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Dr. Rishi Vohora

Cardiology
Worcester, MA
20 years experience male

Locations

University of Massachusetts

Worcester, MA

Address

55 Lake Ave N, Worcester, MA
Directions

My office hours

Wednesday: Closed
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Clinton Hospital

Clinton, MA

About

Bio

I am a clinician-educator at University of Massachusetts specializing in cardiovascular medicine. I am board certified in cardiovascular medicine, internal medicine, echocardiography and nuclear cardiology. For other cardiologists: Click the Youtube link below for a humorous take on some esoteric cardiology stuff. Heck, patients can click it too if they want...

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Cardiology

Licenses

United States: Massachusetts

Doctor Q&A

173 Answers
30 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Rishi Vohora
Cardiology 20 years experience
Don't panic: chest wall pain like that is nothing to panic over. It falls in my "bothersome but not worrisome" category.
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Rishi Vohora
Cardiology 20 years experience
Not about degree : it is not about the degree or percentage of blockage. It is about the location or number of areas that have disease. There are also other factors that... Read More
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Rishi Vohora
Cardiology 20 years experience
Elevated cholesterol: LDL is known as the "bad" cholesterol. Normal for most people is <130. Elevated levels are associated with heart disease but giving you your young... Read More
A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Rishi Vohora
Cardiology 20 years experience
LVH: LVH stands for left ventricular hyper trophy and, if the study is accurate, means that the heart is seeing too much pressure - most commonly this is s... Read More
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Rishi Vohora
Cardiology 20 years experience
Yes: Although I wouldn't view a beta blocker as a first line treatment for hypertension, especially in a young person like yourself. Make sure you've addre... Read More
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rishi Vohora
Cardiology 20 years experience
Yes: Wearing a Fitbit won't change your risk from a QT standpoint.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rishi Vohora
Cardiology 20 years experience
Hmm: laughter is good for you in general. No, there are no studies that show that it lowers your risk of heart disease but who cares - it's good to laugh. ... Read More
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Rishi Vohora
Cardiology 20 years experience
Yes: because you're worried about it so that will increase your heart rate. Stop checking it.
A female asked:
Dr. Rishi Vohora
Cardiology 20 years experience
Flaxseed oil: You can use flaxseed oil if you feel you need omega 3.
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rishi Vohora
Cardiology 20 years experience
Could be dysrhythmia: you should inquire with your provider. A heart monitor could be helpful.
A female asked:
Dr. Rishi Vohora
Cardiology 20 years experience
Bruit: a bruit is due to turbulent blood flow, often from atherosclerotic (plaque) buildup. It's detected via auscultation by your provider so I don't think ... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rishi Vohora
Cardiology 20 years experience
Yes: Mobitz one won't effect this whatsoever.
A 65-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rishi Vohora
Cardiology 20 years experience
No: It's usually a sign of being cold or nervous or something like that but not heart disease
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Rishi Vohora
Cardiology 20 years experience
No: One heart rate means nothing but its in the normal range.
A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Rishi Vohora
Cardiology 20 years experience
No: A supplement isn't going to help you. If you want to keep your endothelium as healthy as possible at your age you need to: 1. Not smoke. 2. Watch your... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rishi Vohora
Cardiology 20 years experience
Unusual : given your age and the fact that is is occurring sporadically at rest and not with exertion this seems unlikely to be a primarily heart related proble... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rishi Vohora
Cardiology 20 years experience
It's normal : No need to see anyone for those readings.
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rishi Vohora
Cardiology 20 years experience
Not sure : After meals can be because of diverted blood flow to the intestine to digest your food. Before bed? Not sure. Unless maybe you're downing some late ev... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rishi Vohora
Cardiology 20 years experience
Chest pain: Your MRI findings don't play a role in your chest pain.
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Rishi Vohora
Cardiology 20 years experience
Unclear: A cough is nonspecific but given the low ejection fraction his cough could be a sign of acute heart failure, especially if accompanied with difficulty... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rishi Vohora
Cardiology 20 years experience
Safe, sure: Theyre safe but the risk of side effect goes up when they're combined. The crestor (rosuvastatin) is likely far more important than the lipicard unles... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rishi Vohora
Cardiology 20 years experience
The pericardium : There are visceral and parietal pericaRdial layers which make up the pericardium.
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rishi Vohora
Cardiology 20 years experience
Side effects: Sometimes muscle aches. You'll need labs to look for liver inflammation as well.
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Rishi Vohora
Cardiology 20 years experience
Caffeine: caffeine definitely increases your heart rate. 180 is a fast heart rate but at your age is Prob okay as long as you were feeling okay.
A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rishi Vohora
Cardiology 20 years experience
Doesn't sound bad: 112 supraventricular beats, assuming they're isolated, isn't worrisome. I wouldn't recommend any treatment for that.
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rishi Vohora
Cardiology 20 years experience
Well: We don't tend to check for B12 alone. It's often thought of in conjunction with folate (folic acid) deficiency and it really all starts with assessing... Read More
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rishi Vohora
Cardiology 20 years experience
Not really: exercise, with appropriate training and common sense, is good for your heart, your brain, all of you really
A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Rishi Vohora
Cardiology 20 years experience
Noncardiac pain: Not sure that the end of your question is supposed to mean but if you're having pain when yore hunched forward like that it sounds musculoskeletal. Co... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rishi Vohora
Cardiology 20 years experience
Triglycerides: Im guessing what you really want to do is lower your triglycerides. Triglycerides are very dependent on the amount and types of food you eat. Lowering... Read More
A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rishi Vohora
Cardiology 20 years experience
Maybe: beta blockers aren't the first line choice for hypertension but if you need to control his heart rate because of Afib then they could be a good choice... Read More
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rishi Vohora
Cardiology 20 years experience
Not really: Unless you have profound problems from a weakened heart, in which case it can lead to overall fatigue (but not specific to the arms)
A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Rishi Vohora
Cardiology 20 years experience
Possibly: What you're describing could be cyanosis, but that would be from a congenital heart condition that's usually not subtle. Discuss with your provider an... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rishi Vohora
Cardiology 20 years experience
Clean angio: You had an angiogram at 21? Constant chest pain like that sounds noncardiac. With a normal coronary angiogram you're all set. It seems unlikely you ha... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rishi Vohora
Cardiology 20 years experience
Unclear question: not sure what you mean by hearing three beats. Sinus tachycardia indicates the number of beats you have per minute and the way the electrical system i... Read More
A 58-year-old male asked:
Dr. Rishi Vohora
Cardiology 20 years experience
Beta blocker: yea it's a beta blocker although I wouldn't consider it a first line treatment for anxiety.
A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rishi Vohora
Cardiology 20 years experience
An odd pain: not sure what that could be - maybe heartburn? - but a discomfort that fleeting wouldn't be heart related so rest easy in that regard.
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rishi Vohora
Cardiology 20 years experience
Easy answer : Yes, it definitely could be. Stop wasting time on here and go get evaluated.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rishi Vohora
Cardiology 20 years experience
None? All?: I don't think any of those are actually butter. You're probably over thinking this - everything in moderation. I use regular, straight up butter.
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Rishi Vohora
Cardiology 20 years experience
No: No. You probably have a healthy heart rate especially if you feel fine. Stop checking your heart rate.
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rishi Vohora
Cardiology 20 years experience
Hard to say: your age and the type of discomfort you're noting makes it unlikely that this is terribly worrisome but you should discuss with your PCP. In regard to... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rishi Vohora
Cardiology 20 years experience
Diuretic : most people are started on a loop diuretic such as furosemide. Make sure you have electrolytes and kidney function checked shortly after starting it.
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Rishi Vohora
Cardiology 20 years experience
Try exercise: and make sure your bisprolol was tapered carefully if you were on a high dose. Overall though it seems like a really good idea to get off of it if it ... Read More
A 61-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rishi Vohora
Cardiology 20 years experience
Physiology: it means that your heart is contracting 82 times in one minute. That is a normal heart rate.
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Rishi Vohora
Cardiology 20 years experience
Not related: not related to WPW. Don't keep your head bent down for two minutes.
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rishi Vohora
Cardiology 20 years experience
Afib is not okay: It would be unlikely at your age that you're having Afib but if you feel like you're having fast or irregular beats it warrants evaluation further. Ta... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rishi Vohora
Cardiology 20 years experience
You answered that : You correctly described your ECG as abnormal, so, no it's not normal. The ecg changes you described don't necessarily mean RVH. And mild MR doesn't ca... Read More
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Rishi Vohora
Cardiology 20 years experience
That's weird: If it's the back of the knee I suppose it could be an aneurysm. If it's the front of the knee you probably have patellararteritis: a completely fabric... Read More
A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rishi Vohora
Cardiology 20 years experience
Yes: If your blood pressure is consistently higher than your targets then yes you should discuss with your doctor.
A 43-year-old male asked:
Dr. Rishi Vohora
Cardiology 20 years experience
Musculoskeletal : You have a chest wall pain - maybe inflammation of muscles or cartilage in the area. Not worrisome. Ask your doc about taking some anti inflammatories... Read More

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Feb 1, 2015
Dr. Vohora provides excellent education to patients on HealthTap. His answers and kind and concise. He is a great asset to HealthTap
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Vohora is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Vohora is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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This was very helpful. Thanks! I'm so scared everyday I feel like im gonna die. Iv seen 3 doctors in 3 weeks and all of them said my heart is fine and waiting for specialist appoint
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Nobody can predict the future but you made me feel like I am doing what is best for me. In tennis league I have to play 40 year old girls,oldest one
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This was very helpful. Thanks! Thanks for your informative responses :). Not sure why it's going 180 . Cardiologist can't find a reason.

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine, ME
Graduated 2002MD

Residency

University of Massachusetts
Completed 2005

Awards

Chief Resident
Cardiology Teacher of the Year
Top Cardiologist, First Place, Massachusetts - Spring
2015

Affiliations

University of Massachusetts
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