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Dr. Teresa Menendez Hood

Cardiology
Dallas, TX
38 years experience female

Locations

North Texas Heart Center

Dallas, TX

Address

8440 Walnut Hill Lane, Suite 700, Dallas, TX
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My office hours

Wednesday: 8:00am - 5:00pm
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Specialties
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Cardiology

Cardiac Electrophysiology

Internal Medicine

Doctor Q&A

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A member asked:
Dr. Teresa Menendez Hood
Cardiology 38 years experience
Hepatitis?: Would be concerned about hepatits. You need to go see your doctor and have tests done to evaluate you liver.
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Teresa Menendez Hood
Cardiology 38 years experience
Pleuritic pain: Consider pleuritic pain coming from the lungs and non cardiac.
A member asked:
Dr. Teresa Menendez Hood
Cardiology 38 years experience
Alcohol: Cut back. You may be dehydrated and alcohol can drop your bp. Sometimes is can cause arrhythmias.
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Teresa Menendez Hood
Cardiology 38 years experience
Events motor : You need an event monitor that is on for 30 days and you can trigger it.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Teresa Menendez Hood
Cardiology 38 years experience
Nifedipine: It is a pretty safe drug. Would make sure you are on the long acting form as the short acting can cause a sudden drop in your bp.
A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Teresa Menendez Hood
Cardiology 38 years experience
Prune juice: Prune juice is the way to go. Also MiraLAX (polyethylene glycol) and high fiber diet and exercise.
A 57-year-old male asked:
Dr. Teresa Menendez Hood
Cardiology 38 years experience
Nifedipine : It is a vasodilator so it gets more blood to that area so the Lidocaine can take quicker effect. It can also help to relax your sphincter tone.
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Teresa Menendez Hood
Cardiology 38 years experience
P and P: Very common to have palps with pregnancy. If persist then would get an echo and a heart monitor.
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Teresa Menendez Hood
Cardiology 38 years experience
Moles: Go to a dermatologist and have them removed and they will send them for pathology to find out what they are.
A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Teresa Menendez Hood
Cardiology 38 years experience
Elevated hr: Normal heart rate is 60 to 100. Should be on the low side during surgery when you are sedated. Would go to your doc and get a holter monitor.
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Teresa Menendez Hood
Cardiology 38 years experience
Pinched nerve: Consider a neurologic cause like a pinched nerve. This is not cardiac.
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Teresa Menendez Hood
Cardiology 38 years experience
Lupus?: You could have arthritis. Lupus can cause your face to get red. Go see your internist and get an ANA blood test.
A 56-year-old female asked:
Dr. Teresa Menendez Hood
Cardiology 38 years experience
Big t waves: It could be a normal variant or could reflect an elevation in the potasium or some element of ischemia.
A female asked:
Dr. Teresa Menendez Hood
Cardiology 38 years experience
Plavix (clopidogrel): No. It should be every day. There are blood tests now to evaluate the efficacy due to genetic variances and drug interactions. Avoid Aspirin and non s... Read More
A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. Teresa Menendez Hood
Cardiology 38 years experience
Restricitve cm: There are some treatments for this but there is no cure. There is usually signs of impaired filling of the heart and thus there is venous engorgement ... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Teresa Menendez Hood
Cardiology 38 years experience
Weight and pregnanct: May contirbute to increase birth weight of the baby, gestational diabetes and hypertension.
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Teresa Menendez Hood
Cardiology 38 years experience
Chest pain: You are young so that is on your side that it is probably not serious but a normal ekgs means nothing. Get a more thorough evaluation.
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Teresa Menendez Hood
Cardiology 38 years experience
Fat on CT: I would say nonspecific. Common areas to see fat. Work on a good diet and exercise.
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Teresa Menendez Hood
Cardiology 38 years experience
Heart rate: Normal is 60 to 100. It could be lower if you are very fit. These are the values for your resting heart rate. For exercise then the max is 220 minus ... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Teresa Menendez Hood
Cardiology 38 years experience
Verapamil: Could be that you are not taking enough or some other issue that is interfering with the med or could be that you need a beta blocker that will work b... Read More
A 41-year-old male asked:
Dr. Teresa Menendez Hood
Cardiology 38 years experience
Second opinion: You need to discuss this with your cardiologist. I assume that the procedures were all indicated. Consider getting a second opinion and treat your ris... Read More
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Teresa Menendez Hood
Cardiology 38 years experience
Sob: Could be panic attacks. Would check with a lung doctor and an endocrine doc to make sure you dont have thyroid or adrenal issues.
A 52-year-old male asked:
Dr. Teresa Menendez Hood
Cardiology 38 years experience
Add: Most of the add meds curb appetite so it is a win win for you get a prescription from your doc so it can be monitored. Consider vyvynase.
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Teresa Menendez Hood
Cardiology 38 years experience
Wpw: To diagnose WPW you need to have palpitations due to an svt..Supraventricular tachycardia...And an ekg that shows an abnormality called a delta wave.
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Teresa Menendez Hood
Cardiology 38 years experience
Pain and numb: Sounds like a neuropathy. This can have many causes. Need to see a neurologist.
A member asked:
Dr. Teresa Menendez Hood
Cardiology 38 years experience
Chest pain: If you have a normal ekg then a regular stress test might be indicated especially if you have risk factors for coronary disease.
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Teresa Menendez Hood
Cardiology 38 years experience
Diet pills: Anyone that is on Coumadin (warfarin) need to be aware of the drug drug interactions that occur and you will need to discuss with you doc and have th... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Teresa Menendez Hood
Cardiology 38 years experience
Flea guest: Yes. Fleas can be brought in not only from pets but from humans. Where you go, they go.
A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Teresa Menendez Hood
Cardiology 38 years experience
Wean please: All mood stabilizers have to be weaned off.
A 56-year-old female asked:
Dr. Teresa Menendez Hood
Cardiology 38 years experience
Elevated lfts: There are several. I would look at the meds you are on and look them up and see which one it might be. Other things can of course cause this and shoul... Read More
A 45-year-old male asked:
Dr. Teresa Menendez Hood
Cardiology 38 years experience
Numbness: This is a nerve issue. Could be a problem with the wrist such as carpal tunnel or higher up involving the elbow or even the shoulder or neck regions s... Read More
A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Teresa Menendez Hood
Cardiology 38 years experience
What is the inr ?: Make sure there is no pathology that is serious in the bladder. Make sure you do not have a bladder infection. Sometimes that comes with taking coumad... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Teresa Menendez Hood
Cardiology 38 years experience
Svt in wpw: During one of your episodes of tachycardia it could be well over 200.
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Teresa Menendez Hood
Cardiology 38 years experience
TSH: Tsh should be below 5. Make sure you are followed by an endocrine doc and i would change to a brand name med.
A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Teresa Menendez Hood
Cardiology 38 years experience
Edema: Unclear where the edema is. If it is in the lower extremities then consider lymphedema. Also would looks at hormonal causes like adrenal or thyroid pr... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Teresa Menendez Hood
Cardiology 38 years experience
Broken heart: There is an entity called takusabo that can cause the heart to become very weak temporarily due to excess acute stress. It can cause lethal arrythmias... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Teresa Menendez Hood
Cardiology 38 years experience
Sleep apnea: Sleep apnea can cause your heart to slow down during your hypoxia spells usually goes away when you treat your sleep apnea.
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Teresa Menendez Hood
Cardiology 38 years experience
Short pr: This is an old term for a short pr interval. If she has no symptoms of palpitations then nothing to worry about.

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Jul 7, 2013
Fantastic EP cardiologist!
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Menendez Hood is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Menendez Hood is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University of Texas Southwestern Medical School at Dallas, TX
Graduated 1984MD

Residency

PARKLAND HEALTH AND HOSPITAL SYSTEM

Awards

HealthTap Founding Doctor

Affiliations

Heart rhythm society FHRS
American college of cardiology. FACC
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