Doctor Q&A for Dr. Elden Rand

A female asked:
Dr. Elden Rand
Cardiology 23 years experience
Yes.: Docusate is a stool softener, bisacodyl is a stimulant laxative, miralax is a polyethylene glycol laxative. Other options would include magnesium c... Read More
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A 48-year-old male asked:
Dr. Elden Rand
Cardiology 23 years experience
Stress Echo: A Stress Echo is a treadmill based stress test with echo imaging added. The reason is to assess for coronary artery disease in any coronary artery. A... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Elden Rand
Cardiology 23 years experience
Narrow Pulse P.: AI has a wide pulse pressure, not a narrow pulse pressure. Young female with narrow pulse pressure - would get an echocardiogram. Low cardiac function... Read More
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A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Elden Rand
Cardiology 23 years experience
Arrhythmia: A heart arrhythmia can be due to a variety of causes. Some are very benign (not dangerous) but some can be life threatening. Complications or symptoms... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Elden Rand
Cardiology 23 years experience
Palpitations: There are numerous causes for palpitations. Some are not dangerous, some are of concern. Many can cause similar types of symptoms. The best way to fi... Read More
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A 62-year-old male asked:
Dr. Elden Rand
Cardiology 23 years experience
Cardiac MRI (CMR): A CMR is considered the gold standard for cardiac morphology, including interventricular septal thickness.
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A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Elden Rand
Cardiology 23 years experience
Yes.: That is likely the case. Please be careful, or you will defeat a major purpose of wearing condoms-- avoiding a pregnancy.
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Elden Rand
Cardiology 23 years experience
Pulmonary HTN: If there is concerning pattern of symptoms and/or echocardiogram findings are concerning for pulmonary hypertension, these are reasons for RHC.
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Elden Rand
Cardiology 23 years experience
Corrected QT: The QT interval is dependent on the underlying heart rate. As the heart rate increases the measured QT rate shortens (so that the heart is "reset" for... Read More
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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Elden Rand
Cardiology 23 years experience
Polycythemia: Elevated red blood cell parameters are concerning for polycythemia. Polycythemia can be reactive to another condition in the body (like chronically ... Read More
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