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Dr. Stuart Higano

Cardiology
Saint Louis, MO
37 years experience male

Locations

BJCMG Cardiology

Saint Louis, MO

Address

3001 North Ballas, Saint Louis MO 63131
Directions

Practice website

About

Bio

Completed residencies in internal medicine, cardiovascular diseases, and interventional cardiology at Mayo Clinic. I was director of the Interventional Cardiology Training Program at Mayo until 2003 when I left academics for private practice in St. Louis. I am married with four children and am an avid cyclist.

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Cardiology

Doctor Q&A

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A 54-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stuart Higano
Cardiology 37 years experience
Abnl septal motion: When the heart contracts, all the left ventricular walls should move together, including the interventricular septum. Abnormal motion of the interventricluar septum is where the interventricluar septum is NOT moving simultaneously with the other left ventricular walls, and can be due to high pulmonary pressures, abnormal electrical conduction through the heart, like left bundle branch block.
A 56-year-old male asked:
Dr. Stuart Higano
Cardiology 37 years experience
Irregular pulse: Paroxysmal atrial fibrillation is an abnormal heart rhythm that is intermittent (or paroxysmal), arising from the upper chambers of the heart (or atria), and is very chaotic, or irregular (fibrillating). It can cause problems because it usually drives the heart rate up too fast (giving symptoms and eventually weakening the heart) and can increase the risk of stroke. Causes of PAF are multiple.
A member asked:
Dr. Stuart Higano
Cardiology 37 years experience
Hypertension: Weight-loss will be incredibly important to your overall health. Your hypertension is likely due to excess weight. Hypertension is high blood pressure. An exercise program will he helpful for weight-loss, however you should see your health professional before embarking on an exercise program.

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Testimonials
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Higano is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Higano is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thanks for your quick reply! Thank you , I had new can and Leeds implanted 18 days ago.
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Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University of Massachusetts Medical School, MA
Graduated 1984MD

Awards

Earl Bakken Award
Mayo Teaching Award

Affiliations

Barnes jewish west county hospital
Missouri baptist medical center
Parkland health center
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