Dr. William Wright

Cardiology
St. Louis, MO
38 years experience male

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St. Louis, MO

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13303 Tesson Ferry Rd, Suite 55, St. Louis, MO
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Cardiology

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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Wright
Cardiology 38 years experience
Bedtime is better: Bedtime is better but taking it regularly is more important. So if you are going to miss doses to take it at bedtime, taking it in the morning is bett... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Wright
Cardiology 38 years experience
Arrhythmia: This is known as a pulse deficit. Some of the heart beats are not being transmitted to the peripherery, i.E radial pulse. Common causes are atrial fib... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Wright
Cardiology 38 years experience
Atrial fibrillation: Arrhythmias such as atrial fibrillation is most common. Congestive heart failure is the most common admission to hte hospital heart attacks are the #1... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Wright
Cardiology 38 years experience
YES: Ideally you should start in a monitored setting such as phase ii cardiac rehab. Also, it is important to tell your cardiologist or electrophysiologist... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Wright
Cardiology 38 years experience
Varied: Depends on how extensive the stroke & other comorbidities such as diabetes, kidney disease & heart disease.
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Wright
Cardiology 38 years experience
Not a problem: Pacemakers treat electrical problems. Most cardiac caths are to assess for coronary artery disease. There are plenty of patient who have both, but jus... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Wright
Cardiology 38 years experience
It doesn't: You just feel or are more aware of what it is.
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Wright
Cardiology 38 years experience
Low salt: Salt restriction to 2-4 gms/day. Also usually low fat & low carb diet.
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Wright
Cardiology 38 years experience
Absoultely: Aspirin is the first line of treatment to prevent heart attacks & strokes. Definitely works for secondary prevention (i.e. You have already had one) b... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Wright
Cardiology 38 years experience
It can: Most heart attacks happen randomly but emotional or physical stress can precipitate them.
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Wright
Cardiology 38 years experience
Feel you wrist: Radial pulse is your heart rate felt in the radial artery -at the wrist on the thumb side. Count the number of beats in 15 seconds & multiply by 4.
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Wright
Cardiology 38 years experience
Go slow: Slow & steady wins this race. Continuing with a rehab plan set out by the doctor & therapist leads to the best result.
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Wright
Cardiology 38 years experience
97%: Depends on what type of heart operation & other factors such as diabetes, kidney disease, prior stroke.
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Wright
Cardiology 38 years experience
Doesn't change: Resting heart rate has no bearing on target heart rate. Your age predicted maximal heart rate (apmhr) is 220 - age. Target heart rate is a % of that. ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Wright
Cardiology 38 years experience
Depends: How long did they receive cpr? How long before the rhythm was restored?
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Wright
Cardiology 38 years experience
Aerobic: Any aerobic activity - walking, running, swimming, biking are great examples.
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Wright
Cardiology 38 years experience
Better shape: The harder you work the higher your heart rate. As a general rule, the better shape you are in, the lower your resting pulse. Unless you are on medica... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Wright
Cardiology 38 years experience
Sick!: Pulse of 75 is normal. End diastolic volume (edv) of 135 is about normal but the end systolic volume (esv) of 120 is high. This means that with every... Read More
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Wright
Cardiology 38 years experience
Rhythm & murmur: Your heart rate & rhythm. Also if there is a murmur or extra sound.
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Wright
Cardiology 38 years experience
Sounds fishy: Most pacemakers implanted today last 7-10 years. 2 years is awfully short. Even at maximal settings a pacemaker should last 5 years.
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Wright
Cardiology 38 years experience
Yes : All the time. Between the defibrillator & the rest of the medical team, we saved 3 lives in 1 week at my hospital & 2 of these occurred outside the ho... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Wright
Cardiology 38 years experience
Cardiac muscle: Cardiac muscle is the biggest part of the myocardium, which is what most of the heart is. Additional parts are the endo & epcardium plus the valves.
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Wright
Cardiology 38 years experience
Pulse: Put two finger on your pulse just below the wrist on the thumb side (radial). Count the number of beats in 15 seconds & multiply by 4. That is your he... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Wright
Cardiology 38 years experience
Very different: A stroke usually will cause slurred speech or a weakness in an arm or leg. A heart attack usually causes chest pain & shortness of breath.
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Wright
Cardiology 38 years experience
Left side: The left side is preferable for several reasons - especially if you have a bi ventricular or crt icd - the one with 3 leads. It is easier to place the... Read More
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Wright is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Wright is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
HealthTap member
Thanks for your quick reply! Thank's my question is ..heart distress what is it ????
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Thank you. This shows you truly care for the health of people.
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Thank you, your answer or tip was very helpful!

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine, MO
Graduated 1985MD
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