Doctor Q&A for Dr. Liviu Klein

A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Liviu Klein
23 years experience Cardiology
Absolutely : Alcohol in large quantities is cardiotoxic and this amount of drinking can lead to cardiomyopathy. The good news is that stopping drinking and taking ... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Liviu Klein
23 years experience Cardiology
Most: Quinolone or macrolide antibiotics are the ones mostly associated with prolonged QT. The other classes are safer. As always, beware of interactions wi ... Read More
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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Liviu Klein
23 years experience Cardiology
Orthostatic changes: You may have orthostatic hypotension, essentially a drop in blood pressure with standing, due to a delay in the venous return from your legs to the he ... Read More
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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Liviu Klein
23 years experience Cardiology
Coronary CT: They can do a fast coronary CT if they are equipped for it. In conjunction with blood tests (troponin), they can 'rule out' a heart attack.
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A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Liviu Klein
23 years experience Cardiology
Normal : Low blood pressure during sleep and morning hours is normal. If you don't feel dizzy, no worries!
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A 71-year-old male asked:
Dr. Liviu Klein
23 years experience Cardiology
Pulse can mislead: Pulse can be misleading as atrial fibrillation cause irregular beats and pulse. It can be sometimes fast, sometimes slow. A lot of people can't tell i ... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Liviu Klein
23 years experience Cardiology
Yes: Excessive drinking can be associated with a variety of health problems. The current recommendation is not to exceed one alcoholic drink a day. This wi ... Read More
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Liviu Klein
23 years experience Cardiology
BP machine: With an automatic blood pressure machine from walgreens or cvs.
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Liviu Klein
23 years experience Cardiology
Heart failure: Ventricular assist devices are used for end stage heart failure. They improve the quality of life and prolong survival. They are used as bridge to tra ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Liviu Klein
23 years experience Cardiology
Unlikely: Prednisone can cause mood changes in higher doses, but not true personality changes. The other medications don't really affect the personality.
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