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Dr. Bart Denys

Cardiology
Thibodaux, LA
40 years experience male

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Thibodaux, LA

Address

1320 MLK Drive, Thibodaux, LA
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Cardiology

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English

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103 Answers
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bart Denys
Cardiology 40 years experience
Chest pain: You first have to know what causes the chest pain before you can treat... The chest is like an apartment building with one phone line out. Everybody w... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bart Denys
Cardiology 40 years experience
CABG: According to the american heart association, 427, 000 in 2004...
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A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bart Denys
Cardiology 40 years experience
Atherosclerosis: 1. Control of causes: smoking, diabetes, cholesterol, obesity 2. Medicine. Statin medicine with a goal of bring your LDL cholesterol below 75. 3. Exer... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bart Denys
Cardiology 40 years experience
Gatorade: There are no stimulants like caffeine etc. In gaorade. Therefor, i doubt that it would cause arrhythmias.
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bart Denys
Cardiology 40 years experience
Pericarditis: Simple. You can't :-) it's an inflammatory process...
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bart Denys
Cardiology 40 years experience
TIA: Not enough information to even begin... First things first: overweight? High blood pressure? Smoking? High cholesterol? Yourself? Active outdoors ... Read More
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A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bart Denys
Cardiology 40 years experience
Orthostasis and HR: Please clarify "pots"... It is not uncommon for heart rate to go up when standing up and then slow down again. Heart rate will respond to the body's... Read More
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bart Denys
Cardiology 40 years experience
L-Carnitine and ASHD: We have entered a whole new era where genetics and the interaction with our intestinal environment become increasingly clear. Not only l-carnitine (s... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bart Denys
Cardiology 40 years experience
Stress & Cholesterol: While stress alone is unlikely to increase your cholesterol, there is a well known relationship between stress and heart disease!
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bart Denys
Cardiology 40 years experience
MVP: Not really... A lot of "symptoms" have been attributed to mvp. However, there are quite a few studies showing no difference in symptoms in people with... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bart Denys
Cardiology 40 years experience
MI women: Good question! wished i could say there was a precise and definite symptom...There isn't. Symptoms of mi in women tend to be nonspecific and range fro... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bart Denys
Cardiology 40 years experience
Lipids: Well... For one thing, Lovastatin is a natural product. It is derived from a fungal product found on the tropical rain forest floor. I know that the... Read More
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A 28-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bart Denys
Cardiology 40 years experience
High Blood pressure: High blood pressure is an abnormal response to stress. So it's not normal to have a high BP at the doc. The body doesn't care what type of stress...Em... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bart Denys
Cardiology 40 years experience
Aortic Valve: Age is only one aspect when determining if someone can safely have aortic valve replacement. Other factors than age include overall condition, lung fu... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bart Denys
Cardiology 40 years experience
Cardio Spasm: Are you talking about coronary artery spasm? If not, i don't know what you are referring to... Either way, natural remedies may work... If you are wil... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bart Denys
Cardiology 40 years experience
Low BP Children: Yes, and it;s likely normal :-).
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bart Denys
Cardiology 40 years experience
ECG/Holter?Treadmill: Can or will? Depending upon your situation... Minimally an ekg. Possibly a 24 hour or longer monitoring of your heart rhythm and a treadmill to see... Read More
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A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bart Denys
Cardiology 40 years experience
Tachycardia: If you are referring to resting heart rate, this is too high and can be caused by a variety of conditions ranging from anxiety to overactive thyroid, ... Read More
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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bart Denys
Cardiology 40 years experience
BP Goal 120/80: This number is way to high. This is referred to as high blood pressure (BP) or hypertension. The current recommendation is to maintain a BP of 120/80 ... Read More
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bart Denys
Cardiology 40 years experience
ECG QRS: Q is a downward deflection on the ecg, r is an upward deflection and s a downward one. The trio, qrs, represents the electrical activity ov ventricula... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bart Denys
Cardiology 40 years experience
Atherosclerosis: Atherosclerosis is a fancy name for disease of the arteries: risk factors are: genetics (your parents :-)), smoking, diabetes, high blood pressure, hi... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bart Denys
Cardiology 40 years experience
AICD: First of, this is a life saving device for individuals needing one! as this is inserted using surgical techniques, risks associated are bleeding, infe... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bart Denys
Cardiology 40 years experience
Improve wellbeing: Cardiac rehabilitation is focused on improving functional capacity. This is your ability to exercise and remain independent in life. After a cardiac e... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bart Denys
Cardiology 40 years experience
BBB: There are two types: right and left (irbbb and ilbbb). The right sided variety is usually benign and has no negative prognosis. The left variety may o... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bart Denys
Cardiology 40 years experience
Cardiac Output: The body will preferentially direct cardiac output to organs it deemes most vital for sustaining life. This is in (relative) order: brain, heart, k... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bart Denys
Cardiology 40 years experience
Bypass longivity: I often hear patients claim they were told bypasses last 10 years... Not true anymore. Maybe so in the past, but no longer with improved treatments av... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bart Denys
Cardiology 40 years experience
MI: Ischemia is a state of insufficient blood supply to an organ, in this case the heart. When the condition persists it causes death of the tissue/organ ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bart Denys
Cardiology 40 years experience
Valve: Well... A heart valve is like a check valve, directing blood in one direction and preventing back flow. The epiglottis prevents food from entering the... Read More
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A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bart Denys
Cardiology 40 years experience
Licorice: Depends upon the person. There are significant differences in sensitivity, absorption, metabolism, and elimination between individuals. The response i... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bart Denys
Cardiology 40 years experience
Cardiac arrhythmia: Translated into plain english: your heart is not beating perfect like a metronome :-) this can be as simple and benign as a skipped beat (everybody h... Read More
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A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bart Denys
Cardiology 40 years experience
Fishoil: 900 mg of epa+dha... Check the labels. Usually, the standard 1000mg gel caps only have 300mg...
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bart Denys
Cardiology 40 years experience
Little effect: No effect unless you are dehydrated, in which case cardiac output may decrease.
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bart Denys
Cardiology 40 years experience
Arteries/veins: Every organ needs a supply line (artery) and discharge (vein). Think of your faucet and drain. The coronary arteries supply the heart muscle with oxyg... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bart Denys
Cardiology 40 years experience
EECP: These treatments are usual performed in an out patient setting. Depending upon where you live, the services are provided by heart hospital, heart fail... Read More
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A 26-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bart Denys
Cardiology 40 years experience
Ischemia: Well... Depends where and how :-) ischemia is a technical term for lack of tissue oxygenation, usually caused by a restriction of blood flow to organ/... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bart Denys
Cardiology 40 years experience
Atherosclerosis: Anybody can... Risks include: 1. Genetics 2. Untreated high blood pressure, elevated cholesterol/triglycerides, diabetes. 3. Smoking 4.Obesity, low fu... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bart Denys
Cardiology 40 years experience
Aortic Valve Disease: Depends what condition you're asking about. There is a difference between leaking and narrowing, and then within each condition, progress is depending... Read More
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bart Denys
Cardiology 40 years experience
Atherosclerosis: Treat risk factors before you have symptoms/ problems. If you have a strong family history, you can't be checked out young enough! 1. Treat high blood... Read More
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A 28-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bart Denys
Cardiology 40 years experience
Mitral insuffiency: Mitral insufficiency is leakage of the mitral valve. This valve between the left atrium and left ventricle assures that when the ventricle (the main p... Read More
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A 23-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bart Denys
Cardiology 40 years experience
Fetal Heart Beat: Typically the heart beat can not be heard with even a doppler until the 9-10th week of pregnancy at the very earliest (sometimes not until the 12-14th... Read More
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bart Denys
Cardiology 40 years experience
Heparin dobutamine: Not in the same bag for IV delivery . They can be given simultaneously iv.
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bart Denys
Cardiology 40 years experience
Heart Valve: The heart valves serve a function as a check valve. They direct blood flow in one direction and prevent back flow. Malfunction can be two ways: 1. The... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bart Denys
Cardiology 40 years experience
AVR: Exactly what it says. If there is a problem with the aortic valve (between left ventricle and aorta) (either narrowed -stenotic- or leaking -insuffici... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bart Denys
Cardiology 40 years experience
Dipyridamole: Short answer: no most common cause of frequent urination is urinary infection and/or prostate enlargement (in men, of course!).
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A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bart Denys
Cardiology 40 years experience
Panic stress test: My dearest...Probably not more likely than during any other test... Panick attacks are a personal response to a trigger, consciously or not. If you ar... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bart Denys
Cardiology 40 years experience
Dopamine: Classified as an inotropic agent (increases contractile force of the heart).
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bart Denys
Cardiology 40 years experience
Aortic valve: You need to revise your question and check what it is you'd like to know. To the best of my knowledge, there is no such thing. You can have a valvular... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bart Denys
Cardiology 40 years experience
Cardioversion: Well... Potential for failure is that it may not succeed in restoring a normal rhythm. Success rates depend on many factors and are best discussed wit... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bart Denys
Cardiology 40 years experience
Atheroscleros: This is a disease of the arteries and can affect all of them... The major problems depend upon the blood vessels affected and include heart attack, st... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bart Denys
Cardiology 40 years experience
CAD: Classical risk factors for atherosclerotic disease: 1. Genetics (chose your parents wisely!) 2. High blood pressure, diabetes, high cholesterol/trigly... Read More
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Denys is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Denys is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Father had three open bypass surgeryd. Prior to death he had to get platelets transfusions. I have had high Glucose levels last two test
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Thanks for your quick reply! Great service, still can't believe this is free! Thanks alot!
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Thank you Sir

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Leuven University, Belgium
Graduated 1982MD

Residency

Leuven University
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