Dr. Elden Rand

Cardiology
Sioux Falls, SD
23 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
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Cardiology

Internal Medicine

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837 Answers
281 Agrees
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Elden Rand
Cardiology 23 years experience
Eval heart vessels: Test is done to evaluate the coronary arteries, the arteries feeding the heart itself. Arterial access is done by putting essentially an "iv" designe... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Elden Rand
Cardiology 23 years experience
Not without a waiver: At least in the army- not without review and separate approval. This is a condition which can not be in the military without a waiver: h. Curre... Read More
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A 28-year-old member asked:
Dr. Elden Rand
Cardiology 23 years experience
Depends on symptoms: Low blood pressure in general is desirable. But, if you are having symptoms such as significant fatigue or low (or high) heart rate, it may be a si... Read More
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A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Elden Rand
Cardiology 23 years experience
Yes: It depends on the reason for the chf. Some CHF causes are reversible, others are managed by medications. Some people will live for many years with th... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Elden Rand
Cardiology 23 years experience
7 days depending: From the procedure itself, healing time is primarily due to closing the little hole in your artery - typically i say 7 days no lifting heavier than 10... Read More
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Elden Rand
Cardiology 23 years experience
May be AF: Although likely normal, rapid drinking of ice cold drinks can rarely cause atrial fibrillation, a rapid irregular heart rhythm. I have treated one yo... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Elden Rand
Cardiology 23 years experience
Typically not good: There are several causes of restrictive cardiomyopathy, so the prognosis is variable, but is typically limited due to progression of heart failure and... Read More
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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Elden Rand
Cardiology 23 years experience
Coronary Calcium: Coronary Calcium analysis is a method to detect calcified cholesterol in the coronary arteries. A score of zero is quite helpful and predictive in the... Read More
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A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Elden Rand
Cardiology 23 years experience
Could be: Pain in the right side could represent appendix inflammation. There are other causes such as abdominal muscle involvement or issues in the GI tract. ... Read More
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A 50-year-old male asked:
Dr. Elden Rand
Cardiology 23 years experience
Sinus Tachycardia: Sinus tachycardia is defined as any heart rate over 100 beats per minute. Sinus tachycardia is normal and the expected response to exertion, stress, ... Read More
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A 67-year-old female asked:
Dr. Elden Rand
Cardiology 23 years experience
Pressurized tube: With blowing your nostrils in this manner, the concern is that by doing so, you have opened up the Eustachian tube and added air to the canal which o... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Elden Rand
Cardiology 23 years experience
Other Beta blocker: Beta blockers commonly used for tachycardia symptomology include atenolol, propranolol, or metoprolol. Rarely, atenolol is noted to cause mood-relat... Read More
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A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Elden Rand
Cardiology 23 years experience
Alk phos: The normal range for Alkaline Phosphatase is 44 to 147 IU/L (international units per liter) or 0.73 to 2.45 microkat/L. Source: https://medlineplus.go... Read More
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A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Elden Rand
Cardiology 23 years experience
Rare but possible: There are certain heart defects which may not be evident until early adulthood such as septal defects or noncompaction cardiomyopathies. Other heart c... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Elden Rand
Cardiology 23 years experience
Urinary tract: The typical symptoms of a lower urinary tract infection ("bladder infection") are increased urinary frequency, an increased degree of urgency to urina... Read More
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A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Elden Rand
Cardiology 23 years experience
Yes: Hitting oneself in the eye with a hammer could cause a variety of damage ranging from mild/self-limited all the way to severe damage to the eye or the... Read More
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A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Elden Rand
Cardiology 23 years experience
Normal range: 50's-80's for a rest heart rate is within normal variation. If the heart rate does not increase with significant exertion, that could be of concern. ... Read More
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A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Elden Rand
Cardiology 23 years experience
Yelling: It sounds like this has affected you quite a bit. It is VERY HELPFUL and MATURE that you realize this and have insight on what causes you to react, si... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Elden Rand
Cardiology 23 years experience
Numbness, tingling: Great question. It is also complicated because it depends on how each person feels and describes a sensation (and can overlap). Typically numbness ref... Read More
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A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Elden Rand
Cardiology 23 years experience
It is possible that it is reactive from abnormally high blood pressure, or you may be recovering from a minor infection that your body is taking care ... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Elden Rand
Cardiology 23 years experience
Weight loss is very complicated. The easiest concept is that calories are energy and excess food calories are stored as fat. If eat less calories tha... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Elden Rand
Cardiology 23 years experience
Fast heart beat: Sometimes, heart beats occur early- this can be normal and felt more commonly when we are resting since there is less going on around us- these can oc... Read More
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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Elden Rand
Cardiology 23 years experience
Pain, bowel movement: There are numerous causes for pain in the penis and testicles- some are from infections, others from trauma or twisting inside these organs, or from t... Read More
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Elden Rand
Cardiology 23 years experience
Sounds like a totally normal 14 year old female. Soccer is not a boys game (my teenage daughter plays soccer). Legos are used by kids and adults. Use ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Elden Rand
Cardiology 23 years experience
Mostly not: The most discomfort typically is at 2 times: getting blood artery access (typically get Lidocaine anesthesia first which decreases the needle poke pai... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Elden Rand
Cardiology 23 years experience
Depends on timing: Patients will typically still be under effects of sedation after a cardioversion, duration depends on what sedation used. This should improve and reso... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Elden Rand
Cardiology 23 years experience
Yes: Any of these types of energy drink can stimulate the heart and cause heart rhythm problems. These should be avoided in general for routine consumption... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Elden Rand
Cardiology 23 years experience
Lifelong: There is no way to significantly reverse arteriosclerosis. The calcified cholesterol plaques will remain there lifelong. The goal is to prevent this... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Elden Rand
Cardiology 23 years experience
Many causes: Hypotension can be caused by many causes - sometimes it is normal, other times by medications or metaboloic conditions such as low thyroid. Hypotensi... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Elden Rand
Cardiology 23 years experience
Depends on origin: If a blood clot is in the leg (deep vein thrombosis), it can break loose and move towards the heart via normal venous blood flow. This clot can move t... Read More
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A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Elden Rand
Cardiology 23 years experience
Yes, can be.: Many times pvcs are normal. Sometimes they can be a marker for underlying heart problems such as high thyroid level, blockages in heart arteries, or a... Read More
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Elden Rand
Cardiology 23 years experience
Yes, it is possible: Possibly a trauma caused a blood vessel in the head to tear. This can result in closing the vessel, causing a stroke. The process is called a dissecti... Read More
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Elden Rand
Cardiology 23 years experience
Good question: Hard to answer this :o) high blood pressure predisposes you to heart disease, kidney damage, and stroke. Plaque build up - causes heart disease, kid... Read More
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A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Elden Rand
Cardiology 23 years experience
Prevention/Treatment: Depending on the heart condition, patients need various types of medications to reduce symptoms of their heart disease or to reduce the chance for fur... Read More
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A 43-year-old male asked:
Dr. Elden Rand
Cardiology 23 years experience
Depends on pattern: If your coronary arteries are normal, there are other many causes for chest pain. Some causes to consider would include arrhythmia, pericarditis, aort... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Elden Rand
Cardiology 23 years experience
These are different: Valvuloplasty is done for mitral stenosis (calcified valve not opening well). Essentially it is a balloon guided across the valve and opened, causing ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Elden Rand
Cardiology 23 years experience
Many ways: Dash diet, regular exercise, weight loss, stopping smoking, and stress reduction can all be helpful to reduce blood pressure. Medication can be used... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Elden Rand
Cardiology 23 years experience
Develop collaterals: Eecp is a device put on the lower extremities to rhythmically inflate and deflate rapidly in order to try to develop the collateral blood vessels in t... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Elden Rand
Cardiology 23 years experience
Loss of blood: When you have a GI bleed, blood leaves the bloodstream and enters the GI tract- esophagus, stomach, and large intestine most commonly. If you have... Read More
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A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Elden Rand
Cardiology 23 years experience
Maybe arrhythmia: Sorry about your mom. Since she has had a heart attack, she has scar tissue in the heart muscle which can cause life threatening rhythm problems. Pre... Read More
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A 44-year-old male asked:
Dr. Elden Rand
Cardiology 23 years experience
Anoxic brain injury?: If he had a notable time of decreased oxygen flow to the brain, he may have suffered brain injury from anoxia. Sometimes this can affect the regions o... Read More
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Elden Rand
Cardiology 23 years experience
Yes.: Success in surgical "sterilization" depends on the method done. As long as monthly cycling occurs, there can be a degree (typically very low) of prob... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Elden Rand
Cardiology 23 years experience
Need further eval.: This may be due to a fast or irregular heart rhythm. A medical evaluation is important to lok for other causes. An event monitor would be able to tell... Read More
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A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Elden Rand
Cardiology 23 years experience
Eval secondary cause: You are quite young for hypertension (htn). If they have not yet done so, i would definitely think about eval for secondary caues for htn- some inclu... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Elden Rand
Cardiology 23 years experience
Manual: A manual BP cuff when properly used is quite precise and less subject to potential errors related to if the machine "hears" the sounds correctly. Als... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Elden Rand
Cardiology 23 years experience
Many ones: Most supplements are now pretty carefully screened for toxins from bioconcentration and such. You need to look at the epa and dha components as well ... Read More
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Elden Rand
Cardiology 23 years experience
Stopping: Stopping smoking now reduces your need for a cardiologist in the future.
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Elden Rand
Cardiology 23 years experience
New guidelines 2013: Link for new guidelines: http://content.Onlinejacc.Org/article.Aspx?Articleid=1486115 lot of newer things: more focus on therapeutic hypothermia ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Elden Rand
Cardiology 23 years experience
To a degree: Alcohol is noted to be a mild anticoagulant, making the platelets somewhat less likely to "stick together" by various means. If excessive alcohol int... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Elden Rand
Cardiology 23 years experience
Macronutrient: The three major macronutrient classes are protein, carbohydrate, and fat. Saturated fat is a type of fat.
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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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