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Dr. Jerome Zacks

Cardiology
New York, NY
52 years experience male

Locations

Jerome S Zacks MD

NY, NY

Address

1120 Park Ave, NY, NY, United States
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My office hours

Tuesday: 10am - 5:00pm
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Fax

8668139297

Insurances accepted

Medicare

Carcinoid Heart Center

New York, NY

About

Bio

Born and raised in Iron Mountain, Michigan (the Upper Peninsula). Founding member of the waterski performing group, the Ski-ters; was the clown, barefoot skiing, flying the ski kite, jumping and jump tricks. Snow-ski racer and jumper. Left the UP for Harvard College. Med school at Wayne State U in Detroit. Internal Medicine at Einstein's Lincoln Hospital in the Bronx, followed by Cardiology training at the Mt. Sinai Medical Center in New York City. Currently, practicing cardiology in Manhattan; a member of the voluntary faculty at the Icahn Medical School at Mt Sinai. I teach a weekly hands-on course on Electrocardiography, a 4th year med student elective, attracting students from around the world. At the end of each session, I perform illusions. Am an expert on Carcinoid Heart Disease.

Specialties
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Cardiology

Internal Medicine

Internal Medicine - Cardiology

Licenses

United States: New York

Doctor Q&A

847 Answers
138 Agrees
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jerome Zacks
Cardiology 52 years experience
Uncertain.: Whether it's a direct action of the virus, an immune response, cytokine action or the result of another circulating substance is uncertain. Howe... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jerome Zacks
Cardiology 52 years experience
Yes: Gatorade contains a significant amount of salt; it can raise ones blood pressure and cause heart failure and rapid heart rhythms in those with uncontr... Read More
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jerome Zacks
Cardiology 52 years experience
Abnormally high BP: Current data suggest hypertension exists when ones blood pressure remains above 125/80. That is, there are adverse effects upon ones heart, brain and... Read More
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A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jerome Zacks
Cardiology 52 years experience
Multiple causes.: The symptoms might be caused by diabetes, lumbosacral spine disease or other less common causes. They merit a careful exam by ones doctor or by a neu... Read More
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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jerome Zacks
Cardiology 52 years experience
? pinched nerve: Although it usually occurs at a later age, these symptoms might be due to compression of nerve roots exiting the spine and serving the arms. A neurol... Read More
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A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jerome Zacks
Cardiology 52 years experience
Exercise is good.: However, it should be only to the point of symptoms. More important is to seek a thorough medical exam to clarify the source of ones iron deficiency ... Read More
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A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jerome Zacks
Cardiology 52 years experience
Merits an exam.: For visual symptoms as described, one should seek an examination by an ophthalmologist. It would be prudent not to delay since some problems require ... Read More
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A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jerome Zacks
Cardiology 52 years experience
The IVS and PLVW: The IVS (interventricular septum) and PLVW (posterior LEFT VENTRICULAR wall) thickness. The major determinants of LV wall thickness are blood pressure... Read More
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jerome Zacks
Cardiology 52 years experience
? Blood in stools: Black could be due to blood from the upper GI tract. That, along with the fatigue and bloating, merit a thorough GI evaluation as soon as possible. I... Read More
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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jerome Zacks
Cardiology 52 years experience
Merits evaluation.: Dehydration and autonomic dysfunction are common causes of this. If increasing ones fluid intake eliminates the rapid heartbeat upon standing, it sug... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jerome Zacks
Cardiology 52 years experience
Multiple responses: Carbs and sugar effect changes in insulin and blood sugar levels which, when abnormal, can cause palpitations. SMG and sodium causes salt and fluid re... Read More
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A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jerome Zacks
Cardiology 52 years experience
Merits evaluation.: Although hyperventilation and low blood calcium level have been associated with peri-oral numbness, it could occur as a side-effect of a medication in... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jerome Zacks
Cardiology 52 years experience
Mixed symptoms: It's difficult to tell the cause of these symptoms from the brief description. Because an irregular heartbeat or other cardiac abnormality might caus... Read More
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A 60-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jerome Zacks
Cardiology 52 years experience
Need more data: If one exercises for 9 minutes or more on a standard bruce protocol stress test, even if one has known coronary disease, the prognosis is excellent. ... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jerome Zacks
Cardiology 52 years experience
Possible allergy: The description suggests an allergic reaction called a "contact dermatitis". It can be treated with over-the-counter 1% hydrocortisone crea... Read More
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A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jerome Zacks
Cardiology 52 years experience
Merits evaluation.: A careful history and physical exam usually provides clues. Sometimes one needs and ekg, chest x-rays and an echocardiogram to find the answers. In ... Read More
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A 50-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jerome Zacks
Cardiology 52 years experience
Pre-renal.: A minimal elevation of ones BUN and/or creatinine often is noted in one taking a diuretic such as hctz (hydrochlorothiazide). It is termed a "pre-ren... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jerome Zacks
Cardiology 52 years experience
Probably yes.: Actually, the physiology of pregnancy might reduce pots symptoms upon standing as the blood volume increases during pregnancy, or the symptoms of pots... Read More
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A 59-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jerome Zacks
Cardiology 52 years experience
Needs evaluation.: Start with a thorough history and complete medical exam, including comprehensive blood tests, including an arthritic profile, a urinalysis, ECG and ch... Read More
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A 58-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jerome Zacks
Cardiology 52 years experience
No vasodilator: Vascular headaches result from vasodilation . Medications used to treat migraine headaches constrict blood vessels or block (beta) adrenergic (vasod... Read More
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A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jerome Zacks
Cardiology 52 years experience
Needs evaluation.: With a history of HBP, palpitations and tachycardia, if you have chest pain, it merits a careful examination by your doctor or by a cardiologist to de... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jerome Zacks
Cardiology 52 years experience
Pleurisy: Chest pain which occurs when one takes a deep breath is called pleurisy. It is usually the result of irritation of the lining surrounding the lung (c... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jerome Zacks
Cardiology 52 years experience
No harm: Take it when you get home; one hour early or late won't make a difference.
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A 67-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jerome Zacks
Cardiology 52 years experience
Fainting/stroke: Your symptoms suggest recurrent syncope (fainting) and possible stroke. Your history and symptoms merit a careful examination by your doctor or a car... Read More
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A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jerome Zacks
Cardiology 52 years experience
Multiple causes: Hard heart beating, sometimes referred to as "pounding in the chest" can be caused by a rapid heartbeat, premature beats or sometimes even by a slow h... Read More
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jerome Zacks
Cardiology 52 years experience
Probably yes.: Although I am unaware of a study of this, it makes sense and merits a formal study; many bedridden people might benefit from this idea. The exercise ... Read More
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A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jerome Zacks
Cardiology 52 years experience
Two issues.: First, it's easy to determine the thyroid's functional status by simply sending blood for a TSH test, the most sensitive functional test. Second, one... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jerome Zacks
Cardiology 52 years experience
Fluid status.: It's common for one to feel lightheaded upon standing when one is dehydrated, and there are other causes as well. Check your blood pressure sitting a... Read More
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A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jerome Zacks
Cardiology 52 years experience
Yes: The steroid inhaler is safe to use. However, more important would be an examination by a pulmonary doctor if one is "choking" after smoke exposure.
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jerome Zacks
Cardiology 52 years experience
Radiating: The pain in the arm and shoulder might be due to impingement or pressure on a nerve root as it exits the cervical spine, pressure on the nerve in the ... Read More
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A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jerome Zacks
Cardiology 52 years experience
It could be.: Although the symptoms could represent a neuropathy (nerve issue), other potential problems must be ruled out. This merits a careful history, physical... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jerome Zacks
Cardiology 52 years experience
Diarrhea usually has an underlying cause and, rather than simply take an antidiarrheal medication, it's advisable to see an expert (GI doctor) who can... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jerome Zacks
Cardiology 52 years experience
There are a number of possible organisms which can afflict a person and persist until properly treated, including lice, bedbugs and others. The quicke... Read More
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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jerome Zacks
Cardiology 52 years experience
Possible meniscus : To clarify the cause of pain, see an orthopedic surgeon; an MRI can reveal the cause of pain and thereby help determine the treatment.
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jerome Zacks
Cardiology 52 years experience
Mesenteritis (rare): There is an entity termed mesenteritis which could cause this. However, there are many other possibilities which must be considered based upon a meth... Read More
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jerome Zacks
Cardiology 52 years experience
Need exam: The source of blood could be from the ear canal, the tympanic membrane (ear drum), or the middle ear. Therefore, the most efficient approach would be... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jerome Zacks
Cardiology 52 years experience
"Research published in the NCBI found that 44.4% of people with tinnitus also had hypertension." High pressure in the small blood vessels can cause t... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jerome Zacks
Cardiology 52 years experience
If one has no fever, pain, nosebleed or discharge, then an easy therapy to try is inhalation of saline nosedrops. If the symptom persists, then a vis... Read More
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A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jerome Zacks
Cardiology 52 years experience
I would be happy to interpret your EKG's if you can provide as an attachment.
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jerome Zacks
Cardiology 52 years experience
An investigation of these symptoms could be evaluated by an otolaryngologist (ear, nose and throat specialist), an internist (specialist in internal m... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jerome Zacks
Cardiology 52 years experience
Although WPW can be intermittent, Brugada or long QT tends to be most frequently persistent, although the irregular heart rhythms associated with thes... Read More
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A 76-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jerome Zacks
Cardiology 52 years experience
Pain in the left chest, arm pit and arm is of concern and merits an urgent evaluation by one's doctor, urgent care center or hospital emergency depart... Read More
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A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jerome Zacks
Cardiology 52 years experience
Go to an MD or ER. Diarrhea can have various causes: food-born bacteria, viruses, allergy-triggering substances, even cancer and emotional stress. If ... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jerome Zacks
Cardiology 52 years experience
Sack covering heart.: The thin tissue layer forming a sack around the heart is termed the pericardium.
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jerome Zacks
Cardiology 52 years experience
Heart failure with a normal ejection fraction (the percent of blood ejected by the ventricle with each heartbeat) is commonly referred to as diastolic... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jerome Zacks
Cardiology 52 years experience
Need GYN consult.: Go to www.Mayoclinic.Com/health/adenomyosis/ds00636 for a helpful discussion; then ask your doctor to refer you for a gynecologic consultation.
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jerome Zacks
Cardiology 52 years experience
Yes.: One can have both sinus tachycardia and pvc's. What is important is to identify the underlying cause of both arrhythmias. Potential causes include h... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jerome Zacks
Cardiology 52 years experience
Cardiac arrest: It sounds as though he has had an event such as a myocardial infarction which can cause recurrent cardiac arrhythmias which are associated with loss o... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jerome Zacks
Cardiology 52 years experience
Multiple possible.: If a patient has had recent surgery, that might be the cause. B12 and Folic Acid deficiencies can cause a high MCV (ie, it can represent a nutritiona... Read More
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A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jerome Zacks
Cardiology 52 years experience
Knowledge helps: Knowing about the nerve supply to the skin helps. The nerve sensors are spread out on the skin of the the arms, buttock and thighs, where shots are u... Read More
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Testimonials
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Apr 5, 2014
Dr. Zacks always responds to questions with unique and original answers. He corresponds in a manner that is succint, accurate and caring. I highly recommend him. Dr. Don E. Millner MAGD FICOI
Mar 24, 2014
Dr Zacks posts are always thought provoking. One can truly see the commitment and passion to medicine. Keep the great answers coming.
Apr 11, 2014
Renaissance man in the modern era. How refreshing and interesting. An excellent role model for physicians.
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Thank you Dr.Jerome Zacks ,i have had it asNocturnal Sinus Tachycardia few times a yr since young .But had it 3-4 times 15 mins in a week in Dec Hence the Bisopralol,So looks like you agree to stop
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This was very helpful. Thanks! Thanks doc, answered questions goes a long way with us here in Africa bcs of non accessibility to care facilities. Some great job you're doing.
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Thanks for your quick reply! I'm confused there is a red flag (eddie alert (due to mistake over a year ago no one is taking me serious. It stings burns any sigestions

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Wayne State University School of Medicine
Graduated 1970MD

Medical/Graduate school

Harvard College
Graduated 1965MD

Residency

Mount Sinai Hospital

Residency

Lincoln Medical & Mental Health Center

Residency

Lincoln Hospital - Albert Einstein
Completed 1973

Awards

Voted top 5% in NYC, Super Doctors.com
Selected by peers, top 5% of The Best Doctors in America, 2010 (First listed in 2005)
Top 5%, Super Doctors of New York

Affiliations

American College of Cardiology
American College of Chest Physicians
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