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Dr. Michael Curren

Cardiology
Pittsburgh, PA
15 years experience

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Cardiology

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English

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28 Answers
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A 69-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Curren
15 years experience
Anticoagulant ion: Heparin has no effect on inr values; it works via a different mechanism.
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Curren
15 years experience
Abdominal aorta: He is probably feeling the pulse over his abdominal aorta, which can sometimes be felt in thin people.
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Curren
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Yes: But remember to always drink in moderation. The recommended maximal daily intake of alcohol for women is one drink per day. For wine, this would mean ... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
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Blood test : Digoxin levels are monitored in patients who take digoxin as a routine medication. This is done through a simple blood test. Digoxin levels have to be... Read More
A 57-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Curren
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Depends. : Thyroid medication is adjusted based on blood tests, not symptoms. If your thyroid medication was recently increased, your TSH (the blood test used to... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Curren
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No: Cheat pain can be a serious condition. You should talk to your doctor soon.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Curren
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Talk to your doctor.: Those are both serious conditions. You should talk to your doctor before taking anything. You should probably see an endocrinologist.
A 28-year-old male asked:
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Heart procedure : Pericardiocentesis is a procedure that is performed to sample or drain fluid that has collected around the heart. It involves inserting a needle under... Read More
A 51-year-old female asked:
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Guidelines: Physicians typically choose blood pressure medications based on the recommendations of jnc 7, which is a collection of recommendations from national e... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Curren
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Many possibilities: There are multiple classes of blood pressure medications with varying side effect profiles. You should talk to your doctor about your specific needs a... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Curren
15 years experience
Palpitations: It sounds like you have symptomatic palpitations, often times caused by premature atrial or ventricular contractions (pacs and pvcs). It is important... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Curren
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Not related. : It is highly unlikely that the fish oil is related to your pain. It is also unlikely that fish oil will improve your symptoms.
A 41-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Curren
15 years experience
Depends: The standard "warranty period" for a normal nuclear stress test is about 2 years. With that in mind, it is not recommended to order repeat stress test... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Curren
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Yes. : Those are measurements of your heart's wall thickness. Your values are completely normal.
A 46-year-old member asked:
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Diet and exercise: There are several non-statin medications that can improve cholesterol numbers, but the majority of evidence suggests that statins are the only agents ... Read More
A 66-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Curren
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Less than 100: a number of trials have been done looking at the ideal heart rate control for atrial fibrillation, and the data suggests anywhere between 80-110 as th... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Curren
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Exercise regularly : Most physicians recommend exercising 30 minutes a day, 5 days a week.
A 38-year-old member asked:
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15 years experience
Unknown. : It could be a variety of different things, including heart related. You should discuss these symptoms with your doctor.
A 36-year-old female asked:
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Unknown: The health effects of kelp on your heart are unknown. The is some data in rats that suggests kelp can lower blood pressure by a few points, but its ef... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Curren
15 years experience
Blot clot: Renal vein thrombosis means that a blood clot has formed in your renal vein, which is the blood vessel that returns blood from your kidney to you hear... Read More
A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Curren
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Possibly : Corticosteroids, including prednisolone, can have the side effect of bradycardia, or a slow heart beat. There are numerous other things that can cause... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Curren
15 years experience
Unlikely: It is unlikely to develop heart problems from exercising. A standard maximum heart rate can be roughly estimated by the formula 220-(age). In you case... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Curren
15 years experience
Possible arrhythmia: It could be the sign of an abnormal heart rhythm. I would suggest that you talk with your physician about this and consider wearing a continuous hear... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Curren
15 years experience
Probably not : A heart rate of 220 is not normal, even with maximum exercise. You should talk to your doctor about wearing a heart rate monitor.
A 46-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Curren
15 years experience
Add additional agent: 40 mg is the maximum recommended dose of lisinopril. Talk to your doctor about adding a second medicine for blood pressure control.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Curren
15 years experience
Unlikely: Weight management is a simple function of calories that you take in vs calories that you expend. You may lose some weight if you decrease your sugar i... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Curren
15 years experience
Abnormal heart valve: A bicuspid aortic valve is a condition that is present from birth. The aortic valve doesn't form normally, resulting in a narrowing of the valve. This... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Curren
15 years experience
Compensatory pause: This is called a compensatory pause, and is normal after a PVC as the heart resets its electrical system. It is difficult to say how long is too long ... Read More

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