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Dr. Mark Stern

Cardiology
Great Neck, NY
47 years experience male

Locations

Cardiovascular Services at Great Neck

Great Neck, NY

Address

1010 Northern Blvd, Suite 110, Great Neck, NY
Directions

My office hours

Tuesday: 9:00am - 3:00pm
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Fax

516 321 7498

Insurances accepted

UnitedHealthcare

Group Health Incorporated (GHI)

United HealthCare Insurance Company

Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield

About

Bio

Born and Bred in Queens , NYC Went to MIT undergrad for 3 years and then left to go to Mount Sinai Medical School. In practice of cardiology for 34

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Cardiology

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A 28-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Stern
Cardiology 47 years experience
Common but....: Although it is common it still needs to be checked out by your doctor.
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A 28-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Stern
Cardiology 47 years experience
Ask your doctor: As many times as your doctor says that you do.
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Stern
Cardiology 47 years experience
They lower trigs: They lower triglycerides.
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A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Stern
Cardiology 47 years experience
Many: Diabetes, pre- diabetes, dysmetabolic syndrome, genetics, poor diet to name a few.
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Stern
Cardiology 47 years experience
It lowers it: Vasoconstriction increases the resistance to flow. This is called an afterload. It is like a pump having to pump water up a steep hill; it won't pump ... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Stern
Cardiology 47 years experience
No: No, infact it is often a necessary treatment in acute, decompensated chf.
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Stern
Cardiology 47 years experience
Diet exercise meds: Watch diet, exercise, take medicines as directed, and see your doctor regularly.
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A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Stern
Cardiology 47 years experience
No: No, after all if you sleep for 7 or 8 hours you're not eating for that length of time.
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Stern
Cardiology 47 years experience
A half an hour + -: 30 minutes give or take 15 minutes.
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Stern
Cardiology 47 years experience
Yes and no: It can relieve pericarditis pain, but not ischemic pain.
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Stern
Cardiology 47 years experience
It depends for what?: Start 50 to 100 mg every twelve hours , and titrate up , max 300 to 400 mg per day, depending on which arrhythmia is being treated. Ask the prescribin... Read More
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A 28-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Stern
Cardiology 47 years experience
Yes: Yes, my father in law had bypass surgery more than 20years ago and he is now 88 years old and still going strong.
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Stern
Cardiology 47 years experience
Ischemic disease: Heart disease, ischemic heart disease, coronary heart disease, atherosclerotic heart disease(ashd).
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Stern
Cardiology 47 years experience
Leg or arm swelling: Leg or arm swelling ( leg is more common because gravity pulls down the fluid to the lowest part of the body).
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A 23-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Stern
Cardiology 47 years experience
It's being disposed: If you think of cholesterol as garbage, then the HDL is in the garbage trucks, being carried away from the cells, therefore the more , the better.
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Stern
Cardiology 47 years experience
PCP: Start with a primary care physician (family practice, internal medicine, or pediatrician if under 18) they can then decide if you need follow up with... Read More
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A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Stern
Cardiology 47 years experience
With a special box: Each manufacturer of pacemakers makes their own device that communicates with it by radio waves and can get reports from it and can give it instructi... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Stern
Cardiology 47 years experience
The arteries: The doctor is gettig a road MAP of the inside of the arteries.
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Stern
Cardiology 47 years experience
Lying down for 6 h: If it is done via an artery in the groin (femoral artery) , then lying down at bed rest for 6 hours after is the safest thing to do.
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A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Stern
Cardiology 47 years experience
Not a good idea: I have never seen a sudy on this topic, but any electrical noise can make it think that the heart is going too fast, although it would have to be sust... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Stern
Cardiology 47 years experience
Passive congestion: High right sided pressures caused by the constiction cause blood pressue in the hepatic vein to be high, causing the liver to swell from passive conge... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Stern
Cardiology 47 years experience
Yes: The fact that someone has a bundle branch block on their EKG doe not preclude having surgery.
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A 16-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Stern
Cardiology 47 years experience
Heart Attack: Heart attack is the general term for a myocardial infarction.
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Stern
Cardiology 47 years experience
Yes: Yes they have metal casings and electronic insides.
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Stern
Cardiology 47 years experience
Prevents backflow: It prevents blood from going backwards from the left ventricle to the left atrium with each beat of the heart.
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Stern
Cardiology 47 years experience
Yes: Yes, they stay open longer than veins do.
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A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Stern
Cardiology 47 years experience
No: No, not unless the person with the pacemaker is actually struck by lightning.
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Stern
Cardiology 47 years experience
Yes: Yes it still gets blood from other sources.
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Stern
Cardiology 47 years experience
Exercise: Exercise can raise HDL cholesterol.
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Stern
Cardiology 47 years experience
Prevents backflow: It prevents blood from going backwards from the left ventricle into the left atrium with each heart beat.
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A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Stern
Cardiology 47 years experience
No: No, but since it is used to treat a symptom of a potentially fatal disease, the more you need it the higher the risk. It can interact with viagra, lev... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Stern
Cardiology 47 years experience
Dizziness: Dizziness or fainting , especially when getting up from a lying down position.
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Stern
Cardiology 47 years experience
Dizzy, fainting,: Slow heart rate can cause symptoms of dizziness, fatigue, and fainting.
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Stern
Cardiology 47 years experience
CHF: Congestive heart failure, shortness of breath.
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A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Stern
Cardiology 47 years experience
An AED is used in cp: CPR is cardiopulmonary resuscitation, including chest compressions , and an AED is a device used to shock the abnormal rhythm back to normal. Both are... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Stern
Cardiology 47 years experience
Indirectly: Gum disease is correlated with heart attacks and heart attacks can cause ischemic cardiomyopathy.
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Stern
Cardiology 47 years experience
Yes it is a type: Yes it's a specific type where 3 arteries are bypassed.
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Stern
Cardiology 47 years experience
Yes: Yes, if you are having the flutters at the time it is being done, then it will tell if the heart rhythm is normal or abnormal.
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Stern
Cardiology 47 years experience
By preventing CAD: Calcification is just a sign of coronary atery disease and it can be prevented by lowering risk factors such as smoking, high blood pressure, diabete... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Stern
Cardiology 47 years experience
Heart murmur or echo: Usually a heart murmur is heard on physical exam with a stethoscope. It is then confirmed on an echocardiogram.
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A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Stern
Cardiology 47 years experience
It depends: Usually yes but it depends on the original indication for the icd.
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A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Stern
Cardiology 47 years experience
Neither: It just has cholesterol which the body turns into LDL cholesterol.
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Stern
Cardiology 47 years experience
Low cholesterol diet: To slow down the atherosclerotic process, a low cholesterol, low sodium diet with fish instead of red meat and polyunsaturated instead of animal fats ... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Stern
Cardiology 47 years experience
Systolic: Systolic is always higher (unless the diastolic is augmented by an intra-aortic diastolic balloon pump).
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Stern
Cardiology 47 years experience
Dizziness , fainting: If it is low enough , it can cause dizziness , and fainting.
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Stern
Cardiology 47 years experience
Dye can cause nausea: The contrast (iodine dye) used can cause transient nausea, and in the rare event that you need emergency surgery , your stomach must be empty.
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Stern
Cardiology 47 years experience
No: No it is not normal, and it may not be heart pain. It may be chest wall (ribcage) pain or even pericardial pain or pulmonary embolism pain see your d... Read More
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A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Stern
Cardiology 47 years experience
Invasive cardiologis: Invasive or interventional cardiologists.
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Stern
Cardiology 47 years experience
No: Although anything is possible , i can't think of a way that those two things are related.
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A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Stern
Cardiology 47 years experience
No: No, the radiation has a short half life and is essentially completely out of the system in 24 to 36 hours.
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Sep 7, 2013
Very smart. Gives easy-to-understand answers. Very dedicated. Has helped so many. Highly recommend.
Mar 19, 2017
I enjoy reading Dr. Stern's answers. The knowledge is clear and the caring shines thru.
Provides insightful answers here on Healthtap and I've enjoyed interacting with him.
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Thank you Dr.Stern, your kind advice has been most appreciated. This condition, tho not serious, has troubled me for awhile now. But you have given me some options I wasn't aware of. I'm so glad this ...Read More
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This was very helpful. Thanks! I was worried if I stopped cialis the BPH might return. I started symptoms again, frequency during night, but after 5 days on cialis, back to normal
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thank you so much.now do you let me a few cup if whiskey in a week.i love it but i a fraid about it.i dont use drugs.i smoke 15 piecesinaday

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Mount Sinai School of Medicine, NY
Graduated 1975MD

Residency

LONG ISLAND JEWISH MEDICAL CENTER

Awards

FACC, FACP
Top Cardiologist , First Place, East Long Island, NY - Winter
2013
Top Cardiologist , Third Place, East Long Island Region - Summer
2014

Affiliations

North Shore University Hospital
Saint Francis Hospital
Hofstra Medical School
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