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Dr. Jacques Kpodonu

Cardiology
Newport Beach, CA
28 years experience male

Locations

Beth Israel Deaconess Medical center

Boston, MA

Address

110 Francis Street, Suite 2A, Boston, MA
Directions

About

Bio

cardiovascular specialist with expertise in valvular ,aortic disease,irregular heart beats,chest pain syndromes and vascular medicine.

Specialties
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Cardiology

Thoracic Surgery

Doctor Q&A

35 Answers
13 Agrees
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jacques Kpodonu
Cardiology 28 years experience
Infection: Continous source of infection, chronic infection rarely cancer.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jacques Kpodonu
Cardiology 28 years experience
Pollutants: Possibly from pollutants in the air.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jacques Kpodonu
Cardiology 28 years experience
It depends: This is an emergency you do not want to wait for symptoms see a specialist immediately.
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jacques Kpodonu
Cardiology 28 years experience
Stress on heart: Valvular heart disease puts extra stress on the heart which if not treated could cause it to fail.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jacques Kpodonu
Cardiology 28 years experience
Pericardium: The pericardium has to be removed surgically.
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jacques Kpodonu
Cardiology 28 years experience
Yes: Often patients get depressed after major open heart surgery.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jacques Kpodonu
Cardiology 28 years experience
Risk is pretty low: Risk is very low for repair of an asd.
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jacques Kpodonu
Cardiology 28 years experience
No: Not all aneurysms are genetically related , however it could change as the genes for aneurysms are been identified.
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jacques Kpodonu
Cardiology 28 years experience
White and red cells: We look for a white cell and a red cell count as well as a platelet count.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jacques Kpodonu
Cardiology 28 years experience
Yes: You can get really sick from it if not taken out emergently.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jacques Kpodonu
Cardiology 28 years experience
Yes: Hopefully having a heart attack should not cause sudden death.
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jacques Kpodonu
Cardiology 28 years experience
No: No the breast bone would be sawed between the breast.
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jacques Kpodonu
Cardiology 28 years experience
Expensive: Without insurance it is expensive if surgery is needed.
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jacques Kpodonu
Cardiology 28 years experience
Replace valve: You old aortic valve is replaced by open heart surgery or by trams catheter aortic valve surgery.
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jacques Kpodonu
Cardiology 28 years experience
Yes: Highly recommend that you quit smoking.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jacques Kpodonu
Cardiology 28 years experience
Surgery: Surgery may be the best cure.
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jacques Kpodonu
Cardiology 28 years experience
Maze: Atrial fibrillation is a difficult condition to eradicate even after a maze procedure.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jacques Kpodonu
Cardiology 28 years experience
Very good: More than 95 percent chance of making full recovery.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jacques Kpodonu
Cardiology 28 years experience
Pain: An aneurysm may be painless but may become symptomatic with impending rupture and present with abdominal or back pain.
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jacques Kpodonu
Cardiology 28 years experience
Valve replacement: If aortic valve stenosis is critical will require an aortic valve replacement.
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jacques Kpodonu
Cardiology 28 years experience
5 cm: Recommend abdominal aneurysms be repaired once greater than 5 cm in diameter.
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jacques Kpodonu
Cardiology 28 years experience
Valve: Aortic stenosis is a tight aortic valve , mitral regurgitation is a leaky valve.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jacques Kpodonu
Cardiology 28 years experience
No: It is a degenerative disease sometimes lipid lowering agents have been suggested to slow the process.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jacques Kpodonu
Cardiology 28 years experience
Inherited: Means there is a familial inheritance of the gene from one parent to an offspring.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jacques Kpodonu
Cardiology 28 years experience
Yes: If the airbag were to hit the chest and cause chest trauma.
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jacques Kpodonu
Cardiology 28 years experience
Fever,sputum : If you have a fever and coughing up greenish sputum it is time to go see a doctor.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jacques Kpodonu
Cardiology 28 years experience
Yes : Best to contact social services of your hospital.
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jacques Kpodonu
Cardiology 28 years experience
Cath: A cath is the most accurate way to make diagnosis.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jacques Kpodonu
Cardiology 28 years experience
Weeks: It could barry from days to weeks depending on how sick the individual was before transplant.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jacques Kpodonu
Cardiology 28 years experience
It depends: If your valve is severely steno tic you have a life limited expectancy of less than 5 years unless it is corrected by replacing the valve.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jacques Kpodonu
Cardiology 28 years experience
It depends: Depends on other comorbid risk factors like coronary artery disease, peripheral disease and lung disease.
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jacques Kpodonu
Cardiology 28 years experience
Decrease: Infection can decrease your tidal volume.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jacques Kpodonu
Cardiology 28 years experience
Yes : There is some genetic component to it as well as lifestyle component.
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jacques Kpodonu
Cardiology 28 years experience
Yes: It could also be other more dangerous conditions like an aneurysm or heart attack.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jacques Kpodonu
Cardiology 28 years experience
Chest pain: Chest pain associated with coronary artery disease.

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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Kpodonu is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Kpodonu is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University of Ghana
Graduated 1994MD

Medical/Graduate school

University of Ghana Medical School, Ghana
Graduated 1994MD

Residency

Loma Linda
Completed 2002

Residency

UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS HOSPITAL
Completed 2004

Residency

Arizoa Heart Hospital
Completed 2007

Awards

HealthTap Founding Doctor

Affiliations

hoag memorial presbyterian hospital
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