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Dr. Gilbert Perry

Cardiology
West Point, GA
41 years experience

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Cardiology

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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gilbert Perry
Cardiology 41 years experience
Low salt: Avoid salt and saturated fats, avoid excess alcohol intake, and control weight. A diet high in fruits, vegetables, nuts, low fat dairy, and low in salt saturated fat, sugar, and red meat, has been proven to lower bp. For detailed guidance, search for the "dash diet".
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gilbert Perry
Cardiology 41 years experience
Yes and no: Criteria for transplantation, including age, vary by transplant center. Most centers don't have an absolute age cutoff, but instead consider a patient's "physiologic' age. Having said that, transplants are relatively uncommon in those over 65, due to multiple co-morbidities (other illnesses), increased risk of bad outcomes after transplant in older patients, and limited supply of donor hearts.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gilbert Perry
Cardiology 41 years experience
Rare but happens: Pulmonary embolism is uncommon in young active patients, but certainly can occur (witness recent episode with serena williams). Risk factors include genetic predisposition (inherited predisposition to clot), injury to the leg, prolonged immobilzation (for example due to leg injury/surgery), pregnancy, and birth control pill.

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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Perry is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Perry is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Thank you ypur answer was very helpful
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Your answer was very helpful! Thanks :)
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Thanks for your quick reply!

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Medical/Graduate school

University of Medicine and Dentistry of NJ
Graduated 1980MD
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