Dr. Steven Ajluni

Cardiology
Troy, MI
37 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
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Ajluni
Cardiology 37 years experience
CAD/BP/arrhythmia: Sudden CHF (flash pulmonary edema) is typically caused by sudden ischemia due to coronary disease, sudden valvular dysfunction (ex sudden chordal tear... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Ajluni
Cardiology 37 years experience
Cardiac rehab: A baseline treadmill stress test is useful to provide an exercise prescription. This helps tell us the boundaries that can be safely set for an exerc... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Ajluni
Cardiology 37 years experience
Causes for cad: Not contagious in the sense of an infectious exposure. There are strong genetic risks, and people living together tend to make similar diet and lifes... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Ajluni
Cardiology 37 years experience
Reduce risks: A fib will be more likely in setting of excessive stimulation of the sympathetic nervous system. Alcohol use results in hyperstimulation of sympathet... Read More
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A 23-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Ajluni
Cardiology 37 years experience
Trt HOCM: Hocm treated w education, avoidance of high stress physical activity, meds. Meds to lower force of contraction in heart (like beta blockers, calcium ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Ajluni
Cardiology 37 years experience
Unlikely: Tylenol (acetaminophen) typically should not affect platelet levels or platelet function. A few case reports have been described but no causal relati... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Ajluni
Cardiology 37 years experience
Chronic/preeclampsia: Hypertension occurs in 3-4% pregnancies. Most times it is a reflection of essential HTN (perhaps exacerbated by wt gain and increased plasma volume).... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Ajluni
Cardiology 37 years experience
Beta blockade : Need to assess for preeclampsia/correct electrolyte or magnesium abnormalities. Hypertension exacerbated by increased intravascular volume. Beta-blo... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Ajluni
Cardiology 37 years experience
No: Angiotensin receptor blocking agents are associated with fetal teratogenic abnormalities (as are acei agents) (example deafness). They should be avoi... Read More
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A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Ajluni
Cardiology 37 years experience
Inspect site: Post cath site should have minimal bruising in most cases and no bleeding or drainage. While a small lump might be present for a few days (collection... Read More
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A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Ajluni
Cardiology 37 years experience
Discuss w doctor: That is certainly his right. Many patients with CAD can be managed effectively w conservative strategies. Lack of even a confirmatory diagnostic hea... Read More
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A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Ajluni
Cardiology 37 years experience
Emboli/vasculitis: Typically renal infarcts imply a "showering" of either clot (ex-heart w atrial fibrillation), or atherosclerotic debris (aorta--livedo reticularis-"bl... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Ajluni
Cardiology 37 years experience
No: Indications for beta blockers include prior mi, symptoms of cad, palpitations, tachycardia. Should consider other options in cases of baseline bradyc... Read More
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A 48-year-old male asked:
Dr. Steven Ajluni
Cardiology 37 years experience
Stress test screen: Avoid smoking too. Having your doc set up a screening stress study at some point (if your ECG is normal, a regular treadmill stress test should suffic... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Ajluni
Cardiology 37 years experience
Further testing: The association of numbess w fainting begs to make certain that a neurological cause is not present. More history/testing might clarify if there was ... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Steven Ajluni
Cardiology 37 years experience
Yes: Lower cervical vertebrae disk disease can affect nervous supply to the lower neck, shoulder, upper back, upper chest muscles. Pain/spasm of these mu... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Steven Ajluni
Cardiology 37 years experience
Possibly-see doctor: Swollen feet occur for variety of reasons. These include: chf, chronic venous insufficiency, chronic lymphedema, for pulmonale, right heart failure... Read More
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Ajluni
Cardiology 37 years experience
F/u w cardiology: Prior CAD w renewed symptoms in cold/stressful weather should prompt a f/u w cardiology. While it could be respiratory or musculoskeletal, should rev... Read More
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A 67-year-old male asked:
Dr. Steven Ajluni
Cardiology 37 years experience
Echo/Doppler for AI: A very wide pulse pressure can correlate w increased cv risk particularly in association with aortic insufficiency. A large systolic outflow volume f... Read More
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A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Steven Ajluni
Cardiology 37 years experience
Vestibular dysfxn: If vertigo a component, a cardiac cause is unlikely. Would check inner ear/vestibular imbalances first, partic if BP is stable and not orthostatic.
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Ajluni
Cardiology 37 years experience
Hytrin (terazosin): Hytrin (terazosin) should not cause a sudden jump in cholesterol.
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Ajluni
Cardiology 37 years experience
Continuous murmur: A PDA causes a continuous murmur because of constant flow of blood from the systemic arterial circulation to the pulmonary arterial circulation. It i... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Ajluni
Cardiology 37 years experience
Terazocin: Hytrin (terazosin) is a alpha-blocking vasodilating anti hypertensive that also reduces prostate hypertrophy that inhibits bladder emptying (this help... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Ajluni
Cardiology 37 years experience
Cerebrovascular: Mra's, carotid dopplers, and carotid computed tomographic angiograms provide the structural backdrop for assessing the cerbrovasculature.
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Ajluni
Cardiology 37 years experience
Smoking in CAD: Secondary prevention guidelines emphasize smoking cessation for good reason. One's chance of a future cardiac event is worsened by continuing to smok... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Ajluni
Cardiology 37 years experience
Zestril (lisinopril) side effects: Acei's like zestril (lisinopril) cause an increase in bradykinin which typically increases causes cough or hoarseness. Sometimes this can affect tast... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Ajluni
Cardiology 37 years experience
Thrombocythemia: Abnormally high platelet counts can occur as a reaction to a systemic problem (example infection) as well as a primary blood count/bone marrow issue. ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Ajluni
Cardiology 37 years experience
Aspirin therapy: Low dose Aspirin has been shown to be of benefit as secondary prevention (preventing second events) in people who have suffered heart attacks or strok... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Ajluni
Cardiology 37 years experience
Pericardial effusion: Pericardial effusion most commonly is associated with faster heart rates as tachycardia compensates to maintaini cardiac output when there is restric... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Ajluni
Cardiology 37 years experience
Lovastatin overdose: Call poison control. Try to eliminate from stomach if recent ingestion. If already digested, close observation and supportive care, with assessment... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Ajluni
Cardiology 37 years experience
Shock: Shock leads to low BP and spasm of peripheral blood vessels to redirect blood to the more vital organ systems. This leads to cold clammy skin, fast h... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Ajluni
Cardiology 37 years experience
Cad: Risk factor modification, BP control, and using medications that improve the supply-demand balance in coronary blood (and hence oxygen) supply.
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Ajluni
Cardiology 37 years experience
Verelan pm: Typically an internist or cardiologist will prescribe verelan pm for trt of HTN or atrial arrhythmias. This is long-acting verapamil designed to be g... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Ajluni
Cardiology 37 years experience
Chest pain: Sometimes muscles in the chest wall are strained when doing an exercise like the exercise bike (if certain positions are uncomfortable or if the work ... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Ajluni
Cardiology 37 years experience
Stroke: Likely middle cerebral artery territory--as supplied by the carotid artery.
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Ajluni
Cardiology 37 years experience
Obesity: Typically a woman is considered obese at waist size greater than 36, a man at waist size>40.
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Ajluni
Cardiology 37 years experience
Similar but differen: Constrictive pericarditis and restrictive cardiomyopathy both result in diastolic abnomlities of ventricular filling. CP can be thought of as a heart... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Ajluni
Cardiology 37 years experience
Less O2 delivery: High o2 affinity HGB (leftward shift in o2 saturation curve) means it requires a higher partial pressure of o2 to achieve the same o2 saturation. Th... Read More
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Ajluni
Cardiology 37 years experience
Airway vs cardiac: Humid air typically can exacerbate airway spasm producing tightness in the chest consistent w asthma. In pts with preexisting or congenital heart dis... Read More
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A 44-year-old male asked:
Dr. Steven Ajluni
Cardiology 37 years experience
Yes: Bloating can be uncomfortable and adversely affect the ability for inspiration. The diaphragm is forced superior further impacting on a deep breath. ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Ajluni
Cardiology 37 years experience
See cardiologist: Rvh (right ventricular hypertrophy), occurs when the right ventricle of the heart is subjected to extra work . The rv pumps blood into the pulmonary... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Ajluni
Cardiology 37 years experience
Go to ER: Symptoms such as these can be cased by many things, running the gamut between panic attacks to arrhythmia/cardiac pathology.At your age coronary cause... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Ajluni
Cardiology 37 years experience
Cardiac scarring: Priorheart attack results in scarring in the heart tissue that alters the electrical conduction through that part of the muscle. Altered conduction l... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Steven Ajluni
Cardiology 37 years experience
Watch salt, lose wt: BP is in 90% of cases a function of genetic susceptibility (increased vascular tone) and lifestyle factors (wt, salt intake, alcohol, smoking). Body ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Ajluni
Cardiology 37 years experience
CAD: Coronary artery disease is defined as obstructive lesions in the coronary arteries that supply the heart muscle . These start as areas of inflammatio... Read More
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A 68-year-old male asked:
Dr. Steven Ajluni
Cardiology 37 years experience
Beta-blockers/ACEI: Diastolic properties in the heart are improved by slowing heart rate ( lengthens the time of diastolic filling and relaxing the muscle (to enhance com... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Ajluni
Cardiology 37 years experience
CCU management: Ccu management to optimize tissue and cardiac perfusion. Aim should be to optimize oxygenation and blood pressure such that vital organs survive. In... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Ajluni
Cardiology 37 years experience
Arrhythmia: Anorexia and malnutrition, particularly with associated emesis can lead to electrolyte abnormalities, such as low potassium and magnesium that can tri... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Ajluni
Cardiology 37 years experience
Renal failure: Calcium channel-blockers, beta blockers, and diuretics are used most in renal failure to treat hypertension. In such patients, BP is typically quite ... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Ajluni
Cardiology 37 years experience
Zetia (ezetimibe): Zetia (ezetimibe) prevents GI absorption of cholesterol. Most of it side effects are GI --indigestion and changes in bowel habits. As with other cho... 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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