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Dr. Terrence Cohen

Cardiology
Lake Worth, FL
47 years experience

Locations

Terrence Jay Cohen, M.D., P.A.

Lake Worth, FL

Address

4801 South Congress Ave., Suite 206, Lake Worth, FL
Directions

Fax

5616416623

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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

Doctor Q&A

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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Terrence Cohen
Cardiology 47 years experience
Fluid backup to lung: Left-sided heart failure results in fluid buildup in the lungs and causes shortness of breath. This can be a result of problems with the mitral valve.... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Terrence Cohen
Cardiology 47 years experience
Many possibilities: Ekg can help diagnose heart attacks, rapid or slow heart beats, abnormalities of the conduction system that synchronizes the heartbeat, thickening of ... Read More
A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Terrence Cohen
Cardiology 47 years experience
Probably not prudent: Except for fat absorption blockers (orlistat), diet pills are likely to exacerbate the conditions for which amlodipine and toprol (metoprolol) are typ... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Terrence Cohen
Cardiology 47 years experience
1st look for a cause: If this is new, a search for a cause is appropriate. Overactive thyroid, infection, anemia, lung, heart, or kidney disease, hormonal problems, cancer,... Read More
A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Terrence Cohen
Cardiology 47 years experience
Worry never helps: Mild aortic stenosis is not likely the cause of your chest pain. At 27, you also are not unlikely to be having symptoms from coronary artery disease, ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Terrence Cohen
Cardiology 47 years experience
Multiple treatments: Salt restriction is obvious. Medication classes that may help (usually a combination of several is best) include the ace-i's, arb's, beta blockers, an... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Terrence Cohen
Cardiology 47 years experience
Zinc can do this: Sometimes zinc (zicam) can cause a loss of sense of smell.
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Terrence Cohen
Cardiology 47 years experience
Terrible idea: Chelation therapy is useful for heavy metal poisoning. It has been debunked for atherosclerosis and its use is generally considered of no benefit and ... Read More
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Terrence Cohen
Cardiology 47 years experience
Wide QRS in V1: The qrs complex (the wave from contraction of the ventricles) will be widened, usually positive in v1/v2, possibly notched.
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Terrence Cohen
Cardiology 47 years experience
Rarely side effects: This class of medications is remarkably free of side effects. A very small percentage of patients experience a dry cough. If there is a blockage of 1 ... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Terrence Cohen
Cardiology 47 years experience
Special Heart X-Ray: In this test, a tube (or catheter) is inserted through a small hole into an artery and passed to the heart where pressures can be measured and special... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Terrence Cohen
Cardiology 47 years experience
Tobacco use is worse: Those are risk factors but not the worst. Family history and tobacco use are worse. Diabetes is a biggie.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Terrence Cohen
Cardiology 47 years experience
Several: Angiogram is the "gold standard" but ct or mr angiography (which do not require a catheter) can provide useful information. Some arteries can be asses... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Terrence Cohen
Cardiology 47 years experience
Multiple causes: Tachycardia can cause the other symptoms and could be due to an abnormality of the heart's electrical system. Or, anemia, blood loss, hormonal abnorm... Read More
A 42-year-old male asked:
Dr. Terrence Cohen
Cardiology 47 years experience
Sometimes: Cath reveals the size of the arteries to the heart. Nuclear tests can demonstrate whether the heart muscle is receiving adequate blood supply. This ma... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Terrence Cohen
Cardiology 47 years experience
What type of work?: What type of work? The heart rate depends on many factors including conditioning, activity and stress level, disease state, mediations, etc. The stand... Read More
A 43-year-old male asked:
Dr. Terrence Cohen
Cardiology 47 years experience
If you want: Your blood pressure seems adequately controlled. If you want to take coq10 it will likely have no impact on your blood pressure. Whether there are any... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Terrence Cohen
Cardiology 47 years experience
Hypoglycemia?: Are you on any medications? These symptoms sound like low blood sugar, typically in a diabetic overresponding to medications.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Terrence Cohen
Cardiology 47 years experience
Rare, but not zero: Most people have no side effects from "statin" medications. A small percentage of people may get muscle symptoms and a very small number can develop l... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Terrence Cohen
Cardiology 47 years experience
Are you kidding?: It is never safe to smoke! and getting a defibrillator is not enough to scare you straight? Moderate drinking may be O.K. (1 drink per day-not 1 fift... Read More
A 57-year-old female asked:
Dr. Terrence Cohen
Cardiology 47 years experience
Why??: Your blood pressure appears to be controlled. I don't know of a problem with green tea but why do you wish to take it, particularly as a pill? Remembe... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Terrence Cohen
Cardiology 47 years experience
Heart function test: This test shows any blockages of the arteries that supply blood to the heart, as well as the function of the valves and muscle of the heart.
A 52-year-old male asked:
Dr. Terrence Cohen
Cardiology 47 years experience
See your doctor ASAP: What kind of accident? What injuries did you sustain? Immediately after blood loss dizziness is common. Later, if there is severe anemia, dizziness ma... Read More
A 23-year-old member asked:
Dr. Terrence Cohen
Cardiology 47 years experience
Probably nobody know: Doubt it's been done (at least intentionally). No reason to do so and no reason to believe it is safe. I would guess it would be tolerated but i proba... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Terrence Cohen
Cardiology 47 years experience
Minutes to days: The interpretation of the ECG part of the test can be done immediately after the test. If there is a nuclear scan or echocardiogram associated with th... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Terrence Cohen
Cardiology 47 years experience
Destroy problem area: In some cases, an area of the heart can cause dangerous or uncomfortable irregularity of the heartbeat. A special wire is used to destroy the offendin... Read More
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Terrence Cohen
Cardiology 47 years experience
Risk factor control: No tobacco! healthy diet, activities, weight. Blood pressure, diabetes, and cholesterol control.
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Terrence Cohen
Cardiology 47 years experience
See a cardiologist: At your age, heart arteries blockage would be unusual. Other cardiac possibilities include problems with the electrical system that regulates the hea... Read More
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Terrence Cohen
Cardiology 47 years experience
Lower is better: With aging the elasticity of arteries (as all tissues) decreases resulting in a tendency to higher blood pressures. This is not desirable and higher p... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Terrence Cohen
Cardiology 47 years experience
Supportive care: The goal is supportive till the virus resolves. There are several medications that, in combination, may greatly improve symptoms and slow progression ... Read More
A 55-year-old male asked:
Dr. Terrence Cohen
Cardiology 47 years experience
Prinzmetals Angina: Sometimes the arteries to the heart can be susceptible to vasospasm. This typically causes resting chest pain, often at night. A stress test will prob... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Terrence Cohen
Cardiology 47 years experience
Nerve stuck?: Perhaps the needle was in a nerve instead of the desired vein.
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Terrence Cohen
Cardiology 47 years experience
Depends : The heart rate depends on many factors including conditioning, activity and stress level, disease state, mediations, etc. The standard answer is 60-10... Read More
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Terrence Cohen
Cardiology 47 years experience
Probably O.K.: These medications are often prescribed in combination and there does not appear to be a significant interaction.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Terrence Cohen
Cardiology 47 years experience
Many possibilities: Many possible causes. Your doctor will evaluate for abnormal heart rhythm (fast or slow), artery blockages in the neck, low or very high blood pressur... Read More
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Terrence Cohen
Cardiology 47 years experience
Heart Attack: Blockage of a coronary artery is a heart attack. If the blockage is relieved within seconds, damage can be avoided. The symptoms would be the same as ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Terrence Cohen
Cardiology 47 years experience
Usually none: Usually none. Some people report muscle aches or weakness, and some report memory impairment. The majority of these reports turn out not to be from th... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Terrence Cohen
Cardiology 47 years experience
Multiple treatments: Any potential causes should be addressed. There are several medications that, in combination, may greatly improve symptoms and slow progression of dis... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Terrence Cohen
Cardiology 47 years experience
Diet, genetics, etc.: The effect of warfarin varies with diet, genetic factors, other medications, herbals and otc's, etc. It is one of the most difficult drugs to manage. ... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Terrence Cohen
Cardiology 47 years experience
Unusual Problem: The clue that the symptoms occur only when driving suggest a connection to arm exercise. This can be a result of "subclavian steal, " a condition in w... Read More
A 43-year-old male asked:
Dr. Terrence Cohen
Cardiology 47 years experience
Never PRN: Imdur is a slow release medication meant to prevent angina. It is of little benefit once there is an attack because it will not work for hours. If the... Read More
A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Terrence Cohen
Cardiology 47 years experience
NO!!!!!: If you have severe aortic stenosis, heavy workouts may be unsafe and supplements may be extremely unsafe.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Terrence Cohen
Cardiology 47 years experience
Low risk: About 1/10, 000 mortality. Most problems are in patients with severe disease which would soon be a problem anyway. Most problems are at the site of ar... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Terrence Cohen
Cardiology 47 years experience
EKG during exercise: Ekg's are taken at rest and during exercise and recovery. Certain ekg abnormalities are suggestive of blocked arteries to the heart. If these changes ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Terrence Cohen
Cardiology 47 years experience
Exercise asthma : This may be exercise asthma which can be treated with simple medications. It may be beneficial to use a prescription inhaler before running.
A female asked:
Dr. Terrence Cohen
Cardiology 47 years experience
Lovaza: Whether to treat isolated low hdl-c is controversal. Certainly, an exercise regimen is beneficial and always appropriate. If medical treatement is cho... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Terrence Cohen
Cardiology 47 years experience
See a good physician: I assume a small number of stairs. You may have an abnormality of the conduction system that regulates your heartbeat. It may be apparent on an ekg or... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Terrence Cohen
Cardiology 47 years experience
Destroy problem area: In some cases, an area of the heart can cause dangerous or uncomfortable irregularity of the heartbeat. A special wire is used to destroy the offendin... Read More
A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Terrence Cohen
Cardiology 47 years experience
Talk to your doctor: For most conditions for which you might be on bystolic (nebivolol) it could be dangerous to abruptly discontinue therapy. There are a number of other ... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Terrence Cohen
Cardiology 47 years experience
Absolutely: Large quantities of alcohol can poison heart muscle causing alcoholic cardiomyopathy. This weakens the contraction and, because people who drink that ... Read More

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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Cohen is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Cohen is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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I have pericarditis snd have been taken prednisone,colchicine,ibuprofen etc for 5 yrs but still suffering much.cant live normal.Pain &fatige
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Thank you for your help. Appreciate the time you have taken to help!
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Thank you. My case is mild and never push myself. Will not take NO3
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