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Dr. Robert Roth

Hospital-based practice
Ehrenberg, AZ
41 years experience

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Hospital-based practice

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English

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26 Answers
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A 16-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Roth
Hospital-based practice 41 years experience
Yes: Heart attack is a generic term. Medical terms include myocardial infarction, mi, acute coronary syndrome, acute coronary occlusion and acute coronary ... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Roth
Hospital-based practice 41 years experience
Rarely: Coumadin (warfarin) is a highly effective blood thinner (anticoagulant) that prevents recurrent pulmonary emboli in the overwhelming number of people ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Roth
Hospital-based practice 41 years experience
No: CPR is reserved for people with cardiac arrest. These people stop breathing and have no heart beat? Without CPR and rapid emergency care death is 100%... Read More
A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Roth
Hospital-based practice 41 years experience
Unlikely: Hiv is primarily transmitted from blood or sexual contact. It is not present in saliva. However, in the rare instance when the recipient and provider ... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Roth
Hospital-based practice 41 years experience
Sometimes: The term "economy flight syndrome" refers to a DVT ocurring when remaining seated in cramped coach seats during long flights. Although rare, this can... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Roth
Hospital-based practice 41 years experience
Several: Most people recover with little complications. Some suffer cardiac arrest and die suddenly. A small group have major myocardial infarctions resulting ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Roth
Hospital-based practice 41 years experience
Multiple methods: Myocardial infarction (mi) is suspected by symptoms usually including chest pain. The conclusive diagnosis is established based on a combination of sp... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Roth
Hospital-based practice 41 years experience
It Depends: Aspirin has been in use for many decades and is very safe for most people. It may cause serious side effects in some people and you should ask your do... Read More
A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Roth
Hospital-based practice 41 years experience
Brain Scan: The most common technique is a ct scan which detects the overwhelming majority of subdural hematomas. Rarely, an MRI scan is needed.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Roth
Hospital-based practice 41 years experience
Chew it: In order for Aspirin to work it needs to get to the heart through the blood stream. The fastest way is to chew and swallow it with some water. Swallow... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Roth
Hospital-based practice 41 years experience
Maybe: A single, small heart attack may not cause enough heart damage to result in cardiomyopathy. Hardening of arteries which causes heart attacks progresse... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Roth
Hospital-based practice 41 years experience
See your doctor: Palpitations usually are a fluttery or pounding feeling in the chest. It can be caused by anything minor, like anxiety, all the way to life threatenin... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Roth
Hospital-based practice 41 years experience
Almost immediately : Nitroglycerin given under the tongue is very rapidly absorbed into the blood stream. It can begin to work within 30 - 60 seconds to relieve chest pain... Read More
A 42-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Roth
Hospital-based practice 41 years experience
Unable to say: Heart attacks can cause many different symptoms. In any given person it is impossible to diagnose a problem without a true evaluation. Because of yo... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Robert Roth
Hospital-based practice 41 years experience
Lots: Confusion is common. Transient confusion can occur from intoxication, drug abuse, head injuries, or acute illness among others. Chronic confusion is m... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Roth
Hospital-based practice 41 years experience
Yes: Although it is rare to need medications during long flights, the only medications that have been proven to be effective are prescription anticoagulant... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Roth
Hospital-based practice 41 years experience
Call 911: Shock of any cause is a life threatening condition requiring emergency medical attention. While the treatment depends on the cause, only emergency res... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Robert Roth
Hospital-based practice 41 years experience
No: Most office based physicians rarely see serious rhabdomyolisis. A small number of patients on certain prescription medications will develop muscle ach... Read More
A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Roth
Hospital-based practice 41 years experience
A heart attack : The septum is the wall that separates the right from the left side of the heart. Myocardial infarction, a heart attack, is caused by a blocked artery ... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Roth
Hospital-based practice 41 years experience
Varies: Common occurrences are shortness of breath, chest pain, palpitations, fainting or lightheadedness. The most serious is sudden death before you have an... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Roth
Hospital-based practice 41 years experience
No: A primary criteria for hospital discharge is safety. If a person does not have a safe place and the ability or resources to provide basic life needs, ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Roth
Hospital-based practice 41 years experience
Pain relief : Nitroglycerin relaxes blood vessels and improves blood flow to the heart. During a heart attack blood flow is decreased and this causes damage to the ... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Roth
Hospital-based practice 41 years experience
Not Directly: Fatalities from deep vein thrombosis occur when a blood clot deep in the body breaks off and travels to the heart and lungs and plugs up a blod vessel... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Roth
Hospital-based practice 41 years experience
Not common: Serious rhabdomyolisis is uncommon but needs immediate medical care. Preventable causes include overuse exercise without good hydration and use of cer... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Robert Roth
Hospital-based practice 41 years experience
Hydrate well: You actually can't make rhabdomyolysis go away. It does so naturally when the cause is stopped. Rhabdomyolisis is muscle injury from many possible cau... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Roth
Hospital-based practice 41 years experience
Varies: If you survive immediate sudden death, prognosis can be determined within 24 hours for uncomplicated heart attacks especially if you receive rapid, ad... Read More

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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Roth is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Roth is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thank you for your response. Although that would be wise. But because I am a pre-exist. Patient. It is ever more difficult to find a specialist that will treat an un-insurable patient such as myself. ...Read More
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This was very helpful. Thanks! I appreciate your clarity and definition. I allows me to understand more fully the medical condition and causes.
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This saved my life. Thank You! Came to the ER for chest pain; after lab work, diagnosed with rhabdo.

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Mount Sinai School of Medicine, NY
Graduated 1981MD

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