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Dr. Alec Moorman

Cardiology
Bellevue, WA
22 years experience male

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Office

Bellevue, WA

Address

Cardiology, 1700 116th Ave. NE, Bellevue, WA
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Cardiology

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33 Answers
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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alec Moorman
Cardiology 22 years experience
Thank : Thank you for your excellent question. Your situation is illustrative of a common dilemma in medicine -- the issue of incidental findings on tests ord... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alec Moorman
Cardiology 22 years experience
Yes, : Yes, certain heart conditions do increase the risk of general anesthesia. If you have an undiagnosed murmur, it is important that this is further eval... Read More
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alec Moorman
Cardiology 22 years experience
It : It depends on what he ordered, since there is no standard definition of "routine blood work." in the past, it was commonplace to order a metabolic pan... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alec Moorman
Cardiology 22 years experience
It : It is very unlikely that you have a serious heart condition if the symptoms are brief, you are young, and you had a normal ecg. You should see your pr... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Alec Moorman
Cardiology 22 years experience
An : An isolated right bundle branch block can occur in people with no other heart disease, and may never worsen or cause you any trouble. Nothing needs to... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Alec Moorman
Cardiology 22 years experience
A : A variety of abnormal heart rhythms, or arrhythmias, can cause palpitations. Most causes are not dangerous, and the most common are premature atrial o... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alec Moorman
Cardiology 22 years experience
It : It depends on what type of stent you have and how long you have had it. Many newer generation stents are coated with a medicine to prevent the stent f... Read More
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alec Moorman
Cardiology 22 years experience
There : There are many ethical and legal themes in healthcare, far too many to discuss in this format. I will give you a few to think about though. With regar... Read More
A 58-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alec Moorman
Cardiology 22 years experience
Your : Your palpitations can be due to one of a number of abnormal heart rhythms, but it is difficult to comment much more without knowing more about your ca... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Alec Moorman
Cardiology 22 years experience
Hello : Hello joy. Mitral valve prolapse is a condition where the mitral valve is a bit more floppy than usual and so does not form a perfect seal to prevent ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Alec Moorman
Cardiology 22 years experience
Yes, : Yes, you should visit your doctor. This is most likely a non-serious arrhythmia (abnormal heart rhythm), but further diagnosis and management decision... Read More
A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alec Moorman
Cardiology 22 years experience
As : As you probably already know, Suboxone is a synthetic opiate used to treat opiate dependence. The medication is not supposed to show up in a standard ... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Alec Moorman
Cardiology 22 years experience
If : If you have a history of blood clots in the leg or pulmonary blood vessels, you should absolutely see a physician if you are experiencing pain or swel... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alec Moorman
Cardiology 22 years experience
No, : No, left bundle branch block (lbbb) is not hereditary. The heart has specialized tissues that conduct the electrical impulses that stimulate the heart... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alec Moorman
Cardiology 22 years experience
No, : No, thoracic outlet syndrome probably will not go away on its own unless you had a specific injury causing inflammation and swelling in that area. But... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Alec Moorman
Cardiology 22 years experience
This : This constellation of problems is concerning for angina, which is chest pain caused by reduced blood flow to your heart muscle as a consequence of cho... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alec Moorman
Cardiology 22 years experience
Lowering : Lowering your blood pressure without drugs is certainly possible, and often the first step we recommend for patients. The best approach to lowering yo... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Alec Moorman
Cardiology 22 years experience
Preserved : Preserved left ventricular contractility is a good thing, it means your heart has normal pumping function. Hypertrophy is thickening of the heart musc... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Alec Moorman
Cardiology 22 years experience
In : In non-diabetic patients, we generally recommend cardiac bypass when there are obstructive cholesterol plaques present in the left main coronary arter... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alec Moorman
Cardiology 22 years experience
The : The answer to your question depends on the type of irregular heart beat. The sensation of a skipped heart beat is most commonly caused by premature ve... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alec Moorman
Cardiology 22 years experience
Your : Your exertional chest pain (angina) is a result of poor blood flow to the region of your heart supplied by this small artery. Based on your descriptio... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Alec Moorman
Cardiology 22 years experience
You : You are describing the classic symptoms of premature contractions, either from the atrium or the ventricle (pacs or pvcs). These are not dangerous. Yo... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alec Moorman
Cardiology 22 years experience
There : There is an easy, and encouraging explanation for this. Muscle is denser than fat (an equivalent volume of muscle weighs more than fat). As you improv... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Alec Moorman
Cardiology 22 years experience
Absolutely! : Absolutely! tobacco smoke is toxic to arteries, and a major contributer to the formation of cholesterol plaques in heart arteries, cardiac bypass graf... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Alec Moorman
Cardiology 22 years experience
Hi : Hi mary, thank you for your questions. First let's start with your husband. There are specific criteria for determining when a heart valve should be r... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alec Moorman
Cardiology 22 years experience
If : If your stomach problems did not begin until months after the heavy lifting, then no, your symptoms are not a result of this. You were advised to not ... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Alec Moorman
Cardiology 22 years experience
Increasing : Increasing your Lisinopril may help your blood pressure, and you probably do not need a full office visit to make the change if you are doing well oth... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alec Moorman
Cardiology 22 years experience
Supermarket : Supermarket blood pressure machines are prone to several sources of error, but the inaccuracy is not dramatic and they are useful in many circumstance... Read More
A 58-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alec Moorman
Cardiology 22 years experience
Any : Any drug that affects bleeding can interfere with surgical healing. Plavix (clopidogrel) inhibits platelet function and thereby inhibits the ability f... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Alec Moorman
Cardiology 22 years experience
The : The trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole antibiotic should not significantly affect the potency of your Lisinopril dose with regard to its blood pressure eff... Read More
A 58-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alec Moorman
Cardiology 22 years experience
This : This should be fine, but with a few caveats. First. L-arginine is an unproven dietary supplement. It may be helpful, but there is no convincing eviden... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Alec Moorman
Cardiology 22 years experience
Thank : Thank you for your question. I would suggest you look at the website for the american diabetes association, www.Diabetes.Org. This site will provide a... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Alec Moorman
Cardiology 22 years experience
If : If the joints are actually swelling, this is a sure sign of arthritis, which is inflammation of the joint space. Joint pain without swelling is called... Read More

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Testimonials
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Dec 16, 2012
I have two friends who are retired doctors who accompany me to my appts. We all think he is great and one of my friends changed doctors and is seeing him now. A very relaxed atmosphere, but his pro...Read More
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Moorman is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Moorman is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Im 22 years old and my doctor told me that i have a highblood pressure and high cholesterol due to my unhealthy lifestyle..this is helpful:)
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This was very helpful. Thanks! I was worried but I feel comfortable now.

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
Graduated 2005MD

Medical/Graduate school

University of Washington
Graduated 2000MD

Residency

University of Washington Medical Center

Residency

University of Washington Medical Center

Affiliations

American College of Cardiology (Washington chapter)
University of Washington Medical Center
American College of Cardiology, Fellow
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