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Dr. Budi Bahureksa

Cardiology
Tucson, AZ
32 years experience male

Locations

Office

Tucson, AZ

Address

7620 N. La Cholla Boulevard, Tucson, AZ, US
Directions

My office hours

Tuesday: 9:00am - 4:00pm
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Fax

(520) 618-5611

Insurances accepted

Blue Cross Blue Shield Of Arizona

About

Bio

Dr. Budi Bahureksa is a board certified cardiologist at the Arizona Heart and Vascular Institute -- he graduated from Kansas City university of Medicine and Biosciences in 1990. he is a Fellow of the American College of Cardiology, Fellow of the American College of Osteopathic Internist, member of American Medical Association, American Osteopathic Association, American Heart Association, American College of Phlebology - he has interests is in all aspects of cardiovascular medicine and vein condition - he advocates strongly patient education and preventative medicine -

Specialties
Doctors may have more than one area of specialty interest. Board certification in a specialty area means the doctor has completed formal training and has practice experience in that specialty, and has passed the certification examination from the corresponding accredited medical specialty board.

Cardiology

Internal Medicine

Phlebology

Licenses

United States: Arizona

Languages spoken

Indonesian

Doctor Q&A

706 Answers
172 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Budi Bahureksa
Cardiology 32 years experience
No: Unless you had GI bleeding and anemia or low blood count -- please check with your doctor.
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A 59-year-old male asked:
Dr. Budi Bahureksa
Cardiology 32 years experience
Normal: Probably normal for you -- taller person has larger aorta but it's still in the normal range.
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Budi Bahureksa
Cardiology 32 years experience
Stop smoking: And absolutely no alcohol or other abusive drugs -- and go see your obgyn and check up as instructed.
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Budi Bahureksa
Cardiology 32 years experience
Not really: As long as you are feeling ok -- and make sure that you eat well.
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A member asked:
Dr. Budi Bahureksa
Cardiology 32 years experience
Repeat echo : Repeat echo in a year or two if you were concerned.
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Budi Bahureksa
Cardiology 32 years experience
No: These two are probably not related --.
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Budi Bahureksa
Cardiology 32 years experience
Sure: Pros -- you last longer and cons -- you can be dizzy or have blackouts -- now this is relating to natural low BP without meds.
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A 53-year-old male asked:
Dr. Budi Bahureksa
Cardiology 32 years experience
Good stuff: It's not a diuretic or water pill but a very good hydration and thirst quencher.
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Budi Bahureksa
Cardiology 32 years experience
Atypical: You need to exercise -- and talk with your doctor, he might want to get a cxr.
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A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Budi Bahureksa
Cardiology 32 years experience
Vasculitis: Vascular involvement -- it might effect clotting and bleeding issues, and risks of heart attack and stroke if you had them.
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A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Budi Bahureksa
Cardiology 32 years experience
Yes: Gerd would cause chest pain but not the shortness of breath -- you should see your doctor and get a good checkup.
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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Budi Bahureksa
Cardiology 32 years experience
Low BP: You probably have a low BP -- and that can be caused by dehydration, malnutrition, drug abuse and other sickness -- please see your doctor for help!
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Budi Bahureksa
Cardiology 32 years experience
Stress test: You need to have a treadmill stress test with a cardiologist.
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A 54-year-old male asked:
Dr. Budi Bahureksa
Cardiology 32 years experience
Abnormal: Your test is abnormal and you need to talk with your doctor
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A 74-year-old male asked:
Dr. Budi Bahureksa
Cardiology 32 years experience
Volume: the sodium level is a paradoxic gauge for your volume status. When the sodium level is up such as in your case, it means that your volume or fluid st... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Budi Bahureksa
Cardiology 32 years experience
Yes: Yes -- no more than 2000 mg a day
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Budi Bahureksa
Cardiology 32 years experience
Drug of choice: perhaps Diltiazem is not the drug of choice -- what is going on with you? have you discussed this with your doctor or the cardiologist?
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A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Budi Bahureksa
Cardiology 32 years experience
None: none -- but your body may develop tolerance
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A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Budi Bahureksa
Cardiology 32 years experience
Tachycardia: some of those numbers don't make sense -- but you probably have sinus tachycardia. Please discuss with your doctor some more
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Budi Bahureksa
Cardiology 32 years experience
No but --: Probably a bit high for your age --
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A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Budi Bahureksa
Cardiology 32 years experience
Don't do it: you need to check with your family doctor -- and get your hormones tested before you do anything else
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A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Budi Bahureksa
Cardiology 32 years experience
Beta blockers: you can try Atenolol or Metoprolol -- please discuss with your doctor about this meds
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Budi Bahureksa
Cardiology 32 years experience
Yes: As long as you discussed this with your doctor and your family
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A 60-year-old female asked:
Dr. Budi Bahureksa
Cardiology 32 years experience
Not necessarily : She is being treated for hyperactive thyroid -- so she will continue to have some metabolic changes -- and it is paramount that she had a regular foll... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Budi Bahureksa
Cardiology 32 years experience
No: this is not uncommon -- and your evaluation showed no acute cardiovascular disease.
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Budi Bahureksa
Cardiology 32 years experience
No: Very unlikely in the presence of normal valve structure and function
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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Budi Bahureksa
Cardiology 32 years experience
No problem: are you overweight? if you exercise and keep your weight under control, you will be just fine -
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Budi Bahureksa
Cardiology 32 years experience
Gastro/esophagitis: that copper taste you described probably meant you had upper GI bleeding. you need to see a GI specialist ASAP -- in the mean time you could also tak... Read More
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A 47-year-old male asked:
Dr. Budi Bahureksa
Cardiology 32 years experience
Not necessarily: but it certainly means that you need to see the urologist and discuss this ultrasound result with the doctor
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Budi Bahureksa
Cardiology 32 years experience
Yes --: something a miss -- do you consume moderate or large amount of caffeine or energy drinks or alcohol? do you take testosterone or other meds? ADHD? pan... Read More
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A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Budi Bahureksa
Cardiology 32 years experience
Try this approach --: look to others and see what you can do to help -- and as you help others, you will help yourself even more.
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Budi Bahureksa
Cardiology 32 years experience
Supplements: it is not meant to treat a primary or essential hypertension if that's what you have --
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Budi Bahureksa
Cardiology 32 years experience
Skip beats : Commonly, this sensation is caused by skip beats or premature ventricular contractions -- and in the normal heart, the skip beats is completely benign... Read More
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Budi Bahureksa
Cardiology 32 years experience
No: Fatty liver does not usually cause enlargement -- if your liver is enlarged you need to be evaluated for other cause such as subacute alcoholic hepati... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Budi Bahureksa
Cardiology 32 years experience
Palpitation: You may have palpitation or brief irregular heart beats. Palpitation in a normal heart is benign and can be caused by diet or stress -- but it recurs... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Budi Bahureksa
Cardiology 32 years experience
Dehydration: Drink some water before sleep if your can -- or sport drinks.
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Budi Bahureksa
Cardiology 32 years experience
Depends --: I would suggest 140/80 with average daily activity.
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Budi Bahureksa
Cardiology 32 years experience
Neither --: They are both as good or as bad -- they are acting locally in the bowel to bind the fat and cholesterol and theoretically reduce the absorption of fat... Read More
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A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. Budi Bahureksa
Cardiology 32 years experience
Medication: Talk with your doctor -- there are medications to slow the progression in the mean time you can take vit d and calcium supplements and do more walking... Read More
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A 20-year-old member asked:
Dr. Budi Bahureksa
Cardiology 32 years experience
Stop trying --: Your body is telling you not to lose anymore -- instead build a healthy exercise program -- you are still growing friend -- and cutting the calories y... Read More
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A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Budi Bahureksa
Cardiology 32 years experience
Ok: Yes and increase your vegetables and fruits.
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Budi Bahureksa
Cardiology 32 years experience
Arrhythmia: You need to see your doctor asap because you have an arrhythmia or an abnormal cardiac rhythm and your doctor must evaluate the cause and determine th... Read More
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A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Budi Bahureksa
Cardiology 32 years experience
Skip beats: Pac and PVC are premature beats, and in the presence of normal heart, it is nonspecific and does not signify a risk or prognosis.
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Budi Bahureksa
Cardiology 32 years experience
Talk with your dr: Perhaps you can discuss it with your doctor and make some financial arrangements -- and get the pacemaker.
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Budi Bahureksa
Cardiology 32 years experience
Stop: Please don't do it -- fainting means oxygen deprivation to the brain -- and accident can happen such as stroke!
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A male asked:
Dr. Budi Bahureksa
Cardiology 32 years experience
No: There are safer antacid preparations you can take.
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Budi Bahureksa
Cardiology 32 years experience
Ignore: Regular aerobic exercise can help to replace bad habits or addiction like bulimia.
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Budi Bahureksa
Cardiology 32 years experience
Discussion: Discuss and ask questions -- and if you still want to see a cardiologist then it is your right and your family doctor will give you the referral to th... Read More
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A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Budi Bahureksa
Cardiology 32 years experience
Noncardiac: Sounds like a musculoskeletal strain but go see your doctor and get checked up to be sure.
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Budi Bahureksa
Cardiology 32 years experience
Orthostasis: Is that all meds you are taking? What is your average blood pressure? Also consider dehydration and anemia -- the reaction is called orthostasis and i... Read More
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Testimonials
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Mar 27, 2015
Great doctor. Consistently gives thoughtful, insightful and expert advice.
Sep 16, 2013
Thanks for your contribution at Health Tap
Nov 13, 2012
HealthTap member
Thank you doctor. She is allergic to Penicillin. She is a 2nd grade teacher so she is pretty familiar with the pink eye symptoms. Given it is a holiday and doctor appointments are hard to come by toda...Read More
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This was very helpful. Thanks! Thank you Dr. Budi, yes Dr. saw and was very puzzled. Gave me 10 days antibiotics, I reported no change, and Dr. sent me to chest xrays. No resultsyet
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This was very helpful. Thanks! My electrocardiologist said to limit my workouts to walks for about 7 14 days. I am a bit worried that I will trigger a-fib if I start in too soon.

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences College of Osteopathic Medicine, MO
Graduated 1990MD

Residency

Pontiac Osteopathic Hospital

Residency

HENRY FORD HOSPITAL

Awards

Top Doctor, Second Place, Tucson, AZ - Winter
2013
Most Influential, Second Place, Tucson, AZ - Winter
2013
Thought Leader, Second Place, Tucson, AZ - Winter
2013

Affiliations

Joyce Meyer Ministries, Hand of Hope, Global Medical Missions
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