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Dr. ARMAN Askari

Internal Medicine - Cardiology
Beachwood, OH
25 years experience male

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Beachwood, OH

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3401 Enterprise Parkway, Suite 340, Beachwood, OH
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(888)4271296

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Invasive/critical care cardiologist Board Certified - IM, CVD, Comp. Echo Former Co-Director CV-Medicine Fellowship UHCMC & Cleveland Clinic Former Co-Director CCU Cleveland Clinic Stopped practice due to Young-onset PD Premier Health Advocates

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Internal Medicine - Cardiology

Cardiology

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United States: Ohio

Doctor Q&A

51 Answers
24 Agrees
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. ARMAN Askari
Internal Medicine - Cardiology 25 years experience
Keep hydrated: Also, avoid situations that cause the symptoms and wear compression stockings. First and foremost, make sure diagnosis is correct.
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. ARMAN Askari
Internal Medicine - Cardiology 25 years experience
Depends: Do you mean replacements? This type of surgery should only be performed at experienced centers. "experienced " surgeons do at least 50 valve surgeri... Read More
A 54-year-old female asked:
Dr. ARMAN Askari
Internal Medicine - Cardiology 25 years experience
Need and evaluation: This should be fully evaluated by a cardiovascular medicine specialist. Concern, in addition to coronary disease would be for significant aortic patho... Read More
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. ARMAN Askari
Internal Medicine - Cardiology 25 years experience
Don't worry: It's a good idea to see a heart specialist. However, athletes (including runners) may have a mildly enlarged heart that is normal. It is best to be ... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. ARMAN Askari
Internal Medicine - Cardiology 25 years experience
It can but...: Without sitting down and talking with you it is a loaded question. Please see your doctor to discuss asap.
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. ARMAN Askari
Internal Medicine - Cardiology 25 years experience
Class C pregnancy: Means use it if benefits outweigh risks. Minimal research done on the subject. It is not recommended for breast feeding women. Ask your doctor how... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. ARMAN Askari
Internal Medicine - Cardiology 25 years experience
It doesn't: Endocarditis usually occurs on a previously abnormal or damaged valve. It may seem that the mitral valve has a higher incidence but it really may occ... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. ARMAN Askari
Internal Medicine - Cardiology 25 years experience
Clearly too high: Along with weight loss, exercise, lifestyle odification you should have secondary causes of hypertension excluded. See your primary doctor.
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. ARMAN Askari
Internal Medicine - Cardiology 25 years experience
Probably viral : If you are young and otherwise healthy it is likely a viral syndrome. This may be related to associated reactive airways disease or a possible pericar... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. ARMAN Askari
Internal Medicine - Cardiology 25 years experience
It's normal: This is a normal variant. Sinus arrhythmia is a normal phenomenon. It involves cyclic changes in heart rate during breathing. It suggests a healthy p... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. ARMAN Askari
Internal Medicine - Cardiology 25 years experience
Yes: If the cardiac output (the amount of blood the heart pumps in a minute) is inadequate, then muscle weakness may occur.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. ARMAN Askari
Internal Medicine - Cardiology 25 years experience
Depends on cause: It depends on what type of "irregular" beats you are having. Not all of these require treatment. Recommend talking it over with your primary doctor ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. ARMAN Askari
Internal Medicine - Cardiology 25 years experience
It's normal: Sinus rhythm is the normal rhythm of the heart.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. ARMAN Askari
Internal Medicine - Cardiology 25 years experience
Yes: However, this is less common when performed by an experienced surgeon.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. ARMAN Askari
Internal Medicine - Cardiology 25 years experience
Yes: Both of these agents prolong the qtc interval and can result in life-threatening arrhythmias. Avoid the combo unless benefits outweigh the risks. ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. ARMAN Askari
Internal Medicine - Cardiology 25 years experience
Not directly: If Enalapril causes kidney failure then the weight gain would be related to fluid retention. If you just started it then it is standard of care to che... Read More
A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. ARMAN Askari
Internal Medicine - Cardiology 25 years experience
Emergency department: This is a scenario where i would not recommend waiting. You should be evaluated asap.
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. ARMAN Askari
Internal Medicine - Cardiology 25 years experience
Depends: In general a person can not hold their breath long enough to cause heart damage because1: a neurally mediated reflex triggered by the buildup of carbo... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. ARMAN Askari
Internal Medicine - Cardiology 25 years experience
Yes: The aortic valve and the mitral valve are two completely different valves. Whereas bicuspid aortic valve surgery usually requires replacement, the pr... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. ARMAN Askari
Internal Medicine - Cardiology 25 years experience
Cant hear heart. : Is the question, " what does it mean if you can't hear your heart when you are very quiet?" then the answer is it does not signify any known condition... Read More
A 43-year-old male asked:
Dr. ARMAN Askari
Internal Medicine - Cardiology 25 years experience
No: It is highly unlikely that another cath will uncover new blockages if the one performed last year was truly angiographically normal. If additional ev... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. ARMAN Askari
Internal Medicine - Cardiology 25 years experience
The epiglottis: This covers the windpipe during swallowing. The effect is to direct food into the esophagus and to avoid aspiration into the lungs.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. ARMAN Askari
Internal Medicine - Cardiology 25 years experience
Many things: Pain in the left arm associated with a heart attack is caused by referred pain from the heart via the nerves. Although left arm pain may be associate... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. ARMAN Askari
Internal Medicine - Cardiology 25 years experience
There are many: Early: bleeding into the pacemaker pocket / infection, lead dislodgment, perforation, arrhythmias. Late: infection, arrhythmias, pacemaker malfunctio... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. ARMAN Askari
Internal Medicine - Cardiology 25 years experience
Likely: Chiari malformation is a condition where brain tissue protrudes into the spinal canal. In type i headaches associated with sudden coughing, sneezing, ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. ARMAN Askari
Internal Medicine - Cardiology 25 years experience
Many need more info: Need more info such as time frame, other symptoms, eating habits, etc.
A 43-year-old male asked:
Dr. ARMAN Askari
Internal Medicine - Cardiology 25 years experience
Not often: A ct angio may be a reasonable alternative. Sounds like the cath is being performed because it can be not because it needs to be.
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. ARMAN Askari
Internal Medicine - Cardiology 25 years experience
Not that I know of. : In general, if it is due to a central nervous system issue - stroke- currently neuro-regeneration is a futuristic proposition.
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. ARMAN Askari
Internal Medicine - Cardiology 25 years experience
No difference: In experienced centers really no difference.
A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. ARMAN Askari
Internal Medicine - Cardiology 25 years experience
See your doctor: Although constant pain for a very prolonged duration is usually not the heart, you need to be evaluated asap in order to be sure.
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. ARMAN Askari
Internal Medicine - Cardiology 25 years experience
Evaluation?: Ever been evaluated with a stress test, ecg, possibly an echocardiogram? Panis attacks are a diagnosis of exclusion. Recommend a cardiology consult i... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. ARMAN Askari
Internal Medicine - Cardiology 25 years experience
No: It is usually the immune system's response to something that goes haywire.
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. ARMAN Askari
Internal Medicine - Cardiology 25 years experience
Many possibilities : Need more info. Is the pain at rest or with exertion? What makes it better? What makes it worse? How long does it last? Has he had it before? What oth... Read More
A 18-year-old member asked:
Dr. ARMAN Askari
Internal Medicine - Cardiology 25 years experience
Generally < 90/60: Low blood pressure in general is a blood pressure < 90/60. However, if someone is completely asymptomatic with a blood pressure like this it may be no... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. ARMAN Askari
Internal Medicine - Cardiology 25 years experience
Many possibilities: Although. Many possibilities for a drop in blood pressure in people with diabetes exists, autonomic insufficiency relatedd to diabetic neuropathy need... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. ARMAN Askari
Internal Medicine - Cardiology 25 years experience
Yes: About 95% of people have a resting heart rate between 50-96 beats per minute. The major concern is the weight, however.
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. ARMAN Askari
Internal Medicine - Cardiology 25 years experience
Need neurology eval: This is something you should have evaluated asap. The evaluation must include neuro-imaging with a ct scan (at least), preferably an mri, and likely E... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. ARMAN Askari
Internal Medicine - Cardiology 25 years experience
There are many: Common to many antihypertensive agents: fatigue, decreased libido, light-headedness/dizziness, mood changes seem to be the most consistent.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. ARMAN Askari
Internal Medicine - Cardiology 25 years experience
Sounds like pleurisy: Your symptoms of pain in the chest with a deep breath sound like pleurisy. This is caused by inflammation of the outer lining of the lung which often ... Read More
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. ARMAN Askari
Internal Medicine - Cardiology 25 years experience
Get an evaluation: While pain in the chest lasting less than a minute is usually not caused by coronary artery disease, there are numerous other potential reasons. You ... Read More
A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. ARMAN Askari
Internal Medicine - Cardiology 25 years experience
Why on lasix (furosemide)?: You should ask your doctor why you are on lasix (furosemide). Your body is obviously tellin you that you need fluid. Further if or are drinking that m... Read More
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. ARMAN Askari
Internal Medicine - Cardiology 25 years experience
Likely infection : You most likely have an infection. However, you need to be seen asap. If chest pains worse with deep breath likely associated with pleurisy. Need eva... Read More
A 46-year-old male asked:
Dr. ARMAN Askari
Internal Medicine - Cardiology 25 years experience
How old is she?: At this point you need to decide if this is what she would have wanted. Are the doctors doing things to are and not for her? Family/md discussions ne... Read More
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. ARMAN Askari
Internal Medicine - Cardiology 25 years experience
Need more info: Where is the pain? What is the character of the pain? Do both feel the same?
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. ARMAN Askari
Internal Medicine - Cardiology 25 years experience
No: There has been suggestions of increased risk of diabetes associated with some antihypertensives but causation has not been proven. Hypertension and d... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. ARMAN Askari
Internal Medicine - Cardiology 25 years experience
Not much: In general, they all assess the electrical activity of the heart. They differ in the number of leads they have and in the circumstances one would use ... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. ARMAN Askari
Internal Medicine - Cardiology 25 years experience
Possible. Not likely: Although this is possible, Atorvastatin actually increases blood flow through a Nitric Oxide associated mechanism. This essentially restores vascular ... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. ARMAN Askari
Internal Medicine - Cardiology 25 years experience
Yes: You may simply stop. There is no need to wean statin medications.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. ARMAN Askari
Internal Medicine - Cardiology 25 years experience
Nothing: If you are an athlete, this may be normal. As long as you are not symptomatic then this is usually not dangerous. Normal sinus rhythm is 60-100 beats... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. ARMAN Askari
Internal Medicine - Cardiology 25 years experience
Get referred: Pain from mvp is a diagnosis of exclusion. Recommend having a thorough evaluation for pain prior to accepting that diagnosis.

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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Askari is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Askari is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Yes, had multiple EKG's, as well as a stress echo. My doctor said I have a "1 in a million" chance of heart attack, but I'm still afraid :-(
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Ty Doc. I was misinformed. They had put oxygen into her mouth not down her throat. She passed that same night. We made sure she was comforta
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! and reassuring - dr will sen results to heart specialist but said not to worry ! THANKS!!

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, OH
Graduated 1997MD

Residency

BRIGHAM AND WOMEN'S HOSPITAL

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