Dr. Cynthia Thaik

Cardiology
Burbank, CA
33 years experience female

Locations

Cynthia Thaik, MD, FACC

Valencia, CA

Address

23501 Cinema Drive, Suite 117, Valencia, CA
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My office hours

Thursday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
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Fax

6612229478

Cynthia Thaik, MD, FACC

Burbank, CA

About

Bio

Dr. Cynthia Thaik is board certified in internal medicine and noninvasive cardiology. She is a Harvard trained physician and a holistic practitioner. Dr. Thaik is an Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine at University of California, Los Angeles School of Medicine and the Co-Director of the Women’s Cardiac Risk Screening Program at Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center in Burbank. A member of Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine, PCRM, and a recipient of the Cardiovascular Research Award from the American College of Cardiology, 1995. Professional Affiliations/Memberships: ·         American College of Cardiology ·         American Medical Association ·         American Heart Association ·         Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine ·         Certified Ideal Protein Partne

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

Licenses

United States: California

Doctor Q&A

103 Answers
89 Agrees
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A 23-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cynthia Thaik
Cardiology 33 years experience
Not very effective. : Ablation for regular tachcardias such as supraventricular tachycardia or atrial fibrillation is very successful (>90%). Ablation for atrial fibrillati... Read More
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A 18-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cynthia Thaik
Cardiology 33 years experience
Depend on class : Four classes of heart failure - class i or extremely mild heart failure has very limited symptoms and if properly treated, could have normal life expe... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cynthia Thaik
Cardiology 33 years experience
Not related: A heart attack can occur at any heart rate if there is a blood clot in the artery or a blockage. If there is a severe narrowing than a higher heart r... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cynthia Thaik
Cardiology 33 years experience
Yes: Secondary pulmonary hypertension refers to pulmonary hypertension secondary to an underlying etiology, such as lung disease or heart disease. So these... Read More
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cynthia Thaik
Cardiology 33 years experience
Goes down: There are two type of vasovagal syncope 1. Vasodepressor response means blood pressure goes down 2. Cardiodepressor response means heart rate goes dow... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cynthia Thaik
Cardiology 33 years experience
No: Usually not unless there was calcification in the artery walls that shows up on plain film. Otherwise ct scan.
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cynthia Thaik
Cardiology 33 years experience
Sometimes: Secondary pulmonary hypertension can reverse itself if the inciting cause can be fixed before the pulmonary hypertension becomes permanent. Examples o... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cynthia Thaik
Cardiology 33 years experience
Echo, cath: Echocardiogram is the most common test for mitral stenosis, as the structure and function of the valve can be assessed visually. Cxr can give informa... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cynthia Thaik
Cardiology 33 years experience
Depends: An enlarged heart detected on cxr could be entirely asymptomatic. The most common cause is a thickened heart muscle due to hypertension. Rarer is a ca... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cynthia Thaik
Cardiology 33 years experience
Stop diet: Calorie restrictive diet can be harmful to the body and leaves the dieter worse off metabolically. Most calorie restrictive diet deprives the body of ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cynthia Thaik
Cardiology 33 years experience
Equally effective: Toprol XL is the long acting formulation of metoprolol. So equal efficacy as long as dosing is equivalent. Metoprolpl is a twice a day drug and toprol... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cynthia Thaik
Cardiology 33 years experience
Healthy lifestyle: 1. Sodium restriction < 2000 mg daily - follow dash diet. Avoid process food, sushi, korean, chinese food, sausages, canned or frozen food. 2. Alcohol... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cynthia Thaik
Cardiology 33 years experience
Limit calories/ fat: Control calories: eat quality fat eat the right amount of fats, carbohydrates and protein avoid fad diets: eat a well-rounded diet instead. Eat sm... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cynthia Thaik
Cardiology 33 years experience
Typically bloodclots: Cardiovascular embolism typically would be due to a blood clot that formed in the heart or along the arterial or venous circulation. Common causes wo... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cynthia Thaik
Cardiology 33 years experience
Possible panicattack: It is not typical that someone can consciously intentionally hyperventilate for an extended period of time as physiology changes will occur to make it... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cynthia Thaik
Cardiology 33 years experience
Fast: There is no specific breathing pattern associated with ischemia however more likely to be rapid breathing associated with pain or heart failure.
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cynthia Thaik
Cardiology 33 years experience
Depends: Slow hr could be due to physical conditioning and indicative of good health or it could be pathologic. Fast heart rate almost always indicate some und... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cynthia Thaik
Cardiology 33 years experience
Need evaluation: Enlarged heart detected requires further evaluation. Majority causes of fetal cardiomegaly are cardiac and anemic in origin. It carried high-perinata... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cynthia Thaik
Cardiology 33 years experience
Healthy fats: Healthy fats are essential to proper nutrition and play a huge role in managing mood, mentation, fight fatigueand even control your weight. Monounsat... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cynthia Thaik
Cardiology 33 years experience
Healthy lifestyle : What is the saying. An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of treatment. Spend money to keep yourself healthy.
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cynthia Thaik
Cardiology 33 years experience
Depends on type: First degree av block-prolongation of the conduction time from atrium to ventricle. Mobitz i second degree block-progressive prolongation of the cond... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cynthia Thaik
Cardiology 33 years experience
Limit calories/ fat: Control calories: eat quality fat eat the right amount of fats, carbohydrates and protein avoid fad diets: eat a well-rounded diet instead. Eat sm... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cynthia Thaik
Cardiology 33 years experience
Clinical : Diagnosis of Propranolol overdose is clinical based in history and examination. Work up includes vitals, electrocardiogram, finger stick for blood sug... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cynthia Thaik
Cardiology 33 years experience
Anti arrhythmic drug: In addition to treating ventricular arrhythmia, it is the most effective drug available for the treatment and prevention of atrial fibrillation.
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cynthia Thaik
Cardiology 33 years experience
Rare: Congenital heart block is a rare disorder. It has an incidence of about 1 in 22, 000 live births. It may be associated with high mortality and morbidi... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cynthia Thaik
Cardiology 33 years experience
No: Sepsis will not cause coronary artery disease. Embolism of infected clot to the coronary artery can cause a heart attack leading to congestive heart... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cynthia Thaik
Cardiology 33 years experience
Structural differenc: Types of Muscle Tissue. Both skeletal and cardiac muscles appear striated, or striped, because their cells are arranged in bundles. Smooth muscles are... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cynthia Thaik
Cardiology 33 years experience
Both: Infantile spasm (west syndrome) has many causes. One cause of infantile spasm is cerebral atrophy. I imagine that the other causes of infantile spasm... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cynthia Thaik
Cardiology 33 years experience
Bolus and infusion: 0.75 mg/kg IV bolus over 2-3 min, may repeat in 30 minutes. Maint: 5-10 mcg/kg/min IV infusion. Recommended total daily dose, not to exceed 10 mg/kg
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Cynthia Thaik
Cardiology 33 years experience
? risk factors: More likely musculoskeletal or anxiety. Symptoms are atypical but females can have atypical symptoms and still have heart disease. Important to know ... Read More
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A 20-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cynthia Thaik
Cardiology 33 years experience
Rare: post viral myocarditis is rare. You don't need to worry about it with just a fever. If you have persistent shortness of breath and fatigue sometime af... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Cynthia Thaik
Cardiology 33 years experience
Yes: It will be rare for dizziness to be the only symptoms for atherosclerotic disease. Other symptoms to look for chest pain, shortness of breath, and pal... Read More
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A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Cynthia Thaik
Cardiology 33 years experience
Yes: high parathyroid can cause weakness and fatigue, depression, or aches and pains. With more severe disease, a person may have a loss of appetite, nause... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cynthia Thaik
Cardiology 33 years experience
Multiple cause: Low BP can be caused by blood loss, anemia, vasodilatation, drug reaction or allergy, anaphylactic shock, infection, sepsis. Not sure how to relate t... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Cynthia Thaik
Cardiology 33 years experience
Less likely cardiac: Need to assess risk factors for heart disease. Young age make cardiac less likely. Consider gastrointestinal issues or reflux
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Cynthia Thaik
Cardiology 33 years experience
High BP: Trazadone can cause numerous side effect, including swollen gland. It cause high blood pressure rather than low BP, although anything is possible wit... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cynthia Thaik
Cardiology 33 years experience
Will have impact: both the CV and neurologic systems are electrically active. The neuromagnetic field of our electronic devices will absolutely impact our CV and neuro... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cynthia Thaik
Cardiology 33 years experience
Yes: Plant sterols are substances that are naturally found in plant foods, including fruits, vegetables and vegetable oils, nuts and seeds.Plant sterols lo... Read More
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A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Cynthia Thaik
Cardiology 33 years experience
Check heart: In young person, palpitation or fluttering usually related to stress or anxiety. If frequent and recurrent, should consider ultrasound to rule out s... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Cynthia Thaik
Cardiology 33 years experience
Possibly lung: Most likely went down esophagus and will pass normally. But if indeed having cough or pain, need to get further evaluation. Will not affect the hear... Read More
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A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Cynthia Thaik
Cardiology 33 years experience
Possible: Given your clinical history, important to get evaluated. Consider seeing a NUCCA Chiropractor - very specialized field looking just at cervical regi... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cynthia Thaik
Cardiology 33 years experience
R/o asthma: Should get evaluated for exercise induced asthma. Also would rule out exercises induced hypertension or occult hypertension.
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cynthia Thaik
Cardiology 33 years experience
Rare: It would have to be severe asthma attack like status asthmaticus with severe hypoxia (lack of oxygen) to cause a myocardial infarction.
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cynthia Thaik
Cardiology 33 years experience
Depends: Sometimes enlarged heart is called on cxr , but cardiac evaluation reveal no structural abnormalities. If that is case, life expectancy should not be ... Read More
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A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cynthia Thaik
Cardiology 33 years experience
Multiple drugs: Anti platelet agents such as aspirin, plaivix. Beta blockers such as atenolol or metoprolol. Vasidilators such as nitroglycerin. Occasionally anticoag... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cynthia Thaik
Cardiology 33 years experience
Simple faint: Vasovagal syncope is the most common cause of a simple faint. It is a neurocardiogenic response whereby a trigger ( ie blood draw, dentist drill) caus... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cynthia Thaik
Cardiology 33 years experience
Rule: Anyone who is 65 is eligible for medicare. I don't think retirement has anything to do with it.
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cynthia Thaik
Cardiology 33 years experience
Great effect: You can greatly improve you lipid profile by improving your dietary intake. Limit you intake of saturated fats and transfat and restrict your carbohyd... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cynthia Thaik
Cardiology 33 years experience
Parasympathetic : The hr is influence by sympathetic ( adrenergic) and parasympathetic forces. Adrenergic or sympathetic drive ( fight or flight ) leads to tachycardia... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cynthia Thaik
Cardiology 33 years experience
Normal : Everyone heart rate slows down at night because there is withdrawal of sympathetic forces and increase parasympathetic influence. A personal who is f... Read More
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I recommend this physician!
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Jan 14, 2013
I highly recommend Dr. Thaik, she is worth the drive to see her if you don't live in the area. She is very kind, caring and knowledgeable!
HealthTap member
Apr 29, 2015
I RECOMMEND MY ONLINE DOCTOR DR. CYNTHIA THAIK BEING ONE OF THE BEST DOCTOR AND A LOVING DOCTOR
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! I had rheumatic fever when I was a child and now after an echo I find out I have mitral valve regurgitation. What is the prognosis.
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Thanks for your quick reply! I thing it's the nerve because yesterday I walking about 6km and I'm not tired you thing I can get magne b6
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Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine, IL
Graduated 1990MD

Residency

BETH ISRAEL MEDICAL CENTER

Awards

Top Cardiologist , Third Place, Los Angeles Region - Fall
2014
Top Cardiologist, Third Place, California - Spring
2015
HealthTap Founding Doctor

Affiliations

Providence Saint Joseph Med Ctr
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