Dr. Rodney Samaan

Cardiology
Sherman Oaks, CA
20 years experience male

Locations

Office

Sherman Oaks, CA

Address

4940 Van Nuys Blvd Suite 200, Sherman Oaks, CA
Directions

Insurances accepted

Blue Cross of California

Cigna

About

Bio

I am a cardiologist, who is interested in preventive cardiology and using health technologies to make patient's lives easier and also allowing physicians to take care of them in new and innovative methods.

Specialties
Doctors may have more than one area of specialty interest. Board certification in a specialty area means the doctor has completed formal training and has practice experience in that specialty, and has passed the certification examination from the corresponding accredited medical specialty board.

Cardiology

Internal Medicine

Languages spoken

Arabic, English

Doctor Q&A

58 Answers
96 Agrees
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rodney Samaan
Cardiology 20 years experience
Yes: He needs an echo and holter monitor to diagnise.
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rodney Samaan
Cardiology 20 years experience
Forever: There is no expiration on the stent as long you take your blood thinners as recommended and watch your diet and blood pressure/cholesterol.
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A 18-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rodney Samaan
Cardiology 20 years experience
Heart attack: Take this seriously and go see a doctor soon, but depends on type of chest pain.
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rodney Samaan
Cardiology 20 years experience
Broken heart sx: There is broken heart syndrome which was coined by cardiologist. Also known tako-subo cardiomyopathy.
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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Rodney Samaan
Cardiology 20 years experience
Stents: Stents in the acute sense of mi, but the meds mentioned are important. Also Effient and statin and Aspirin are inportant.
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rodney Samaan
Cardiology 20 years experience
No : You won't have a heart attack from hyperthyroidism as fast heart rate is not what causes a heart attack, it's blocked arteries from high blood pressur... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rodney Samaan
Cardiology 20 years experience
A fib: Possible a fib but should be seen on pacemaker check.
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rodney Samaan
Cardiology 20 years experience
No: No effect on urinary output unless there is a combination with a diuretic such as hctz (hydrochlorothiazide).
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A 44-year-old male asked:
Dr. Rodney Samaan
Cardiology 20 years experience
Probably not: Tough question because zofran (ondansetron) can prolong qt, esp in those with low magnesium and potassium, but does not cause wpw, they are different... Read More
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A 51-year-old male asked:
Dr. Rodney Samaan
Cardiology 20 years experience
Depends: Depends on age and risk factors. You may need a stress test and echocardiogram.
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A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rodney Samaan
Cardiology 20 years experience
Try new agents: If taking for a fib, you may want to consider Pradaxa or xarelto because more predictable levels and don't even need to monitor inr.
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rodney Samaan
Cardiology 20 years experience
Iud: I would rec an iud. These days much safer than before and they work very effectively. Can be taken out whenever.
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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Rodney Samaan
Cardiology 20 years experience
Depends: Depends if open heart surgery or via stent. Max 1-2 weeks.
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rodney Samaan
Cardiology 20 years experience
Usually genetic: Svt is a hodgepodge of many different diagnosis, it is most likely hereditary, but it can be rarely related to heart disease or hyperthyroidism, or pu... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rodney Samaan
Cardiology 20 years experience
Weakness, fatigue: CHF at that low level, one can see shortness of breath, weakness, and swelling in the legs, however, if the heart failure is compensated and the blood... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rodney Samaan
Cardiology 20 years experience
Yes: It is possible that sleep apnea can cause severe heart failure, initially, the heart failure affects the right heart, eventually that will affect the ... Read More
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Rodney Samaan
Cardiology 20 years experience
Ignore: Take an aspirin and call 911 if you have chest pain. Maintain a blood pressure of less than 120/80.
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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Rodney Samaan
Cardiology 20 years experience
Hiatal hernia: Possible hiatal hernia or gastric ulcer. Try to see a Gi doctor or try antacid first
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rodney Samaan
Cardiology 20 years experience
No: It's a benign condition based on the info you presented
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rodney Samaan
Cardiology 20 years experience
High potassium: Its a great drug and i write it often, but u need to check for high potassium occ. Some people's also can develop a chronic cough.
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A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rodney Samaan
Cardiology 20 years experience
Unsure: Any chest pain should be eval by a doctor, but the chest pain that usually concerns me is midline dull aching pain that is worse w exertion and better... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rodney Samaan
Cardiology 20 years experience
Try another: You either may need another ablation or try other meds such as amiodarone. A holter monitor would help to see what kind of rhythmn is ongoing.
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rodney Samaan
Cardiology 20 years experience
See below: Darwin labarthe wrote a book called the epidemiology of cardiovascular disease, there is a chapter on hypertension. Basically, it increases you get o... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rodney Samaan
Cardiology 20 years experience
Yes: I see this often in patients, its unclear what is going on, but i think it may sometimes be related to the fact that when one lays down, more blood fl... Read More
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A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rodney Samaan
Cardiology 20 years experience
No: A fast heart should be investigated. It can be serious and be related to a clot in the lungs, a heart attack, or dehydration.
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rodney Samaan
Cardiology 20 years experience
Exercise : Also sex and weight training.
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rodney Samaan
Cardiology 20 years experience
Maybe hernia : Either ulcer or hiatal hernia, but u still need a stress test and would also get a calcium score.
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A 18-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rodney Samaan
Cardiology 20 years experience
You are right: The dosage should start low and build up to the max dose that you mentioned, 25mg bid. If his blood pressure is tolerating the higher dose, than it m... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rodney Samaan
Cardiology 20 years experience
Possible afib or pvc: This may be a sign of atrial fibrillation or just benign pvcs. Many people have skipped beats when they lay down.
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rodney Samaan
Cardiology 20 years experience
Palpitations: This could be a sign of palpitations of atrial fibrillation and would consider a cardiac eval. May need a stress test and echo.
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A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. Rodney Samaan
Cardiology 20 years experience
2-4 per day: One can take at least 4 a day but question is whether really needed. Only would consider if you have very elevated triglycerides. You may end up getti... Read More
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A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Rodney Samaan
Cardiology 20 years experience
Prob PVCs: You need to see your doctor, but probably pvcs, would rec an ecg, and echo to start.
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rodney Samaan
Cardiology 20 years experience
Depends: Usually if insured would be a co pay, if no insurance may be at least 20k. Depends on doctor and hospital. Cost transparency is now becoming more comm... Read More
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Rodney Samaan
Cardiology 20 years experience
Ignore: Don't stop any of your meds or blood thinners without speaking with your doctor.
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rodney Samaan
Cardiology 20 years experience
Depends: Are you pregnant? If so that is called decels and can be of concern.
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Rodney Samaan
Cardiology 20 years experience
Ignore: Watch salt intake and fluid intake and chew on ice to help Quincy thirst.
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A 49-year-old male asked:
Dr. Rodney Samaan
Cardiology 20 years experience
Heart disease: Hypertension can lead to stroke and heart disease and heart failure.
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rodney Samaan
Cardiology 20 years experience
About 3-5 hours: Depends on how many arteries to bypass, avg 3-5 hours. If no complications.
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rodney Samaan
Cardiology 20 years experience
No: Depends on if you an work or are functional. Amount of stents won't determine that.
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A 58-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rodney Samaan
Cardiology 20 years experience
Medicine: Weight loss, exercise, and low salt diet may help.
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rodney Samaan
Cardiology 20 years experience
Yes: If ur total cholesterol is above 200, subtract from hdl, if that number is above 100-130, i would a statin or fish pil.
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A 18-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rodney Samaan
Cardiology 20 years experience
Possible vasovagal: It could be anything and u should ur doc but look up vasovagal and see if that matches up with your symptoms. Drink lots of fluids and less caffeine a... Read More
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A 23-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rodney Samaan
Cardiology 20 years experience
Unsure: Not sure about migraine but fast heart beat is expected in pregnant women. Consider getting an echocardiogram and seeing a cardiologist.
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rodney Samaan
Cardiology 20 years experience
Yes: You may also have heart disease and should get a stress test.
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A 18-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rodney Samaan
Cardiology 20 years experience
It can vary: Many patients with heart failure can live quite a long and normal life because of the many great medicines we have now. All patients with heart failu... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rodney Samaan
Cardiology 20 years experience
Chest pain: Chest pain that is dull, achy and heavy feeling usually right in middle of chest and worse with exertion.
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A 22-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rodney Samaan
Cardiology 20 years experience
Get a holter: This could be afib and could be at risk for stroke.
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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Rodney Samaan
Cardiology 20 years experience
None: No weight loss w aspirin, but if have other risk factors like high blood pressure and high cholesterol, then Aspirin may help prevent heart disease.
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rodney Samaan
Cardiology 20 years experience
It's possible: In most cases, the arteries are damaged if a patient has a heart attack, but that does not always mean a patient needs a stent or there is heart damag... Read More
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A 20-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rodney Samaan
Cardiology 20 years experience
Possibly afib: Depends on age and if you have hypertension but if yes for these 2 then more likely afib. If younger could be afib but could also be an svt.
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Samaan is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Samaan is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Yes thanks doc we did tht. It was 195/80 mm hg. We decided to stay home and take the medication she missed in the morning.
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Thanks, I will still get it checked out by my dr. just in case, but i will stop worrying about it.
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Thank you but i need a help to solve the weight problem

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Medical/Graduate school

University of Kentucky College of Medicine, KY
Graduated 2003MD
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