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Dr. Michael Moran

Cardiology
Laguna Niguel, CA
34 years experience male

Locations

Coastal Cardiovascular Institute

Laguna Niguel, CA

Address

30131 Town Center Dr, Ste 211, Laguna Niguel, CA, US
Directions

My office hours

Wednesday: 9:00am - 3:00pm
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Insurances accepted

Aetna

Anthem BC Life & Health Insurance Company

Bankers Life and Casualty Company

Blue Cross of California

Blue Shield of California

CHAMPUS

Cigna

Medicare

Mega Life and Health Insurance Company

Pacificare Life & Health Insurance Company

Tricare

UnitedHealthcare

About

Bio

Harvard trained Interventional Cardiologist, past director of the Cardiac Rehab. and Risk Factor Reduction program at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Harvard Medical. Specialize in complex coronary and peripheral vascular disease treatments, including limb salvage. Aggressive in prevention.

Specialties
Doctors may have more than one area of specialty interest. Board certification in a specialty area means the doctor has completed formal training and has practice experience in that specialty, and has passed the certification examination from the corresponding accredited medical specialty board.

Cardiology

Languages spoken

English, German

Doctor Q&A

184 Answers
26 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Moran
Cardiology 25 years experience
Very late..: Coral snake venom is a neuro toxin, unlike the rattlesnake which is a hemo (blood cell) toxin. Neuro toxins cause paralysis of the respiratory muscle... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Moran
Cardiology 25 years experience
Relaxed or tired: Propranolol is a non-selective beta blocker. That is it blocks the receptors that are activated by the beta agonist in our body, namely adrenaline. Co... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Moran
Cardiology 25 years experience
Cholesterol...: Niacin helps the cholesterol profile in three ways. It lowers triglycerides, raises the good cholesterol, hdl, and makes the small, dense LDL particl... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Moran
Cardiology 25 years experience
Exercise...: Aerobic exercise, the kind where you get short of breath and sweaty for 45 minutes to an hour at a time will improve your cardiovascular conditioning ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Moran
Cardiology 25 years experience
High BP: High blood pressure will cause these symptoms. Get a home blood pressure monitor that you can carry with you and check your BP when you get these sym... Read More
A 44-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Moran
Cardiology 25 years experience
Try another med. or: Consider getting the a. Fib./flutter permanently ablated by an electrophysiologist. Betapace (sotalol) can cause all of the side effects you are descr... Read More
A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Moran
Cardiology 25 years experience
No.: Nicotine gum and patches actually improve cardiovascular health, when compared to cigarette smoking, even after a heart attack, stent or bypass surger... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Moran
Cardiology 25 years experience
Yep, AND P.I.D.: The more STD's you get, the greater chance for sterility and Pelvic Inflammatory Disease, or P.I.D. One of the best treatments to prevent this is by ... Read More
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Moran
Cardiology 25 years experience
P.O.T.S.: Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome. Could take a Beta Blocker, but the underlying cause is damaged Vagas nerve from underlying cellular Insuli... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Moran
Cardiology 25 years experience
Dextrocardia....: when the heart is oriented to the right instead of the normal orientation to the left, it is called Dextrocardia. Nothing needs to be done, but if yo... Read More
A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Moran
Cardiology 25 years experience
Lots of possible functions. PDE4 degrades Cyclic Adenosine MonoPhosphate (cAMP) back to plain old AMP. All cells in the body require cAMP, so inhibi... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Moran
Cardiology 25 years experience
Yes and yes: The total circulatory volume of your body increases by about 1/3rd when you are pregnant, so swelling is common. See your doctor and make sure there i... Read More
A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Moran
Cardiology 25 years experience
HDL is the "scavenger" of Triglycerides, which together with free fatty acids (FFA's) are what damage the lining of blood vessels leading to plaque fo... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Moran
Cardiology 25 years experience
That's what synapses are for: the release of neurotransmitters from the presynaptic cell into the synaptic cleft, where it interacts with a specific r... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Moran
Cardiology 25 years experience
Not really: If it is associated with a loud murmur or a lot of back flow of blood, that is a different story. Just have it followed up by serial echocardiograms ... Read More
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Moran
Cardiology 25 years experience
Lower dose?: You may need to lower the dose, but you should only do this with your doctor's supervision! never stop Florinef (fludrocortisone) abruptly, it could l... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Moran
Cardiology 25 years experience
Heart racing...: There is no direct interaction or contraindications, however, bromphed dm contains Pseudoephedrine and proair contains albuterol. Both are stimulants ... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Moran
Cardiology 25 years experience
Flex your fingers...: Flexor digitorum muscles cause your fingers (digits) to pull inwards, or flex. There are four: superficialis, profundus, brevis and longus. The diffe... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Moran
Cardiology 25 years experience
BP machine...: You can get an automatic blood pressure machine at your local pharmacy for less than $50. Many pharmacies also have a stationary BP machine chair wher... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Moran
Cardiology 25 years experience
Stenosis: Narrowing of the heart valve is called stenosis. Depending on which valve and how tight the stenosis is will dictate the treatment. Follow with a card... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Moran
Cardiology 25 years experience
Regression...: Atherosclerotic plaque is a living tissue, not a static process. While it cannot be "cured" per say, one can tip the scales in favor of plaque regres... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Moran
Cardiology 25 years experience
Insulin Resistant...: Atherosclerosis is an inflammatory process in the lining of the blood vessels. Insulin resistance is hereditary and is an inflammatory disease process... Read More
A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Moran
Cardiology 25 years experience
Sound waves...: Echo or ultrasound uses sounds waves at various frequencies to bounce off of the tissue in the body. Depending on how these waves return to the transd... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Moran
Cardiology 25 years experience
Prevent leak-back: The valves keep the blood moving forward in the circulatory system. The blood moves in starts and stops, with each heart beat. So to keep it moving f... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Moran
Cardiology 25 years experience
Doctor supervision!: If you take any over the counter supplements and are taking prescription medications, you should do so with your doctor's knowledge and supervision. A... Read More
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Moran
Cardiology 25 years experience
Weak heart muscle: A weakening of the heart muscle from coronary artery disease, too much alcohol or a viral infection weakens the heart muscle leading to chf. Find the ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Moran
Cardiology 25 years experience
No.: http://niacinamidecream.com/ 4% niacinamdie cream has been shown in randomized clinical trials to be as effective as 1% Clindamycin cream for removin... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Moran
Cardiology 25 years experience
Caution advised...: The combination of amantadine and Cyproheptadine may cause increased anticholinergic adverse effects. Use with caution.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Moran
Cardiology 25 years experience
Many...: Via adrenaline it puts more stress on the heart, making it beat harder, stronger and faster. Nor-adrenaline causes the blood vessels to contract, rais... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Moran
Cardiology 25 years experience
Diabetes...: Almost all atherosclerosis is due to the exact things that diabetes causes: inflammation, high triglycerides and free fatty acids, small dense LDL par... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Moran
Cardiology 25 years experience
SHBG...: Shbg, or sex hormone binding globulin gets down-regulated in the Insulin resistance syndrome. This is why women get hirsutism, or a mustache, and why ... Read More
A 58-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Moran
Cardiology 25 years experience
500-1,000 mg...: But word of caution, you will get flushing and burning w/o the delayed release form. Aspirin can attenuate this. Niacin lowers triglycerides and rai... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Moran
Cardiology 25 years experience
The engine...: The main function of the cardiovascular system is to keep all of the other organ systems functioning by providing them with blood flow. All the organ ... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Moran
Cardiology 25 years experience
Depends on K+...: Resting membrane potential is generated in phase 4, by k+ (potassium) ions. Na+ (sodium) channels are only active during phase 0 and are regulated by... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Moran
Cardiology 25 years experience
Yes: Policosanol is an Insulin sensitizing agent, used for Insulin resistance syndrome, or pre-diabetes, and raises the HDL or good cholesterol, while lowe... Read More
A 64-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Moran
Cardiology 25 years experience
No.: Fish oils really only lower triglyceride levels, and only if taken about 30 minutes before a meal. They block the fat receptors in the intestine and t... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Michael Moran
Cardiology 25 years experience
Stress Test...: Chest pains that occur at rest and not with exertion are generally not due to coronary insufficiency, or blocked arteries. If however these are occurr... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Moran
Cardiology 25 years experience
Adrenaline surge...: Adrenaline is the principal mediator of the "fight or flight" response. This prepares your body for immediate action. Pupils dilate to increase light ... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Moran
Cardiology 25 years experience
See your doctor: Many things can cause swelling in the lymph nodes, or lymphadenopathy. It can be as simple as a localized infection to a much more serious problem. It... Read More
A 43-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Moran
Cardiology 25 years experience
Both.: The veins you can see under the surface of the skin are the superficial veins. They have little one way flap valves in them to keep the blood moving t... Read More
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Moran
Cardiology 25 years experience
Anxiety...: Fluctuations in BP like you describe is likely due to increased adrenaline levels due to anxiety. This, however, is more likely what your BP is doing ... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Moran
Cardiology 25 years experience
Reynaud's & P.O.T.S.: Fingers blanching white when exposed to cold is a sign of spasm of the arteries in the fingers, called reynaud's phenomenon. If cold persists, they wi... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Moran
Cardiology 25 years experience
Yes.: It is called "heart rate variability" and is an indicator of vagal nerve tone and vagal nerve health. It can also be a predictor of future cardiovascu... Read More
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Moran
Cardiology 25 years experience
Not yet...: I assume you mean they used veins to bypass coronary arteries, if so you need to wait six weeks and then have a stress test. This is followed by cardi... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Moran
Cardiology 25 years experience
Pericarditis?: Chest pain that hurts more when lying down, gets worse with deep breathing and gets better with sitting up usually means pericarditis. It is due to in... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Moran
Cardiology 25 years experience
Renal denervation?: A newer procedure where the nerves around the kidneys are ablated by a high frequency radio wave catheter burns these nerves, has been shown to reduce... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Moran
Cardiology 25 years experience
Depends: If the artery is suitable for stenting, that is much simpler and less invasive, done through a 2mm hole in your groin under local anesthesia. Surgery ... Read More
A 56-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Moran
Cardiology 25 years experience
Thyroid fixed?: It depends, did they give you medicine like ptu (propylthiouracil) or radioactive iodine to make your hyperthyroidism back to normal? Even then, it ma... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Moran
Cardiology 25 years experience
Expand. steel tube..: A heart stent is a small, 2.25-4.5 mm diameter (when expanded) stainless steel tube. The walls are cut with a laser, into varying patterns due to pate... Read More

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Dr. Moran is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Dr. Moran, thank you, her cardiologist was talking about pace makers, that can leave her bleeding, and or with a pneumothorax. Thank you, FC
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Thank you heart problems run.in my family so ive been worried im 37 and have been on.the med for about 12 years now but its a great relief
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I will try but I can't say all this to my city doctors they will take it like a disrespect but I will try thank you

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

American University of the Caribbean, St. Maarten
Graduated 1988MD

Medical/Graduate school

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Graduated 2012MD

Residency

ST LOUIS UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL
Completed 1991

Awards

Top Cardiologist, Third Place, California - Spring
2014
Castle Connolly Top Doctors
2021

Affiliations

Cardiovascular Institute Laguna
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