Doctor Q&A for Dr. Jason Rubenstein

A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jason Rubenstein
20 years experience Cardiology
Because its quiet.: Palpitation usually aren't really more frequent at night, just more noticeable. When you lay down and are still and quiet, the irregular heart beats ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jason Rubenstein
20 years experience Cardiology
Lifting, raising arm: Usually there is a lifting and bathing restriction for a week or so, and then no lifting the arms high for a month. Check with your implanting doc. ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jason Rubenstein
20 years experience Cardiology
It Varies.: The most important treatment is stroke prevention, which is usually done by medications (aspirin or warfarin). Sometimes rate control medications are ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jason Rubenstein
20 years experience Cardiology
Electrical system: A defibrillator causes all myocardial (heart) cells to become depolarized at the same time. This extinguishes the abnormal arrhythmia, and allows the ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jason Rubenstein
20 years experience Cardiology
It depends: With the evidence we have currently, catheter ablation is probably the most effective cure for atrial fibrillation (afib). However, that doesn't mean ... Read More
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A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jason Rubenstein
20 years experience Cardiology
Not usually.: An icd (defibrillator) may rescue you from cardiac arrest, which is a risk one carries with cardiomyopathy - but it doesn't cure cardiomyopathy. A bi ... Read More
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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jason Rubenstein
20 years experience Cardiology
It Varies: Cardiac MRI will show heart function, valves, and if they give contrast, can show evidence of prior heart attacks. Sometimes it can show blocked arte ... Read More
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A 45-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jason Rubenstein
20 years experience Cardiology
Probably not.: Generally, hcm is considered when the thickness is 15mm or more. Would review with your physician to make certain, however.
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jason Rubenstein
20 years experience Cardiology
Top vs Bottom : Ventricular fibrillation is from the bottom chamber; vf is worse; it usually causes cardiac arrest which is often fatal. Atrial fibrillation - from th ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jason Rubenstein
20 years experience Cardiology
Yes.: Svt, (supraventricular tachycardia) is a short-circuit of the normal heart conduction pathways. Usually there is a small area that, if removed, would ... Read More
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