Doctor Q&A for Dr. Dev Vaz

A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Dev Vaz
Dr. Dev Vaz answered
23 years experience Cardiology
Not my first choice: Amiodarone is a a potentially toxic drug which I would avoid in young people for a prolonged period of time. There are other options like propafenone, ... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dev Vaz
Dr. Dev Vaz answered
23 years experience Cardiology
Probably ok: Given your age, gender, and a normal ECG, it seems very unlikely that you have had or are having a heart attack. Your doctor can help you figure out t ... Read More
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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Dev Vaz
Dr. Dev Vaz answered
23 years experience Cardiology
Stop it!: Regardless of whether it will affect your blood pressure, heart rate, lipid levels, or what ever else in a couple of days when you see your doctor, if ... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dev Vaz
Dr. Dev Vaz answered
23 years experience Cardiology
Unclear benefit.: There is a drug called ivrabadine that may help. Discuss with a local cardiologist.
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dev Vaz
Dr. Dev Vaz answered
23 years experience Cardiology
If you have symptoms: Symptoms should dictate whether you see a doctor for an arrhythmia. Generally sustained palpitations for more than 30 seconds or palpitations associat ... Read More
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Dev Vaz
Dr. Dev Vaz answered
23 years experience Cardiology
Get a second opinion: Pericarditis is a complex syndrome with many causes. If your local doctor does not have a solution then you should probably get a second opinion.
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Dev Vaz
Dr. Dev Vaz answered
23 years experience Cardiology
Many possibilities : It depends on the onset, duration, progress, provoking or relieving factors, and associated symptoms and/ or illness. It is always prudent to see your ... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dev Vaz
Dr. Dev Vaz answered
23 years experience Cardiology
The context matters.: pseudo-normal diastolic function also known as stage 2 diastolic dysfunction implies that the heart muscle is stiff and although it squeezes with adeq ... Read More
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A 62-year-old male asked:
Dr. Dev Vaz
Dr. Dev Vaz answered
23 years experience Cardiology
No need to worry!: There is a general anxiety about being in a doctor's office which often results in elevated blood pressure. This phenomenon is called "white coat hype ... Read More
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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Dev Vaz
Dr. Dev Vaz answered
23 years experience Cardiology
It depends: It depends on the circumstances. Usually a heart rate of 50 bp in an athletic 24 years old at rest is not considered a problem especially if he can ge ... Read More
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