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Dr. Mark Milunski

Cardiology
Orlando, FL
38 years experience male

Locations

Office

Orlando, FL

Address

1613 North Mills Avenue, Orlando, FL
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My office hours

Tuesday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
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Insurances accepted

Aetna Life Insurance Company

Blue Cross Blue Shield Of Florida

Cigna

Humana Insurance Company

UnitedHealthcare

About

Bio

When I’m not “being a doctor", I enjoy traveling with my family, hiking, camping, mountain climbing, skiing, reading history books about World War II, and photography.

Specialties
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Cardiology

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

104 Answers
37 Agrees
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Milunski
Cardiology 38 years experience
Cardiomyopathy: Start first with a good and detailed explanation from a cardiologist who then should be able to direct you to reliable resources. Beware of internet s... Read More
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Milunski
Cardiology 38 years experience
Cardiac output: In strict physiologic terms, cardiac output is determined by something called stroke volume and heart rate. Heart rate is self-explanatory. Stroke vol... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Milunski
Cardiology 38 years experience
Nuclear stress test: This is a specialized form of stress test used to confirm the presence of coronary artery disease in patients suspected of having this problem. It use... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Milunski
Cardiology 38 years experience
HCM cure?: There is no cure for this condition. Treatment is aimed at symptom relief and protection from sudden cardiac arrest. There is a strong genetic compone... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Milunski
Cardiology 38 years experience
Infection and LVAD: Yes, complete implantability of left ventricular assist devices will reduce the risk of infection.
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Milunski
Cardiology 38 years experience
Percutaneous MV rep: It's also important to realize that these percutaneous procedures do not fix the leak completely and that if the valve leak worsens after the percutan... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Milunski
Cardiology 38 years experience
Big heart: This is a term used by radiologists to describe an enlarged heart on a chest x-ray.
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Milunski
Cardiology 38 years experience
Heart failure: Probably the 2 major conditions that contribute to the development of heart failure are high blood pressure and diabetes. Both of these conditions can... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Milunski
Cardiology 38 years experience
Heart rejection: Patients who have undergone cardiac transplantation are always at some risk for heart rejection. This is not dependent upon cardiac rehabilitation.
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Milunski
Cardiology 38 years experience
Treatment of LBBB: There is no specific treatment for left bundle branch block. However, treatment is directed at the underlying cause of this conduction disturbance.
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Milunski
Cardiology 38 years experience
Cardiac output: In strict physiologic terms, cardiac output is determined by something called stroke volume and heart rate. Heart rate is self-explanatory. Stroke vol... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Milunski
Cardiology 38 years experience
Coronary spasms: To my knowledge, there is no relationship between ingesting salt and water and the relief of "coronary spasms".
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Milunski
Cardiology 38 years experience
HCM: Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy doesn't occur in any particular frequency in one group of people over another. It is relatively uncommon, being seen in ab... Read More
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A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Milunski
Cardiology 38 years experience
Albuterol and HF: Patients with heart failure are prone to develop heart rhythm disturbances, some of which can be fatal. Albuterol can stimulate the heart and produce ... Read More
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A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Milunski
Cardiology 38 years experience
HCM: While i suppose anything is possible, these symptoms are not generally part of the clinical presentation of hypertrophic cardiomyopathy.
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Milunski
Cardiology 38 years experience
Herbs and CM: There are no clinical studies in reputable journals that support the use of herbal supplements to treat coronary artery disease.
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Milunski
Cardiology 38 years experience
Age/carotid surgery: I don't think there is an age limit. Many factors besides age come into play when considering any surgery. Carotid artery stenting has certainly allow... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Milunski
Cardiology 38 years experience
Sinus tach: It can be detected by doing an electrocardiogram (ECG) during an episode.
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Milunski
Cardiology 38 years experience
Re-do CABG: It is a second or third operation to bypass blocked coronary arteries after previous bypasses fail or new blockages develop.
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Milunski
Cardiology 38 years experience
Pulm edema: A matter of semantics to some physicians. The terms are often used interchangeably to describe fluid build-up in the lungs regardless of cause. More d... Read More
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mark Milunski
Cardiology 38 years experience
Bicuspid AV: Don't be terrified! but do follow-up with a cardiologist on a regular basis. This will require definitive surgical treatment at some point.
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Milunski
Cardiology 38 years experience
Baby ECG: Haven't heard of that one! with the baby still in the uterus, the ECG electrodes would detect only your cardiac impulses.
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A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mark Milunski
Cardiology 38 years experience
Paraganglioma: You may have a recurrence. You should return to the treating physician for further evaluation.
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mark Milunski
Cardiology 38 years experience
Verapamil: Verapamil is part of a class of medications called calcium channel blockers. It is a relatively "old" drug that was primarily used to treat high blood... Read More
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A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Milunski
Cardiology 38 years experience
Cardiac myxoma: These are the most common types of tumors that arise from cells within heart tissue. They occur more commonly in women and about 75% are located in th... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Milunski
Cardiology 38 years experience
Exam/echocardiogram: First of all, a complete history and physical examination is essential. If a "defective heart valve" is suggested by history or evident on physical ex... Read More
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A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Milunski
Cardiology 38 years experience
RFA: By this, i assume you mean radiofrequency ablation or rfa procedures. These are highly specialized electrophysiology procedures used to treat specific... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Milunski
Cardiology 38 years experience
Borderline ECG: This is often the computer's interpretation of an ECG that doesn't fit strict criteria that are programmed into the computer. These "abnormalities" ar... Read More
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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mark Milunski
Cardiology 38 years experience
Chest pain: Given your age, gerd would be the more likely cause for your symptoms than heart disease. See a good internist for evaluation.
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mark Milunski
Cardiology 38 years experience
Aortic insufficiency: Aortic insufficiency or regurgitation is a condition where the aortic valve in the heart does not close properly, allowing backflow of blood into the ... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Milunski
Cardiology 38 years experience
Chest pain: It could be either or related to the chest wall. Complete history and physical is necessary.
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Milunski
Cardiology 38 years experience
Chest pain: Your young age makes a cardiovascular cause for your symptoms less likely. Start with an evaluation by an internist or family physician.
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Milunski
Cardiology 38 years experience
PET scan: It depends on the question being asked. Cardiac pet scans use several different types of isotopes including rubidium-82, n-13 ammonia, and fluorine-18... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Milunski
Cardiology 38 years experience
Heart rate: Depends on your level of physical activity. A resting heart rate of 100 in an otherwise healthy individual is not normal.
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Milunski
Cardiology 38 years experience
NICE: Consult the nice website. It is the british national health system committee that rations healthcare in great britain.
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Milunski
Cardiology 38 years experience
Cardioversion: You should be heavily sedated for a brief period of time or asleep completely for the procedure.
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Dr. Mark Milunski
Cardiology 38 years experience
Difficulty breathing: It depends very much on the cause. Get to your doctor.
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A member asked:
Dr. Mark Milunski
Cardiology 38 years experience
Cardiac cath: Yes. An IV line is started in the arm or hand to give you medications before and sometimes during the procedure. This generally involves sedation. The... Read More
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Dr. Mark Milunski
Cardiology 38 years experience
Heart attack pain: It can be. Most people who have had a heart attack describe an overwhelming sense of pressure in the chest that makes it difficult to breath and don't... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Milunski
Cardiology 38 years experience
Angina: Angina is a symptom of coronary artery disease. Whether or not your chest pain is cardiac in origin is best answered by a visit to your doctor or near... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Milunski
Cardiology 38 years experience
Pulm edema: Somewhat of a difficult question. Pulmonary edema is a serious manifestation of heart failure or of serious lung injury that isn't cardiac related. Li... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Milunski
Cardiology 38 years experience
Heart pain: Tough question to answer in this small space. I would advise you to either see your primary care md asap or if the pain is really acute, go to the clo... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Milunski
Cardiology 38 years experience
Pacemakers: It depends on the age of the patient, overall health of the patient, and probably most importantly, what type of heart problem the pacemaker was used ... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Milunski
Cardiology 38 years experience
HCM: Hcm is an abnormal thickening usually of the wall (septum) that divides the right and left ventricle. This thickening occurs in the absence of other d... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Milunski
Cardiology 38 years experience
Survival and LBBB: That is a difficult question to answer in a short space. Survival with left bundle branch block is not dependent on the block itself but what caused t... Read More
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Milunski
Cardiology 38 years experience
ARVC: Arvc is a cardiomyopathy that results in partial or total replacement of right ventricular muscle by fat or fibrous tissue. The principal problem is l... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Milunski
Cardiology 38 years experience
Severity of CM: Yes there is a gradation in severity. Two systems are used to describe the severity of cardiomyopathy (cm) both from a structural and functional stand... Read More
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A 23-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Milunski
Cardiology 38 years experience
Palpitations/dizzy: Could be many things. Start with a complete history and physical examination by an internist or family physician.
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Milunski
Cardiology 38 years experience
Pericardium: The pericardium is a very thin membrane that surrounds the heart. When the pericardium becomes inflamed from various causes, it can become thickened a... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Milunski
Cardiology 38 years experience
Calcified CAD: Plaque in coronary arteries is in a real sense abnormal tissue. Calcium tends to accumulate in abnormal tissues in our bodies. This phenomenon is call... Read More
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Milunski is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Albany Medical College, NY
Graduated 1984MD

Residency

DUKE UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL

Awards

Certificate of Recognition American Heart Association/American Stroke Association/ National Committee for Quality Assurance Achievement of Recognition for Delivery of Quality Cardiovascular Care December 12, 2006 to December 16, 2009
Nominated for “Teamwork Value Award” Florida Hospital Orlando For help in securing a heart and lung transplantation program for Florida Hospital December 12, 2008
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