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Dr. Mark Landers

Cardiology - Cardiac Electrophysiology
Pinehurst, NC
32 years experience male

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Office

Pinehurst, NC

Address

7 Regional Circle, Pinehurst, NC
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Wednesday: 8:00am - 5:00pm
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Cardiology - Cardiac Electrophysiology

Cardiac Electrophysiology

Doctor Q&A

49 Answers
2 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Landers
Cardiology - Cardiac Electrophysiology 32 years experience
Dobutamine: IV medication given primarily for congestive heart failure from heart muscle weakening. This increases the ability of the heart to contract and incre... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Landers
Cardiology - Cardiac Electrophysiology 32 years experience
Weird or not: P-wave axis normal is 0 to +75, QRS axis normal is -30 to +90, and T-wave axis normal is +15 to +75 degrees. QRS is normal. P-wave borderline and if ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Mark Landers
Cardiology - Cardiac Electrophysiology 32 years experience
Salt and hypertension: Salt lamps are not a concern in a person with high blood pressure - enjoy the glow. It is the ingestion of salt that leads to worsening of high blood... Read More
A 22-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Landers
Cardiology - Cardiac Electrophysiology 32 years experience
Murmur: Both are usually done for evaluation. Although, the exam may confirm a benign murmer that does not need to be further evaluated.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Landers
Cardiology - Cardiac Electrophysiology 32 years experience
Syncope: Neurocardiogenic syncope is complex. Stand up-blood rushes to feet increase Adrenalin causes heart rate/pressure to increase to maintain bp. Brain mis... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Landers
Cardiology - Cardiac Electrophysiology 32 years experience
Secondary Long QT: Both can. Several antibiotics and antiarrhythmic medications, and other medications, can prolong the qt interval on the ECG increasing the risk for ce... Read More
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Landers
Cardiology - Cardiac Electrophysiology 32 years experience
CoQ10: Usually given after a person developes muscle aches to see if it will help. Expensive drug for over the counter.
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Landers
Cardiology - Cardiac Electrophysiology 32 years experience
PVC's: Pvc's may come from a different areas in the heart. Usually those with certain configurations on the ECG will help to differentiate from benign to tho... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Landers
Cardiology - Cardiac Electrophysiology 32 years experience
Crestor (rosuvastatin): Recommended time to take cestor is in evening or before you go to bed as higher level of cholesterol produced at night.
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Landers
Cardiology - Cardiac Electrophysiology 32 years experience
Arrhythmias: Some may. Change in Adrenalin and anti-adrenalin tone (vagal) can trigger arrhythmias. This is not an uncommon trigger for arrhythmias.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Landers
Cardiology - Cardiac Electrophysiology 32 years experience
Medication duration: Succinate (toprol) is the long acting form of metoprolol where as tartrate (lopressor) is the shorter acting form. Toprol can be taken once a day and ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Landers
Cardiology - Cardiac Electrophysiology 32 years experience
Differences: Both are trained in cardiology. Both usually performed the standard procedures like echo, holter, and cardiac cath for diagnostic purposes. An interve... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Landers
Cardiology - Cardiac Electrophysiology 32 years experience
Life with pacemaker: Pacers simply replace the electrical system in the heart but do not shorten life expectancy. Other heart issues like significant coronary/valve diseas... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Landers
Cardiology - Cardiac Electrophysiology 32 years experience
Infant murmer: Assume it was heard by a pediatrician. Most infant murmers are benign and resolve over time. You should seek the advice of your pediatrician about the... Read More
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mark Landers
Cardiology - Cardiac Electrophysiology 32 years experience
Need for angiogram: Not sure what the indications for a stress Echo in someone 21 years old were as the likelihood of coronary artery disease is extremely low. If the st... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Landers
Cardiology - Cardiac Electrophysiology 32 years experience
Laying on stomach: This pushes venous blood back to the heart which increases volume in the left ventricle causing stretch which increases force of contraction. This res... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Landers
Cardiology - Cardiac Electrophysiology 32 years experience
Elevated HR: Unlikely that this is any cause for concern. When waking up from any anesthesia/conscious sedation there is some “adrenaline” release increasing HR. ... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Landers
Cardiology - Cardiac Electrophysiology 32 years experience
Palpitations: Yes, there is an association with a women's menstrual cycle and palpitations and when a women is peri-menopausal. I have seen it quite frequently. The... Read More
A 41-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mark Landers
Cardiology - Cardiac Electrophysiology 32 years experience
BP/Pacemaker: Blood pressure (BP) is too high. Goal is ~120/80 - need additional meds to lower your bp. With pacer the heart rate may be "normal" if the pacemaker i... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Landers
Cardiology - Cardiac Electrophysiology 32 years experience
AF and caffeine: Boost/energy/high caffeine drinks are not recommended in patients with af. Occasional drinks with caffeine like coffee and soda usually do not trigger... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Landers
Cardiology - Cardiac Electrophysiology 32 years experience
Atrial fib (AF): Yes. If no other medical problems and a normal heart as evaluated by an echocardiogram then the usual diagnosis is "lone af" caused by an irritable fo... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Landers
Cardiology - Cardiac Electrophysiology 32 years experience
Differences: Both are in a class of medications called ace inhibitors primarily used for the treatment of high blood pressure. Neither is specifically "better" alt... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Landers
Cardiology - Cardiac Electrophysiology 32 years experience
Diaphragm position: When you inhale your diaphragm contracts descending lower in the chest. The opposite is true for exhaling. Other chest muscles are involved in respi... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Landers
Cardiology - Cardiac Electrophysiology 32 years experience
TEE: Tee is done under sedative meds which let you not remember the procedure. The back of the throat is numbed and a tube is placed through your mouth and... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Landers
Cardiology - Cardiac Electrophysiology 32 years experience
Statins: Depends on lipid profile. Stains have varing effects on reduction of cholesterol profile. Pravastatin and Lovastatin - low side effects but weaker. Si... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Landers
Cardiology - Cardiac Electrophysiology 32 years experience
AF clots: The rapid rhythm in the upper chamber (atrium) cause a stagnation of blood flow through it - it beats too fast to force the blood through it efficient... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Landers
Cardiology - Cardiac Electrophysiology 32 years experience
Bundle branch block: Right bbb is usually benign and seen in about 15-20% of healthy individuals, but combined with fasicular block - anterior or posterior - it may be an ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Landers
Cardiology - Cardiac Electrophysiology 32 years experience
Toprol (metoprolol) dose: Maximum dose is 200 mg/day. The dose must be adjusted based on heart rate (pulse) and blood pressure for each person. Usual goal is a pulse of 60 with... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Landers
Cardiology - Cardiac Electrophysiology 32 years experience
Diuretics: Diuretics or "water pils" help the body remove the extra fluid in patients with chf. These include furosemide, torsemide, bumex, metalazone, spironola... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Landers
Cardiology - Cardiac Electrophysiology 32 years experience
Atrial Tachy (AT): It depends on the frequency/duration of the at. Infrequent episodes - follow or treat with meds - av nodal or antiarrhythmic drugs. Frequent episodes ... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mark Landers
Cardiology - Cardiac Electrophysiology 32 years experience
Nodal conduction: "intra-nodal pathway"? You may have accelerated av nodal conduction from what is thought as inter-nodal pathways - three potential ones- from sinus no... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Landers
Cardiology - Cardiac Electrophysiology 32 years experience
Atrial Fib (AF) : Af is a heart disease related to an abnormality in the electrical system. It may be due to other underlying heart issues - weakening of the heart musc... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Landers
Cardiology - Cardiac Electrophysiology 32 years experience
Fatigue in AF: Maintaining a normal rhythm is usually the best for symptomatic af or keeping heart controlled if in af chronically. The medications used may cause si... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Landers
Cardiology - Cardiac Electrophysiology 32 years experience
Implants and defib: Use of external defibrillators or aed's have not been shown to have a problem in patients with breast implants as the pads/paddles are not placed dire... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Landers
Cardiology - Cardiac Electrophysiology 32 years experience
Elevated heart rate: Heart rates - assumed at rest - of 105 BPM in a 73 yo person are usually abnormal. I would recommend seeing his primary care physician for an ecg. If ... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Mark Landers
Cardiology - Cardiac Electrophysiology 32 years experience
Minor cuts: Prolonged pressure on any wound will lead to clotting. Can also try styptic stick which is used for cuts during shaving. It does sting briefly. Lip... Read More
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Landers
Cardiology - Cardiac Electrophysiology 32 years experience
Elevated heart rate: Sometimes anxiety can cause elevated heart rates. Sometimes elevated heart rates can cause anxiety. Not sure what workup was performed. Consider a c... Read More
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Landers
Cardiology - Cardiac Electrophysiology 32 years experience
Bertylium: There is no drug bertillium, but if you mean bertylium than this was a drug that was used for people in cardiac arrest with ventricular tachycardia or... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Landers
Cardiology - Cardiac Electrophysiology 32 years experience
Palpitations: Symptoms are suggestive of an abnormal heart rhythm usually svt based on your age. Bending over can cause premature beats which initiate the abnormal ... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Landers
Cardiology - Cardiac Electrophysiology 32 years experience
Worsening AF: Af is usually a progressive issue. The progression varies with each person - months, years, decades. It usually increases in frequency or duration ove... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Landers
Cardiology - Cardiac Electrophysiology 32 years experience
Double product: Systolic blood pressure times pulse is called the double product. It is used in stress testing to measure the work load on the heart and to help risk ... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Landers
Cardiology - Cardiac Electrophysiology 32 years experience
Aortic regurg & echo: Echocardiography (echo) is an ultrasound machine used to evaluate the heart including the valves. Doppler is part of the exam that includes both color... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Landers
Cardiology - Cardiac Electrophysiology 32 years experience
Pacerone (amiodarone): Pacerone (amiodarone) lasts a long time in the body 1/2 out in ~2 weeks and the other 1/2 over the next several months as it is stored in your fat cel... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Landers
Cardiology - Cardiac Electrophysiology 32 years experience
Ischemia vs MI: Cholesterol plaque develops in the heart arteries. Progressive narrowing - usually greater than 70% - can lead to lack of blood flow to the heart musc... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Landers
Cardiology - Cardiac Electrophysiology 32 years experience
Arm blood clots: Unlikely that a BP cuff is the cause of blood clots in the arm unless left inflated for an extended period - hours. Sounds as if you were in the hospi... Read More
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Landers
Cardiology - Cardiac Electrophysiology 32 years experience
AF and flying: It is unlikely in commercial airlines that flying can trigger af. Oxygen levels are kept at < 8000 feet as if on the ground. It can happen if there is... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Landers
Cardiology - Cardiac Electrophysiology 32 years experience
Tachycardia: Inappropriate sinus tachycardia - elevated heart rate (HR) at rest &gt; 100 sitting/standing. Athletes usually have a slow HR at rest. Atrial tachyc... Read More
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Landers
Cardiology - Cardiac Electrophysiology 32 years experience
Slow heart rate: Slow heart rates (HR) are not a concern unless associated with symptoms such as lightheadedness, dizziness, or coming close and/or passing out. As a ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Mark Landers
Cardiology - Cardiac Electrophysiology 32 years experience
Shunt post RFA: The “shunt" is a residual atrial septal defect (ASD) from the transseptal access for AF ablation - not uncommon. Over 80% of ASD's close/heal within... Read More

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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Landers is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Landers is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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I consulted the doctors here with Report. He too suggested for bypass surgery. He wnet through bypass with beating heart and is recovering now. Thanks for your advice Doctor.
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Thank you for taking the time to answer my question. Incorrect placement could be possible to us being brand new paramedic students. Have an awesome day! Thank you again!
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Your answer was very helpful, thanks! I appreciate you taking the time to answer my question, thank you.

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Eastern Virginia Medical School, VA
Graduated 1990MD

Residency

Internship/ Residency/ Chief Resident

Awards

Top Doctor, Third Place, Durham Region, NC - Summer
2013
Top Cardiac Electrophysiologist, First Place, North Carolina - Summer
2013

Affiliations

Pinehurst Cardiology
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