Dr. Michael Zevitz

Cardiology
Norway, MI
39 years experience male

Locations

Office

Norway, MI

Address

400 Main Street, Suite 3, Norway, MI
Directions

Insurances accepted

Blue cross blue shield

Medicaid

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Specialties
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Cardiology

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

167 Answers
209 Agrees
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A 18-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Zevitz
Cardiology 39 years experience
28 years: That is how long I have been a physician. I am certain there are a few people who have survived longer. Depends on the cause of congestive heart failu... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Zevitz
Cardiology 39 years experience
Variable: This varies depending on the location, severity and type of myocardial infarction. Some patients have no ECG changes at all, known as electrically sil... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Zevitz
Cardiology 39 years experience
Not necessarily: It depends on how low the heart rate is and whether the heart rhythm is normal or abnormal. A high resting heart rate is more indicative of heart dise... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Zevitz
Cardiology 39 years experience
Good question: Poor dental health is associated with a significantly higher risk of heart disease, particularly atherosclerotic disease of the vessels, as well as va... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Zevitz
Cardiology 39 years experience
Location: Surface echocardiogram-the ultrasound transducer is on the chest wall. In transesophageal echocardiogram, the transducer is placed down into the esoph... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Zevitz
Cardiology 39 years experience
Not likely: Without knowing the "benign" arrhythmia and other aspects of your health, i cannot accurately answer your question with any greater certainty.
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Zevitz
Cardiology 39 years experience
Possibly yes: However, there are many other types of arrhythmias that could cause the same symptoms. Also, fluttering in the chest may not be even due to an arrhyth... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Zevitz
Cardiology 39 years experience
Too numerous to list: Some of them could be a lung infection (pneumonia), bronchitis, pulmonary embolus, chest trauma, muscle spasm, shingles, pleurodynia (viral infection ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Zevitz
Cardiology 39 years experience
Medical exam and EKG: Pleurisy is an inflammation of the pleura (tissue lining around the lung cavity. It is caused usually by infections, but can also be caused by autoimm... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Zevitz
Cardiology 39 years experience
High likelihood: Heat stroke is a medical emergency that has a high mortality if not treated promptly. Fluid replacement and electrolyte replacement are absolutely nec... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Zevitz
Cardiology 39 years experience
Yes: On rare occasions, it can be used to relieve symptoms of heart failure when water pills are not available or ineffective.
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Zevitz
Cardiology 39 years experience
Yes: It could be serious coronary artery disease or other heart/lung disease.
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Zevitz
Cardiology 39 years experience
Variable: The pulse pressure is the difference between the systolic and diastolic pressures. It can increase as a result of severe arterial atherosclerosis, but... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Zevitz
Cardiology 39 years experience
Uncertain: Symptoms of shortness of breath and lightheadedness may be the result of an upper respiratory infection, but other conditions, such as heart failure, ... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Zevitz
Cardiology 39 years experience
Immediate evaluation: If your baby indeed has supraventricular tachycardia, it requires the immediate services of a pediatric cardiologist (children's heart specialist) to ... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Zevitz
Cardiology 39 years experience
No: Donating blood cannot cause any type of serious chest pain in someone who is not anemic. Only 450 cc of whole blood is donated at one time, less than ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Zevitz
Cardiology 39 years experience
About three days: In severe acetominophen toxicity, death can occur in three days from liver failure, unless emergency medical treatment is promptly started. Mild to mo... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Zevitz
Cardiology 39 years experience
No.: Hering voices or music has nothing to do with blood pressure. High blood pressure, when it is vey high, can lead to a stroke, but it does not cause he... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Zevitz
Cardiology 39 years experience
Theoretically yes: However it rarely goes away without prompt appropriate medical treatment.
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Zevitz
Cardiology 39 years experience
Depends: Infectious pericarditis can be the result of viruses, bacterial or fungal infectiions. Viral pericarditis is usually self limited and usually lasts 2-... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Zevitz
Cardiology 39 years experience
Several: Mainly vasodilators such as ace inhibitors or angiogtension receptor blockers (arb's), low dose beta blockers, occasionally inotropes such as digoxin,... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Zevitz
Cardiology 39 years experience
Slightly different: But they are the essentially the same drug.
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Zevitz
Cardiology 39 years experience
Heart failure: Shortness of breath, chest pain, shortness of breath on usual or less than usual exertion, sitting up to breath better, waking up short of breath or g... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Zevitz
Cardiology 39 years experience
Two common ways: Either due to an accumulation of inflammatory fluid or blood into the pericardial space, causing cardiac tamponade and fatal heart failure, or through... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Zevitz
Cardiology 39 years experience
Depends: Hypokinesis means abnormally low contraction and wall motion of the segment of the heart. The greater the number of left ventriculuar wall segments wi... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Zevitz
Cardiology 39 years experience
Yes: That can be a common cause of skipped heart beats, and generally, they are of no concern unless the person has structural heart disease or significant... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Zevitz
Cardiology 39 years experience
Eat more calories: It sounds as though this diet is very low in total calories and thus providing you with too little fuel and nutrients for your cells to function prope... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Zevitz
Cardiology 39 years experience
Depends: Hypokinesis means abnormally low contraction and wall motion of the segment of the heart. The greater the number of left ventriculuar wall segments wi... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Zevitz
Cardiology 39 years experience
Normally, yes: Taking them at the same time should not be a problem for most people.
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Zevitz
Cardiology 39 years experience
Hypertension: It means that you have systolic hypertension, the most common scenario in hypertension. Either number being elevated is abnormally high blood pressure... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Zevitz
Cardiology 39 years experience
Several: Side effects are common when patients have digoxin toxicity, or too high of blood levels. Side effects can range anywhere from halos and colored visua... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Zevitz
Cardiology 39 years experience
No: Skipped heart beats are very common, occurring in as many as 80-90% of people, most of whom have no heart disease. Shortness of breath associated with... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Zevitz
Cardiology 39 years experience
Supernormal rhythm: Sinus tachyarrhymia is a faster than normal rate with normal rhythm through the normal conduction pathways, meaning that there is no abnormal electric... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Zevitz
Cardiology 39 years experience
No definitive answer: Foods high in fat content are processed differently by different people. Depending on their ability to process them by the liver and that depends on g... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Zevitz
Cardiology 39 years experience
Yes: Most patients who undergo coronary bypass surgery have 2 or 3 vessel coronary artery disease and do benefit from prolonged survival.
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Zevitz
Cardiology 39 years experience
In most cases, yes: Coronary bypass surgery is generally done to restore normal or near-normal circulation to the heart muscle. Provided no complications occur during or ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Zevitz
Cardiology 39 years experience
None: Thallium provides no risk to any human as it is non-toxic and is eliminated from the body within a few hours after the test is completed. It is simply... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Zevitz
Cardiology 39 years experience
Vasodilation: Persantine is a vasodilator and it may cause a drop in blood pressure, which in rare cases. May cause lightheadedness. It can also cause a brief stopp... Read More
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Zevitz
Cardiology 39 years experience
Generally not: Nifedipine has generally no effect on bones. It is a arterial vasodilator and is used for high blood pressure, heart disease and occasionally used for... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Zevitz
Cardiology 39 years experience
Not curable: Scleroderma is not curable and little treatment options exist for this very rare disease. Some of the symptoms, such as digestive problems and skin ab... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Zevitz
Cardiology 39 years experience
None: Tbere is no radiation exposure on a nuclear cardiology stress test. The tracer chemical is a harmless radioisotope, usually technitium, but sometimes ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Zevitz
Cardiology 39 years experience
Yes: Emphysema cannot be reversed. The longer someone smokes in their life and the more cigarettes they smoke, the more likely they will develop emphysema ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Zevitz
Cardiology 39 years experience
Probably: Only a competent obstetrician can advise you as to what your options are.
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Zevitz
Cardiology 39 years experience
Equal: Both men and women adapt to athletic exercise in much the same way. Both often develop a lower heart rate and lower blood pressure at rest.
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Zevitz
Cardiology 39 years experience
Hard to do: It would require causing extreme physical or even greater extreme psychological stress in an individual that already has underlying cardiovascular dis... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Zevitz
Cardiology 39 years experience
It can: It can if the dose is too great. Hypothyroidism, the reason for taking thyroid hormone replacement, is a well known cause of arrhythmias and shortness... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Zevitz
Cardiology 39 years experience
Not necessarily: Some individuals do not have symptoms or feel their rhythm disturbance. Others that do have palpitations or other symptoms often feel immediately bett... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Zevitz
Cardiology 39 years experience
Heart or lung diseas: Waking up breathless during sleep is always a serious medical problem that involves either the heart or lungs. It is never normal. The only instance i... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Zevitz
Cardiology 39 years experience
Audiologist: Audiologists do a much more complete exam and can isolate the specific abnormality with hearing, which is helpful to an ENT physician in terms of diag... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Zevitz
Cardiology 39 years experience
Unclear: Without knowing the age of the baby, unclear as to whether this is abnormal or not. Go see a pediatrician right away.
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Zevitz is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Zevitz is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Thanks a lot for your quick answer Dr. Zevitz, i really appreciate it.
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Your answer was very helpful! Thanks :) i try to think positive! have it plus other autoimmune diseases.
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Thanks for your quick reply! I have to see my doctor soon. I have mild chest pain and skipping beat

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University of Nebraska College of Medicine, NE
Graduated 1984MD

Awards

HealthTap Founding Doctor

Affiliations

Dickinson County Memorial Hosp
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