Dr. H Robert Silverstein

Cardiology
Hartford, CT
male

Locations

H R Silverstein, MD, FACC

Hartford, CT

Address

1000 Aslym Avenue, 2109, Hartford, CT
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My office hours

Thursday: 10am - 4:00pm
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Practice website

Fax

(877) 639-4161

Insurances accepted

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About

Bio

H. Robert Silverstein, MD, FACC, graduated with honors from medical school and then went on to the prestigious Emory University Cardiology program. He received the Hartford County Medical Association Community Service Award, and the Outstanding Achievement Award from the Connecticut Holistic Association. He has 2 cable access TV programs entitled "Putting It All Together" and is author of "Maximum Healing: Optimize Your Natural Ability to Heal." He is a clinical assistant professor of medicine at the University of Connecticut School of Medicine and practices full-time as a board certified Cardiologist.

Specialties
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Cardiology

Preventive Medicine

Licenses

United States: Connecticut

Doctor Q&A

254 Answers
17 Agrees
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A 28-year-old member asked:
Dr. H Robert Silverstein
Specializes in Cardiology
Get your: BP checked lying down, sitting, and standing or best yet, have a tilt table test.
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A 49-year-old member asked:
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Many possibilites: Look up "lymphadenopathy" in google. Most causes are benign. www.thepmc.org.
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A 34-year-old member asked:
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Specializes in Cardiology
Usually: Means long healthy life.
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. H Robert Silverstein
Specializes in Cardiology
All arteries : Go to (not away from = veins) organs/tissues. Coronary arteries supply nutritional flow to the heart.
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. H Robert Silverstein
Specializes in Cardiology
Any dictionary: Can answer this: palpate = feel with your hands, palpitate = sensed skipped or extra beats in the heart. See my book "maximum healing" & my www.Thepm... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. H Robert Silverstein
Specializes in Cardiology
The real deal: Is subtract HDL from total cholesterol & that should be 90.But there are other issues likel ideal bp, triglycerides, a1c, 90 minute postprandial gluc... Read More
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A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. H Robert Silverstein
Specializes in Cardiology
Fluid: Called pericardial fluid to keep the moving heart lubricated.
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. H Robert Silverstein
Specializes in Cardiology
Not: That I am aware of, but generally this says your body i upet about something & it may also be upset about other things that could afect your risk for ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. H Robert Silverstein
Specializes in Cardiology
Cardiac index: Is better, and is calculated on the basis of body surface area: 2.5-4.
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A 21-year-old member asked:
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Autoimmune dysfuncti: The body gets confused at times: frequently it correlates with low vit d status + et cetera's that are not defined presently. If u take that word apar... Read More
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A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. H Robert Silverstein
Specializes in Cardiology
Not quite: Enuf info here, discuss wi your primary healthcare provider. But for"sinus/mucus" issues avoid dairy 100% (100%!). www.thepmc.org.
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A 42-year-old male asked:
Dr. H Robert Silverstein
Specializes in Cardiology
% body fat: CLOD/D: Re avoid dm, most important = low % body fat such that one can see where the muscles meet the muscles on the abdomen. This =11-22% body fat for men/15... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. H Robert Silverstein
Specializes in Cardiology
This is a lot & not : Sounds like asthma + acid reflux. But a much more complete history (and physical) is need. If you drink coffee (regular & decaf) or eat sweets, i'd su... Read More
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A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. H Robert Silverstein
Specializes in Cardiology
Yes: Stroke can do all that. Are other meds/drugs present contributing to this?
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. H Robert Silverstein
Specializes in Cardiology
Not likeky: To occur. Hashimoto's can, like all "autoimmune" disorders wax and wane. So a score of zero could just be a normal variant. HRS, MD, FACC
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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. H Robert Silverstein
Specializes in Cardiology
Life requires: more bravery than this: ALWAYS stay in reality, things are what they are, deal with them as best possible or you risk declining into wishing, wanting,... Read More
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A 60-year-old female asked:
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The racing heart: may be due to several things and thyroid dose may be just one or even irrelevant
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. H Robert Silverstein
Specializes in Cardiology
In an adult: and awake resting heart rate of 40-75 is normal. Higher or lower numbers ten to reflect a medical issue. HRS, MD, FACC. www.thepmc.org
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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. H Robert Silverstein
Specializes in Cardiology
Likely: no big deal. See your internist. You may need upper GI & chest X-ray, physical therapy, change in diet... HRS,MD,FACCwww.thepmc.org
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. H Robert Silverstein
Specializes in Cardiology
Folic Acid, most imp: to prevent neural tube defects. Get a "food extract" not a commercial brand, Personally, I think no supplement should be taken every day. HRS, MD, FAC... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. H Robert Silverstein
Specializes in Cardiology
Great: Be careful in the future avoiding how u became dehydrated or simply keep hydrated.
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A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. H Robert Silverstein
Specializes in Cardiology
Info: Not quite enough info but sounds like irregular heartbeat. See your pcp or an intenist-cardiologist. See our website www.Thepmc.Org. Hrs, md, facc.
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. H Robert Silverstein
Specializes in Cardiology
Dose: Mvi (multivitamin) = only 400 u d3, usual need = about 4, 000 u a day. Goal 25 d3 blood level = 40-60. Hrs, md, facc. www.thepmc.org.
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A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. H Robert Silverstein
Specializes in Cardiology
Congratulations: Your a1c is really excellent. In fact, it might be too good. I suggest it might be proper to reduce some of your medicines. I suspect you could even c... Read More
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. H Robert Silverstein
Specializes in Cardiology
People react : Differently to different meds: "could be" but discuss with the prescriber. Wwwthepmc.Org.
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A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. H Robert Silverstein
Specializes in Cardiology
Not just 1: Thing to do here. For a patient of mine i would suggest over-the-counter plain Claritin or zyrtec (not with the"d") for the runny nose. 100% avoidan... Read More
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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. H Robert Silverstein
Specializes in Cardiology
Something: Is not right: normal respiratory rate is about 11-16/minute. See your pcp.
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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. H Robert Silverstein
Specializes in Cardiology
May: Or may not: there is usually no direct relationship at heart rates below 115, unless you have hi bp. www.thepmc.org.
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A female asked:
Dr. H Robert Silverstein
Specializes in Cardiology
Likley benign: That would be most likely, but it is a good idea to see you internist or see a cardiologist (not me, but like me). Hrs, md, facc www.Thepmc.Org.
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. H Robert Silverstein
Specializes in Cardiology
Yes: Those meds are serious cost: benefit. They are various, altho milder, forms of speed. You can see i don't like them. www.thepmc.org.
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. H Robert Silverstein
Specializes in Cardiology
Unlikely your heart: see a cardiologist. Are you especially anxious? That can play a major part. HRS, MD, FACC
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A 68-year-old male asked:
Dr. H Robert Silverstein
Specializes in Cardiology
2 questions here: It is my belief that the current guidelines are outmoded. Risk is "direct, continuous, and linear." what that means is the higher the worse, the low... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. H Robert Silverstein
Specializes in Cardiology
Almost for sure: That is benign and common arthritis of the rib cage.
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A member asked:
Dr. H Robert Silverstein
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I suspect: You are in super condition & congratulate you for that. But do check with your OB & possibly a cardiologist (like me). You will enjoy our website www.... Read More
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A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. H Robert Silverstein
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Not quite: Enuf info: likely see your primary healthcare provider for a more detailed history. Pcos is a dairy product allergy: avoid all dairy 100 % (100%!) is ... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. H Robert Silverstein
Specializes in Cardiology
Generally OK: Despite being a beta blocker. Bystolic (nebivolol) might be a better choice. www.thepmc.org.
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. H Robert Silverstein
Specializes in Cardiology
Slim: But i did take care of 1 17 year old (in 50 years of cardiology experience) who did have a heart attack at age 17.
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. H Robert Silverstein
Specializes in Cardiology
Likely benign: probably what we call an "inflammatory lymp node." Calmly see your local MD. It probably is a result of skin irritation or even a low grade fungal inf... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. H Robert Silverstein
Specializes in Cardiology
Complex: See a lung specialist, you will need physical therapy, and probably be seen by an orthopedist. An echocardiogram should also be done.
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. H Robert Silverstein
Specializes in Cardiology
Cholesterol tends to: Take week to months to change: 1 meal will have no effect. Proper cholesterol is total cholesterol (-) good (HDL) cholesterol of 90, triglycerides = 1... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. H Robert Silverstein
Specializes in Cardiology
Not the same, but: Close enuf to be viewed as such. www.thepmc.org.
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A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. H Robert Silverstein
Specializes in Cardiology
Lottsa important: Issues here: a good rheumatologist can likely get at the bases of all of this. See my book "maximum healing" &my www.Thepmc.Org website. You may nee... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. H Robert Silverstein
Specializes in Cardiology
Whoa: That's a lot: get some serious help, you'll give up some patterns to set yourself free. 100% no dairy.
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A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. H Robert Silverstein
Specializes in Cardiology
Not quite: Enough info. Generally takes a much more detailed history.
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. H Robert Silverstein
Specializes in Cardiology
Differences: Women tend to have the same symptoms for heart disease as men, but there are some differences. Women tend to have more shortness of breath and fatig... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. H Robert Silverstein
Specializes in Cardiology
DISPASSIONATELY: Do not confuse the need to admit mistakes with emotional responses: in life there is only room for good thoughts and everything else is strictly busi... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. H Robert Silverstein
Specializes in Cardiology
Not ideal: Organic extra virgin olive, sesame, and toasted sesame oils are my preferences. See my book "maximum healing" & website www.Thepmc.Org.
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. H Robert Silverstein
Specializes in Cardiology
As closely as you: can be to unprocessed whole foods vegan ( no fish, chicken, meat, cheese, eggs, dairy) consuming foods like brown rice-vegetables-beans-fruit-nuts-see... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. H Robert Silverstein
Specializes in Cardiology
Several things: Depending on dose of the vytorin which is very effective at lowering cholesterol, crestor, Lipitor (atorvastatin) (atorvistatin), Lipitor (atorvastati... Read More
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Testimonials
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Thank you notes
May 18, 2013
Dr. Silverstein is providing a valuable public service via Healthtap. He is clearly very knowledgable about cardiology and medicine in general. I recommend Dr. Silverstein.
Jun 10, 2017
Dr. Silverstein is both wise and kind: Add to that, he is supportive of both patients AND peers. An unbeatable combination. We are lucky he is here.
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Silverstein is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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This was very helpful. Thanks! thamk you so much. It does make my bloodpressure higher, But the meloxicam works so well. I will ask my doctor about the Norvasc.
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This was very helpful. Thanks! I drink zero caffeinated beverages, no illegal drugs, no smoking, no sugar and no carbs. Pretty boring eh! Still have tachycardia
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Thank you Dr. Silverstein for responding! It is great to see there are doctors like yourself who still honor this Nobel profession, and care to help! Nancy

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

The Ohio State University College of Medicine, OH
Graduated 1965MD

Residency

OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY HOSPITALS
Completed 1968

Awards

Top Cardiologist , Third Place, Connecticut - Winter
2013
Top Cardiologist , First Place, Connecticut - Summer
2013
Top Cardiologist , Second Place, Connecticut - Fall
2014

Affiliations

American College of Cardiology
American College of Preventive Medicine
Saint Francis Hosp & Med Ctr
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