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Dr. Samir Dabbous

Cardiology
Algonac, MI
46 years experience

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Cardiology

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

22 Answers
9 Agrees
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A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Samir Dabbous
Cardiology 46 years experience
It varies : If the bypass was done after a heart attack it may take a lot longer to recover, whereas if it was an elective procedure then recovery may be possible... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Samir Dabbous
Cardiology 46 years experience
There are 2 types: Pericarditis which is inflamtion of the sac of the heart or the outer membrane mostly due to virus and myocarditis which is inflamtion of the heart m... Read More
A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Samir Dabbous
Cardiology 46 years experience
Palpitations: You are most probably having premature heart beats which can be exacerbated by smoking, drinking coffee, or excess alcohol. Some people are more sens... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Samir Dabbous
Cardiology 46 years experience
Not too alarming: It is usually present in overweight people or those who are sedentary . It could also indicate heart failure, and it should be checked by your dr.
A 81-year-old male asked:
Dr. Samir Dabbous
Cardiology 46 years experience
It does not: However it is quite possible that the CHF is what is causing the cough not the otherway around, on the other hand some drugs that treat CHF can also c... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Samir Dabbous
Cardiology 46 years experience
Serious: Aortic aneurysm indicates ballooning of the aorta which could burst if it exceeds certain diameter between 5-5.5 cm.
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Samir Dabbous
Cardiology 46 years experience
Both are right: Pvc 's can originate from either side with no bearing on significance.
A member asked:
Dr. Samir Dabbous
Cardiology 46 years experience
May be: It is more serious if the colder hand also turns purple , otherwise you need to feel the wrist pulse to make sure there is no circulation problem.
A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Samir Dabbous
Cardiology 46 years experience
Medical journals: Rare cases are usually reported in medical journals to educate other physicians and once published they are available to any dr around the world espec... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Samir Dabbous
Cardiology 46 years experience
Exercise: Regular exercise trains the heart to pump more at a slower rate by improving its stroke volume.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Samir Dabbous
Cardiology 46 years experience
Not really: Rapid heart beating is so common and most of the time is stress induced . The ones that are inherited are quite rare.
A member asked:
Dr. Samir Dabbous
Cardiology 46 years experience
Very significant: It's even more significant when present with multiple risk factors for coronary heart disease, or in pts. With established cad.
A 49-year-old male asked:
Dr. Samir Dabbous
Cardiology 46 years experience
Probably nothing: Unless you have high blood pressure , then it should be treated . Another reason could be sleeping on your left side.
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Samir Dabbous
Cardiology 46 years experience
Excellent: Once patient leaves the hospital after bypass surgery, the recovery is almost always unevenful! pts need to start cardiac rehab asap for quicker recov... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Samir Dabbous
Cardiology 46 years experience
Atherosclerosis : It means plaque develop inside the arteries that ultimately blocks it and will therefore lead to a heart attack or a stroke. The most common cause of ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Samir Dabbous
Cardiology 46 years experience
Svt: Atrial arrhythmia.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Samir Dabbous
Cardiology 46 years experience
Serious: It means a progressive plaque development in the artery which will ultimately result in sudden obstruction of blood flow and a heart attack.
A 23-year-old member asked:
Dr. Samir Dabbous
Cardiology 46 years experience
Possibly high BP : Bulging veins don't necessarily mean much unless in the neck area which could indicate heart failure or chronic lung disease. If you'r having shortnes... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Samir Dabbous
Cardiology 46 years experience
Yes: No negative impact on diabetes or htn.

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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Dabbous is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Dabbous is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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thank you so very much for the information. i guess that my vfib was unique. my heart rate suddenly dropped, then went into vfib, then reestablished a regular heartbeat without help. twice in two days...Read More
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Thanks for your quick reply! I appreciate your answer, I will get to dr.
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Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

American University of Beirut Faculty of Medicine, Lebanon
Graduated 1976MD
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