Dr. Jesus Yap

Cardiology
Stamford, CT
55 years experience male

Locations

Cardiology Associates of Fairfield county

Stamford, CT

Address

1177 summer street, Stamford, CT
Directions

About

Bio

Born and educated in the Philippines,trained in the US, in private practice since 1974 with a single specialty consultative group based in Stamford CT. Initial interest in echocardiography and cardiac angiography in the early 70s .Served as past president of the Connecticut Society of Echocardography and Nuclear medicine and Chief of Cardiology at St Joseph Hosptal in Stamford CT. Special interest in molecular biology of Heart Failure,cardiomyopathy and arrhythmia . Loves direct patient care and teaching the art and science of medicine

Specialties
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Cardiology

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

221 Answers
12 Agrees
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jesus Yap
Cardiology 55 years experience
Depends on the type: There are 3 types of calcium channel blocker and they have their own unique side effects .The dihydropyridine group such as amlodipine causes shock li... Read More
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jesus Yap
Cardiology 55 years experience
Extra systolic Pause: The pause following a premature beat can be due to resetting of the natural pacemaker by the premature beat or by failure of the next impulse to go th... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jesus Yap
Cardiology 55 years experience
No idea: A heart murmur is the sound produce by turbulence as blood goes from one chamber of the heart to the next when the flow is not smooth. So it can be de... Read More
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jesus Yap
Cardiology 55 years experience
Yes: Yes,it is safe to stop the medicine for 2 weeks but notify your doctor just in case he may want you to take another medicine
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jesus Yap
Cardiology 55 years experience
Probably: Having a little wheeze when lying down specially when lying on one side sometimes occur in people with deviated septum
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jesus Yap
Cardiology 55 years experience
Not likely: Easy fatigue is just one symptom of mitochondrial disease which is a rare medical condition cause by mutations in mitochondrial genes encoding enzymes... Read More
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A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jesus Yap
Cardiology 55 years experience
Something else: Your symptom maybe due to another condition other than a lung condition. The elevated pressure in the pulmonary circulation in a young female suggest ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jesus Yap
Cardiology 55 years experience
Edema and inflammati: The lymphatic system drains fatty fluid (lymph) to the venous system.It can be blocked and can cause edema or can get inflamed and cause pain redness... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jesus Yap
Cardiology 55 years experience
Absence of symptoms: Systolic pressure of 190 in the absence of symptoms such as headache nausea shortness of breath does not require hospital admission and can be treated... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jesus Yap
Cardiology 55 years experience
Plaque rapture: Rapture of an atherosclerotlic plaque is the most common cause of unstable angina often associated with active inflammation within the plaque.
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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jesus Yap
Cardiology 55 years experience
Heart condition: You may have a condition called inappropriate sinus tachycardia or sinus re entrant tachycardia . I assume your doctor has ruled out thyroid condition... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jesus Yap
Cardiology 55 years experience
Yes: Long qt syndrome is one of the main causes of sudden unexpected death in childhood with otherwise normal heart.
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jesus Yap
Cardiology 55 years experience
It doesnt: Digoxin per se does not cause hyper or hypokalemia. However the effect of potassium level can be worsen by the presence of digoxin. Hyperkalemia caus... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jesus Yap
Cardiology 55 years experience
Not the only: Pul edema is fluid in the lungs due to a shift of fluid from the veins and capillaries to the sorroundings lung tissues.. This can happen when the pre... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jesus Yap
Cardiology 55 years experience
Depends: Ventricular tachycardia in the presence of structural hear disease is at risk of sudden death. However V Tach in a normal heart or without underlying ... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jesus Yap
Cardiology 55 years experience
Too fast: Regardless of the origin of the arrhythmia, if the heart rate is too fast to be tolerated it can result in shock and degenerate into ventricular fibri... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jesus Yap
Cardiology 55 years experience
Depends on technique: How one takes the BP such as position of the arm body position etc can affect the reading . In general isystolic pressure however is more labile than... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jesus Yap
Cardiology 55 years experience
Arteries and veins: Systolic pressure is the pressure in your artery during during cardiac contraction as blood rapidly flows into the arteries . It measures to certain d... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jesus Yap
Cardiology 55 years experience
Can be a heart probl: Chest pain and shortness of breath including wheezing can be a sign of heart disease specially at the age of 60. It is important that you check with ... Read More
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A 92-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jesus Yap
Cardiology 55 years experience
Either way: Value of lowering cholesterol drugs in preventing cardiovascular events at this advance age is uncertain and so with aspirin. Consider that both drugs... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jesus Yap
Cardiology 55 years experience
Emergency: Blockage in the left main coronary artery is considered an emergency condition requiring urgent intervention by angioplasty or bypass surgery. This ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jesus Yap
Cardiology 55 years experience
Not much: Wether your diastolic pressure is rising more than your systolic pressure means the same as when it is the other way around . It is hypertension and ... Read More
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A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jesus Yap
Cardiology 55 years experience
Maybe not: It may not be fluid but pericardial fat which has a similar echo picture .A CT scan or MRI can resolve the issue
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jesus Yap
Cardiology 55 years experience
Good for heart: There are many observational studies that suggest that high consumption of omega 3 reduces risk of cardiovascular deaths including sudden deaths . In ... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jesus Yap
Cardiology 55 years experience
None: Accessory renal artery does not usually cause high blood pressure by itself. It is often a accidental finding. It is the native arteries that may caus... Read More
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jesus Yap
Cardiology 55 years experience
Half half: About half of heart attacks is cause by genes we are born with (genetics) and half is cause by what we do to ourselves after we are born(environment) ... Read More
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A 67-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jesus Yap
Cardiology 55 years experience
Could be: A tachycardia of that magnitude that is persistent at your age is strongly suggestive of an arrhythmia or cardiac irregularity more likely due to atri... Read More
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A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jesus Yap
Cardiology 55 years experience
Recovery: Endocarditis is often successfully treated by antibiotics . Mitral valve leak is often compensated and can be stabilized medically
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A 78-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jesus Yap
Cardiology 55 years experience
Call cardiologist: Your cardiologist should be able to advise you as to how much Tikosyn (dofetilide) to take based on your renal function (GFR) to reduce your risk of s... Read More
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jesus Yap
Cardiology 55 years experience
Depends: Survival following bypass surgery is strongly influenced by the state of the heart before the surgery such as previous damage from previous heart att... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jesus Yap
Cardiology 55 years experience
Yes: A weakened heart is unable to pump the appropriate output for the body's need .As a result pressure builds up inside and is transmitted back to the lu... Read More
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A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jesus Yap
Cardiology 55 years experience
Call MD: Blood pressure is not curable but only controllable. So treatment is a lifetime endeavor.Your medicine is only as good if you take them as directed. Y... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jesus Yap
Cardiology 55 years experience
You don't need to: Pectus excavatum is depression of the breast bone. Your doctor will see it immediately when you take off your shirt for examination
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jesus Yap
Cardiology 55 years experience
Slow: Conditioning should start at a slow pace for a period that will not cause exhaustion or fatigue. This may take a while before increasing the time dura... Read More
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A 43-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jesus Yap
Cardiology 55 years experience
Better: When coronary flow is established by opening an occluded artery,collaterals to the region disappears.Blood flow through collaterals is only a fraction... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jesus Yap
Cardiology 55 years experience
Depends: Why did you have a repeat EKG within 2 days in the first place ? T wave inversion can be seen normally in certain leads depending on position or breat... Read More
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jesus Yap
Cardiology 55 years experience
?mechanism: Heart failure is a clinical syndrome characterize by shortness of breath and fluid retention. The echo will suggest the mechanism of heart failure wet... Read More
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A 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jesus Yap
Cardiology 55 years experience
Yes: About half of patients with symptoms of heart failure have normal echocardiogram,as determined by a measurement called ejection Fraction. This is call... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jesus Yap
Cardiology 55 years experience
Normal.: Wall thickness of 1.3cm can still be considered within the range of normal considering your sex,height and weight.i don't think your mild hypertension... Read More
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jesus Yap
Cardiology 55 years experience
Needs more info: Your symptoms are not enough to answer your question You need to see a doctor for a more complete medical evaluation including a thorough history and... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jesus Yap
Cardiology 55 years experience
It varies: Death in the first year can vary from 10% to 25% depending on the cause of the heart failure ,the severity of the heart dysfunction,the age of the pat... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jesus Yap
Cardiology 55 years experience
Sometimes: In a population study of people found to have aortic sclerosis by routine echo,16% develop aortic stenosis of varying degrees during about 12 years. M... Read More
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A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jesus Yap
Cardiology 55 years experience
Nothing: The Holter monitor will record and store any kind of cardiac irregularity regardless wether you are feeling anything or not. If you did not feel any ... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jesus Yap
Cardiology 55 years experience
Depends: Some people are more aware of their heart heart beats than others. By in itself sinus tachycardia is not life threatening but can be be uncomfortable.... Read More
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A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jesus Yap
Cardiology 55 years experience
Ask your doc: You should have addressed this question to the your MD who ordered it. Don't be afraid to ask in the future before you leave his office. He will be mo... Read More
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A 69-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jesus Yap
Cardiology 55 years experience
Technical: Measurement of the aorta by MRI is technical and can vary by few millimeters depending on the level of the cut and angulation in which it is measured... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jesus Yap
Cardiology 55 years experience
You mean how: If the pericardial Effusion is the likely cause of your symptoms you should be calling your doctor now or go the ER as the situation requires urgent ... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jesus Yap
Cardiology 55 years experience
Length : CVP catheter can not go beyond the right atrium and therefore it is less than 50 cm long.In contrast pulmonary artery catheter can go past the pulmon... Read More
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A 59-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jesus Yap
Cardiology 55 years experience
Depends: Isolated dilatation of the left atrium is very unusual and is often associated with something else like a mitral valve problem. Go and ask your doctor... Read More
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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jesus Yap
Cardiology 55 years experience
Could be: Could be PVCs. Check with your doctor. If you are concern enough he may want you to have a Holter monitor
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Testimonials
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HealthTap member
Nov 26, 2015
Thank you, Dr. Yap, for your very helpful advice and information regarding my heart condition. I with you a very Happy Thanksgiving!
HealthTap member
Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Yap is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Yap is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
HealthTap member
This was very helpful. Thanks! Dear Dr. Yap, Thank you so much for the information you provided on cardiac mass reduction. This encourages me to make lifestyle changes. God Bless
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This was very helpful. Thanks! Thank you. I knew about the heart rate but I thought there might also be another reason and you've confirmed that is the only reason for needing it.
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This was very helpful. Thanks! Im truly grateful to know there are doctors out there like yourself who are willing to help out patients like me. Thank you so much!

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University of the Philippines College of Medicine, Philippines
Graduated 1968MD

Residency

internal medicine

Awards

America's Top Doctor cardiology 2004-2005
Best Doctor for Women in Cardiovascular Disease Connecticut Magazine 2002
Top Doctor, First Place, Hartford Region - Summer
2014

Affiliations

Fellow American College of Cardiology
Fellow American Colege of Cardiology
Fellow Society of Cardiovascular Intervention and Angiography
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