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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

Wednesday: 9:00am - 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
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. H Robert Silverstein
Specializes in Cardiology
Likely benign: But a good evaluation by a physician or osteopath would appear reasonable. www.thepmc.org.
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. H Robert Silverstein
Specializes in Cardiology
Agree/disagree: Others may not agree: i think most headaches are due to neck strain ; better with pt. Migraine usually has an origin in a major life stressor, often b... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. H Robert Silverstein
Specializes in Cardiology
With awareness: Ibuprofen can affect the potency of certain blood (BP) pressure treatment medicines. So if you are on medicines such as Lisinopril or similar "ace" in... Read More
A 78-year-old female asked:
Dr. H Robert Silverstein
Specializes in Cardiology
Check with your Dr: if you were my patient, I would stop the Lipitor (atorvastatin) for 2 weeks to see if you've got better, and then restarted to see if he got worse. I... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. H Robert Silverstein
Specializes in Cardiology
I tell my patients: thy need not wait: I think other MD's make too big a deal of separating these meds. Take them & see what your lab tests show. HRS, MD,FACC www.th... Read More
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. H Robert Silverstein
Specializes in Cardiology
Diffuse: c-myopathy is a diffuse disorder affecting multiple parts of the heart, including the muscle, the natural pacemaker, as well as the "wires" in the hea... Read More
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. H Robert Silverstein
Specializes in Cardiology
To diagnose hyperpar: to diagnose hyperparathyroidism, one needs elevated parathyroid hormone (P-Th) levels. The origin is important
A 66-year-old male asked:
Dr. H Robert Silverstein
Specializes in Cardiology
Practical: from a practical standpoint think of it as one. No need to go beyond that. If a specific case arises, see a cardiac electrophysiologist (EPS) for furt... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. H Robert Silverstein
Specializes in Cardiology
No guarantees: at all, but likely OK x 10 + years. Discuss wi the person who did your study
A female asked:
Dr. H Robert Silverstein
Specializes in Cardiology
2: quick possibilities come to my mind. The first is a molt mucous thread and the second is the much less likely parasite
A 58-year-old male asked:
Dr. H Robert Silverstein
Specializes in Cardiology
Depends: on left atrial size and function, frequency. Ablation is a big deal and frequently unsuccessful. I would try to suppress with a beta blocker like Byst... Read More
A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. H Robert Silverstein
Specializes in Cardiology
Examination: be seen by ur MD 1st, maybe and ultrasound or X-ray, but likely GOOD physical therapy will relieve your problem. HRS, MD, FACC
A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. H Robert Silverstein
Specializes in Cardiology
Lottsa possibilites: Here: could be pleuritis, pericarditis, costochondritis, ... Just contact your md for more complete eval. Hrs, md, facc. www.thepmc.org.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. H Robert Silverstein
Specializes in Cardiology
Help: they help some, not all. I ecourage their use. HRS, MD, FACC
A 43-year-old male asked:
Dr. H Robert Silverstein
Specializes in Cardiology
Internal: Carotid -> middle cerebral + anterior cerebral arteries.
A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. H Robert Silverstein
Specializes in Cardiology
Contact MD: But i would like to know what else is going on: do u have a cold/flu, have u changed ur diet, ....? I generally advise my patientto reduce 9not stop)... Read More
A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. H Robert Silverstein
Specializes in Cardiology
AnneMarie:: This is not the forum for that much complexity. Return to your md's for further explanation. If you wish, get a 2nd opinion. Hrs, md, facc www.Thepmc... Read More
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. H Robert Silverstein
Specializes in Cardiology
The most: Sophisticated would be an electrophysiologist, but an internist or genral cardiologist should be fine.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. H Robert Silverstein
Specializes in Cardiology
Salt/diet/kidneys: Suggests a kidney problem to me: see our website www.Thepmc for guidance. Reduce salt and all animal protein including milk products and eggs. Be more... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. H Robert Silverstein
Specializes in Cardiology
The same: Anything between the belly button-mouth, front or back, including neck, shoulders, and arms + belching, "indigestion", sweating, ache/pressure includi... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. H Robert Silverstein
Specializes in Cardiology
Not selling: but I think you will also like my cookbook "Maximum Healing" 90 % unprocessed whole foods & not rigid
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. H Robert Silverstein
Specializes in Cardiology
Pericrditis: Agree with first answere but also could be pericarditis: return to your surgeon as just suggested before & cardiologist.
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. H Robert Silverstein
Specializes in Cardiology
And some good: Cor art disease is virtually entirely preventable: see my book "maximum healing"/website www.Thepmc.Org. When patients ask re side effects of meds, i... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. H Robert Silverstein
Specializes in Cardiology
Muscles meet muscles: Likely 100 % of prediabetes & 95 % of diabetes is due to overweightt which is defined as not being able to see where the muscles meet the muscles on ... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. H Robert Silverstein
Specializes in Cardiology
Criteria/BMI: It is usually a certain bmi (body mass index) that is calculated based on weight and height. But those criteria are changing/getting lower. Check with... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. H Robert Silverstein
Specializes in Cardiology
Same as me: So do i. Alcohol has benefits, but more negative aspects. Alcohol is toxic to heart muscle, brain tissue, bone marrow, and liver in any dose. Drink le... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. H Robert Silverstein
Specializes in Cardiology
SIMPLE: Your body does not like that much = too much for you: drink less or not at all and avoid caffeine as coffee, tea, colas + avoid sweets & wheat. Hrs, m... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. H Robert Silverstein
Specializes in Cardiology
It is, but: If this is a new feeling, it could be several things: i'd say see a cardiologist & then maybe do an event re recorder and echocardiogram (if he/she fe... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. H Robert Silverstein
Specializes in Cardiology
Unless: You change your diet, exercise, & % body fat a lot, your cholesterol will go back to what it was before you started the vytorin (ezetimibe and simvast... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. H Robert Silverstein
Specializes in Cardiology
Likley yes: Unless you have a reason not to take it. Check with your prescriber. Taking Protonix (pantoprazole) with Aspirin is actually safer as general rule. Be... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. H Robert Silverstein
Specializes in Cardiology
Too many possibiliti: Likely hiatus hernia or acid reflux vs arthritis of ribs. Unlikely pericarditis. Much more history is needed re your age, ... And the brown discharge.... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. H Robert Silverstein
Specializes in Cardiology
Yes: If you are having no problem with those medicines, that is a fine combination. Hrs, md. www.thepmc.org.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. H Robert Silverstein
Specializes in Cardiology
Yes: If you are having no problem with those medicines, thatis a fine combination.
A 42-year-old male asked:
Dr. H Robert Silverstein
Specializes in Cardiology
Low: Like all things, bicuspid aortic valve stenosis comes in small/medium/high risk: the echo/doppler will have a high velocity of 4 meters/second when s... Read More
A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. H Robert Silverstein
Specializes in Cardiology
Meds: I suspect it is due to his medications, but could be due to his neurological damage. In a healthy person that is a good pulse rate.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. H Robert Silverstein
Specializes in Cardiology
Physical therapy: See a physical therapist or chiropractor. Practice standing with your back, heels, tush, and head against the wall & then slide up and down that wall.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. H Robert Silverstein
Specializes in Cardiology
CT, PET scan or MRI: A silent stroke means there is no physical sign of a stroke, but 1 of these scans showed a particular type of abnormality.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. H Robert Silverstein
Specializes in Cardiology
Lipitor (atorvastatin) v Zocor: Both are effective "statins" to lower cholesterol. Atorvastatin is more effective and less toxic than simvastatin, but neither is as effective as Cres... Read More
A 23-year-old member asked:
Dr. H Robert Silverstein
Specializes in Cardiology
Many: High blood pressure, high blood pressure in the lungs, narrowed or leaking valves, heart attack, viral infections, sarcoid, rapid heart beat just as a... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. H Robert Silverstein
Specializes in Cardiology
The old way was : Based on oxygen differences from artery to vein called the fick procedure. Then came "thermal dilution", now we can do it by echo. Just plug "cardaic ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. H Robert Silverstein
Specializes in Cardiology
All valves: Serve the same purpose: to keep things from leaking backwards. In the case of the pulmonic valve it is from the lung arteries (pulmonary arteries) bac... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. H Robert Silverstein
Specializes in Cardiology
That's not: How it works, reword your question & we'll give it a try. You are probably thinking of the pulmonic valve.
A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. H Robert Silverstein
Specializes in Cardiology
Being: Vegetarian and avoiding salt, soy sauce, cheese, meat is the best way. Animl protein contains salt. Grains like brown rice, veg (not potatoes), beans,... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. H Robert Silverstein
Specializes in Cardiology
Yes: It was helpful in a japanese study of cardiomyopathy patients. It is now commonly recommended for people on statins (lipitor, vytorin, (ezetimibe and ... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. H Robert Silverstein
Specializes in Cardiology
My choice: Is olmesartan (benicar) or the newer Edarbi (azilsartan): all of these 4 meds are "arb's" = angiotensin receptor blockers which as a class i much pref... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. H Robert Silverstein
Specializes in Cardiology
Baby steps: what can u do now? if not exercising regularly start a program of what u do now comfortably (that is just before u start to get short of breath is whe... Read More
A 66-year-old male asked:
Dr. H Robert Silverstein
Specializes in Cardiology
Should be : Accurate for that position. www.thepmc.org.
A female asked:
Dr. H Robert Silverstein
Specializes in Cardiology
Fortunately: Not very big at this point and you should simply be followed by your cardiologist. See my book "maximum healing" and www.Thepmc.Org website.
A 60-year-old female asked:
Dr. H Robert Silverstein
Specializes in Cardiology
A bit much: Vomting can cause a headache and a headache can cause vomiting. But bright red blood while probably benign can be an important tear in the esophagus a... Read More
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. H Robert Silverstein
Specializes in Cardiology
Ignore: Unless there is another cause, they don't occur when the nonHDL cholesterol is.

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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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