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Dr. Kevin Lingle

Cardiology
Cochecton, NY
16 years experience

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Cardiology

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52 Answers
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A 28-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Lingle
Cardiology 16 years experience
None : After first 2 weeks and incision is healed, ther ate no restrictions!
A 58-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Lingle
Cardiology 16 years experience
Depends: It is your BP trend that matters, so if you take your BP at the same drug store each time it should be on average, close to what your BP is. But reme... Read More
A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kevin Lingle
Cardiology 16 years experience
Multiple reasons: There are multiple reasons for lower extremity swelling in the elderly, especially in individuals who are confined to a wheelchair. If this is new an... Read More
A 28-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Lingle
Cardiology 16 years experience
You can't : Classic symptoms include central chest pressure, left arm or jaw pain, nausea, lightheadedness, shortness of breath, and sweating. Any or all symptoms... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Lingle
Cardiology 16 years experience
Yes: Usually only temporary inflammation after a heart attack.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Lingle
Cardiology 16 years experience
Not really: A glass of wine is beneficial because red wine is rich in antioxidants; however, I am not aware of any data saying it lowers blood pressure or cholest... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Lingle
Cardiology 16 years experience
No: Unless you have just had your pacemaker inserted. You should wait 2 weeks post insertion. You should avoid prolonged exposure and dehydration, but t... Read More
A 23-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Lingle
Cardiology 16 years experience
Multiple: Usually beta blockers are used to slow the heart rate and the patient is advised to avoid dehydration; however as hocm progresses one can have surgica... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Lingle
Cardiology 16 years experience
Many: Instead of minimally invasive cardiac surgery, one could opt for normal heart surgery (with a thoracotomy), percutaneous intervention (stents if the s... Read More
A 23-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Lingle
Cardiology 16 years experience
Varies by age: It varies by age, younger women have less CAD than men (<45); however as they (women aproach 65 to 70) the percentages even out (55% men 45% women).
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Lingle
Cardiology 16 years experience
Depends: Shortterm effects of pericarditis are usually minimal...Mainly only chest pains; however in severe cases one can develop a pericardial effusion and ha... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Lingle
Cardiology 16 years experience
Many: Not sure i understand the question, but if you mean rapid worsening of chf, there are many including: ischemia (heart attack), dietary indiscretion, v... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Lingle
Cardiology 16 years experience
Yes: Mvp by itself should not limit you in anyway whatsoever. Just have a check-up and echocardiogram prior to enrolling.
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Lingle
Cardiology 16 years experience
Certain types do: Not always but certain causes do, like fsgs (focal segmental glomerulosclerosis) and pckd (polycystic kidney disease), while other causes aren't.
A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Lingle
Cardiology 16 years experience
Depends: Unless one has a "porcelain" aorta, which is heavily calcified, CABG is possible. But i would defer to the ct surgeon performing the operation.
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Lingle
Cardiology 16 years experience
See a doctor: These symptoms combined likely mean you have high blood pressure or aortic disease. You should be evaluated by a doctor.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Lingle
Cardiology 16 years experience
2 separate issues: Bubble branch block and bradycardia are unrelated... One can have a bundle branch block and have tachycardia, normal rates, or bradycardia. However t... Read More
A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Lingle
Cardiology 16 years experience
Yes: Yes. Only stipulation is that if you are on blood thinners (coumadin, pradaxa, etc.) you would be at a higher risk of bleeding if you got hurt.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Lingle
Cardiology 16 years experience
Unlikely: If one has mixed mitral valve disease with a heavily calcified mitral valve that is both stenotic and regurgitant, one could imagine marked turbulance... Read More
A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Lingle
Cardiology 16 years experience
Many things: Malaria is a viral illness and cause fevers, during fevers there is vasodilitation which causes hypotension. Also as the virus attacks the body and t... Read More
A 18-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Lingle
Cardiology 16 years experience
Depends: Normal resting heart rate is between 60 - 100 bpm.
A member asked:
Dr. Kevin Lingle
Cardiology 16 years experience
See below: Complication of cardiac catheterization include bleeding, infection, stroke, heart attack, renal failure, radiation injurines including burns, and pos... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Kevin Lingle
Cardiology 16 years experience
Unlikely: It would be very rare but possible if you past out and fell injuring your head.
A 48-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kevin Lingle
Cardiology 16 years experience
No: But may cause you to develop gynecomastia (man boobs).
A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kevin Lingle
Cardiology 16 years experience
Depends: Could be benign premature beats or could be an arrhythmia. Would recommend having an ECG and possibly a holter monitor. See your doctor.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Lingle
Cardiology 16 years experience
Usually notdangers: If you mean you have an epicardial coronary that someone has told you displays myocardial bridging, then usually benign; however, if this causes sympt... Read More
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Lingle
Cardiology 16 years experience
Depends: When does it occur? How old is your wife, what other medical problems does she have? It could be ischemic heart disease...Would see a doctor.
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Lingle
Cardiology 16 years experience
Likely nothing: Skipped beats are likely benign; however, can occasionally be a sing of something else. If they continue and become bothersome or are associated with ... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Lingle
Cardiology 16 years experience
PVC's: Do you mean premature ventricular contractions? They are common and everyone has them. If they occur frequently or are bothersome, they can be easily ... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Kevin Lingle
Cardiology 16 years experience
Depends on cause.: Depend on cause of symptoms...Difficult to answer in this format. See a doctor if frequent or if associated with lightheadedness, chest discomfort, or... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Lingle
Cardiology 16 years experience
See a doc: Different arrhythmias ca do this and some can be dangerous, please find a local md. Some can be very easily and cheaply treated.
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kevin Lingle
Cardiology 16 years experience
No: Not unless pvc's occur > 20 in a row, but see cardiologist if symptomatic or pvc's bother you.
A 19-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Lingle
Cardiology 16 years experience
Vasovagal: If you have been worked up by a physician and there has been no idenifiable cause, then it is likely a vasovagal episode; however, if you have not bee... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Lingle
Cardiology 16 years experience
Possibly: If hot sauce caused you discomfort, discomfort can cause your blood pressure to increase.
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Lingle
Cardiology 16 years experience
???: I have never heard of mushrooms lowering blood pressures by themselves. Maybe as part of a low salt diet and increased physical activity. Please refer... Read More
A 20-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Lingle
Cardiology 16 years experience
Palpitations: Most common heart side effects include palpitation (skipped beats or rapid heart rates). These can be both benign or malignant. If you have any hist... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Lingle
Cardiology 16 years experience
See a doctor: Could be related to severe hypertension, i would recommend seeing a doctor as soon as possible, if have symptoms again, call 911.
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Lingle
Cardiology 16 years experience
Not always related: Renal failure in and of itself is not realted to cardiac output, there are many things that can cause both renal failure and decreased cardiac output,... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Lingle
Cardiology 16 years experience
Normal: This is a normal variant...Mild regurgitation of any valve (other than aortic) is a normal variant. Mild tricuspid regurgitation is flow going from t... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Lingle
Cardiology 16 years experience
Once: See one once and depending on severity you could be followed solely by your primary doctor or might require at least annual visits with a cardiologist... Read More
A 20-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Lingle
Cardiology 16 years experience
Common: Very common in early and mid pregnancy, but just give your md a call.
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Lingle
Cardiology 16 years experience
Depends: How old are you, what other medical problems do you have, when does the sensation occur? Could be worrisome or could be anxiety.
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Lingle
Cardiology 16 years experience
Depends: Depends on the type of stress test you are having. There are exercise ecg's where you exercise on treadmill and you heart rate is constantly monitored... Read More
A 22-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Lingle
Cardiology 16 years experience
Likely reflux: If the discomfort has been going on for a while and only occurs at night or when laying down, it is likely gerd (heartburn); however, if it is new or ... Read More
A 28-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Lingle
Cardiology 16 years experience
Depends : Depends in the cause, but if vasovagal, then otc salt pills can help; however, check with your doctor to ensure they won't interfere with any of your ... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Kevin Lingle
Cardiology 16 years experience
Depends: Sometimes vasovagal syncope is sel limiting, others it is a recurrent problem and requires attempts to treat with medications. The most important thin... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Lingle
Cardiology 16 years experience
Depends: This is not an uncommon test ordered. It is used to see if any cardiac arrhythmia is associated with symptoms you are having.
A member asked:
Dr. Kevin Lingle
Cardiology 16 years experience
Depends on cause: If related to venous insufficiency, compression stockings and elevation (keeping feet up). If due to volume overload, Lasix (furosemide) or other diur... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Lingle
Cardiology 16 years experience
Not inherited: Because there are many causes of aortic regurgitation that are not genetically linked.
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Lingle
Cardiology 16 years experience
Constant monitoring: It depends on what stage of rehab one is in, but at the beginning (stage 1) an individual is exercising under constant supervision with telemetry and ... Read More

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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Lingle is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Lingle is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thank you, the doctors keep thinking that it might be a muscular or skeletal problem and they recommended a CT and X ray. They both came back normal. My friend said she got it as well and disappears w...Read More
HealthTap member
Thank-You Dr. Lingle. I did go to the ER but my labs came back OK. The Dr. suggested i see my PCP to do exactly as you suggested. Once again Thank-You for your help.
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Thank you very much. I had the same question. :)

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University of North Carolina School of Medicine, NC
Graduated 2006MD
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