Dr. Rishi Vohora

Cardiology
Worcester, MA
21 years experience male

Locations

University of Massachusetts

Worcester, MA

Address

55 Lake Ave N, Worcester, MA
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My office hours

Thursday: 8:00am - 4:00am
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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...

Specialties
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Cardiology

Licenses

United States: Massachusetts

Doctor Q&A

173 Answers
30 Agrees
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rishi Vohora
Cardiology 21 years experience
Have a conversation: Maybe try having an actual discussion with her instead of posting on here.
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rishi Vohora
Cardiology 21 years experience
Blood level?: an increase in what blood level? Sometimes increased levels of thyroid hormone could. Or caffeine or other stimulants. But I don't know what you mean.... Read More
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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Rishi Vohora
Cardiology 21 years experience
Sounds normal : your heart rate varies through the day. Those numbers are all within normal limits. No worries here.
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rishi Vohora
Cardiology 21 years experience
No: I believe it is pregnancy class X which means it would be contraindicated.
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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Rishi Vohora
Cardiology 21 years experience
Echo: start with the ultrasound for sure, potentially with an agitated saline or dextrose contrast injection
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rishi Vohora
Cardiology 21 years experience
No: Intercalated discs allow cardiac cells to join together. They're not really within a cardiac cell. Good luck on your exam or whatever it is that promp... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rishi Vohora
Cardiology 21 years experience
ACEi/ ARBs: Not sure there's a drug that links specifically to cleft lip but it is clear that you should avoid ACE Inhibitors and ARBs during pregnancy due to hea... Read More
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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Rishi Vohora
Cardiology 21 years experience
Maybe a pimple?: or maybe just some bite you didn't know about.
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rishi Vohora
Cardiology 21 years experience
Alcohol: Sure but the combo could lower your blood pressure a lot. Your tolerance may be worse if the med is new. Id take it slowly and never drink in excess.
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Rishi Vohora
Cardiology 21 years experience
Yes: In fact based on atenolol' half life it is often more effective taken twice a day.
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rishi Vohora
Cardiology 21 years experience
It's a little high: Slightly higher than I'd expect for someone your age but we can't make much out of one reading. Check it a bit more often and if it remains that high ... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rishi Vohora
Cardiology 21 years experience
Yes: Yes that's a reasonable idea. So people know that you have a pacemaker in the event you aren't able to communicate yourself (like if you pass out). It... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rishi Vohora
Cardiology 21 years experience
Yes: Yes, but like with any new medication make sure your providers are aware of all your meds in the event there could be an interaction.
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A 70-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rishi Vohora
Cardiology 21 years experience
Depends : initially every few days. Eventually hopefully once every two or possibly more weeks. Whatever you do make sure to get tested. If you take Coumadin (w... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rishi Vohora
Cardiology 21 years experience
Nothing: Studies on vitamins (unfortunately conducted basically only in men) have shown no benefit - they don't reduce cardiovascular disease.
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rishi Vohora
Cardiology 21 years experience
Skipped beats: In a young person like yourself it's probably fine. Cut down on caffeine (yea soda energy drinks coffee) and obviously any drugs if you're using them.... Read More
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Rishi Vohora
Cardiology 21 years experience
PACs: PACs aren't dangerous but if they're bothering you tell your doc and maybe they can try a different med.
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A member asked:
Dr. Rishi Vohora
Cardiology 21 years experience
Exercise: exercise, don't drink too much alcohol, eat smart.
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A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rishi Vohora
Cardiology 21 years experience
Hard to say: To get this evaluated further I would recommend you get a Holter monitor. My guess is it's fine (respiration a do change heart rate) but better that y... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rishi Vohora
Cardiology 21 years experience
Could be normal : if you feel fine don't worry about it and stop checking it. If you don't feel fine see your Ob.
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Rishi Vohora
Cardiology 21 years experience
Jet direction : it is just speaking about the direction of the regurgitant flow. It has no bearing - mild is mild whether eccentric or not.
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A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Rishi Vohora
Cardiology 21 years experience
No. : No it's not normal but you may have the rhythm wrong. V fib is a life threatening arrhythmia often associated with ischemia (poor blood flow to the he... Read More
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Rishi Vohora
Cardiology 21 years experience
Ignore: There's no good trial supporting its use for prevention of heart attack. Instead eat fish, exercise.
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Rishi Vohora
Cardiology 21 years experience
Ignore: Don't think of it as an event that causes chest "pain". It's more often a discomfort, ache, etc.
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rishi Vohora
Cardiology 21 years experience
WhereTheWildThingsR: i don't believe in monsters but if I did a monster that caused frequent urination would be awesome. Like, hilariously awesome. Anyway if you're t... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rishi Vohora
Cardiology 21 years experience
Yes, potentially: Some parts of this question are suspect. 1. You're 46. You could be pregnant but most 46 yr olds aren't and they know enough to talk with their doc ab... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rishi Vohora
Cardiology 21 years experience
No set number: No set number. Kinda depends how worked up you are.
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rishi Vohora
Cardiology 21 years experience
PFO: The patent foramen ovale (PFO) is a small communication between the right and left upper chambers of your heart. It is needed for oxygenation when you... Read More
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A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Rishi Vohora
Cardiology 21 years experience
Not really: Anything is possible but the injury would be unlikely, it would have been readily apparent if it happened at the time of biopsy and your symptoms are ... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rishi Vohora
Cardiology 21 years experience
Ditch the caffeine: It's unlikely that at 19 this is a serious heart problem. Caffeine can make people jittery and cause fast and sometimes anbormal heart rhythms. It so... Read More
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rishi Vohora
Cardiology 21 years experience
Hmm: I don't think that's really possible unless you're just not eating. Even with a low carb diet you're getting triglycerides. I don't think you need to ... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rishi Vohora
Cardiology 21 years experience
Diastolic: thats usually reserved to describe mitral stenosis due to a rheumatic mitral valve
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rishi Vohora
Cardiology 21 years experience
Abnormal BP: that BP is low and is abnormal especially if you're feeling lousy with it. You definitely should discuss with your provider - they may find it worthwh... Read More
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A 61-year-old male asked:
Dr. Rishi Vohora
Cardiology 21 years experience
Tylenol (acetaminophen) is okay: Acetaminophen (Tylenol) can help alleviate pain and is safe in CAD patients but you MUST take it as instructed. Taking more than the recommended dose ... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rishi Vohora
Cardiology 21 years experience
Neither: A pain that lasts a second like that and is sharp isnt a heart attack or ulcer.
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A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Rishi Vohora
Cardiology 21 years experience
Yes definitely: Yes. Without question. It can take a number of hours for cardiac enzymes (your CK test) to be abnormal.
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rishi Vohora
Cardiology 21 years experience
No: No since this isn't really an entity and even if it were would have no effect on your respirations.
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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Rishi Vohora
Cardiology 21 years experience
Tough question: Scimitar syndrome is a complex situation. If your right side is dilated that could be a bad sign but honestly you can't find an answer to a question l... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rishi Vohora
Cardiology 21 years experience
CRP in isolation: I wouldn't worry about CRP if you're otherwise feeling well. It doesn't change the risk of a problem with that aneurysm.
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A 56-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rishi Vohora
Cardiology 21 years experience
Any: You should be eating a cardiovascularly sound diet but the propranolol doesn't have much to do with it.
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rishi Vohora
Cardiology 21 years experience
Sinus tach : Inapprorpriate sinus tach is by definition not a paroxysmal thing so it should be an all or most of the time thing.
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rishi Vohora
Cardiology 21 years experience
Call your doc: no one can help you with low blood pressure and feeling like you're gonna pass out via the Internet.
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rishi Vohora
Cardiology 21 years experience
Doesn't sound it: Heart rate can vary a lot. Occasional skipped beats are common. Stay away from caffeine and energy drinks.
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rishi Vohora
Cardiology 21 years experience
All normal: no worries. The 2/4 nomenclature is used by some people but it all sounds completely normal (in other words don't assume you are supposed to be 4/4). ... Read More
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A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Rishi Vohora
Cardiology 21 years experience
Floaters gotta float: I think floaters stick around but I suspect your presumed cause of them is inaccurate.
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A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rishi Vohora
Cardiology 21 years experience
Likely musculoskelet: in other words: not heart related. Likely falls into the category that I consider bothersome but necessarily worrisome.
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Rishi Vohora
Cardiology 21 years experience
Doubt a correlation: Im not aware of any interaction although you can always ask your pharmacist. A better question could be - why are you taking the magnesium supplement... Read More
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A 54-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rishi Vohora
Cardiology 21 years experience
Quite the workup : makes it unlikely to be heart related but truthfully the answer is likely in a more complete history than you can provide on here. That being said you... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rishi Vohora
Cardiology 21 years experience
HDL: HDL is commonly known as the "good" cholesterol. Higher levels lower your risk of cardiovascular disease. However, there are not good therapies to hel... Read More
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Rishi Vohora
Cardiology 21 years experience
Heart attack : A heparin drip is often used to treat heart attack or in cases where heart attack is suspected.
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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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