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Dr. Ian Weisberg

Cardiac Electrophysiology
Pensacola, FL
20 years experience male

Locations

Cardiology Consultants, Baptist Hospital

Pensacola, FL

Address

1717 North E Street, Heart Rhythm Center Suite 430, Pensacola, FL
Directions

About

Specialties
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Cardiac Electrophysiology

Cardiology

Internal Medicine

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

24 Answers
13 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ian Weisberg
Cardiac Electrophysiology 20 years experience
Maybe: It is generally recommended for heart failure patients to consume less than 2000 mg of sodium (salt) per day. This helps prevent fluid accumulation i... Read More
A 47-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ian Weisberg
Cardiac Electrophysiology 20 years experience
No: Crestor (rosuvastatin) at 5 mg has a very minimal impact on blood sugars if at all. Weight loss, aerobic exercise and diet modification are the keys ... Read More
A 57-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ian Weisberg
Cardiac Electrophysiology 20 years experience
Yes: Blood pressure machines can detect an irregular pulse but cannot diagnose atrial fibrillation and they are far from perfect. Same goes for taking you... Read More
A 60-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ian Weisberg
Cardiac Electrophysiology 20 years experience
No: There is not any significant interaction and I would not stop Welbutrin based on either of these diagnoses
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ian Weisberg
Cardiac Electrophysiology 20 years experience
Why: At your age, an AV node ablation is a last resort unless you have congenital heart disease
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ian Weisberg
Cardiac Electrophysiology 20 years experience
Won't matter: There is not an interaction between metoprolol. I do not know why you are on metoprolol, but alcohol does increase the likelihood of having an arrhyt... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ian Weisberg
Cardiac Electrophysiology 20 years experience
Depends: Irregular means a constant variation in heart rate or can be caused by frequent early/premature beats. Young people however can have a moderate varia... Read More
A 58-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ian Weisberg
Cardiac Electrophysiology 20 years experience
Sometimes: Aside from lifestyle modifications (not drinking cold drinks), the inputs into the heart can be targeted (ganglionic plexi) during catheter ablation t... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ian Weisberg
Cardiac Electrophysiology 20 years experience
Overall very safe: Rarely is there a lead or pacemaker/defibrillator with a higher than expected failure rate. Currently we are dealing with the st jude riata leads and... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ian Weisberg
Cardiac Electrophysiology 20 years experience
Can be difficult: If your pulse is very regular but fast, it is likely a panic attack, if it is very irregular than it is more likely to be atrial fibrillation. An EKG... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ian Weisberg
Cardiac Electrophysiology 20 years experience
No: This does not sound like a heart attack at all - given your age you shouldn't have a heart attack unless you are using illicit stimulant drugs
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ian Weisberg
Cardiac Electrophysiology 20 years experience
Very unlikely: Sounds like a minor panic attack or bad dream but could be a myriad of causes. If it does not subside after 10-15 min go to ER, or if continues to re... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ian Weisberg
Cardiac Electrophysiology 20 years experience
Patient specific: There is a lot of variation of symptoms of atrial fibrillation and its pattern. Symptoms: fatigue, loss of "get up and go", shortness of breath with ... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ian Weisberg
Cardiac Electrophysiology 20 years experience
Usually no: If your echocardiogram and EKG are normal, at your age, the risk of a serious arrhythmia is 1% or less. The only other reason to try to catch it is i... Read More
A 57-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ian Weisberg
Cardiac Electrophysiology 20 years experience
Not uncommon: In the first 2-3 months after ablation, episodes of atrial fibrillation can occur due to inflammation from the cauterization so Tikosyn (dofetilide) c... Read More
A 66-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ian Weisberg
Cardiac Electrophysiology 20 years experience
Yes: Flecainide should always be combined with a beta-blocker or calcium channel blocker
A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ian Weisberg
Cardiac Electrophysiology 20 years experience
Not necessarily: An EP study can be very good at defining certain arrhythmias however is not perfect and it may not be necessary depending on the results of your monit... Read More
A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ian Weisberg
Cardiac Electrophysiology 20 years experience
Several factors: Different rhythms tend to require different energies. Otherwise, it depends on defibrillator pad location, patient body habitus/size, and type of car... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ian Weisberg
Cardiac Electrophysiology 20 years experience
Could be: Fainting (syncope) while laying down is very uncommon and you should see a doctor to get further evaluation.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ian Weisberg
Cardiac Electrophysiology 20 years experience
Prevent stroke: I presume you had atrial fibrillation or flutter. If this is the case, a minimum of one month of anticoagulation ( blood thinning) is critical. When... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ian Weisberg
Cardiac Electrophysiology 20 years experience
In general...: Palpitations are the feeling in your chest of an irregular heart beat. Most of the time they are benign. If bothersome or very frequent, your doctor... Read More
A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ian Weisberg
Cardiac Electrophysiology 20 years experience
Depends: At your age it could be either. I have seen both. If you are at rest, calm and comfortable and it continues to stay at 160, might be SVT
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ian Weisberg
Cardiac Electrophysiology 20 years experience
Unrelated: There is far less than a 1% risk of heart attack during pacemaker implantation. Once it is implanted, there is almost no way it could cause a signifi... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ian Weisberg
Cardiac Electrophysiology 20 years experience
Possibly: Depends on the type of cardiomyopathy. If this is different from your baseline then you should get checked by your physician. Cardiomyopathy patient... Read More

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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Weisberg is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Weisberg is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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This was very helpful. Thanks! Thank you. I find it so helpful to be able to ask questions when I think about them
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Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Emory University School of Medicine
Graduated 2002MD

Residency

Parkland Health and Hospital System

Residency

Parkland Health and Hospital System

Awards

Chief Cardiology Fellow, University of Florida
Phi Beta Kappa, Emory University
WeCare Physician of the Year

Affiliations

American College of Cardiology
Heart Rhythm Society
Baptist Hospital
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