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Dr. David Shenouda

Cardiology
East Setauket, NY
22 years experience male

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East Setauket, NY

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East Setauket, NY
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Board certified cardiologist practicing non-invasive cardiology on Long Island NY. Areas of interest include congestive heart failure and preventive cardiology

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Doctors may have more than one area of specialty interest. Board certification in a specialty area means the doctor has completed formal training and has practice experience in that specialty, and has passed the certification examination from the corresponding accredited medical specialty board.

Cardiology

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

49 Answers
36 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Shenouda
Cardiology 22 years experience
Losartan: Losartan is currently available as a generic angiotensin receptor blocker (arb).
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Shenouda
Cardiology 22 years experience
Popping chest bubble: These symptoms are somewhat nonspecific and can be the result of many things. It may be from extra heart beats, hiatal hernia, reflux disease or unexp... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Shenouda
Cardiology 22 years experience
Syncope triggers: The triggers for syncope depends on the type of syncope. For vasovagal or neurocardiogenic syncope the common triggers are dehydration and stimulants ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Shenouda
Cardiology 22 years experience
Electrical block?: This answer applies to electrical block which is different than an arterial block. There are many different types of "heart block" with vast ranging s... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Shenouda
Cardiology 22 years experience
It depends: The answer depends on many factors. Repair or replacement and whom is performing the surgery. In general, intercostal (between the ribs) has a faster ... Read More
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Shenouda
Cardiology 22 years experience
Driving Miss Syncope: Syncope is fainting syncope is passing out syncope is losing consciousness syncope while driving is extremely bad and life threatening to everyone on ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Shenouda
Cardiology 22 years experience
Stents: Stents are placed in blocked arteries that are causing symptoms.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Shenouda
Cardiology 22 years experience
Possibly: As there are multiple cholesterol particles and sub types, they will respond differently to dietary changes and the amount of time that the change man... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Shenouda
Cardiology 22 years experience
Probably not: Depending on the size and type of the defect, you will most likely need to be seen by a sepcialized obstetrician practicing maternal fetal medicine. T... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Shenouda
Cardiology 22 years experience
Exercising the heart: Your heart rate during exercise is an insight into how hard your body is working. First off you need to determine your maximum predicted heart rate fo... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Shenouda
Cardiology 22 years experience
Heart = Engine: The heart is the body's engine. I it's not operating properly the body will not be able to perform. This includes but is not limited to climbing stair... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. David Shenouda
Cardiology 22 years experience
Dry throat: Dry throat while walking probably not. But neck or jaw discomfort while walking may be anginal equivalents related to compromised cardiac blood flow. ... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Shenouda
Cardiology 22 years experience
Palpitations : You're symptoms may be the result of extra heart beats or skipped heart beats. You need to wear a heart monitor to see what's causing your symptoms. Y... Read More
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Shenouda
Cardiology 22 years experience
EKG: The ekg is a 10 second snap shot in time. It does not tell us anything about future risk for heart disease. An ECG can give you an indication that the... Read More
A 55-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Shenouda
Cardiology 22 years experience
Fluttering: This may be anything from a hiatal hernia to a cardiac arrhythmia. You should speak with your doctor and have a comprehensive exam.
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Shenouda
Cardiology 22 years experience
Complicated: Whether or not you need surgery and the timing of surgery all depends on you and the extent of your valve problems. The american college of cardiology... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Shenouda
Cardiology 22 years experience
MitralValveProlapse: Symptoms can vary greatly and are numerous but the most common symptoms are chest pain and palpitations. An echocardiogram (ultrasound of the heart) i... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Shenouda
Cardiology 22 years experience
Not much: Lanoxin (digoxin) works on the sodium-potassium-atpase pump in the heart and is cleared by the kidneys. There is little effect if any on the lungs as ... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Shenouda
Cardiology 22 years experience
Depends on the cause: First degree heart block is actually a misnomer as there is no conduction "block". The more accurate term is prolonged av conduction and this may be ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Shenouda
Cardiology 22 years experience
High BP is not safe: I'm not sure if i understand your question correctly but high blood pressure needs to be controlled. You should review your active medications with yo... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Shenouda
Cardiology 22 years experience
Atherosclerosis: Plaque build up may be progressive and cut off the flow of blood to the receiving organ like the heart, brain, legs etc. Or the plaque can break open ... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Shenouda
Cardiology 22 years experience
Cholesterol Rx: There are multiple types of cholesterol lowering medications ranging from those that work on cholesterol absorption through the intestines to ones tha... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Shenouda
Cardiology 22 years experience
Needs further exam: Left arm heaviness after cardiac surgery can be from a multitude of reasons. This definitely requires face to face evaluation with your surgeon.
A 72-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Shenouda
Cardiology 22 years experience
HTN and the cold: Try Coricidin hbp or tussin dm. You want to avoid decongestants. I have always found that a simple saline nasal spray does a great job too. Hope you f... Read More
A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Shenouda
Cardiology 22 years experience
High triglycerides: If your triglycerides are more than 500 even though you're on Lipitor (atorvastatin) 40mg you and your doctor should consider adding another medicatio... Read More
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Shenouda
Cardiology 22 years experience
Nocturnal Dyspnea: Shortness of breath at night may be from a variety of causes. Things to consider can range from environmental allergies (like dust mites) with resulta... Read More
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Shenouda
Cardiology 22 years experience
Hyperviscosity: If your blood is too thick and the hemoglobin and hematocrit are severely elevated this can result in end organ damage. This is known as hyperviscosit... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Shenouda
Cardiology 22 years experience
Chest pain: Regardless of age, sex and other risk factors, all chest pain should be evaluated by your physician. The number one killer of americans is heart disea... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Shenouda
Cardiology 22 years experience
CP SOB: Chest pain and difficulty breathing can be very serious or benign. It may be a virus that is attacking the heart, bronchitis or possibly pleurisy. Eit... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Shenouda
Cardiology 22 years experience
Dizziness : Need to wear a heart monitor to see what is occurring electrically with your heart and make sure there are no arrhythmias, skipped beats or extra beat... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Shenouda
Cardiology 22 years experience
Obesity and menses: Yes. Adipose tissue (fat) can effect your menstrual regularity. Both excess and lack of fat can cause you to have irregular periods or lack of menses.
A 54-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Shenouda
Cardiology 22 years experience
Coenzyme Q1: Coenzyme q10 has very weak blood pressure lowering effects if any. It most likely will not be able to replace the benefits of amlodipine.
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Shenouda
Cardiology 22 years experience
SLE Pericarditis: Chloroquine may not suppress the pericarditis on its own. You may need other medications like nonsteroidal anti-inflammatories or colchicine. Talk to ... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Shenouda
Cardiology 22 years experience
And there's more....: Smoking, oral contraceptives and some other medications may also increase your predisposition for producing clots and pes.
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Shenouda
Cardiology 22 years experience
Right Heart Failure: Essentially the right ventricle is weak and pressure within the veins builds up causing fluid to collect in the legs and abdomen. This is a very simpl... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Shenouda
Cardiology 22 years experience
Only gross damage: A cardiac ultrasound (echocardiogram) will show the size and function of the heart chambers and valves as well as the great vessels entering and exiti... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Shenouda
Cardiology 22 years experience
Exercising pulse: Target heart rates during exercise varies based on age. Your heart rate is fine for your age (18). Keep exercising ;).
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Shenouda
Cardiology 22 years experience
Arteriosclerosis : Arteriosclerosis aka atherosclerosis is a systemic process and may occur in any and all arterial beds including the arteries that supply blood to the ... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Shenouda
Cardiology 22 years experience
High Cholesterol: The effects of high cholesterol really depends on many factors. Other diseases like diabetes and hypertension play a big role on the effects of high c... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Shenouda
Cardiology 22 years experience
Long & short of it: Generic toprol XL is metoprolol succinate. Generic Lopressor is metoprolol tartrate. Toprol is the long acting formulation of same medication. So if y... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Shenouda
Cardiology 22 years experience
"Depends": Heart blocks are very variable from fairly benign (first degree) to pretty serious (complete heart block). They can be transient and benign like mobit... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Shenouda
Cardiology 22 years experience
❤ check: There are multiple ways to check the heart which may also include an ecg. Just sticking with the physical exam: first step are the vital signs (blood ... Read More
A 23-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Shenouda
Cardiology 22 years experience
Selective fat burn: When losing weight or burning fat the body does not selectively burn fat based on what region you're exercising. Just like fat accumulation is based p... Read More
A 26-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Shenouda
Cardiology 22 years experience
Maybe : While becoming a vegetarian may help, there are still numerous sources of saturated fats that you should avoid. Seek the advice of a registered dietic... Read More
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Shenouda
Cardiology 22 years experience
Irregular ECG: Having an irregular ECG may be normal such as a sinus arrhythmia. However having an irregular heart rhythm may be far more serious like atrial fibrill... Read More
A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Shenouda
Cardiology 22 years experience
Orthostatic changes: You may have orthostatic hypotension. This may occur even with normal resting blood pressure. Talk with your doctor about checking "orthostatic vitals... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Shenouda
Cardiology 22 years experience
Cardiac murmur: What you're hearing is called a murmur. Essentially it is the sound made by turbulent blood flow. Turbulence may be caused by a narrowed valve, an ove... Read More
A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Shenouda
Cardiology 22 years experience
Breaking diet: It's fantastic that you are watching your diet and focusing on heart healthy foods. Breaking or cheating on a diet is common. The important thing is t... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. David Shenouda
Cardiology 22 years experience
Blood pressure: See a health care provider or try one of the machines at the local pharmacy.

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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Shenouda is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Shenouda is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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This made me feel good. Thanks! Thank you for recommending consultation with a registered dietitian!
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This saved my life. Thank You! It has helped me. I stay away from processed carbs though.
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Thanks for your quick reply! thanks you very much , i will have it checked up tomrrow

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey - School of Osteopathic Medicine
Graduated 2000MD

Affiliations

American College of Cardiology
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