Dr. Alan Heldman
33 years experience male
Alan W. Heldman, MD
Dr. Heldman was educated at Harvard College, UAB School of Medicine, and trained in Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Disease, and Interventional Cardiology all at Johns Hopkins Hospital. He was a faculty interventional cardiologist for 12 more years at Johns Hopkins, and for 8 years at University of Miami. Areas of special clinical interest and research publication include prevention and treatment of coronary artery disease, genetics and treatment of hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, and management of valvular heart disease. He has performed thousands of complex interventional procedures and hundreds of transcatheter valve replacements. He has led research using stem cell therapy for heart failure. Dr. Heldman is intrigued with the potential of apps and wireless self-monitoring devices to change the way cardiovascular medical care is delivered. To improve patients' experiences here on HealthTap, Dr. Heldman noted that "I find that Inbox Consults work much better than the time-limited virtual consults lasting only a few minutes. With an Inbox consult we can email back and forth until we have resolved the questions you have. Give it a try!"
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United States: Florida, Maryland
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A 52-year-old member asked:
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A 19-year-old male asked:
Chest pain: Chest pain and dizziness related to exercise can represent many serious conditions including various forms of heart disease or lung diseases. Since you’ve had a lot of testing you might want to get a second opinion review of those test results to try to figure out the right next steps.
A 19-year-old male asked:
Pain and fainting: While it is not possible to make a diagnosis or give specific advice in these little text boxes, in general we take chest pain seriously, even in young people. You should see a doctor right away.
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Dr. Philip Miller
Nov 24, 2015
I high endorse and recommend Dr. Alan Heldman as an expert on the HealthTap expert forum. His clinical insights and advice are exemplary and he is a true asset to the HealthTap community
Oct 31, 2017
Excellent and reliable doc
Mar 12, 2016
hi Sir my father heart function is working only 15to20% what you suggest me I need your help
This was very helpful. Thanks! TY, all vas.surg. said was take a full aspirin each day. Will try to find a Cardiologist w/this specialty. (told subclavian L blockage, artery going to brain has reverse...Read More
This was very helpful. Thanks! Thank you very much. I've been having spells where my heart goes out of control and I'll faint if I don't react quickly. My appointment is soon and I just wanted opinion...Read More
This was very helpful. Thanks! Dr. Heldman like you say this is what i seemed to find with MV Repair not much hard data to take or not to take Aspirin same with Betablockers no evidence to take I ...Read More
Education & Training
University of Alabama School of Medicine, AL
JOHNS HOPKINS HOSPITAL, THE