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Dr. Cynthia Thaik

Cardiology
Burbank, CA
32 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

Wednesday: 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

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Cardiology

Licenses

United States: California

Doctor Q&A

103 Answers
89 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cynthia Thaik
Cardiology 32 years experience
Diuretics: The most common method is diuretic such as lasix, (furosemide) bumex, or spironolactone. Sodium restriction and rarely dialysis.
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cynthia Thaik
Cardiology 32 years experience
Lack blood supply: Ischemia refers to lack of blood supply. Lateral ischemia refers to diminished blood supply to the lateral wall of the heart.
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cynthia Thaik
Cardiology 32 years experience
Minor: You may experience may experience a burning and stinging sensation immediately after the medication is administered. You may experience momentary blu... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cynthia Thaik
Cardiology 32 years experience
Depends: Life expectancy would depend on the type of heart block, the age at which occurring, the underlying etiology, the associated comorbiditiea, and the ty... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cynthia Thaik
Cardiology 32 years experience
5 signs : 1 sudden numbness or weakness face, arm, legs. 2. Sudden confusion, trouble speaking, or understanding 3. Sudden trouble seeing, blurred or double v... Read More
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cynthia Thaik
Cardiology 32 years experience
Seek attention : I would be concern about some type of obstruction, either mechanical or functional like brochospadm. I would suggest getting a pulmonary function test... Read More
A 26-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cynthia Thaik
Cardiology 32 years experience
Not necessarily: Most people taking vegetarian or vegan diet still have high cholesterol because they are taking too much carbohydrates in forms of refried beans or pa... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cynthia Thaik
Cardiology 32 years experience
Poor indicator: We use target heart rate as guideline to tailor aerobic training and calculating of energy utilization. Elevated heart rate is a poor indicator of eff... Read More
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Cynthia Thaik
Cardiology 32 years experience
Multiple reasons: Many causes for shortness of breath. Most common are anxiety, deconditioning, obesity, high blood pressure. Lung conditions includes asthma, emphysema... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cynthia Thaik
Cardiology 32 years experience
Intervention : The most common cause of cerebral ischemia is atherosclerosis, a condition in which your arteries become clogged and hardened as a result of abnormal ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cynthia Thaik
Cardiology 32 years experience
Can slow or increase: Standing up quickly causes blood to pool in the legs and causes the blood pressure to drop transiently. How transient depends on how compensated a per... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cynthia Thaik
Cardiology 32 years experience
Yes : Transient ischemic attack is cerebral ischemia that results in transient neurologic dysfunction without acute infarction. Symptoms last for minutes to... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cynthia Thaik
Cardiology 32 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
A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Cynthia Thaik
Cardiology 32 years experience
Yes: Yes great for heart. Benefits includes lowering cholesterol, stabilizing plaque, lowering blood pressure, and anti platelet and anti inflammatory prop... Read More
A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Cynthia Thaik
Cardiology 32 years experience
Reactive airway: Could be reactive airway disease or allergies. It could also be post nasal drip or reflux. I would advise seeing your physician.
A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Cynthia Thaik
Cardiology 32 years experience
No: AN EKG is good in the acute setting to diagnose an acute heart attack however a normal EKG does not rule out the presence of coronary artery disease
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Cynthia Thaik
Cardiology 32 years experience
Heartrate variabilit: Normal to have some degree of heart variability, especially more so in younger people. That is not a concern unless it is causing dizziness or other ... Read More
A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Cynthia Thaik
Cardiology 32 years experience
? gallbladder: differential include lung issue, pleurisy, liver or gallbladder with referred pain. Not likely to be cardiac. Could also be neuropathy or spine issu... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cynthia Thaik
Cardiology 32 years experience
Not likely: Pulmonary fibrosis is a very rare diagnosis. There are many other more common causes of reduced exercise tolerance.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cynthia Thaik
Cardiology 32 years experience
Coronary artery Ds: Ischemia means diminished blood supply, so in the case of coronary ischemia, decreased blood supply to the heart. While mild ischemia is used to quan... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cynthia Thaik
Cardiology 32 years experience
Both needed: There are three components to weight management. 1. Proper nutrition - ideally based on predominantly whole fresh food and less process food, animal ... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cynthia Thaik
Cardiology 32 years experience
Possibly: Modifying your diet can significantly improve your triglyceride although there is a familial triglycereidemia which is genetic based and not easily mo... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cynthia Thaik
Cardiology 32 years experience
Possibly: Majority causes of fetal cardiomegaly is cardiac and anemic in origin. It carried high-perinatal mortality depending on the causes. Structural heart ... Read More
A 18-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cynthia Thaik
Cardiology 32 years experience
Evaluate: You are describing pleuritic pain. This could represent something serious and you should seek attention. Possibilities range from serious (pulmonary e... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cynthia Thaik
Cardiology 32 years experience
Medical attention: Overdose of beta blocker can be serious leading to slow heart rate, blood pressure, circulatory collapse and seizures. Treatment is immediate medical ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cynthia Thaik
Cardiology 32 years experience
All hav side effect: All blood pressure medications have some side effects. Some of the perceived symptoms are drug specifics, while many symptoms are related to blood pr... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cynthia Thaik
Cardiology 32 years experience
Multiple symptoms : Early symptoms include runny nose low-grade fever, mild, occasional cough, apnea — a pause in breathing. As symptoms progress, paroxysms (fits) of... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cynthia Thaik
Cardiology 32 years experience
Can slow or increase: Standing up quickly causes blood to pool in the legs and causes the blood pressure to drop transiently. How transient depends on how compensated a per... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cynthia Thaik
Cardiology 32 years experience
Effective but...: Pravachol (pravastatin) below to the class of lipid lowering agents called Statins. Statins are effective in preventing heart disease, but a big comp... Read More
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Cynthia Thaik
Cardiology 32 years experience
Palpitation, arrhyth: Depends on history, age, associated symptoms Issues related to heart - underlying coronary artery disease, arrhythmias, heart failure, valvular issue... Read More
A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Cynthia Thaik
Cardiology 32 years experience
Yes: hiatal hernia is a common mimicker for heart disease. However heart disease is the most dangerous etiology for chest pain so need to have that checke... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cynthia Thaik
Cardiology 32 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
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Cynthia Thaik
Cardiology 32 years experience
Less likely cardiac: Need to assess risk factors for heart disease. Young age make cardiac less likely. Consider gastrointestinal issues or reflux
A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Cynthia Thaik
Cardiology 32 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
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Cynthia Thaik
Cardiology 32 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
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cynthia Thaik
Cardiology 32 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
A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Cynthia Thaik
Cardiology 32 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
A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Cynthia Thaik
Cardiology 32 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
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cynthia Thaik
Cardiology 32 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
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Cynthia Thaik
Cardiology 32 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
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cynthia Thaik
Cardiology 32 years experience
Rule: Anyone who is 65 is eligible for medicare. I don't think retirement has anything to do with it.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cynthia Thaik
Cardiology 32 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
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cynthia Thaik
Cardiology 32 years experience
Freedom: Managed care is hmo so you are assigned a group of practitioner and your care is managed by your primary physician and you need authorization for most... Read More
A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. Cynthia Thaik
Cardiology 32 years experience
Important to lower: Diastolic dysfunction refers to a stiff ventricle and impaired relaxation of the heart. It is often marked by thickened heart muscle and implies that... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cynthia Thaik
Cardiology 32 years experience
High: Cerebral atrophy occurs as the result of brain damage. Therefore by defitioning, death of brain cells may occur as a result of injury to the brain i... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cynthia Thaik
Cardiology 32 years experience
Deep breathing : Any method to calm the mind will lead to a slowing of the heart rate. So deep breathing, slowing or focusing on breath, visualization and meditation a... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cynthia Thaik
Cardiology 32 years experience
Intervention : The most common cause of cerebral ischemia is atherosclerosis, a condition in which your arteries become clogged and hardened as a result of abnormal ... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cynthia Thaik
Cardiology 32 years experience
Not necessary: Ni treatment is needed for mild mitral valve prolapse if asymptomatic. If experiencing palpitation then a beta blocker such as metoprolol would be a... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cynthia Thaik
Cardiology 32 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
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cynthia Thaik
Cardiology 32 years experience
Whole foods: If you want the best nutritionally rich diet, stick with whole foods, fruits, vegetables, nuts, seeds, and grain. Avoid animal protein and dairy.

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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!
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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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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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