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Dr. Michael Zevitz

Cardiology
Norway, MI
38 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 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Zevitz
Cardiology 38 years experience
Ignore: Don't use tobacco of any kind Exercise regularly at least 4-5 times per week for at least 30 minutes.
A 40-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Zevitz
Cardiology 38 years experience
Yes: Standing up suddenly, particularly if you are on medicine for high blood pressure, can result in lightheadedness that lasts several seconds up to 30 s... Read More
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Zevitz
Cardiology 38 years experience
Yes: Those medicines can be taken together and usually at the same time. It is uncommon for those medicines to cause intolerable side effects or excessivel... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Zevitz
Cardiology 38 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
A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Zevitz
Cardiology 38 years experience
Yes: Particularly if the water temperature is very high, like in a jacuzzi or whirlpool. However, the elevation in heart rate is usually temporary and not ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Zevitz
Cardiology 38 years experience
Many things: Lung infections, chest wall or lung inflammation, pericarditis (inflammation of the lining of the heart, pulmonary embolism (blood clot in the lung ve... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Zevitz
Cardiology 38 years experience
Complex: Just because someone has symptoms of a heart attack does not mean they have heart disease. There are many medical problems that can mimic a heart atta... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Zevitz
Cardiology 38 years experience
Yes: Scleroderma is a very rare autoimmune disease with is generally without any effective treatment. Patients with this disorder often have a progressivel... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Zevitz
Cardiology 38 years experience
Partially yes: The most common irregular heart beat is sinus arrhythmia which is a respiratory variation in the regularity, a perfectly normal heart rhythm and not i... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Zevitz
Cardiology 38 years experience
Not clear: Only a medical exam can determine the exact cause of your symptoms. See a doctor.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Zevitz
Cardiology 38 years experience
Complex answer: You could be overexerting yourself for your present physical condition, or you could have new onset of heart or lung disease, such as coronary artery ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Zevitz
Cardiology 38 years experience
No: But it can be fatal if not treated promptly or effectively.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Zevitz
Cardiology 38 years experience
Not necessarily: Ask your doctor since only your doctor would know since it depends on other medical conditions.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Zevitz
Cardiology 38 years experience
Immediate ECG: Ventricular fibrillation is a potentially fatal heart arrhythmia which if not reversed back to a normal rhythm, can cause permanent stoppage of the he... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Zevitz
Cardiology 38 years experience
Don't know: Cannot answer that question without doing a thorough examination on you. Ask your doctor what results mean.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Zevitz
Cardiology 38 years experience
Cardiac arrest: Ventricular fibrillation is a fatal arrhythmia that results in death unless reversed with defibrillation. The main symptoms are cardiovascular collaps... Read More
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Zevitz
Cardiology 38 years experience
Not likely: Sugar consumption has little effect on blood pressure, even in a diabetic, unless that individual develops low blood volume and dehydration from extre... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Zevitz
Cardiology 38 years experience
Don't know: Can't tell without looking at the rhythm. They might be pvc's, pac's, or pauses due to conduction abnormalities of the heart.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Zevitz
Cardiology 38 years experience
Slowing conduction: In patients with conduction system disease of the heart, beta blockers can slow electrical conduction through the av node so much so as to cause heart... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Zevitz
Cardiology 38 years experience
Rare disease: Scleroderma is a very rare autoimmune disease which often results in a progressive decline in health resulting in death, due to the fact that little o... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Zevitz
Cardiology 38 years experience
Virtually nothing: Men and women get the same heart disease at the same frequency. The symptoms may be different, but the disease is the same. Women often complain of fa... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Zevitz
Cardiology 38 years experience
Depends: In a young person, either viruses or pregnancy can cause cardiomyopathy in a young person. In rare cases, rheumatic heart disease with severe valve di... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Zevitz
Cardiology 38 years experience
About an hour or so: Procardia (nifedipine) is a vasodilator that works in about 60-90 minutes to lower blood pressure.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Zevitz
Cardiology 38 years experience
Go to the ER: This needs immediate evaluation to make sure that there is no life threatening medical problem as the cause.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Zevitz
Cardiology 38 years experience
Possibly: Patients with mitral valve prolapse also have a higher incidence of several other medical and mental health problems, including generalized anxiety di... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Zevitz
Cardiology 38 years experience
Call an ambulance: Or get a friend to take you. You need urgent medical evaluation.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Zevitz
Cardiology 38 years experience
Regular doctor: Go see your regular doctor. If you need a cardiologist, that physician can refer you to one.
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Zevitz
Cardiology 38 years experience
Regular doctor: Your regular doctor can refer you to a cardiologist if necessary to answer the questions your regular doctor cannot answer.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Zevitz
Cardiology 38 years experience
Origin unknown: The origin of pulmonary embolism is commonly from the deep veins in the legs, but they can occur from other locations as well. Unless you see a deep v... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Zevitz
Cardiology 38 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
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Zevitz
Cardiology 38 years experience
Depends: Not sure whether you are asking about activity during treatment, but if you are, than the answer is yes, up to a point. Pericarditis is an inflammatio... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Zevitz
Cardiology 38 years experience
Slightly different: But they are the essentially the same drug.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Zevitz
Cardiology 38 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
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Zevitz
Cardiology 38 years experience
Numerous: An infection of the heart valves, known as endocarditis, is a very serious disorder. Symptoms usually stem from infection in the blood stream and incl... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Zevitz
Cardiology 38 years experience
Depends: Depends on how much Aspirin was taken. If the dose of Aspirin was not extremely large, hearing should recover.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Zevitz
Cardiology 38 years experience
Go ahead: As long as you have been healthy, pregnancy should be normal as long as the heart problem corrected at the time of surgery has not returned.
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Zevitz
Cardiology 38 years experience
Yes: If they are defibrillated and resuscitated in a relatively short amount of time so as not to suffer irreversible brain damage from prolonged lack of o... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Zevitz
Cardiology 38 years experience
Uncertain: Your father needs to see a physician right away. Being unable to talk properly often is a sign of a stroke, but it can be caused by other serious medi... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Zevitz
Cardiology 38 years experience
Probably: But not with absoulute 100% certainty. Still, it is a highly useful test.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Zevitz
Cardiology 38 years experience
No: Asymptomatic bradycardia is of no concern provided there is no severe arrhythmia associated with it.
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Zevitz
Cardiology 38 years experience
Three: 1. Physical exam by a trained physician, 2. Echocardiogram, 3. Blood test called NT pro-bnp (done to assess elevated pressure in the ventricle, only n... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Zevitz
Cardiology 38 years experience
Depends: Depends on what your doctor is treating you with those medications. Cardura (doxazosin) and metoprolol are different types of blood pressure medicatio... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Zevitz
Cardiology 38 years experience
Depends: Depends on what your doctor is treating you with those medications. Cardura (doxazosin) and metoprolol are different types of blood pressure medicatio... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Zevitz
Cardiology 38 years experience
Little role: The pericardium is a lining around the heart muscle. Its function is of little value, but it is thought to be a barrier against foreign bodies or prot... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Zevitz
Cardiology 38 years experience
Potentially yes: Particularly if you use the Combivent (albuterol and ipratropium) inhaler more than it is prescribed to be used, since it is a beta agonist and in hig... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Michael Zevitz
Cardiology 38 years experience
Very small amount: However, a coronary calcium scan should only be done in the presence of intermediate or high risk of having coronary artery disease, Asymptomatic indi... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Zevitz
Cardiology 38 years experience
Immediately: Aspirin has no effect on blood pressure.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Zevitz
Cardiology 38 years experience
Lower blood pressure: Valsartan is an angiotensin receptor blocker and blocks angiotensin ii, a potent constrictor of arteries and veins. It lowers blood pressure and as a ... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Zevitz
Cardiology 38 years experience
Usually a few days: Sometimes, it may also take a few months, and in rare cases, it may take longer. Uncommonly, the holes may not fully close and can cause problems in r... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Zevitz
Cardiology 38 years experience
Up to the doctor: Arrhythmias can range from being harmless abnormalities to life-threatening or fatal events. Only an expert in cardiac arrhythmias can determine wheth... Read More

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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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