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Dr. Steven Ajluni

Cardiology
Troy, MI
36 years experience male

Locations

Michigan Heart Group

Troy, MI

Address

4600 Investment Drive, Suite 200, Troy, MI
Directions

Practice website

Insurances accepted

Aetna

UnitedHealthcare

Aetna Life Insurance Company

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan

Guardian Life Insurance Company of America (The)

Health Alliance Plan

Office

Troy, MI

Western Wayne Heart Group

Novi, MI

About

Bio

A clinical and interventional cardiologist for 20 years, affiliated with William Beaumont Hospital and a faculty at the Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine. CEO of the Michigan Heart Group, PC. Interests in general and interventional cardiology, coronary risk prevention, and new device technology. Board member and consultant for several startup companies and medical device venture funds

Specialties
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Cardiology

Licenses

United States: Michigan, Ohio

Doctor Q&A

368 Answers
330 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Ajluni
Cardiology 36 years experience
Pleuritic pain: CP that occurs with chest movement or lung expansion suggests an inflamed pleura or airway spasm, associated wheezing suggests a potential asthmatic ... Read More
A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Ajluni
Cardiology 36 years experience
If healthy yea: If no preexisting symptoms of chest pain or shortness of breath/exercise intolerance exercise on a treadmill should be fine. If any of that, or comple... Read More
A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Steven Ajluni
Cardiology 36 years experience
Yes: Prazosin is an Alpha blocking agent that is effective in lowering bp. While it would not be first line therapy in patients with coexistant cardiac c... Read More
A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Ajluni
Cardiology 36 years experience
Evaluate different c: Chest pain that is recurrent implies something that needs to worked up. Considerations include musculoskeletal pain, GI causes, stress/anxiety, cardi... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Ajluni
Cardiology 36 years experience
Consider sarcoidosis: Sacoidosis can cause diffuse micronodular changes in lung tissue and in the less common cases of cardiac infiltration a dilated nonischemic cardiomyop... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Ajluni
Cardiology 36 years experience
Not very: Ptca w stenting has come a long way in recent years with better equipment and easier to place devices (smaller caliber stents). Drug-eluting stents ... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Ajluni
Cardiology 36 years experience
Discuss w doc: One expects a physiologically appropriate increase in heart rate with exercise. This could be magnified if your volume state is low (intravascular de... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Ajluni
Cardiology 36 years experience
Salt a bigger issue: If you have normal kidney function, your kidneys can discard excessive fluids you might drink. The bigger issue for water retention is salt intake wh... Read More
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Steven Ajluni
Cardiology 36 years experience
Ignore: Symptoms with MVP are most likely when you are volume-depleted, or mentally/physically stressed.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Ajluni
Cardiology 36 years experience
Cerebrovascular: Tia's or stroke like symptoms. Often seen in patients w signs of hypertension and vascular disease elsewhere.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Ajluni
Cardiology 36 years experience
Renal failure: A buildup of acid occurs in renal failure as the kidneys are central in acid-base balance and regulation. Acid is a byproduct of metabolism and the i... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Ajluni
Cardiology 36 years experience
Cardiac risk factors: One's genetics are a strong predictor for the development of heart problems when the connection is close (sibling or parent), and when the heart probl... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Ajluni
Cardiology 36 years experience
Athletic heart: Typically a well-conditioned athlete's heart will run slower than normal because of well-conditioned autonomic reflexes as well as a larger stroke vol... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Ajluni
Cardiology 36 years experience
Heart attack: Sudden chest pain-often described as discomfort (tightness or pressure like) in upper chest associated with radiation to jaw or arm, with sweating/sh... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Ajluni
Cardiology 36 years experience
Hypertension: Angiorensin ii is a potent vasoconstrictor and proinflammatory chemical that has effects on vascular endothelium that contribute to atherosclerosis an... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Ajluni
Cardiology 36 years experience
Cardiac risk factors: Lower the amount of saturated fats, simple sugars, and red meats in your diet. Reducing carbohydrates and replacing with lean protein choices (exampl... Read More
A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. Steven Ajluni
Cardiology 36 years experience
Chest pain: Pain on inspiration or positiona changes (pleuritic pain) implies an inflamed area affected by that motion . Typically when symptoms are worse on lyi... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Ajluni
Cardiology 36 years experience
Post svt ablation: Rf ablation requires a process of maturation wherein aberrant conduction that have been treated require a few weeks before they cease to conduct. D... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Ajluni
Cardiology 36 years experience
ASAP: The time after symptoms begin is directly associated with the amount of scarring and damage. Heart tissue can withstand only short periods of time (m... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Ajluni
Cardiology 36 years experience
Meds/conduction abnl: Heart rate can be slowed by medications (beta blockers, nondihydropyridine calcium blockers, digoxin), or natural vs acquired abnormalities of conduct... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Ajluni
Cardiology 36 years experience
Yes: Low platelet counts can affect morbidity and mortality through the increased risk of bleeding. The severity of the bleed will dictate just how bad th... Read More
A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Ajluni
Cardiology 36 years experience
Stimulant-yes: There have been reports of palpitations with stimulant type supplements causing palpitations (example ginkgo). Ginseng affects a lot of people in var... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Ajluni
Cardiology 36 years experience
Sometimes inherited: Certain causes of congestive heart failure are inherited (example genetic enzyme deficiencies leading to dilated cardiomyopathy or hypertension which ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Ajluni
Cardiology 36 years experience
Echo: An echo is designed to provide structural and functional data on how the heart contracts and performs as a pump. It also provides valuable informatio... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Ajluni
Cardiology 36 years experience
Lipitor (atorvastatin): Unlikely. High statin can cause liver function abnormalities and muscle inflammation but this more over chronic exposure than an acute exposure.
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Ajluni
Cardiology 36 years experience
Tachycardia: Rapid heart rates can be either physiologically appropriate or inappropriate (pathologic). Examples of physiologic appropriate sinus tachycardia migh... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Ajluni
Cardiology 36 years experience
PAD: Quitting smoking, couple with antiplatelet therapy, and vasodilator therapy. Aggressive walking program will improve collateral circulation and reduc... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Ajluni
Cardiology 36 years experience
Cardiac transplant: Transplant survival rates have been improving over the past several years as better options exist in preventing rejection (better than 60% live 10 or ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Ajluni
Cardiology 36 years experience
CAD post-MI diet: Yes. Take the attitude that regardless of my dietary habits in the past, a heart attack occurred and your diet shd be improved to reduce saturated fa... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Ajluni
Cardiology 36 years experience
Heat stroke: Hydration (aggressive) and cooling--possibly even intravenous systemic cooling. Labs to look for tissue damage (multiple systems from muscular damage... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Ajluni
Cardiology 36 years experience
Vascular disease: Low cholesterol is beneficial in that it reduces long term vascular inflammation and injury which are the hallmarks of atherosclerosis that can lead t... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Ajluni
Cardiology 36 years experience
Midodrine: Midodrine is a vasoconstrictor typically used for patients with difficult neurally-mediated syncope or significant orthostasis . As such, it can driv... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Ajluni
Cardiology 36 years experience
Heart physiology: A gallop is an extra heart sound triggered either by early ventricular filling of a volume overloaded ventricle (s3), or by late atrial filling during... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Ajluni
Cardiology 36 years experience
Tamponade: Urgent pericardiocentesis.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Ajluni
Cardiology 36 years experience
Acidosis: The body compensates for metabolic acidosis by increasing the respiratory rate in order to alkalinize the blood by removing carbon dioxide. Acute tr... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Ajluni
Cardiology 36 years experience
Stroke risk: Risk factors for stroke include such things family history, hypertension, diabetes, hyperlipidemia, smoking, peripheral or cardiovascular disease, atr... Read More
A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. Steven Ajluni
Cardiology 36 years experience
Heart Disease: Common heart problems include coronary artery disease (heart attacks), CHF (failing heart), valvular problems (aortic and mitral disease for the most ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Ajluni
Cardiology 36 years experience
Obesity: Many types of food frequented by obese individuals (like fast food) are particularly high in sodium, as well as trans fats.
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Ajluni
Cardiology 36 years experience
Cardiac physiology: Blood moves from the heart into the aorta as oxygenated blood under the force of the systolic contraction. Arterial blood passes through the nonpulsa... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Ajluni
Cardiology 36 years experience
Heart tests: Stethescope to listen to heart sounds, ECG to evaluate electronic conduction through the heart muscle. Echocardiogram to use ultrasound to evaluate ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Ajluni
Cardiology 36 years experience
Intracranial bleed: Typically a intraventricular hemorrhage in the brain can cause gradual neurological changes with an alteration in mental status (less responsive) due ... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Ajluni
Cardiology 36 years experience
Arrhythmia: Av dissociation is a disorder of conduction that in some cases (3rd degree av block) can lead to bradycardia (slow hr) and syncope.
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Ajluni
Cardiology 36 years experience
Musculoskeletal pain: Would not try to work through shoulder pain, as it will probably just worsen. Need to let the injury heal and avoid shoulder exercise until it feels ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Ajluni
Cardiology 36 years experience
Diabetes cv risk: Two factors that influence cv risk the most in diabetics include HTN and hyperlipidemia. Caduet contains amlodipine for BP and Atorvastatin for lipid... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Ajluni
Cardiology 36 years experience
Sudden cardiac death: Asystole is one form of cardiac arrest (sudden cardiac death), but others include dangerous ventricular arrhythmias such as ventricular tachycardia or... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Ajluni
Cardiology 36 years experience
Risk factors: A cardiologist or internist can help define your rsk profile by getting a history (family history, smoking, diabetes, hypertension, hyperlipidemia), a... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Ajluni
Cardiology 36 years experience
Normal physiology: 60-100 beats per minute, though heart rates at times can easily be outside this range if other factors are present.
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Ajluni
Cardiology 36 years experience
Cardiomyopathy: Cardiomyopathy is either linked or acquired and represents a high risk condition to trigger dangerous arrhythmias during high stress situations. Many... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Ajluni
Cardiology 36 years experience
Heart contusion: Observation and monitoring for arrhythmias, blood tests to monitor cardiac damage, and an echocardiogram to assess wall motion and rule out pericardia... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Ajluni
Cardiology 36 years experience
ARB's vs ACEI: Benicar (olmesartan) an arb works similarly in many ways to lisiniopril (acei). They both block at different points in the renin-angiotensin system. ... Read More

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Jan 13, 2014
This physician has an excellent bedside manner and a skill-set that sets him aside from his colleagues. If you are looking for a cardiologist because of a recent problem, a second opinion, or just wa...Read More
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This was very helpful. Thanks! I have all of the symptoms of (CMD) for 4 months now. But, the doctors in my area are very ignorant and arrogant. The EKG and Echocardiogram have missed this. But, I kno...Read More
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Since 2008 after the diagnosis of pericarditis, I have been in colchicine, ,ibuprofen, ,prednisone,&painkillers daily.but symptoms remains
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Thanks for your quick reply! My lung doctor called and they are reveiwing my echo strip and they are sending me to a interventaliogst cardiologist.

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Wayne State University School of Medicine
Graduated 1986MD

Medical/Graduate school

Wayne State University School of Medicine, MI
Graduated 1986MD

Residency

University of Michigan Health System

Awards

Most Influential, First Place, Royal Oak, MI - Winter
2013
Thought Leader, Third Place, Royal Oak, MI - Winter
2013
Top Cardiologist , Second Place, Michigan - Winter
2013

Affiliations

Sinai health system
Beaumont hospital
St mary mercy hospital
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