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Dr. Charles Jost

Cardiology
Mesa, AZ
37 years experience

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Mesa, AZ

Address

140 South Power Road, Mesa, AZ
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Dr. Charles Jost was born and raised in Geneva, Switzerland where he was educated in four languages and attended the University of Geneva. Dr. Jost completed his Masters of Science focusing on Genetics under the tutelage of the world renowned and fellow Swiss Jean Piaget, PhD. Dr. Jost then attended Medical School at the University of Geneva, a seven year long course of study. Dr. Jost was invited to the United States where he did externships at Harvard and Cook County Hospital in Chicago. After a year of Internship in Geneva, focusing on Nuclear Cardiology, Dr. Jost was invited to attend Albert Einstein School of Medicine for an Internship and Residency in Internal Medicine. Dr. Jost returned to Switzerland for family reasons to continue his studies in Geneva completing another Residency in Internal Medicine. After being invited for a Fellowship in Cardiology at the prestigious University of Texas’ Southwestern Medical Center and Parkland Hospital, Dr. Jost returned to the United States. Recognizing the future potential of Interventional Cardiology, Dr. Jost went to the University of Toronto’s Toronto General Hospital for a specialized year of Fellowship in this emerging field first pioneered by Andreas Gruentzig, MD in Zurich, Switzerland. During his year of Fellowship Dr. Jost completed over 600 coronary angiographies and 350 PTCA’s (Percutaneous Transluminal Coronary Angioplasties) as well as many stents during his Fellowship year: an extraordinary level of achievement. During Dr. Jost’s studies he was widely published in international medical journals and was invited to speak at international meetings. Dr. Jost began his career as an Associate Professor of Medicine at the University of Tennessee at Memphis before pursuing a career in private practice under a Visa reserved for those whose achievements are recognized, on an international level, to be of Extraordinary Ability. Dr. Jost is double Board Certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine in Internal Medicine and Cardiovascular Diseases. Dr. Jost elected to undertake the difficult and demanding task of re-certifying for his Cardiology Boards ten years after completing his Fellowships to ensure that he maintains the highest level of currency with his rapidly changing field. Dr. Jost is currently a Principal Investigator on multiple Clinical Studies and Registries, helping to make sure patients receive the best available, evidence-based cardiology care. Dr. Jost is an Adjunct Professor, Division of Clinical Education, Midwestern University. Dr. Jost is a Fellow of the Society of Coronary Angiography and Intervention. Dr. Jost has performed over 5000 procedures in the last five years and over 15,000 procedures since his Fellowship in Cardiology. This puts Dr. Jost in the top tier of operators in the United States and all studies in medicine suggest that high procedure volumes lead to greater proficiency and lower risks of complication. Dr. Jost practices in Mesa, Arizona and sees patients at his state-of-the-art equipped clinic.

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Cardiology

Languages spoken

English

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230 Answers
317 Agrees
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Jost
Cardiology 37 years experience
It depends: It depends on the degree of blockage and the symptoms. If the blockage of the coronary artery is >70% and the ischemia is reversible and the patient ... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Jost
Cardiology 37 years experience
Lifestyle & medicine: The first steps are diet, exercise and smoking cessation. The second step is medication. Depending on your cholesterol levels and quality medication... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Jost
Cardiology 37 years experience
Battery life: Pacemakers have a battery or generator life. The device does not 'expire' but it does come to end of life and the generator or body of the pacemaker ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Jost
Cardiology 37 years experience
Coronary Angiogram: A coronay angiogram or catheterization is an invasive diagnostic procedure to evaluate the arteries in the heart looking for plaque, occlusions or blo... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Jost
Cardiology 37 years experience
Un-timely death: I am not trying to be dramatic but if atherosclerosis, which is a progressive disease, is allowed to continue without any remediation, the arteries wi... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Jost
Cardiology 37 years experience
Heart Rhythm: Aeds are used to restart a heart that stops beating or reset a heart that has a deadly arrythmia during a cardiac event.
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Jost
Cardiology 37 years experience
Fine & Fatigue: In general (if there are no complications) they feel fine but sometimes they feel fatigue or 'drained' - transiently - because sometimes they have had... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Jost
Cardiology 37 years experience
Regular checks: Patients with pacemakers must see their cardiologist regularly or have remote monitoring of their implanted device. In both cases, the device is inter... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Jost
Cardiology 37 years experience
Electrical issues: The heart has mechanical and electrical functions. A pacemaker is needed when the patient's heart rate or rhythm is abnormal. The most typical condi... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Jost
Cardiology 37 years experience
Many factors: Smoking, cholesterol (ldl, hdl, triglycerides), genetics, diet (for cholesterol), daily exercise/good fitness level, diabetes (know and control your b... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Jost
Cardiology 37 years experience
Relatively quick: In general your renal arteries 'recover' right away, e.g. If you had renal hypertension due to stenosis it is resolved with the percutaneous revascula... Read More
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A 22-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Jost
Cardiology 37 years experience
See Below: Please ask your cardiologist to fully explain your individual indications for the implanted defibrillator. In general, a icd is implanted because the... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Jost
Cardiology 37 years experience
Two basic types: While there are many, many prosthetic or artificial replacement heart valves there are two basic types: mechanical and biological. Of the latter ther... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Jost
Cardiology 37 years experience
See below: It is a chronically low blood supply of the heart due to blockage of the artery resulting in low contractivity of the heart.
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Jost
Cardiology 37 years experience
Venous Pressure: There is increased venous pressure because the venous return is impaired.
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Jost
Cardiology 37 years experience
Management: While there is no complete cure for CAD everyone can manage their disease. Stop smoking, lose weight: BMI <28, very healthy low fat diet (some sugges... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Jost
Cardiology 37 years experience
Depends: This depends completely on your insurance, deductible, co-pays, co-insurance, and maximum out of pocket. This question is best directed to your insur... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Jost
Cardiology 37 years experience
Depends: In the most serious cases of blocked arteries, intervention(s): stents, angioplasty, rotoblador or surgery is necessary for revascularization or block... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Jost
Cardiology 37 years experience
Not Really: Coronary artery disease, also referred to as CAD or cvd, can be controlled or ameliorated with diet, exercise, cessation of smoking, moderation of al... Read More
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A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Jost
Cardiology 37 years experience
See Below: The three primary arteries of the heart are the left anterior descending, lad, the circumflex and the right coronary artery, rca.
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Jost
Cardiology 37 years experience
Ventricular Fibril'n: Ventricular fibrillation will result in irreversible brain damage. However if CPR is initiated early, it may increase the chance for survival. Also ... Read More
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Jost
Cardiology 37 years experience
Extrasystole: The medical term for this sensation is 'extrasystole'.
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Jost
Cardiology 37 years experience
HeartRhythm or block: Pacemakers are most commonly necessary for patients with bradycardia- slow heart rate, tachycardia - fast heart rate, and heart block - when the heart... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Jost
Cardiology 37 years experience
Does not treat: Nitroglycerin does not 'treat' a myocardial infarction. We use nitroglycerine IV in hospital for patients with chest pain. In my opinion sublingual ni... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Jost
Cardiology 37 years experience
Yes: If you have high blood pressure you can damage the small blood vessels in your eyes, you can have bleeding and there is the potential for retinal deta... Read More
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A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Jost
Cardiology 37 years experience
Fish Oil: Fish oil since it helps decrease triglycerides. And vitamin D3 since it reduces vascular calcification.
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Jost
Cardiology 37 years experience
4 recommendations: Decrease salt intake, no alcohol, reduce weight and take prescribed medication.
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Jost
Cardiology 37 years experience
Yes: Yes, in general penicillen has no negative interactions. But make sure the prescribing physician has a complete list of all your medications, supplem... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Jost
Cardiology 37 years experience
Genetics: Even so the cholesterol may appear normal, one sometimes has to look at the LDL or bad cholesterol with methods such as nuclear magnetic resonance, nm... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Jost
Cardiology 37 years experience
Limited: One serving of alcohol per day until one week prior to the catheterization and then none, since it may interact with sedation and bleeding.
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Jost
Cardiology 37 years experience
Could be serious: Shortness of breath can be indicative of a life and death condition! you should probably go to the hospital right away if you can't see the doctor no... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Jost
Cardiology 37 years experience
Not sure: About 1 in 4 people have a pfo, a patent foramen ovale, or small opening between the atria. In most people, this is not significant, but in some it c... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Jost
Cardiology 37 years experience
Doctor: You need to evaluate the risks and benefits of both options with your doctor.
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Jost
Cardiology 37 years experience
No: Revascularization uses the pressure of the balloon (angioplasty) or stent to open the artery to allow unimpeded or improved blood flow. The plaque is... Read More
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Jost
Cardiology 37 years experience
It is a risk: Stroke is a known risk of carotid stenting. It is also a risk of the surgical option: endarterectomy. Your, or your family member's risk of stroke i... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Jost
Cardiology 37 years experience
As Instructed: Carefully and meticulously follow the instructions provided to you in advance of the procedure by your doctor or hospital. These directions will be s... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Jost
Cardiology 37 years experience
Renal Angioplasty: Angioplasty is balloon revascularization. Usual approach is 2mm incision in the femoral artery at groin, sheath inserted, followed by the cannulation ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Jost
Cardiology 37 years experience
Yes: And i would imagine that if that patient had developed an arrythmia, the patient would be reevaluated in case it was appropriate to replace the pacema... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Jost
Cardiology 37 years experience
See below: Life vest - a wearable cardioverter defibrillator - or medical treatment.
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A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Jost
Cardiology 37 years experience
Yes: Yes, patients with implanted pacemakers have nuclear stress tests/myocardial perfusion scans. The EKG portion of the test will reflect the pacemaker ... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Jost
Cardiology 37 years experience
Heart Cycle: Synchronous is when the shock is delivered on the qrs portion of the heart cycle - it is when the heart depolarises. Asynchronous cardioversion can o... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Jost
Cardiology 37 years experience
Constriction: It is the constriction of the coronary arteries due to smoking, drugs - especially Cocaine - cold, high levels of stress or congenital disposition or ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Jost
Cardiology 37 years experience
Overlap: Cardiac ischemia can be the result of coronary artery disease, cad, the latter being a progressive disease that can result in plaque/cholesterol build... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Jost
Cardiology 37 years experience
360 or less: The new biphasic defibrillator can be used to deliver up to 360 joules. This is used for heavy patients or refractory arrythmias.
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Jost
Cardiology 37 years experience
Many symptoms: Shortness of breath, fatigue, fluid retention, edema, decreased oxygenation and ascites, pleural effusion. It is a progressive disease and, left untr... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Jost
Cardiology 37 years experience
4 main: Smoking, alcohol, exercise, diabetes are the main factors influencing HDL concentration.
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A 28-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Jost
Cardiology 37 years experience
Many factors: Congenital heart disease, vitamin b1 defiency, anemia, thyroid problem, renal disease, liver disease, brain disease, vascular disease, blood disease, ... Read More
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Jost
Cardiology 37 years experience
Both: Both will kill you soon if you don't get them both treated.
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A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Jost
Cardiology 37 years experience
Yes.: Congestive heart failure, chf, has a 50% mortality at five (5) years if left untreated.
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Jost
Cardiology 37 years experience
Certainly: Radiating or referring pain, particularly to the left arm, hand or jaw are classic symptoms of angina and can indicate a heart attack. Women, in part... Read More
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Nov 29, 2019
This probably saved my life since I have emphysema with the right side heart failure, hypotension, and orthostatic intolerance.
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Jost is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Jost is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Dr. Jost u have just gave me the motivation to seek help immediately. My nephews said seek help. Thanks to u I will immediately.
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Thanks for your quick reply! I want to know more about coronary spasm.
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University Medical Center of Geneva Faculty of Medicine, Switzerland
Graduated 1985MD

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