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Dr. Mark Gabelman

Cardiology
Avenel, NJ
42 years experience

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Cardiology

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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Gabelman
Cardiology 42 years experience
Usually not serious: There are many causes of chest and back pain including muscular and bone as well as abnormalities of the heart, lungs or esophagus. Although in a 22 y... Read More
A 53-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mark Gabelman
Cardiology 42 years experience
My Approach: My approach to any chest discomfort is to have a complete history and physical, ekg and other tests as appropriate. Your symptoms likely do not repres... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Gabelman
Cardiology 42 years experience
Probable MVP: Mitral valve prolapse- a relatively benign abnormality- classically has a physical exam which includes a late systolic click followed by a murmur. My ... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Gabelman
Cardiology 42 years experience
ST Elevation: Changes on an ekg can be highly suggestive of a heart attack (especially major ones called st elevation mi's (a segment on the ekg called the st segme... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Gabelman
Cardiology 42 years experience
No: There is a common misconception that calm people don't have hypertension and treating antihypertensives will calm people. Overall that is not the case... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Gabelman
Cardiology 42 years experience
Rest: Take a few days off from bench pressing then resume at a lower level. If it is still no better, then see your physician.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Gabelman
Cardiology 42 years experience
Depends: If it is short term rest and local therapy (heat, mineral ice etc) may be reasonable. If it lasts more than a few days without any evidence of improve... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Gabelman
Cardiology 42 years experience
Prediction: It is a test that predicts the likelihood of blockages in the arteries. It can also be used for assessment of exercise tolerance or to exclude exercis... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Gabelman
Cardiology 42 years experience
Inherited disorder: Homocystinuria is an inherited disorder of metabolism that results in elevated levels of homocysteine which gets excreted in the urine. Here is a good... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Gabelman
Cardiology 42 years experience
200mg/day: The american heart association recommends less than 200 mg/day studies including a recent published study called predimed, suggested the mediterranea... Read More
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mark Gabelman
Cardiology 42 years experience
Data is unclear: Although this is likely not the answer you wanted, in spite of there being a correlation of low vit d levels with many abnormalities including heart d... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Gabelman
Cardiology 42 years experience
DASH diet: Although not a cure, compliance with a low sodium dietary approaches to stop hypertension diet has been shown to be as effective as any single antihyp... Read More
A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Gabelman
Cardiology 42 years experience
Cholesterol deposits: Coronary artery disease is due to cholesterol deposition in the arteries. Risk factors that increase the likelihood of coronary disease include hypert... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Gabelman
Cardiology 42 years experience
Names say it all: Angiotensin converting enzyme(ACE) inhibitor vs angiotensin receptor blocker(ARB). The names really say it all. Angiotensin which raises blood pressu... Read More
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Gabelman
Cardiology 42 years experience
Not always: Issues of the heart may present in many different ways.Sometimes that includes discomfort in the arms-left more common than right- that however does ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Gabelman
Cardiology 42 years experience
Internist: There is no evidence that a low cholesterol is a cause of any medical issues. Some chronically ill patients may have a low cholesterol but it can also... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Gabelman
Cardiology 42 years experience
Sodium chloride: Nacl sodium chloride commonly known as table salt is an electrical conductor that I have used to assess impulses for an ecg.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Gabelman
Cardiology 42 years experience
Nitroprusside: Nipride is nitroprusside a vasodilator (means open up blood vessels) which is used to lower blood pressure. It is given intravenously(through the vein... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Gabelman
Cardiology 42 years experience
Normal finding: Troponin i is elevated due to injury to heart muscle and is used to help diagnose heart attacks as well as stratify risk in patients with chest pain. ... Read More
A 22-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Gabelman
Cardiology 42 years experience
Blood to chest wall: The internal mammary artery which supplies blood to the chest wall is often used in coronary artery bypass grafting as it has proven to be more durabl... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Gabelman
Cardiology 42 years experience
Usually Not: A D&C should not have any effect on your hormones. Although most people aware of racing or skipping of their heart turn out to have no serious abnorma... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Gabelman
Cardiology 42 years experience
Worth checking out: Most chest pain in people your age turns out not to be serious. However, that doesn't mean it should not be evaluated. It is worthwhile seeing your pr... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Gabelman
Cardiology 42 years experience
DASH diet, exercise : The dietary approaches to stop hypertension diet combined with a low sodium diet can lower BP as much as any single medication. Exercise and wt loss c... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Gabelman
Cardiology 42 years experience
Low fat diet: Low fat/ low chol diet may lower cholesterol but about 80% of the body's chol is made not ingested. Red rice yeast is natural, statin like and lowers ... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Gabelman
Cardiology 42 years experience
Nothing to expect: An electrocardiogram is a noninvasive test that records the electrical activity of the heart from multiple directions. There is no risk associated wit... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Gabelman
Cardiology 42 years experience
Rectangle/square: When one faints , they become unconscious (not responsive to their surroundings) usually temporarily. When one is unconscious, they may remain so for ... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Gabelman
Cardiology 42 years experience
Not exactly: Palpitations usually describe an awareness of ones heart beat. Sometimes people are aware of a normal but more rapid heart beat, sometimes extra beats... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Gabelman
Cardiology 42 years experience
Beta blocker: Naldolol (corgard) is a potent long acting beta blocker. Recently it has been most commonly used for migraine prevention. It can slow the heart rate a... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Gabelman
Cardiology 42 years experience
Proximity: In expiration less air is in the lungs moving the heart and great vessels closer to the chest wall and therefore the stethoscope. This makes the murmu... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Gabelman
Cardiology 42 years experience
Less than 120/80: Blood pressure above 120/80 is considered prehypertension and associated with increased risk. It is treated with exercise low sodium heart healthy di... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Gabelman
Cardiology 42 years experience
ACE VS ARB: Lisinopril is an angiotensin converting enzyme inhibitor which blocks the conversion of angiotensin 1 to 2, Cozaar (losartan) is an angiotensin recep... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Gabelman
Cardiology 42 years experience
Similar not same: Both drugs are arbs (angiotensin receptor blockers). They are both effective in treatment of high blood pressure and have benefit in patients with abn... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Gabelman
Cardiology 42 years experience
Inherited disorder: Homocystinuria is an inherited disorder of metabolism that results in elevated levels of homocysteine which gets excreted in the urine. Here is a good... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Gabelman
Cardiology 42 years experience
Adrenaline: Our fight or flight response (nonphysicians know it as adrenaline) can make our heart rate and blood pressure higher and in some people even without h... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Gabelman
Cardiology 42 years experience
Hypertension: It is an old antihypertensive which is rarely used for that at present because of incidence of depression but has been used for treatment of acute ps... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Gabelman
Cardiology 42 years experience
An Electrocardiogram: An ECG also known as ekg stands for an electrocardiogram, it is used to record the hearts electrical activity and may help to diagnose some cardiac di... Read More

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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Gabelman is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Gabelman is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Mount Sinai School of Medicine, NY
Graduated 1980MD

Residency

MONTEFIORE MEDICAL CENTER
Completed 1983
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