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Dr. Regina Druz

Cardiology
Mineola, NY
42 years experience female

Locations

Integrative Cardiology, PLLC

Mineola, NY

Address

121 Jericho Turnpike, Mineola, NY, US
Directions

Fax

(516) 746-1114

Insurances accepted

Aetna

AmeriChoice Health Services, Inc

Cigna

HIP Health Plans

Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield

About

Bio

Born overseas, Dr. Druz received her undergraduate degree form Hunter College of the City University of New York. She attended Weill Cornell Medical College graduating in the top 10 of her class. Dr. Druz completed her residency in internal medicine and fellowship in cardiovascular diseases at the New York Presbyterian Hospital-Weill Cornell campus. She specializes in integrative approaches to cardiac disease, and is passionate about prevention as well as issues related to heart disease in women. Dr. Druz is pursuing advanced certification in functional and anti-aging cardiovascular medicine, and is an avid yoga practitioner. She is a national and international expert in cardiac imaging and stress testing. Dr. Druz is a board member of the American Society of Nuclear Cardiology.

Specialties
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Cardiology

Holistic Medicine

Licenses

United States: New York

Languages spoken

Russian

Doctor Q&A

36 Answers
3 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Regina Druz
Cardiology 42 years experience
Depends: This is a difficult one to answer. The changes that may occur at high altitude, such as relatively less oxygen may lead to increased heart rates, espe... Read More
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A 49-year-old male asked:
Dr. Regina Druz
Cardiology 42 years experience
MRI and supplement: i had a patient like you. We proceeded to do a cardiac MRI after initial test to r/o arrythmogenuc right ventricular dysplasia (it was negative). I s... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Regina Druz
Cardiology 42 years experience
See an MD: You may have a walking pneumonia, or an inflammation of the coverings of he heart called " pericarditis". Often, stomach acid is to blame for cough an... Read More
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A 40-year-old male asked:
Dr. Regina Druz
Cardiology 42 years experience
Heart rate on meds: Medications such as atenolol are usually recommended to keep heart rate and blood pressure lower than they would have been otherwise during the workou... Read More
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A 42-year-old male asked:
Dr. Regina Druz
Cardiology 42 years experience
Muscle pain or spasm: if the previous test results are normal and rule out blockages in the coronary ( heart) arteries, then there are several possibilities. A spasm could ... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Regina Druz
Cardiology 42 years experience
Number one: Cardiovascular diseases are the number one cause of death for both men and women, claiming more lives than cancer, emphysema, etc.
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Regina Druz
Cardiology 42 years experience
It depends...: More information is needed to answer that as "coronary heart disease" is a rather broad term. It includes a non-obstructive disease, such as blockages... Read More
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Regina Druz
Cardiology 42 years experience
Ignore: Do: exercise daily, eat low sugar diet, rich in grains, nuts, extra virgin olive oil. Dont: stress!
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Regina Druz
Cardiology 42 years experience
Angina is likely: Your symptoms sound very suspicious for exertional angina, a type of chest pain that occurs with having blockages in the arteries that feed your heart... Read More
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A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Regina Druz
Cardiology 42 years experience
Pericarditis or not?: Pericarditis should not result in septal hypokinesis by echo. You may have myopericarditis (involvement of the heart muscle and the coverings of the h... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Regina Druz
Cardiology 42 years experience
Speak to your MD : Inappropriate sinus tachycardia is not a common condition. To answer your question properly, much more information is needed. While in general success... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Regina Druz
Cardiology 42 years experience
You : You have not specified your age or gender. Depending on those, any number of possibilities are likely: blood pressure swings, eye problems, hormonal i... Read More
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A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Regina Druz
Cardiology 42 years experience
Pressures: In addition to coronary anatomy and evaluation of the valves and the heart muscle, cardiac catheterization allows measurements to be obtained inside t... Read More
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A 56-year-old male asked:
Dr. Regina Druz
Cardiology 42 years experience
Absolutely!: Atherosclerosis is a systemic disease. Having atherosclerosis in the aorta indicated that other vessels may have similar damage. It's important to che... Read More
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Regina Druz
Cardiology 42 years experience
Ignore: Meditteranean diet, low stress, daily exercise, especially yoga will keep you healthy! no sugar!
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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Regina Druz
Cardiology 42 years experience
Yes and No: Its challenging to relate tachycardia and weakness to hormones in women since a lot of other things may be responsible for the symptoms. There is clea... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Regina Druz
Cardiology 42 years experience
Do your "homework"!: Any invasive procedure, especially open heart surgery, carries risks that must make sense if you are to consider the benefits. Assuming that you have ... Read More
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A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Regina Druz
Cardiology 42 years experience
Need a big picture: Hi, Shaun, Make sure you had a stress test to see if blood pressure is overly elevated with exercise. This is an important marker of how your blood v... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Regina Druz
Cardiology 42 years experience
Mitral regurgitation: I am not sure if you are asking about further management of mitral regurgitation, diabetes impact on heart disease or both? I am going live with the C... Read More
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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Regina Druz
Cardiology 42 years experience
Yes: In pulmonary hypertension, the heart and lung physiology are affected such that to deliver good blood flow and oxygen elsewhere in the body, the puls... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Regina Druz
Cardiology 42 years experience
Reds and greens!: Nitrates in beets are beneficial to relaxation of blood vessels. Combine beets with a little bit of ginger and honey for a delicious drink, ! used he... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Regina Druz
Cardiology 42 years experience
Cardiac diseases: Diseases of the heart such as its vessels, valves, heart muscle and it's coverings, it's electrical system as well as diseases of the vessels such as ... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Regina Druz
Cardiology 42 years experience
Stay hydrated: Most of these complaints are due to normal reaction of the body with position adjustment after a prolonged period of rest. However, early morning head... Read More
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A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Regina Druz
Cardiology 42 years experience
Need more info: While bigeminy is generally considered a benign rhythm ( a normal variant), you need to know if your pacemaker reveals excessive activity with regard... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Regina Druz
Cardiology 42 years experience
Cold weather + lungs: Cold weather may irritate your lungs, specifically the upper airways called bronchi. It is a variant of asthma. In some people, as cold air rushes in ... Read More
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A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Regina Druz
Cardiology 42 years experience
The Mighty Vitamin D: You may do better in warmer climate closer tot he equator for 2 reasons: more vitamin D and more exercise . Receiving more sunlight would naturally ra... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Regina Druz
Cardiology 42 years experience
Pulse pressure: The pulse pressure is defines as the difference between higher and lower BP measurements. Higher puls epressures have been associated with such diseas... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Regina Druz
Cardiology 42 years experience
Positional symptoms: As the blood pools in the legs because of gravity when you sit or stand for a bit of time, your heart receives a signal to accelerate the heart rate s... Read More
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A 44-year-old male asked:
Dr. Regina Druz
Cardiology 42 years experience
Its complicated: It is not unusual to see these fluctuations in a patient with multiple chronic conditions due to impact of multiple medications. Make sure that the do... Read More
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Regina Druz
Cardiology 42 years experience
Worrisome symptoms: Your symptoms are worrisome. They may be due to either a heart or a lung condition, and require urgent evaluation. Asthma or spasm in the airways in r... Read More
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A 66-year-old female asked:
Dr. Regina Druz
Cardiology 42 years experience
AF AND HEART DAMAGE: AF may result in weakness of the heart muscle- called tachycardia-induced cardiomyopathy- if rate control is poor, and person is experiencing frequent... Read More
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A 22-year-old member asked:
Dr. Regina Druz
Cardiology 42 years experience
Menopause effects: Hormonal imbalances at menopause may cause retention of fluid i the body, and that together with Progesterone effects (such as hot flashes) may speed ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Regina Druz
Cardiology 42 years experience
No, but: Diverticulitis is not related to aortic aneurysm. However, if there is constipation, would suggest a good bowel regimen to avoid excessive straining.
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A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Regina Druz
Cardiology 42 years experience
Mediterranean diet: There are a lot of claims with regard to coconut oil, most of the unsubstantiated. The healthiest diet so far, proven to reduce heart disease in many ... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Regina Druz
Cardiology 42 years experience
Could be angina: Your symptoms of tachycardia may or may not be connected to the neurological condition. Thus, a prompt evaluation to look for blockages in the coronar... Read More
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A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Regina Druz
Cardiology 42 years experience
Primary prevention: Taking aspirin for primary prevention (in a situation when you are not known to have heart disease) is not advisable anymore. Consider coronary artery... Read More
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Testimonials
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Thank you notes
HealthTap member
Feb 16, 2015
caring and factual. Open and honest with limited info given. well done
HealthTap member
Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Druz is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
HealthTap member
Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Druz is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
HealthTap member
This was very helpful. Thanks! Many thanks. I have felt silly for asking as seems ridiculous so young but I will seek help
HealthTap member
This made me feel good. Thanks! Thanks Dr. Druz. My doctor was a bit vague about it. Thanks again, have a good weekend!
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This was very helpful. Thanks! I have a history of clots despite being young. This is very helpful thank you.

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Weill Cornell Medical College of Cornell University, NY
MD

Medical/Graduate school

Weill Cornell Medical College of Cornell University, NY
Graduated 1995MD

Residency

NEW YORK-PRESBYTERIAN HOSPITAL
Completed 2001

Residency

NEW YORK-PRESBYTERIAN HOSPITAL
Completed 1998

Awards

Most Influential Doctor, Second Place, East Long Island Region - Winter
2015
HealthTap Doctor Mom

Affiliations

aMERICAN COLLEGE CARDIOLOGY
American Society of Nuclear Cardiology
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