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Dr. Olivier Frankenberger

Cardiology
NY
28 years experience

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Cardiology

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51 Answers
46 Agrees
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Olivier Frankenberger
Cardiology 28 years experience
Several options: With medications to slow down the heart rate or control the heart rhythm, in the right setting blood thinners to minimize the risk of stroke, electric... Read More
A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Olivier Frankenberger
Cardiology 28 years experience
Multiple options: If the narrowing is significant surgery or a stent are used. Before you get to that point blood pressure control, cholesterol lowering medications and... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Olivier Frankenberger
Cardiology 28 years experience
How old are they: You could start by telling them grandma's heart is having a hiccup. If they are older try and describe the abnormality in terms that are easy to under... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Olivier Frankenberger
Cardiology 28 years experience
No: Relatively benign condition and easily treated. Make sure he sees an electrophysiologist who will be able to get rid of that particular arrhythmia fai... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Olivier Frankenberger
Cardiology 28 years experience
You need evaluation: Your blood pressure is definitively too high and needs to be addressed. See if you can be seen by your doctor's replacement today or alternatively go ... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Olivier Frankenberger
Cardiology 28 years experience
Does not matter: Could come from any other area of your heart. Important is to make sure your heart is structurally sound and also to see how many pvcs you have. That ... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Olivier Frankenberger
Cardiology 28 years experience
Yes: Find out what type of cardiomyopathy it is. Some will have a fairly good prognosis while others can produce a lt of symptoms and limitations.
A 28-year-old member asked:
Dr. Olivier Frankenberger
Cardiology 28 years experience
A tear: It is a tear in the wall of one of the arteries that transport blood to your brain. The layers of the wall separate and flap in the blood stream which... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Olivier Frankenberger
Cardiology 28 years experience
Yes: You can, but keep the quantities down as it can affect the efficacy of the drug.
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Olivier Frankenberger
Cardiology 28 years experience
Few days: You will have some effect early on, but will have to wait at least 5-7 days to see the true effect of the medication.
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Olivier Frankenberger
Cardiology 28 years experience
Yes: Does appear to be a normal response, but ask your OB to check the pulse on your next visit.
A 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. Olivier Frankenberger
Cardiology 28 years experience
Vagal?: If it happened while you were doing heavy lifts you may have triggered a so called vagal response which would explain the nausea, weakness and even li... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Olivier Frankenberger
Cardiology 28 years experience
No: Coffee acts as a diuretic so that you will incur a net loss of fluid.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Olivier Frankenberger
Cardiology 28 years experience
No: Will not have an effect and you should not take Aspirin during pregnancy.
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Olivier Frankenberger
Cardiology 28 years experience
Some: Both are statin drugs. Vytorin (ezetimibe and simvastatin) adds a second agent in the pill. Cholesterol levels lowered to similar extent.
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Olivier Frankenberger
Cardiology 28 years experience
Not really: There may be some change over time, but assuming otherwise healthy eyes there is little degradation. If indeed there is notable changes going on a vis... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Olivier Frankenberger
Cardiology 28 years experience
Not necessarily: If you continue with physical therapy and avoid/limit activities that impact more on the disc it should stabilize and minimize related discomfort/prob... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Olivier Frankenberger
Cardiology 28 years experience
Many: Smartphone/tablet, cards, voice recorder, notebook etc.
A 20-year-old member asked:
Dr. Olivier Frankenberger
Cardiology 28 years experience
Yes: Acute stages should respond to Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) and latent stages to Atovaquone or maybe clindamycin. Talk to an infectious... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Olivier Frankenberger
Cardiology 28 years experience
Not really: That seems like overkill and is unlikely to be beneficial with all teh risk of drug side effects.
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Olivier Frankenberger
Cardiology 28 years experience
Several: Don't smoke, watch you cholesterol, blood pressure and blood sugar and maintain an active lifestyle. Use medicines when needed. But also know that the... Read More
A 58-year-old member asked:
Dr. Olivier Frankenberger
Cardiology 28 years experience
?: Physically hurt or be harmful in the long run? Why are you taking plavix (clopidogrel)? Risks and benefits should always be assessed by your doctor an... Read More
A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Olivier Frankenberger
Cardiology 28 years experience
Sure?: The heart or the sac around it? The latter is relatively common and mostly benign, the former may cause more serious problems. Important to make the d... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Olivier Frankenberger
Cardiology 28 years experience
Varies: Often none in the early stages, but chest pain, shortness of breath, fatigue, leg swelling, cough, lightheadedness, palpitations may all be occurring ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Olivier Frankenberger
Cardiology 28 years experience
Statin: Vytorin (ezetimibe and simvastatin) is Zetia plus zocor (a statin drug).
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Olivier Frankenberger
Cardiology 28 years experience
Cholesterol up: Your cholesterol levels will start to increase again.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Olivier Frankenberger
Cardiology 28 years experience
Maybe: Could happen, but you should contact your gastroenterologist that did the procedure.
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Olivier Frankenberger
Cardiology 28 years experience
Need that thing out: Go to an ENT or the er. If the glass is there it needs to be removed.
A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Olivier Frankenberger
Cardiology 28 years experience
Yes: You can and should continue to exercise but obviously will need to treat your blood pressure as well. One way to assess your blood pressure response t... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Olivier Frankenberger
Cardiology 28 years experience
Yes,: You are young. Your weight is a little over target (body mass index ~ 26.5), but that may depends a little on body type (athletic/muscular, a little c... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Olivier Frankenberger
Cardiology 28 years experience
Depends: Both lipitor (atorvastatin). Caduet includes norvasc, so if you have high cholesterol and hypertension Caduet may allow you to treat both with one pil... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Olivier Frankenberger
Cardiology 28 years experience
Lab test: Check for abnormal electrolyte levels on a blood test.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Olivier Frankenberger
Cardiology 28 years experience
ACE-Inhibitor: It is called perindopril and belongs to the class of ace (angiotensin converting enzyme) inhibitors.
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Olivier Frankenberger
Cardiology 28 years experience
See you doctor: Go back to see your cardiologist. There is a chance that you have recurrent endocarditis and you should have blood tests including blood cultures to l... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Olivier Frankenberger
Cardiology 28 years experience
<200: Total cholesterol should be below 200mg/dl.
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Olivier Frankenberger
Cardiology 28 years experience
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Olivier Frankenberger
Cardiology 28 years experience
Maybe: It depends on what your resting heart rate is on the verapamil. 480mg is already a decent dose and i suspect in "normal mode" your heart rate is relat... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Olivier Frankenberger
Cardiology 28 years experience
Yes: If it is on all the time and you are nearby surely can. Otherwise you have to link your calendars with an internet version to access everywhere or syn... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Olivier Frankenberger
Cardiology 28 years experience
Not really: High salt intake will have an impact on fluid retention and blood pressure and as such play a role in the dynamics of blood flow in your arteries as w... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Olivier Frankenberger
Cardiology 28 years experience
It Could: It would definitively be beneficial as long as you deal with the other issues such as blood pressure, blood sugar, cholesterol, cigarette avoidance an... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Olivier Frankenberger
Cardiology 28 years experience
Carbs: Have a piece of sweets or drink some orange juice. More importantly - why are you hypoglycemic? Are you taking medication? If not - do we have a confi... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Olivier Frankenberger
Cardiology 28 years experience
Glucometer: Get a glucometer and do a fingerstick. That way you will get a blood sugar reading at the time that you feel to be hypoglycemic.
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Olivier Frankenberger
Cardiology 28 years experience
Depends: It depends on what the abnormal rhythm is. Mostly these are benign and fairly easily treated, while others have more complex treatment strategies or c... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Olivier Frankenberger
Cardiology 28 years experience
No: You might want to talk to your doctor about a sleep study to screen for obstructive sleep apnea.
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Olivier Frankenberger
Cardiology 28 years experience
More tests?: Have you considered an heart monitor to correlate your symptoms with a possible underlying change in heart rhythm? That may be a worthwhile next step.
A 28-year-old member asked:
Dr. Olivier Frankenberger
Cardiology 28 years experience
Check sugar: Make sure your sugar levels are not elevated particularly if you are also urinating more than usual.
A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Olivier Frankenberger
Cardiology 28 years experience
Just the symptom: Unless there is a specific underlying cause for your chest wall pain (diagnosis made how?) ju know what it feels like and tell your fiance what is goi... Read More
A 28-year-old member asked:
Dr. Olivier Frankenberger
Cardiology 28 years experience
Limited treatment: Constrictive pericarditis describes a situation in which the sac around the heart has gotten very stiff - usually as a result of prior inflammation fr... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Olivier Frankenberger
Cardiology 28 years experience
MG stregth: The "baby aspirin" is 81mg while the normal Aspirin is 325mg.

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HealthTap member
Feb 2, 2012
Great doctor who answers quickly and points you to right place......I am now following.
HealthTap member
Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Frankenberger is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Frankenberger is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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My resting heart rate on Verapamil is 65-70. I may get an ablation at some point, however, would like to wait. I had the AFIB under control with Atenolol, then changed due to being fatigued, weight ga...Read More
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Thank you .After your advise I called primary care who referred me to ENT who saw me today.Chard was actually seen this time and taken out.In addition was sent to get sinus X-ray done to make sure Th...Read More
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This made me feel good. Thanks! Thank you Dr. Oliver for your great simple and precise answer.

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Johann-Wolfgang-Goethe-University of Frankfurt, Germany
Graduated 1994MD
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