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Dr. Christopher White

Cardiology
New Orleans, LA
44 years experience male

Locations

Ochsner Clinic

New Orleans, LA

Address

1514 Jefferson Hwy, New Orleans, LA, United States
Directions

Fax

5048423717

About

Bio

Interventional cardiologist, I treat Cardiac, Coronary, Carotid, and Peripheral Arterial Disease patients, Department Chairman at Ochsner Medical Center, Past-President SCAI.

Specialties
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Cardiology

Interventional Cardiology

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

136 Answers
49 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Christopher White
Cardiology 44 years experience
A stroke: Stroke is cause by a vascular event that results in death of brain tissue. It can result from a blood vessel rupture causing hemorrhage, an embolus t... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher White
Cardiology 44 years experience
ALARA : Alara is an acronym for as low as reasonably achievable.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher White
Cardiology 44 years experience
No: They are often performed at the same time, but the angiogram is much safer, just injecting liquid dye into the artery (a diagnostic procedure). The s... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher White
Cardiology 44 years experience
Ask your doctor: Nothing about a stent should impact intimacy. The underlying heart trouble might. Ask you doctor about your specific case.
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher White
Cardiology 44 years experience
Atherosclerosis: In western civilization, atherosclerosis is the most common reason for a blocked artery. No one knows the exact cause or process, but there are known... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher White
Cardiology 44 years experience
<2% risk death : About 5% risk of heart attack. Safer through the wrist (radial) than the groin (femoral) for bleeding complications.
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher White
Cardiology 44 years experience
MmHg: The height of a column of mercury measured in millimeters. The instrument used is a sphygmomanometer commonly called a blood pressure cuff.
A female asked:
Dr. Christopher White
Cardiology 44 years experience
About 1 in 10,000: The risks of any procedure must be balanced against the benefit to you. Your doctor should given you information about why the test is necessary. A d... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher White
Cardiology 44 years experience
Yes, it is.: Coronary stent risk is variable, but mortality risk is about 1 to 3 per hundred on average. Just make sure her cardiologist discusses the specific ri... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher White
Cardiology 44 years experience
Rapid heart beat: Sudden onset rapid heart beat, sudden offset. Palpitations in your chest.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher White
Cardiology 44 years experience
None: Hypertension is so dangerous because it causes few if any symptoms. People can have heart and brain damage from many years of high blood pressure and... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher White
Cardiology 44 years experience
Invasive diagnostic : A heart catheterization is done from a groin or arm artery by passing a very small hollow plastic tube to the heart. Pressures in the heart can be me... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher White
Cardiology 44 years experience
Big heart attack: Stemi is term for a large and dangerous kind of heart attack. It usually requires emergency treatment with clot buster medications or a stent.
A 60-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christopher White
Cardiology 44 years experience
Transfer: If your doctor is unable or unwilling to answer these questions you should ask to be transferred.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher White
Cardiology 44 years experience
ECG measurement: Qt intervals are measured on a heart electrocardiogram (ecg). They measure "repolarization". Longer qt intervals may be associated with arrhythmias ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher White
Cardiology 44 years experience
Normal is 60 to 100 : Heart rates slower than 60 beats per minute are considered bradycardias. Some normal people have heart rates slower than 60 like athletes. Some patie... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher White
Cardiology 44 years experience
They are not,: They occur later in women. Most feel that women catch up to men after menopause.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher White
Cardiology 44 years experience
It's normal: Everyone's heart has occasional irregularity or skipped beats. If they are frequent or cause symptoms ( dizzyness or shortness of breath) see you doc... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher White
Cardiology 44 years experience
Sleep apnea: These are common symptoms of sleep apnea. A sleep study is needed for diagnosis. A CPAP machine is commonly prescribed to improve breathing during s... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher White
Cardiology 44 years experience
Yes: Lvads support the left ventricle which is one side of the heart, the left side, that pumps blood to the aorta. The right side pumps blood to the lungs... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher White
Cardiology 44 years experience
Sometimes: Sometimes it is hereditary.
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher White
Cardiology 44 years experience
Heart surgery risk: All open heart surgery is dangerous. Many asds are now closed without surgery, using a catheter placed in a leg vein.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher White
Cardiology 44 years experience
Depends on cause: Salt restriction and leg elevation often help.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher White
Cardiology 44 years experience
Sooner than later: Better to be checked for blood pressure and cholesterol early so prevention can implemented.
A member asked:
Dr. Christopher White
Cardiology 44 years experience
Common: Common for patients with palpitations or arrhythmiaa.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher White
Cardiology 44 years experience
Yes: Non surgical AAA repair was designed for patients at high risk for conventional surgery (elderly and frail). There are anatomic criteria that must be... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher White
Cardiology 44 years experience
Not usually: Strokes are not usually painful. However one unusual cause of stroke is dissection of the carotid artery which is often painful.
A member asked:
Dr. Christopher White
Cardiology 44 years experience
Yes: Heart attacks are a leading cause of death.
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher White
Cardiology 44 years experience
Similar: Wpw is a specific type of supraventricular tachycardia (svt).
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher White
Cardiology 44 years experience
Mechanism unclear: Angina or heart pain due to lack of blood flow very commonly is felt in the jaw, the neck, down the left arm.
A 48-year-old male asked:
Dr. Christopher White
Cardiology 44 years experience
Yes: Often mimics heart pain.
A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christopher White
Cardiology 44 years experience
No it isn't : Brain swelling depends upon the size of injury and whether there has been a hemorrhage . Larger strokes more likely.
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christopher White
Cardiology 44 years experience
Not a problem: Not a problem to exercise in the early morning.
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher White
Cardiology 44 years experience
Not related to stent: Sound like he is having allergies. Stents are stainless steel and can cause problems for nickel allergy patients, but these tend to be localized. He... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher White
Cardiology 44 years experience
Diet, wgt loss, exer: Diet, wgt loss, exerecise. Sodium restriction is important. There are numerous drug options available as well. Discuss with you doctor.
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christopher White
Cardiology 44 years experience
Wt loss is algebra: Calories in minus calories burned. It's that simple. Very little evidence to support the billion dollar diet press. Eat less and exercise more in a... Read More
A 65-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christopher White
Cardiology 44 years experience
Depends: Depends on why you take aspirin. Women do not get the same benefit as men for primary prevention of heart disease, so ask your doctor if you really n... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christopher White
Cardiology 44 years experience
Type of stent: It depends upon the size of stent. Large stents stay open better than smaller ones. Typically for bare metals stents the renarrowing rate is between ... Read More
A 23-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher White
Cardiology 44 years experience
140/90: 130/80 if you have diabetes.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher White
Cardiology 44 years experience
Arterial : The aortic valve separates the left ventricle from the aorta. It is the gateway for oxygenated blood to travel from the heart to the body.
A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher White
Cardiology 44 years experience
A murmur: Leaky valves are associated with heart murmurs. The diagnosis is usually confirmed with an echocardiogram
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher White
Cardiology 44 years experience
Yes: Tattoo needles and ink carry serious risks of transmitting diseases such as hepatitis, but will not trigger a defibrillator.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher White
Cardiology 44 years experience
Open Heart Surgery: Patients are placed on a heart lung machine to support their respirations and circulation while new blood vessels (arteries and veins) are grafted ont... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher White
Cardiology 44 years experience
Regulate heart rate: Most are placed for patients with too slow heart rates, some can deliver shocks (aicd) for patients with rapid heart beats. Rarely used to improve hea... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher White
Cardiology 44 years experience
Water pills: Medications that increase urine production.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher White
Cardiology 44 years experience
PAD: Peripheral arterial disease is caused by cholesterol build up that narrows the arteries carrying oxygen and blood flow to the legs. Most patients hav... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher White
Cardiology 44 years experience
<140/90: If you are at high risk like diabetes then the target is < 130/80. Jnc7 guidelines.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher White
Cardiology 44 years experience
Heart valve damage: Rheumatic fever causes damage to heart valves which gets worse over time. The damaged heart valve causes the murmur.

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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. White is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. White is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
HealthTap member
Have had headache since cave-in underground mining,one of the rocks 250lbs fell 6ft on my head,left side of my head and face numb,neck pulsi
HealthTap member
I'm 21 had asd repair at age 4 Have been done ever since I'm wanting to join the navy so I was curious what a good result may be
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! We did wonder my husband has had echocardiogram I have had an ultrasou

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, OH
Graduated 1978MD

Residency

Letterman Army Medical Center

Awards

Physician leader of the year
Teacher of the year
Mentor of the year

Affiliations

SCAI, ACC, AHA
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