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Dr. Robert Casanas

Cardiology
Saint George, GA

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Cardiology

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United States: Florida

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English

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A member asked:
Dr. Robert Casanas
Specializes in Cardiology
Further work up need: The most important thing w/ PSA is the gradient (How high has it been before) or the absolute value above 4. There are patient with PSA's between 1 and 4 who DO have disease but most don't There are other tests such as the free PSA ratio in blood and the PC3 test in urine. A PSA alone gives us a 60% chance of accuracy and a rectal exam adds another 25 points of accuracy; so you need both.
A female asked:
Dr. Robert Casanas
Specializes in Cardiology
Keflex is OK: Keflex is OK to use in early bronchitis to prevent rare incidence of blood-borne bacteria infecting the valves
A 50-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Casanas
Specializes in Cardiology
Plavix (clopidogrel) bleeds more: Aspirin acts to prevent platelet adhesion and the mechanism for Plavix (clopidogrel) is through platelet also but different. Overall the incidence of bleeding would be greater with Plavix (clopidogrel). With diverticulosis, the bleeding occurs more likely (stretches the sac of colon) than diverticulITIS which is a complication of OSIS.
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Nov 26, 2015
This Thanksgiving, I wanted to share my appreciation for all that you do! Thank you, doctor! :)
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This was very helpful. Thanks! Hi Dr Casanas thanks for your generous concise professional advice. Much appreciated
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This was very helpful. Thanks! Thanks for your kind advice Dr Casanas
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful!
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