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Dr. Walter Pierce

Cardiology
Holtsville, NY
37 years experience

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Cardiology

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English

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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Walter Pierce
Cardiology 37 years experience
A click is heard: Prolapse means the valve balloons back under pressure. That produces a click.
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Walter Pierce
Cardiology 37 years experience
Dizziness: If the heart rate is too slow or does not increase with activity it may cause fatigue or dizziness.
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Walter Pierce
Cardiology 37 years experience
Block in lung artery: An embolus is something that can float through blood and then plugs the flow. It's usually a blood clot or air. A pulmonary infarct occurs when the em... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Walter Pierce
Cardiology 37 years experience
Possible arrhythmia: There are many abnormalities of the hearts electrical system that may cause a rapid heart beats. Occasionally alcohol triggers them. Binge drinking ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Walter Pierce
Cardiology 37 years experience
Cause and effect: An embolus is something that can float through blood and then plugs the flow. It's usually a blood clot or air. A pulmonary infarct occurs when the em... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Walter Pierce
Cardiology 37 years experience
Many things: Dehydration causes low blood pressure. The heart beats faster to compensate. Normal exertion should increase heart rate. Thyroid disease may cause it.... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Walter Pierce
Cardiology 37 years experience
Many things: Dehydration causes low blood pressure. The heart beats faster to compensate. Normal exertion should increase heart rate. Thyroid disease may cause it.... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Walter Pierce
Cardiology 37 years experience
Yes: If the heart rate or blood pressure goes too low dizziness may occur. You should report this to your doctor.
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Walter Pierce
Cardiology 37 years experience
Moderation: Too much can get you jittery.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Walter Pierce
Cardiology 37 years experience
Cause and effect: An embolus is something that can float through blood and then plugs the flow. It's usually a blood clot or air. A pulmonary infarct occurs when the em... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Walter Pierce
Cardiology 37 years experience
Many things: Dehydration causes low blood pressure. The heart beats faster to compensate. Normal exertion should increase heart rate. Thyroid disease may cause it.... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Walter Pierce
Cardiology 37 years experience
It's an infection: Endocarditis is an infection of the inside layer of the heart frequently including the heart valves. It can be acute with rapid distraction of the va... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Walter Pierce
Cardiology 37 years experience
None: Pharmacokinetics is the way drugs are broken down and removed from the body usuall by the liver and kidneys. Pvd is blocked muscle arteries.
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Walter Pierce
Cardiology 37 years experience
Maybe very serious: Ischemia means an area of the heart is not getting enough blood usually because of a blockage in an artery. The severity depends on whether it is a ma... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Walter Pierce
Cardiology 37 years experience
Maybe very serious: Ischemia means an area of the heart is not getting enough blood usually because of a blockage in an artery. The severity depends on whether it is a ma... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Walter Pierce
Cardiology 37 years experience
Low blood pressure: Blood pools in your legs while sitting. If you stand the body tells the veins and arteries to squeeze in the legs. If your dehydrated or have other co... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Walter Pierce
Cardiology 37 years experience
No: Niacin flush is not something you do. It's what some people feel/get when they take their Niacin medication for high cholesterol.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Walter Pierce
Cardiology 37 years experience
Heart function: It shows how well the heart squeezes and the function of the valves.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Walter Pierce
Cardiology 37 years experience
Yes: The initial stages of hashimoto's is an over active thyroid which over stimulates the heart leading to atrial fibrillation.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Walter Pierce
Cardiology 37 years experience
Dehydration: Dehydration causes low blood pressure. The heart beats faster to compensate.
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Walter Pierce
Cardiology 37 years experience
Possible arrhythmia: There are many abnormalities of the hearts electrical system that may cause a rapid heart beats. Occasionally alcohol triggers them. Binge drinking ... Read More

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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Pierce is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Pierce is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Now I know for sure I was in Hyperthyroid mode before plummeting into
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thank you Doctor, this helped me in my work and research
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful!

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Hahnemann Medical College, PA
Graduated 1985MD
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