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Dr. Ryan Cooley

Cardiology
Grafton, WI
30 years experience male

Locations

Office

Milwaukee, WI

Address

N84 W16889 Menomonee Ave, Milwaukee, WI
Directions

Insurances accepted

Cigna

Aurora Cardiovascular Services

Grafton, WI

About

Bio

In 1992, I received my M.D. from the University of Wisconsin in Madison. In 1995 I completed my Residency in Internal Medicine through the University of Minnesota Hospitals and Clinics in Minneapolis. Additionally, in 1998 I completed a Cardiology Fellowship through the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics in Iowa City and in 1999 an Electrophysiology Fellowship through the Wisconsin Electrophysiology Group - Sinai Samaritan and St. Luke's Medical Center. I have also received awards for research and co-authored publications in major scientific journals. I am Board Certified in Cardiovascular Disease and Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology. Away from the clinic, I enjoy biking, traveling and spending time with my family.

Specialties
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Cardiology

Cardiac Electrophysiology

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

55 Answers
22 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ryan Cooley
Cardiology 30 years experience
Yes: Normal heart rate range is defined as 60-100 bpm. It should be noted however that some people have rates outside this range that are still considered... Read More
A 51-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ryan Cooley
Cardiology 30 years experience
Anti-inflammation: I am not aware of any diet that manipulates vagal nerve activity. There is substantial evidence that af is at least partly related to inflammation an... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ryan Cooley
Cardiology 30 years experience
Possibly: Lafb is however more commonly associated with a problem. It can be seen in approximately 4% of cases of acute myocardial infarction (heart attack). ... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ryan Cooley
Cardiology 30 years experience
Vasovagal: The temperature change could have caused a reaction in your body called vasoagal, whereby the heart rate sloes and the blood pressure drops. It is us... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ryan Cooley
Cardiology 30 years experience
Infection: The main risk associated with pacemaker replacement is infection. This risk is a couple % and seems to be higher than the risk with original implants... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ryan Cooley
Cardiology 30 years experience
No: Cerebral strokes cause loss of motor, speech and cognitive function. Strokes involving the cerebellum can cause loss of balance or dizziness.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ryan Cooley
Cardiology 30 years experience
Estrogen and heart: Women in perimenopause often report episodes of heart palpitations — an irregular heatbeat or pounding pulse that may make them feel their heart is go... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ryan Cooley
Cardiology 30 years experience
Yes: Downstream treatments are considered to have small benefits based on clinical studies once af is diagnosed (in other words damage is already done). I... Read More
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ryan Cooley
Cardiology 30 years experience
????: You have syncope and it sounds like the cause is unknown. Sweating before or after is nonspecific but implies cardiovascular etiology unless you are ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ryan Cooley
Cardiology 30 years experience
Yes: I have seen af in 20 year olds. Most likely genetic when it afflicts young people.
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ryan Cooley
Cardiology 30 years experience
?: Not a common association. An event recorder could help determine if you have an arrhythmia as a cause for your palpitations. You have to have sympto... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Ryan Cooley
Cardiology 30 years experience
Palpitations: The most common symptom is palpitation. There is a broad range of symptoms after that. Arrhythmia can be asymptomatic on one end of the spectrum and... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ryan Cooley
Cardiology 30 years experience
Depends: The prognosis for individuals with orthostatic hypotension depends on the underlying cause of the condition. The prognosis of orthostatic hypotensio... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ryan Cooley
Cardiology 30 years experience
Dont smoke: The increase in heart rate is due to the stimulant effect of nicotine. It is harmful . I suggest you focus your efforts on smoking cessation.
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ryan Cooley
Cardiology 30 years experience
Possible dysautonomi: You have syncope and in the setting of heat intolerance could be a sign of dysautonomia or pots. Other common symptoms include postural intolerance, ... Read More
A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ryan Cooley
Cardiology 30 years experience
Yes: The blood thinning effect of Coumadin (warfarin) is dependent on vitamin k which is in the diet. Medications including many otc meds can also alter t... Read More
A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ryan Cooley
Cardiology 30 years experience
Irregular heart rhyt: That much heart rate variation could signify an arrhytmias called atrial fibrillation. You should have an ekg done.
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ryan Cooley
Cardiology 30 years experience
.?: Cures occur with exercise and with time. Usually it happens by mid 20s if it does though.
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ryan Cooley
Cardiology 30 years experience
Abnormal: Having a heart rate at that level at rest is not normal. An ekg would help determine the rhythm. There are several potential causes.
A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ryan Cooley
Cardiology 30 years experience
Multiple and complex: Generally broken down into too fast (tachycardia) and too slow (bradycardia). Brandy arrhythmias are either problems with impulse formation or conduc... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ryan Cooley
Cardiology 30 years experience
Probably not: The most common cause in your age range is vasovagal disease assuming you have no significant heart disease. Tilt table testing is used to diagnose t... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ryan Cooley
Cardiology 30 years experience
Depends: Low cholesterol can be a good thing, depending on type of cholesterol. 1 type is the exception-- your hdl. Unlike LDL or toal cholesterol, HDL must ... Read More
A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ryan Cooley
Cardiology 30 years experience
Complex: Normally when switching between these medications one would take equivalent total doses. However, Metoprolol Tartrate is at least 30% more bioavailab... Read More
A 58-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ryan Cooley
Cardiology 30 years experience
Need to get checked: Fainting after conversion suggests post-conversion pauses which is a form of tachycardia (af)-bradycardia (pauses) syndrome. This can be confirmed by... Read More
A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ryan Cooley
Cardiology 30 years experience
No: The best way to control appetite is to eat a low glycemic index diet. Sugar is the problem in this country and all to often people just want to take ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ryan Cooley
Cardiology 30 years experience
Same: They both are risk factors for stroke and can cause similar symptoms. The main difference is that flutter is easy to cure by ablation.
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ryan Cooley
Cardiology 30 years experience
Yes: Avnrt is due to an extra electrical pathway in the junction between upper and lower chambers that your born with. Whereas focal at is acquired and us... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ryan Cooley
Cardiology 30 years experience
Thickens: High blood pressure over time results in response called hyper trophy. This affects the main pumping chamber, the left ventricle. The chronic pressu... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ryan Cooley
Cardiology 30 years experience
Abnml heart activity: Arrhythmia ranges from the benign such as pvc's in the setting of a normal heart to the serious such as ventricular tachycardia or fibrillation in the... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Ryan Cooley
Cardiology 30 years experience
Agree with variable: Counterpressure manoeuvres are effective but should not replace recumbent position. Putting hands together and squeezing to contract upper body muscl... Read More
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ryan Cooley
Cardiology 30 years experience
No: Your symptoms may or may not be related. In other words, the same or different causally background. For example, days autonomic can cause both. My ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ryan Cooley
Cardiology 30 years experience
Yes: Both atrial fibrillation and atrial flutter are associated with pooling or stasis of blood, loss of vigorous contraction, and possibly platelet activa... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ryan Cooley
Cardiology 30 years experience
Right heart failure: Right heart failure refers to weakness or stiffness involving the right ventricle or lower chamber as opposed to the left ventricle. This causes a un... Read More
A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ryan Cooley
Cardiology 30 years experience
Slow progression: Paf carries a relatively good prognosis for function and survival. It has a better prognosis than multiple system atrophy and patients generally do n... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ryan Cooley
Cardiology 30 years experience
AVB has 3 flavors: There is 1st, 2nd and 3rd degree av block. 1st degree is just slower conduction through av node than normal. In 2nd degree there is a progressive sl... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ryan Cooley
Cardiology 30 years experience
Other risk factors: Age, hypertension, sleep apnea, smoking, alcoholism, heart attacks and cardiomyopathy and genetics all independently increase te risk of arrhythmias.
A 60-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ryan Cooley
Cardiology 30 years experience
We don't really know: Af can be due to normal wear and tear as occurs in HTN and the aging process. Aging causes insertion of non-conducting tissue (scar) between normal h... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ryan Cooley
Cardiology 30 years experience
Many: Arrhythmia symptoms can be palpitations, lightheadedness, fatigue or weakness, shortness of breath or chest pain.
A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ryan Cooley
Cardiology 30 years experience
Narrowing: Mitral stenosis is narrowing in the valve orifice. This abnormal valve doesn't open properly, blocking blood flow coming into your left ventricle, th... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ryan Cooley
Cardiology 30 years experience
Depends: It would be important to know what type of arrhythmia you have. Some arrhythmia have nothing to do with lifestyle, while others do. A heart monitor ... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ryan Cooley
Cardiology 30 years experience
Vasovagal: Could be vasovagal disease or neurocardiogenic dysfunction. It is diagnosed by tilt table testing. Go see an electro physiologist.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ryan Cooley
Cardiology 30 years experience
Not problem: Low blood pressure is not considered as serious as high blood pressure, assuming you do not have symptoms. A normal blood pressure is when the reading... Read More
A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ryan Cooley
Cardiology 30 years experience
Depends: The treatment depends on the underlying cause and on the presence or absence of symptoms. Heart problems, endocrine problems, dehydration, medication... Read More
A 59-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ryan Cooley
Cardiology 30 years experience
Not really: There are no significant interactions between those meds other than both metoprolol and Multaq can slow the heart rate excessively. Multaq isn't part... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ryan Cooley
Cardiology 30 years experience
Depends: It depends on how symptomatic patient is. General measures include hydration, increased salt intake, exercise and avoidance of aggravating situations... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ryan Cooley
Cardiology 30 years experience
Possible : I suggest that you see someone to help sort this out. Some cardiovascular, autonomic nervous system problems can cause symptoms that you describe.
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ryan Cooley
Cardiology 30 years experience
It is possible: Assuming you don't have any of the obvious conditions associated with lafb (htn, coronary heart disease, valve disease) then it is possible that you h... Read More
A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ryan Cooley
Cardiology 30 years experience
POTS: You possibly have postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome. The heart rate response is out of proportion to the BP drop. It is not uncommon for the... Read More

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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Cooley is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Cooley is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Thanks. I understd refl WPW to mean instead of signal jumping across to create extra beat, it reflects back the way it came. Holter found it
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Thank you, your answer or tip was very helpful! You are the first doc to admit thus - FO MANY docs slap the POTS dx on anyone w/orthostatic hypotension!!!
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This was very helpful. Thanks! But what I've circulation. Gotten bad and blow. Veins in hands from simple. Pressure. Like grabbing a yard rake.

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health
Graduated 1992MD

Medical/Graduate school

University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, WI
Graduated 1992MD

Residency

University of Minnesota Medical Center, Fairview

Awards

Top Cardiologist , Third Place, Wisconsin - Summer
2013
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