embolus. Medication is injected into your... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jerry Routh
Internal Medicine 47 years experience
Maybe: Aortic stenosis is a narrowing of the aortic valve which lets the blood flow out of the heart to the rest of the body. If the valve is severely narrow... Read More
A 28-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jerry Routh
Internal Medicine 47 years experience
Ultrasound: An echocardiorgam is a test used to visualize the heart pump functoin and valves in a non-invasive fashion. Gel is placed on your chest allowing con... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jerry Routh
Internal Medicine 47 years experience
Increase activity: The cardiac rehabilitation nurse helps you safely increase activity level following myocardial infarctions, or cardiac surgery. They follow you in a ... Read More
A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jerry Routh
Internal Medicine 47 years experience
Tricuspid: The aortic valve is in the heart separating the left ventricle and the aorta. It is usually a tricuspid (three leaftlet) valve that opens as the hear... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jerry Routh
Internal Medicine 47 years experience
Sometimes: Palpitations or the awareness of your heart beat is very common. It may be due to extra beats of the heart from stress, or med/diet issues. Others i... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jerry Routh
Internal Medicine 47 years experience
Yes: Mitral prolapse is a "normal" abnormality of the mitral valve seen in approximately 10% of the population. It usually does not cause any major heart... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jerry Routh
Internal Medicine 47 years experience
Diet and Statins: Calcified plaque in the arteries indicates atherosclerosis. Risk of progression of the plaque is reduced by weight loss, exercise, smoking cessation,... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jerry Routh
Internal Medicine 47 years experience
Abnormal EKG: An EKG or electrocardiogram is a test that looks at the electical impulses generated by your heart. Age and body build impact the ekg. The tracing su... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jerry Routh
Internal Medicine 47 years experience
No: Thickening of the heart muscle or hypertrophy may be caused by hypertension but other causes such as a genetic disorder with congenital hypertrophic m... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jerry Routh
Internal Medicine 47 years experience
HDL is Good: Hdl or high density lipoprotein and LDL or low density lipoprotein are particles that are important in cholesterol metabolism. Hdl is the "good" part... Read More
A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jerry Routh
Internal Medicine 47 years experience
No: Ablation is a procedure where a catheter is inserted through the vein and an area of the heart receives rf waves destroying the tissue causing/allowin... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jerry Routh
Internal Medicine 47 years experience
RF Ablation: Atrial fibrillation is a rapid irregularly irregular heart rhythm. Therapy is aimed at controlling the heart rate and giving anticoagulants to preven... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jerry Routh
Internal Medicine 47 years experience
Electrical Impulses : The heart is a muscle that will contract or beat when an electrical impulse is sent to it by the controlling sinus or av node located within the heart... Read More
A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jerry Routh
Internal Medicine 47 years experience
Stroke or Bleeding: A cardiac catheterization is when a tube is inserted into the artery of the arm or leg and advanced to the heart to inject iodinated dye into the coro... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jerry Routh
Internal Medicine 47 years experience
Medicine or CVX: Atrial fibrillation is an irregularly irregular rhythm of the heart. The biggest risk is due to embolic stroke from stagnation of the blood in the at... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jerry Routh
Internal Medicine 47 years experience
Low blood pressure: Cardiac output is related to the heart rate, and volume of blood the heart can pump with each heart beat. A low cardiac output occurs when the pump f... Read More
A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jerry Routh
Internal Medicine 47 years experience
Heart Muscle: The coronary arteries arise from the aorta and course over the surface of the heart. They supply blood to the heart muscle with nutrients and termina... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jerry Routh
Internal Medicine 47 years experience
Stenting: A dissection during an angiogram may occur when the catheter tip tears a small hole in the artery. This allows blood to enter into the artery wall an... Read More
A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jerry Routh
Internal Medicine 47 years experience
Medication: Coronary ischemia is due to an inadequate blood supply to the heart usually due to coronary artery blockage. Prevention by controlling risk factors r... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jerry Routh
Internal Medicine 47 years experience
Heart Damage: A "q wave" is seen on an electrocardiogram (ekg) several of which are recorded during a stress test. Q waves may be very small and not carry much sig... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jerry Routh
Internal Medicine 47 years experience
Yes: A defibrillator is a pacemaker device that also is able to deliver an electric shock to the heart for life threatening rhythm disturbances. It is con... Read More
A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jerry Routh
Internal Medicine 47 years experience
Blood Pressure: Blood pressure is related to the ability of the heart to pump blood and to the stiffness of the arteries. The systolic blood pressure or "top number"... Read More
A 23-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jerry Routh
Internal Medicine 47 years experience
Devices for rhythm: Pacemakers are medical devices implanted under the skin and connected to leads inserted through veins into the chambers of the heart. By sending out ... Read More
A 28-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jerry Routh
Internal Medicine 47 years experience
Maybe: Coronary heart disease occurs when the arteries that feed the heart muscle are clogged with atherosclerotic plaque. A proper diet, control of blood p... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jerry Routh
Internal Medicine 47 years experience
Blocked Heart Artery: Provocable ischemia occurs when a heart artery is blocked and exercise creates a condition where the heart muscle needs more blood than the artery can... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jerry Routh
Internal Medicine 47 years experience
Look at heart artery: A cardiac catheterization is usually an outpatient procedure wher a small hollow tube is placed under local anesthesia into the artery of the arm or l... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jerry Routh
Internal Medicine 47 years experience
BP Rhythm control: The medication you are taking are used for distinctly different reasons. Premarin (conjugated estrogens) an estrogen is used for post-menopausal symp... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jerry Routh
Internal Medicine 47 years experience
BP Medicine: An ACE inhibitor or angiotensin converting enzyme inhibitor is a category of medicine used to treat high blood pressure. It blocks the conversion of ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jerry Routh
Internal Medicine 47 years experience
Blocks adrenalin: Metoprolol is a beta-blocker which blocks beta receptors in the heart and body. It is useful in blocking the effect of Adrenalin on the heart making ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jerry Routh
Internal Medicine 47 years experience
AICD Surgery: Aicd or automatic implantable cardioverter defibrillator surgery is done under deep sedation anesthesia. Chest veins are entered and two or three lea... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jerry Routh
Internal Medicine 47 years experience
Maybe: Pvcs or premature ventricular contractions are extra beats of the heart that may occur for many reasons. Stressful situations with Adrenalin release ... Read More
A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jerry Routh
Internal Medicine 47 years experience
Atherogenic: Triglycerides like cholesterol are a fatty substance in the blood which if abnormally elevated lead arterial atherosclerosis. The levels of triglyce... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jerry Routh
Internal Medicine 47 years experience
Flip Flops : An arrythmia or iabnormal heart beat may be of several types. A tachycardia or rapid rhythm feels like a racing heart but not brought on by exercise.... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jerry Routh
Internal Medicine 47 years experience
No: Heart "vibrations" or palpitations are due to many different heart dysrhythmias. They occur whith extra heart beats called premature atrial or ventri... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jerry Routh
Internal Medicine 47 years experience
Exciting Dream State: Rem or rapid eye movement sleep is when most dreaming occurs. It is a lighter sleep allowing you to be more aware of your body sensations and your dr... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jerry Routh
Internal Medicine 47 years experience
No: It is extremely rare for a teenager to have a blockage in a coronary artery. Atheroscleosclerosis is the process that usually causes blockage in arte... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jerry Routh
Internal Medicine 47 years experience
Different Actions: Anticoagulants are medicines which keep the blood from clotting by action on factors in the blood which are needed to stop bleeding. Oral examples wou... Read More

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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Routh is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Routh is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thanks for your quick reply! Recrmtlyi am awalened from dreams with heart palpitations. I am diabetic with genetic irregular heartbeat. Also have high blood pressure
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Your answer was very helpful! Thanks :) I was just told I have this so I'm really nervous. not sure what to do
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This was very helpful. Thanks! I already have one. But it was difficult with delivery

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Tulane University School of Medicine, LA
Graduated 1975MD

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