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Dr. Bennett Werner

Cardiology
Cleveland , OH
45 years experience male

Locations

Office

Cleveland , OH

Address

9500 Euclid Ave, Cleveland , OH
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My office hours

Tuesday: 9:00am - 4:00pm
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About

Bio

Fellow of the American College of Physicians, the American College of Cardiology, and the American Society of Cardiac Angiography and Intervention. Over 30 years of practice experience, Board certified in internal medicine and cardiology; 20 years experience with invasive cardiology, now semi-retired, continues to work part-time at the Cleveland Clinic in Ohio.

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Cardiology

Languages spoken

English

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6.1K Answers
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
Cardiology 45 years experience
Eclampsia: Your ankles swell, you get protein in your urine, and, if untreated, it progresses to eclampsia with convulsions. It's harmful to both mother and ba... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
Cardiology 45 years experience
Depends: In 2007 the american heart association, american college of cardiology, and american dental association downgraded its recommendations based on new re... Read More
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
Cardiology 45 years experience
Doesn't help: A biophysical profile tests how the preeclampsia is affecting the fetus ( a test of fetal well being).
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
Cardiology 45 years experience
140/90: Is upper limit of normal. Many normal women have very low bps and that's normal for them. It tends to drop in the first trimester.
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
Cardiology 45 years experience
Not: There is no contraindication to Aspirin in vascular ehlers-danlos syndrome.
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
Cardiology 45 years experience
Infection: Bacteria are on #1 on the list, but fungus can do it too. Humans don't get heart worms, thank goodness. Viruses cause other kinds of mischief in the h... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
Cardiology 45 years experience
False positive: It may be too early to tell. If you're > than a week after your missed period, it may be a false positive and should be repeated after another week. ... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
Cardiology 45 years experience
Isolated: Elevated bps without protein in the urine or other signs of preeclampsia.
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
Cardiology 45 years experience
Yes: It's safe if it occurs appropriately (ie with exercise) and it isn't sustained (ie, it slows with rest).
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
Cardiology 45 years experience
Not related: Blood thinners don't cause liver problems. The action of blood thinners occurs in the liver. It doesn't harm the liver. If you need a blood thinner, y... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
Cardiology 45 years experience
Yes: There are no interactions between these two.
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
Cardiology 45 years experience
No: Celebrex (celecoxib) has no platelet inhibiting effect. In fact, to the contrary, there is a small risk of blood clots (heart attacks) with celebrex (... Read More
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A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
Cardiology 45 years experience
Depends: It depends on the cause. There are, unquestionably, some people who are >100 years old who have mild chf.
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A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
Cardiology 45 years experience
Yes: There are no interactions.
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
Cardiology 45 years experience
Needs control: Get and/or use a home BP cuff. Get a good one and check it against your doctor's. Be sure you've rested for 5-10 minutes before checking your bp. Ke... Read More
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A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
Cardiology 45 years experience
See below: Diabetes, out of control blood sugar, unlucky genes, a high fat diet, being overweight, smoking being sedentary.
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
Cardiology 45 years experience
Academic question: Total peripheral resistance (as measured in the cardiac catheterization laboratory) is inversely proportional to cardiac output.
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
Cardiology 45 years experience
Failure: Because sometime the heart fails to change its rhythm or only holds normal rhythm briefly.
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
Cardiology 45 years experience
No : To the contrary, it's routinely administered, at least initially, to CHF patients.
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A 28-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
Cardiology 45 years experience
Separate problems!: Vertigo is caused by inner ear, labrynth, auditory nerve, or brain issues. Hypotension is caused by dehydration, dilated blood vessels, or cardiac dys... Read More
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A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
Cardiology 45 years experience
If not drinking: It' s dehydration that leads to low BP - you don't need to eat at all. 3-4 hours is pretty short unless you're in the hot, virginia beach sun.
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
Cardiology 45 years experience
Salt and fluids: Drink as much as possible. Eat plenty of salt be checked for diabestes, and infection. If you have diarrhea, vomiting or (if female) heavy periods, ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
Cardiology 45 years experience
EKG and blood: The diagnosis of acute mi is based on evolutionary changes on the ekg and a characteristic rise and fall of the cardiac troponin enzymes. A scar (or o... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
Cardiology 45 years experience
Caffeine: Coffee contains caffeine which is a cardiac stimulant: it makes the heart beat faster and may cause rhythm disturbances. When the heart beats faster, ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
Cardiology 45 years experience
Unclear: Some people have diastolic blood pressures of zero (as measured by an arm cuff) and live to talk about it. (in fact, don't even know they have it). Y... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
Cardiology 45 years experience
Percardial stripping: Removal of the pericardium is an open surgical procedure. Once done, you should recover well. You don't need your pericardium. It's like your gall bla... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
Cardiology 45 years experience
Elasticity: Th e distensibility of the aorta and peripheral arteries.
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A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
Cardiology 45 years experience
Several causes: Excessive sweating, lack of drinking and fever all lead to dehydration and low blood pressure. Falciparum infection, the most severe form, also cause... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
Cardiology 45 years experience
Depends: Depends on which leads they're in. Q wave can be indicative of past heart attack but also depends on the depth and width of q wave. Some Q waves are n... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
Cardiology 45 years experience
None: There are no symptoms unless you have stroke. Coarct causes high blood pressure and aneurysm that can rupture.
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
Cardiology 45 years experience
Yes, but: There is always a risk of heart attack in people who have coronary artery disease - day and night, 24x7. That said, the risk is exceptionally low in c... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
Cardiology 45 years experience
No: It's not curable but it is manageable.
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
Cardiology 45 years experience
Arrhythmia: They could be symptoms of a cardiac arrhythmia but not necessarily. You need some evaluation to pin this down.
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
Cardiology 45 years experience
They don't: In general, they don't. What kind of voice problem are you having and what medicines are you taking?(it's easier to answer if we have some specifics.... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
Cardiology 45 years experience
Neither: No direct effect. Hyperglycemia causes osmotic diuresis which can lead to dehydration and that causes the heart rate to increase, especially when movi... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
Cardiology 45 years experience
Varies: It varies by the body surface area of the individual and is therefore not a useful measurement. 5 liters/minutes is ballpark. A more useful measuremen... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
Cardiology 45 years experience
Getting the heart: Finding a donor heart is the most challenging part. After the surgery, there is a lifelong need for surveillance to prevent rejection.
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A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
Cardiology 45 years experience
Surgery : It is the cutting of the commissures - (the pathologically fused leaflets of the mitral valve as occurs in rheumatic heart disease) so that the leafle... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
Cardiology 45 years experience
Weak: Class ib drugs work by blocking the rapid influx of sodium ions during the depolarization phase of the heart’s depolarization-repolarization cycle. Th... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
Cardiology 45 years experience
Natural/synthetic: Dopamine is a naturally occuring catecholamine with numerous physiologic functions including neural transmission and BP regulation. Dobutamine is a sy... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
Cardiology 45 years experience
Doesn't: Any association you've observed is purely coincidental.
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
Cardiology 45 years experience
NO: It causes acidosis - too much is dangerous. Don't fiddle with it. (however, it's very nice when mixed with oil and placed on a salad).
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A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
Cardiology 45 years experience
Complementary: If someone has a cardiac arrest (heart stoppage), they require immediate CPR to provide artificial and minimal circulation. An AED is used during CPR ... Read More
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A 23-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
Cardiology 45 years experience
Treatment effect: In point of fact, someone with untreated CHF will have a lower h&h. These measurementa go up with "hemoconcentration" which reflects the volume contr... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
Cardiology 45 years experience
It isn't: There's nothing special about salt water that helps coronary spasm. It is given intravenously to raise blood pressure when needed and given in tiny am... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
Cardiology 45 years experience
Few: The site at which the catheter is inserted (groin, wrist, or inner arm) will be sore, may be bruised, and may have a lump. These are normal and go aw... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
Cardiology 45 years experience
Live right: Don't smoke, get to and stay at normal weight, eat a plant based healthy diet, exercise regularly, drink a little alcohol, have occasional chocolate.... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
Cardiology 45 years experience
Heart failure: The most common complication is arrhythmia which can occur very early in mi. If it's ventricular fibrillation as it tends to be in about 50% of cases,... Read More
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
Cardiology 45 years experience
How low?: It's normal for healthy 30 year olds to have "low bp" and this is actually a sign of above average health. For instance, 80/60 if you're feeling fine ... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
Cardiology 45 years experience
Live right: Maintain normal body weight. Exercise daily. Don't smoke. If you do, stop. Eat a vegetarian diet. Get your cholesterol checked and treat it if it's to... Read More
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Dr. Werner is a highly knowledgeable, compassionate and caring physician (cardiologist) who has helped countless people on HealthTap. His thank you notes are a testimony to how much the people he help...Read More
Jan 26, 2014
This highly knowledgeable physician is amazingly articulate and responds to complex questions with clear and easily understood explanations. Would certainly use him as my cardiologist if he were close...Read More
Dec 20, 2013
Knowledgeable, dedicated, experienced, and caring. Excellent and to the point answers and advice A real asset to the HealthTap community. Thank you for your contributions.
HealthTap member
Dr. Bennett, Thank you very much for your more in-depth reply to my query. I've been worried that my triglycerides, chest pains and "stiff LV" were all CAD/athero related. I had not even considered t...Read More
HealthTap member
This was very helpful. Thanks! I found out I have a 3mm Chiari and I myself get horrible migranes, headaches, fatigue, facial muscle weakness, dizziness, nausea, and paralysis. This helped me know I a...Read More
HealthTap member
This was very helpful. Thanks! Dr. Werner thanks for Expert Opinion in Answers Especially Mitral Valve Repair ,Beta-blockers, now stopped 8 mths From your advice and Cardiologist Surgeon agreement ....Read More

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University of Maryland School of Medicine, MD
Graduated 1977MD

Residency

University of Maryland Hospital

Awards

Affiliated with HealthTap, volunteering medical information on line since Febrary 2012
Top Doctor, Second Place, Cleveland, OH - Winter
2013
Most Influential, Third Place, Ohio - Winter
2013

Affiliations

Cleveland Clinic Foundation
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