Dr. Rodolfo Farhy

Cardiology
Lathrup Village, MI
38 years experience male

Locations

Heart and Vein Center

Lathrup Village, MI

Address

18915 W 12 Mile Road, Lathrup Village, MI
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My office hours

Thursday: 8:00am - 6:00pm
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Fax

(248) 655-4491

About

Bio

Dr. Farhy was born and raised in Argentina where he graduated in 1985 from the National University of Cordoba with high honors. He came to Detroit in 1990 and developed extensive work in Vascular Research at Henry Ford Hospital where he also completed his Residency in Internal Medicine. He completed a Cardiovascular Disease Fellowship at the world renowned Cleveland Clinic and returned to the Detroit area where he has practiced in the private setting since 1998. He is Board Certified in Cardiovascular diseases and Nuclear Cardiology. He has done extensive training in all the aspects of diagnosis and treatment of vascular diseases, especially treatment of venous insufficiency. Dr. Farhy believes that each patient’s problem is unique and deserves an individualized treatment. He has a passion for listening to and understanding his patient's concerns. Dr. Farhy takes the time to teach each patient and explain his/her problems and the solutions. He believes that the patient's understanding of his/her condition is crucial to the cure and recovery. While Dr. Farhy has been listed repeatedly as one of the Top Cardiologists in America, he takes greater pride in the fact that he is consistently recommended by his patients and referred by professional colleagues.

Specialties
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Cardiology

Phlebology

Licenses

United States: Michigan

Doctor Q&A

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A 66-year-old male asked:
Dr. Rodolfo Farhy
Cardiology 38 years experience
Rapid Heart beat: They might be right. Just wait and monitor. If the fast heart rate happens again, then you might need some form of monitoring.
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Rodolfo Farhy
Cardiology 38 years experience
Chest pain: Still possible. Pericarditis is common at your age. But non-cardiac chest pain is more common. Ie: esophageal reflux, musculoskeletal pain, gas pain, ... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rodolfo Farhy
Cardiology 38 years experience
Chest Pains: Those symptoms might be due to gas in your stomach or the intestine. Avoid carbonated beverages. You can use otc simethicone.
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rodolfo Farhy
Cardiology 38 years experience
60 mmHg: The normal diastolic pressure for adults is 80mmhg. Can be considered acceptable from 70 to 85 mmhg. Higher than that is prehypertension. Lowr than 70... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rodolfo Farhy
Cardiology 38 years experience
Mitral valve: The mos common reason is the process of aging. It is common to see in octogenarians thick mitral valve leaflets. In young individuals can be seen as c... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rodolfo Farhy
Cardiology 38 years experience
BBB: Certaiin common blood pressure medications and/or antiarrhythmics in very high (not therapeutic) doses can cause bundle branch blocks. Digoxin is very... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rodolfo Farhy
Cardiology 38 years experience
Pericarditis: Most patients who suffere viral pericarditis have a limited disease that resolves in 2-3 weeks. Occasionally some patients have a more protracted cour... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rodolfo Farhy
Cardiology 38 years experience
Hypotension: The symptoms of hypoglycemia and hypotension culd occasionally be confused. Patients with hypoglycemia might feel near fainting, sweats, tremors and f... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rodolfo Farhy
Cardiology 38 years experience
Avoid alcohol: Avoid alcohol. You need to take some medications that can help reduce the pressure in the portal ssytem.
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rodolfo Farhy
Cardiology 38 years experience
Chest pain: Those symptoms might be just due to musculoskeletal pain which is a benign condition. However might be something more serious if you have history of h... Read More
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A 22-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rodolfo Farhy
Cardiology 38 years experience
Cold in the chest: Those symptoms might just be benign and irrelevanat, but you should have a cardiologist check your heart.
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rodolfo Farhy
Cardiology 38 years experience
Chest pain: Most probably it is musculoskeletal but all chest pain needs investigation you need to see a cardiologist.
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A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rodolfo Farhy
Cardiology 38 years experience
Chest pain: Any chest pain could be potentially serious and needs evaluation you should see a cardiologist soon.
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A 20-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rodolfo Farhy
Cardiology 38 years experience
Murmur: Yes abnormalities of the heart valves are the responsible of heart murmurs and can be acquiered during life not always at birth.
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rodolfo Farhy
Cardiology 38 years experience
Medicatipms: If the blood pressure is high you need medications.
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rodolfo Farhy
Cardiology 38 years experience
Blue nipples: Represnt vasoconstriction. The room is too cold.
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rodolfo Farhy
Cardiology 38 years experience
Shoulder pain: Thiose symptoms sound as muscle pain probably muscle spasms, but you should have a dostor check it to be sure.
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rodolfo Farhy
Cardiology 38 years experience
Tachycardia: Seems that you have innapropriate sinus tachycardia. You should have a cardiologist look into that.
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Rodolfo Farhy
Cardiology 38 years experience
Arteries: It is an imaging technique to determine the anatomy of the arteries.
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Rodolfo Farhy
Cardiology 38 years experience
Eye arteries: It is a test to observe the anatomy of the eye arteries.
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rodolfo Farhy
Cardiology 38 years experience
Beta blocker: The first effect of amiodarone, seen in the first hours or days is the betablocking properties, slowing the heart rate.
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Rodolfo Farhy
Cardiology 38 years experience
Hesrt inner linning: The endocardium is the tissue that serves as inner linning of the heart.
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A 23-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rodolfo Farhy
Cardiology 38 years experience
Edema: Venous insufficiency can have those symptoms.
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rodolfo Farhy
Cardiology 38 years experience
Nothing wrong: It is common for some women to have visible veins on the breasts. They are not medically significant, they might be an aestetic problem. They can be t... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rodolfo Farhy
Cardiology 38 years experience
Continue: The spider veins are not due to biking. You must have a tendency to form them. Exercise is good for your heath. Keep biking and have your spiders trea... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Rodolfo Farhy
Cardiology 38 years experience
Antiarrhythmic: Amiodarone is an antiarrhythmic. It is a medication used to normalize the heart rhythm and prevent abnormal rhythms to occur.
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A member asked:
Dr. Rodolfo Farhy
Cardiology 38 years experience
Perhaps: You need to show this to a physician. Occasionally some individuals have capilar fragility that might represent lack of vitamins. Could be just trauma... Read More
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A 49-year-old male asked:
Dr. Rodolfo Farhy
Cardiology 38 years experience
Add betablocker: Addition of a betablocker will help to control spikes due to anxiety.
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rodolfo Farhy
Cardiology 38 years experience
Dizzy after exercise: You might be dehydrated. Make sure to drink plenty water before and after exercise. Else you might need a cardiac evaluation.
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rodolfo Farhy
Cardiology 38 years experience
Herbs: I am not aware of any one that can be considered proven scientificalyy. The only exception is digitalis.
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rodolfo Farhy
Cardiology 38 years experience
Pericarditis: It is a common condition. It is sometimes difficult to diagnosed if it is mild. We often suspect but cannot confirm it is pericarditis. The confirmed ... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rodolfo Farhy
Cardiology 38 years experience
Not always: Most cases of pericarditis are acute episodes and short lasting. Occasionally pateints develop chronic inflamation and that constitutes chronic perica... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rodolfo Farhy
Cardiology 38 years experience
Aorta coarctation: I do not believe that the army will allow you to join ranks. Aortic coarctation is a condition that often requieres surgery at early age and patients ... Read More
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A 22-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rodolfo Farhy
Cardiology 38 years experience
Always: Atrial flutter predispose a patient to hev a strok, therefore it is always a cause of concern.
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A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rodolfo Farhy
Cardiology 38 years experience
Medications: Yes, you should. Ideally with just few sips or water and at least 2-3 hours earlier than you procedure.
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rodolfo Farhy
Cardiology 38 years experience
Calcium: The ingestion of calcium as supplement will not affect blood pressure. Very high hypercalcemia as seen in some endocrinologic conditions o with some c... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rodolfo Farhy
Cardiology 38 years experience
Reduce risk factors: Your best option is to reduce your risk factors.Make sure to keep your cholesterol low, exercise do not smoke or drink. Check your blood pressure at l... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rodolfo Farhy
Cardiology 38 years experience
It does not: Hypertension does not cause in a direct form insifficient blood supply to the heart. Hypertension is a risk factor for coronary artery disease, narrow... Read More
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A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rodolfo Farhy
Cardiology 38 years experience
Very rare: Although it is very rare chest pain, shortness of breath are the most cmon symptoms.
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A 22-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rodolfo Farhy
Cardiology 38 years experience
Cold feet: Multiple possibile explanations. Some individuals have abnormal vasorreactivity of the small vessels causing spasm or vasodilatation. Occasionally whe... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rodolfo Farhy
Cardiology 38 years experience
Palpitations: Chest fluttering could be a benign condition, but could be the initial symptoms of something more serious like atrial fibrillation. You will benefit b... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rodolfo Farhy
Cardiology 38 years experience
Serious: It is a serious problem and should be evaluated immediately. It is called amaurosis fugax. Most commonly cause by a temporary block of the blood flow ... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rodolfo Farhy
Cardiology 38 years experience
Not needed: There is no need for genral anesthesia. The procedure is minimally invasive. Most patients are given mild sedation "twilight". Given geenral anesthesi... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rodolfo Farhy
Cardiology 38 years experience
Not sure: It is interesting that you receive that information. I am not aware of grade 3 venous insufficiency classification. Ther is a ceap classification. C3 ... Read More
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A 57-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rodolfo Farhy
Cardiology 38 years experience
Do not worry: Just continue with your usual dose at night. You do not need to take double dose.
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rodolfo Farhy
Cardiology 38 years experience
Sclerotherapy: You need visual sclerotherapy. There are some laser treatments as well but only for the smallest "spider".
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A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Rodolfo Farhy
Cardiology 38 years experience
No medicines: Your best akternative to treat varicose veins is to see a veine specialist who has expertise in the latest procedures. Laser ablation, foam sclerother... Read More
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A 41-year-old male asked:
Dr. Rodolfo Farhy
Cardiology 38 years experience
Good fitness: Well fit individuals can have heart rate in the 30's to 40's while asleep.
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rodolfo Farhy
Cardiology 38 years experience
Sometimes: If you had a recent pregnancy, you might have both. You should see a dermatologixt for the strech marks. You need a vein specialist (phlebologist) for... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rodolfo Farhy
Cardiology 38 years experience
Good evaluation: First you should have a good evaluation by a vein specialist. If your problem is just spider veins, they can succesfully be treated with sclerotherapy... Read More
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Farhy is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Farhy is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thank you for your response. I am going to see someone in two weeks for a full workup. Melissa W
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TY! I have always had them. Been worried since pfo finding, now PVCs
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Thank you, your answer or tip was very helpful!

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

National University of Cordoba Faculty of Medicine, Argentina
Graduated 1985MD

Residency

HENRY FORD HOSPITAL
Completed 1995
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