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Dr. James Dougherty

Cardiology
Hartford, CT
48 years experience male

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Hartford, CT

Address

85 Seymour Street, Hartford, CT
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Hartford, CT

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Glastonbury, CT

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Avon, CT

Consulting Cardiologists

Hartford, CT

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Hartford, CT

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Cardiology

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34 Answers
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Dougherty
Cardiology 48 years experience
Muscle injury/imflam: Elevated cardiac enzymes means the muscle is imflamed or injured. Thee are many causes of this including medicines, exercise, true imflammation up to... Read More
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Dougherty
Cardiology 48 years experience
No: In the absence of symptoms a lower blood pressure is a good thing.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Dougherty
Cardiology 48 years experience
4 - 6 hours average: The half life is about 4 - 6 hours and that is the recommended interval between doses as it begins to wear off during that interval. Body size, prese... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Dougherty
Cardiology 48 years experience
ARB med, bp or chf: Angiotensin ii receptor blocker, well tolerated, generic, used to treat blood pressure or heart failure. Very popular as it has few side effects when... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Dougherty
Cardiology 48 years experience
No: Similar to other questions about tea. No evidence that it is an antioxidant with defined benefits, ok to drink in moderation, .
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Dougherty
Cardiology 48 years experience
Not in moderation: A sip of gin meaning one drink plus tylenol (acetaminophen) is safe, .
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Dougherty
Cardiology 48 years experience
Safe to combine: Centrum vitamins can be taken with any and all meds safely.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Dougherty
Cardiology 48 years experience
Age: Vascular diease and strokes are often related to risk factors and lifestyle. Age creates more time for smoking, bad eating, high blood presure, diabe... Read More
A 51-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Dougherty
Cardiology 48 years experience
Yes, short term: Yes, but no sleeping aide should be used long term. Nyquil has alcohol in it. The bigger issue is why you need sleeping help. Correct eating, exerc... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Dougherty
Cardiology 48 years experience
One cay give or take: Hyzaar (losartan and hydrocholorthiazide) is a once a day drug. Hence, the half lif which is how long it takes to see at least half of the medicine l... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Dougherty
Cardiology 48 years experience
In moderation: Lisinopril is a good BP medication. Ibuprofen is a good analgesic and anti imflammatory medication, but has side effects and should be used in modera... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Dougherty
Cardiology 48 years experience
Needs evaluation: Non specific findings. The cardiomegaly needs to be followed up and the reason for it and whether it is truly present need to be determeind. The ath... Read More
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Dougherty
Cardiology 48 years experience
Indefinitely: Thee is no defined limit. How you treat your body, secondary illnesses and genetics all play a role in life expectancy and how long are body parts wi... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Dougherty
Cardiology 48 years experience
Blood test: CRP is a blood test for inflammation, but very vague re meaning and one which we do not generally recommend related to heart and risk. Also, called c... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Dougherty
Cardiology 48 years experience
Yes: Pilates is a great part of a balanced exercise program.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Dougherty
Cardiology 48 years experience
Yes from diuretic: Yes, the Hyzaar (losartan and hydrocholorthiazide) has a diuretic which can effect postassium and other metabolic perameters in the blood. This can c... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Dougherty
Cardiology 48 years experience
Yes, position impt: Assuming it is intermittent and is most nticable in the am upon arising, sleep position is a real possibility. Suggest using pillows to force you to ... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Dougherty
Cardiology 48 years experience
Heakthy living: What is your current cholesterol > in general, eating healthy, low fat and exercise help with lipid management. Howeer, depending on the numbers, on... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Dougherty
Cardiology 48 years experience
Increases the risks: If you are the patient, at age 49 you are already a high risk pregnancy by virtue of your age and your medical team will follow and treat. If it is s... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Dougherty
Cardiology 48 years experience
Not likely: High BP is a medical issue and should be treated by a medical docor md or do. Chiropractors are good for many things, but blood pressure by itself wo... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Dougherty
Cardiology 48 years experience
Healthy, low carbs: At age 44, shifting to healthy eating is the key. If you reduce salt, reduce carbohydrates, concentrate on good foods such as fruits, vegetables, hel... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. James Dougherty
Cardiology 48 years experience
Yes, unlikely: Vegetations in the heart are rarely cancer. The clinical situation is important regarding infection vs other causes. How the diagnosis was made and ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Dougherty
Cardiology 48 years experience
Tylenol (acetaminophen) is tylenol (acetaminophen): Tylenol (acetaminophen) is tylenol (acetaminophen), (acetaminophen) hecne, only one medicine. It comes in different doses but is tylenol (acetaminoph... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Dougherty
Cardiology 48 years experience
Yes, many: I assume you are on it for blood pressure. There are many choices to rx the blood pressure. Fist, try Cozaar (losartan) which takes out the diuretic ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Dougherty
Cardiology 48 years experience
Bad, kidney failure: 15000 mg is an overdose, dangerous and associated with death, kidney failure and in conjunction with a bottle of wine really not a good thing!
A 46-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Dougherty
Cardiology 48 years experience
Difficult to answer: This is called the french connection related to the observation that french folks who drink red wine have a slight decrease in heart disease. This n... Read More
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Dougherty
Cardiology 48 years experience
Difficult question: Many causes for clalf pain at your age. Suggestions: adequate hydration of 1 quart/day of water, leg exercises to strengthen calves, stretching. Ne... Read More
A 48-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Dougherty
Cardiology 48 years experience
Likely not: Cholesterol meds do not "cure" a problem, but rather help to manage it. Hence, the effect of the meds will go away when the medicine is stopped. Lif... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Dougherty
Cardiology 48 years experience
Pain fibers linked: Gastric and cardiac pain fibers and the location of the organs are such that gastric pain can radiate up to the chest and create confusion. Best bet ... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Dougherty
Cardiology 48 years experience
Dificult on line: It is very difficult to answer questions regarding chest pain on line. Chest pains are multifactorial & detailed questions re the age of the patient, ... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Dougherty
Cardiology 48 years experience
No: Unless it is loaded with sugar or milk, no.
A member asked:
Dr. James Dougherty
Cardiology 48 years experience
Need more info: Rheumatic murmur is too broad a topic. An echocardiogram and clinical evaluation are neeed along with symptoms and age. That said, surgery is genera... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Dougherty
Cardiology 48 years experience
Many causes: The degree of high BP and response to treatment is the key, . Obtain 5 - 10 readings and see what the average is. From there one treats, but in the ... Read More
A 75-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Dougherty
Cardiology 48 years experience
Not as a rule: All procedures carry risk and should be thoughtfully employed. There have been issues with contaminated steroid products and procedural errors can oc... Read More

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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Dougherty is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Dougherty is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thank you sir, your answer was very helpful!. will update with the numbers later, as i am overseas at the moment. god bless !
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Thankyou. The diagnosis was made when Zoe went for a check up at her local hospital for previous mitral valve surgery(2009)
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Thanks for your quick reply! Your answer was much appreciated it stopped the panic.

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Georgetown University School of Medicine
Graduated 1974MD

Residency

Hartford Hospital

Residency

Hartford Hospital

Awards

Top Cardiologist , Second Place, Connecticut - Winter
2013

Affiliations

American College of Cardiology
American College of Physicians
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