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Dr. Elden Rand

Cardiology
Sioux Falls, SD
22 years experience male

Locations

North Central Heart Institute

Sioux Falls, SD

Address

4520 W. 69th St, Sioux Falls, SD
Directions

Insurances accepted

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Minnesota

Medicare

Tricare

About

Bio

Dr. Rand is board certified in cardiology, nuclear cardiology, echocardiography, cardiac CT tomography, cardiac MRI, and internal medicine. He has additionally met criteria and been elected by his peers to Fellow status in the American College of Cardiology (FACC), American College of Physicians (FACP), American Society of Echocardiogaphy (FASE), American Society of Nuclear Cardiology (FASNC), and Society for Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance (FSCMR). He is an advanced (Level 3) echocardiographer. His experience includes serving as faculty for training cardiologists, internal medicine physicians, and medical students.

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

Internal Medicine

Doctor Q&A

837 Answers
283 Agrees
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Elden Rand
Cardiology 22 years experience
Yes: With discrepancy in tesing results, retesting is important. If you have concerns or uncertainty, your doctor can do a blood test for pregnancy (h... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Elden Rand
Cardiology 22 years experience
Yes: The typical term "blocked arteries" implies cholesterol mediated atherosclerosis. People can also have heart attacks from other causes such as corona... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Elden Rand
Cardiology 22 years experience
Yes; it is important: Cholesterol is the basic molecule that is used to make many other necessary hormones such as estradiol, dhea, cortisol, aldosterone and many others. ... Read More
A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Elden Rand
Cardiology 22 years experience
Edema: Edema can be due to many causes. It would be most common in the ankles at the end of the day due to venous insufficiency, which is not heart related.... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Elden Rand
Cardiology 22 years experience
Go To Emergency Dept: This can be due to sudden blockage of the arteries supplying the muscle of your heart. The symptoms can be variable and move around. The near... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Elden Rand
Cardiology 22 years experience
Any concerning one: If you develop new or any concerning chest pain or pressure symptom, that should be further evaluated. If you have known heart disease and it now occ... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Elden Rand
Cardiology 22 years experience
No but can feel same: Pain in the stomach or esophagus can feel like pain from the heart or the reverse- heart pain can be mistaken for indigestion. A stomach problem re... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Elden Rand
Cardiology 22 years experience
Possible: Possible baby effects include increased risk for miscarriage, sudden infant death syndrome (sids), or fetal alcohol spectrum disorders including fetal... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Elden Rand
Cardiology 22 years experience
Many ways: Avoid touching nose, eyes, mouth with hands unless you have just washed them well, especially during cold season. Appropriate sleep duration, avoid si... Read More
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Elden Rand
Cardiology 22 years experience
It depends: I think you mean a 24 hour ECG monitor, or a holter monitor. If typical symptoms are felt during monitoring, a single digit number of isolated ectop... Read More
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Elden Rand
Cardiology 22 years experience
The: The biggest modifiable risk factor for heart disease is smoking.
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Elden Rand
Cardiology 22 years experience
PAH and HELLP=danger: Not sure of a causal link, but if a patient with pah becomes pregnant, there is a 30-50% chance of death. There was an abstract published last yea... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Elden Rand
Cardiology 22 years experience
Many causes: Low blood pressure is generally desirable, but if there is lightheadedness with position change or other symptoms of low blood pressure, need to ensur... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Elden Rand
Cardiology 22 years experience
Many ways: Given the above limitations framing your question: dash diet, weight loss, stopping smoking, and reducing stress would be at the top of ways to lower... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Elden Rand
Cardiology 22 years experience
Yes, but...: Most would consider this a fairly appropriate blood pressure, and indeed if one has the diagnosis of hypertension, this is in appropriate range. Of... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Elden Rand
Cardiology 22 years experience
Rule of 3500: Roughly there are about 3500 calories in a stored pound of fat. To lose weight, you need to have a net loss of calories daily. For 1 pound every t... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Elden Rand
Cardiology 22 years experience
Many ways: Avoid touching nose, eyes, mouth with hands unless you have just washed them well, especially during cold season. Appropriate sleep duration, avoid si... Read More
A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Elden Rand
Cardiology 22 years experience
Probably infection: Increased need to urinate with feelings of swollen/irritation sounds like an infection of the urinary tract. This should be evaluated by a medical p... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Elden Rand
Cardiology 22 years experience
Sounds viral: This sounds like a viral illness. This should resolve, but if not, sometimes a viral illness can reduce the immune system, and a subsequent bacterial ... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Elden Rand
Cardiology 22 years experience
Sometimes: This needs to be confirmed- sometimes the heart just appears large on chest xray, and radiologist calls "cardiomegaly" need definitive chamber size a... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Elden Rand
Cardiology 22 years experience
Not directly: Typically palpitations would not be expected to cause frequent urination. It may be, however, that another cause may result in palpitations and fr... Read More
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Elden Rand
Cardiology 22 years experience
Narrowing: Mitral stenosis is a thickening of the mitral valve leaflets. This results in narrowing that restricts blood flow through the valve. Ms is rated a... Read More
A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Elden Rand
Cardiology 22 years experience
Need eval now: Intemittent substernal chest pain with associated nausea needs medical evaluation to see if you are having an impending heart attack.
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Elden Rand
Cardiology 22 years experience
Maybe: Maybe so. Would get tested, just in case, here is a link to a nice calculator site to see if any dates work out for you. http://www.babymed.co... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Elden Rand
Cardiology 22 years experience
Lymph node: Could be a lymph node. This can be from an infection of some type, but also could be from a lymphoma. Lumps in the region of lymph nodes need to be ... Read More
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Elden Rand
Cardiology 22 years experience
Yes: A lab test for an antibody evaluates if a person had been exposed to a particular infection. If an antibody test (to hepatitis c, in this case) is ... Read More
A 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. Elden Rand
Cardiology 22 years experience
Varies by location: A telemetry unit most frequently would have patients taken care of by cardiologists, internists, or family medicine doctors. The nurses on a cardiac ... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Elden Rand
Cardiology 22 years experience
Consider pacemaker: If someone's heart rate is too low, evalution for thyroid function or other metabolic cause or medication cause must be done. If there is no other r... Read More
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Elden Rand
Cardiology 22 years experience
Common: E coli is a very common cause of an infection in the bladder. Typical origin is from the GI tract.
A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Elden Rand
Cardiology 22 years experience
Probably ok: The pattern that triggers the automatic diagnosis of IRBBB in an ECG machine is an rsr' in lead v1, (pronounced: "r s r-prime in v-1"). This patter... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Elden Rand
Cardiology 22 years experience
Pregnancy Calculator: Here is a link to a nice pregnancy calculator that can be used to check out various dates :o) http://www.Babymed.Com/pregnancy-due-date-calculator.
A 49-year-old male asked:
Dr. Elden Rand
Cardiology 22 years experience
Important: An overall exercise program ideally has an aerobic component and an anerobic/resistance component.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Elden Rand
Cardiology 22 years experience
Maybe other reason: Typically wouldn't think of Amoxicillin by itself as a libido decreaser. Some blood pressure medications by themselves can cause libido problems. Al... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Elden Rand
Cardiology 22 years experience
Expect resolve: Since his machinery was presumably working fine before the stone, and now off meds, would expect this to return to baseline.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Elden Rand
Cardiology 22 years experience
Good exercise: Sounds like a good plan- may have to work up to that level of exercise :o) to have optimal benefit, will need to monitor amount and types of calori... Read More
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Elden Rand
Cardiology 22 years experience
Vagal response: A vagal response is the vagus nerve sending out signals in response to a stimulus. This results in a variety of responses , primarily slowing of hea... Read More
A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Elden Rand
Cardiology 22 years experience
Maybe never: A DVT may never become dislodged, travel up into the right heart and out into the pulmonary vessels to cause a pe. If it does, it may only be on... Read More
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Elden Rand
Cardiology 22 years experience
No: A very high percentage of the population has trivial or mild tricuspid regurgitation/insufficiency, as a fairly routine finding. In fact, the presenc... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Elden Rand
Cardiology 22 years experience
Pregnancy Calculator: Here is a link to a pregnancy calculator that can be used to check out optimal dates. http://www.babymed.com/pregnancy-due-date-calculator? Good... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Elden Rand
Cardiology 22 years experience
Yes probably: If you have been admitted with unstable angina two times with inverted t waves in those leads (especially if deep and symmetrical) and an alternative ... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Elden Rand
Cardiology 22 years experience
Muscle training: You will want to use your metabolism to your advantage. Would research and develop a weight training program to develop muscle mass in the correct w... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Elden Rand
Cardiology 22 years experience
Many: High blood pressure is a risk factor. Consider high thyroid levels, premature heart beats, or high amounts of Epinephrine (rare). There are other rare... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Elden Rand
Cardiology 22 years experience
No: A noncontrast head ct would not tell you the information you require about inflammation in the blood vessels - unless there was associated bleeding.
A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Elden Rand
Cardiology 22 years experience
Depends: Broken heart syndrome (aka apical ballooning syndrome, or catecholamine induced cardiomyopathy) does have troponin detectible in the blood. The bigg... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Elden Rand
Cardiology 22 years experience
That pattern of darker yellow urine coloration which improves with water intake does seem consistent with dehydration. This is a link to a study don... Read More
A 58-year-old female asked:
Dr. Elden Rand
Cardiology 22 years experience
Extra beats: A PVC is the abbreviation for premature ventricular complex, psvc in this context would imply a premature supraventricular complex, more typically cal... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Elden Rand
Cardiology 22 years experience
Various modalies: Going to the doctor is the first recommendation. In the case where this is impossible, there are several remedies to include enema (this may be the be... Read More
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Elden Rand
Cardiology 22 years experience
Blood test: Addison's is diagnosed by blood testing. Orthostatic blood pressure/pulse testing, clinical analysis, and other conditions ruled out are used for the... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Elden Rand
Cardiology 22 years experience
Possibly: Anemia commonly causes fatigue, tiredness, and shortness of breath with exertion.
A male asked:
Dr. Elden Rand
Cardiology 22 years experience
Depends on pattern: Swelling of the neck can be due to various causes. Swelling of the lymph nodes for various infections (common), inflammation, or lymphoma (not common)... Read More

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Sep 26, 2013
Great answers! Intelligent, respected expert. Highly recommend.
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Rand is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Rand is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thank you for your message. Would removal be under local or general anesthesic? Is it painful? Also, I am currently pregnant, would the procedure been done after pregnancy? Many thanks
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hello doc honestly you and the other two doctors did not mention that obesity, and stress can also cause this. currently my doctor said that i do not have high blood pressure
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Thanks for your quick reply! I had the cath done yesterday @11am. The site looks good. Was constipated. Having sharp pain lower abdomen. Still feel a little constipated

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Sanford School of Medicine of the University of South Dakota, SD
MD

Awards

Outstanding Housestaff Teacher Of The Year
Outstanding Senior Resident Of The Year
Bronze Star Medal

Affiliations

University of South Dakota Sanford School Of Medicine

Publications

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