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Dr. Ehsan Ansari

Interventional cardiology
Waterbury , CT
31 years experience male

Locations

Carddiology Associates of Greather Waterbury

Waterbury , CT

Address

455 Chase Parkway, Waterbury , CT
Directions

Office

Waterbury, CT

About

Bio

Currently I am an interventionalist cardiologist in Connecticut. I received my medical degree from University of Montpellier in France and my cardiology fellowship from Tufts University in Massachusetts. As a residency preceptor at Yale School of Medicine I work with Yale residents. I have been co-investigator in multiple clinical trials in cardiology.

Specialties
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Interventional cardiology

Cardiology

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

212 Answers
160 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ehsan Ansari
Interventional cardiology 31 years experience
See below: Your diet should be less than 30% ot daily calorie from total fat. 7% from saturated fat and less than 1% from trans fats and less than 300 mg of chol... Read More
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ehsan Ansari
Interventional cardiology 31 years experience
Both ventricles: There are three wires. One wire in the right atrium, one wire in the right ventricle and one wire in the left ventricle. The left ventricle wire is n... Read More
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ehsan Ansari
Interventional cardiology 31 years experience
Possible: If your heart rate was rapid it is possible you may have supraventricular tachycardia. The best way to assess that to get an ECG at the time of sympto... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ehsan Ansari
Interventional cardiology 31 years experience
Acute or chronic: By defination CHF is classified acute CHF or chronic chf. It is systolic or diastolic. Chronic CHF could be well compensated.
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ehsan Ansari
Interventional cardiology 31 years experience
Possible: It is reassuring that your choesterl, sugar, BP and heart rate are good. It seems that you have a low risk of cardiac disease. However coronary event... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ehsan Ansari
Interventional cardiology 31 years experience
More info: Sharp pain could be anything. Please explain the precipitated factor, duration, any other symptoms with it and alleviating factor. A sharp pain that ... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ehsan Ansari
Interventional cardiology 31 years experience
Yes: Absolutely. Sotalol is a drug for atrial fib. It could cause other type of sometimes serious rhythm disturbance. If you are dizzy it is possible that ... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ehsan Ansari
Interventional cardiology 31 years experience
Mylanta: Try otc mylanta or tums (calcium carbonate). Beside medications eat on time. Avoid spicy food. Medications like asprin and Ibuprofen should be avoide... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Ehsan Ansari
Interventional cardiology 31 years experience
Probably not free: Carlos, most of the medical publications are by subscription, therefore you should pay an annual fee. You might be able to search some abstracts onlin... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ehsan Ansari
Interventional cardiology 31 years experience
All deponds: Pvc in a young person with no structural heart disease is benign. In patients with heart disease has a different prognosis. If you have no heart disea... Read More
A 60-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ehsan Ansari
Interventional cardiology 31 years experience
sensitivity: Lack of sensitivity of stress test. It is about 85%. This means if you perform a stress test in 100 patients with coronary artery disease there is a p... Read More
A 58-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ehsan Ansari
Interventional cardiology 31 years experience
Several things: Rapid heart beat originates either in the upper chambers of the heart and is called svt or in the lower chambers called vt. The only way to make the ... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ehsan Ansari
Interventional cardiology 31 years experience
More info: Chest pain could be a lot of things. In a way to better assess his pain i suggest to see his family doctor to get a good history and examine him.
A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ehsan Ansari
Interventional cardiology 31 years experience
Not really: So far there is no study to show the benifit of taking supplemental vitamines. Excess of some vitamines could be harmful.
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ehsan Ansari
Interventional cardiology 31 years experience
No: Unlikely. You should see your physician if symptoms persist.
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ehsan Ansari
Interventional cardiology 31 years experience
No: Holter monitor detects electrical activity of the heart. Echocardiography can assess cardiomyopathy.
A male asked:
Dr. Ehsan Ansari
Interventional cardiology 31 years experience
No: Carlos, focus more on your school subjects. It is early at this stage.
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ehsan Ansari
Interventional cardiology 31 years experience
See Doctor: In your age fainting is probably due to a vasovagal event. I recommend to see your regular doctor to examine you and possibly run some testing.
A member asked:
Dr. Ehsan Ansari
Interventional cardiology 31 years experience
Yes if heart disease: If you have coronary artery disease and your bad cholesterol (ldl) is greather than 100 you will get significant benifit by taking statin. On the othe... Read More
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ehsan Ansari
Interventional cardiology 31 years experience
Salt: Foremost she needs to cut back on salt average salt and take of 2 g per day and avoid licorice. Consumption of fruits and vegetables recommended. Di... Read More
A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ehsan Ansari
Interventional cardiology 31 years experience
No: Your BP is borderline high. At this time lifestyle change is more effective than taking medications. In addition to your exercise, suggest to keep you... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ehsan Ansari
Interventional cardiology 31 years experience
Up to 14 dsys: Troponin i or troponin t remains positive up to 14 days after a cardiac event. CPK and ckmb returns to normal after 72 hours. Troponin is a specific ... Read More
A 43-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ehsan Ansari
Interventional cardiology 31 years experience
Two different: Both medicstions are for rate control. As a cardiologist we favor betablocker therefore carvedilol. However betablockes sometimes can cause fatigue an... Read More
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ehsan Ansari
Interventional cardiology 31 years experience
BP: Ibuprofen can cause hypertension and kidney injury. If you have symptoms recommend you stop this medication and see a doctor soon.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ehsan Ansari
Interventional cardiology 31 years experience
Caution: Combination of toradol and Coumadin (warfarin) will increase the level of Coumadin (warfarin) and subsequently will increase the risk of bleeding. I... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ehsan Ansari
Interventional cardiology 31 years experience
Probably muscular: I doubt your pain is something serious but nonetheless given the new occurance you need to be examined by her primary care physician. I suspect that ... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ehsan Ansari
Interventional cardiology 31 years experience
See your internist: Problem of hypertension could be managed by your internist. If you have no cardiac issues mo need to see a cardiologist. Tight and adequate BP control... Read More
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ehsan Ansari
Interventional cardiology 31 years experience
Find the cause: If you have low BP with symptoms obviously this should be treated. We need to find out why. Howevere if there is no identified cause then you need to... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ehsan Ansari
Interventional cardiology 31 years experience
Physical examination: Your cardiologist will listen to your medical history, dymptoms, family history, smoking etc. He or she will examine you and decide if you need any a... Read More
A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ehsan Ansari
Interventional cardiology 31 years experience
Non cardiac: If three cardiologist told you this is not cardiac then it could be muscular pain. Try some otc ibuprofen.
A 66-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ehsan Ansari
Interventional cardiology 31 years experience
Dose reduction: Statin medication such as Lipitor (atorvastatin) can cause muscle pain. Sometimes lowering the dose can help. Coq10 200 mg taking twice daily helps. Y... Read More
A 61-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ehsan Ansari
Interventional cardiology 31 years experience
Not necessarily: Nitroglycerin is a vascular smooth muscle relaxant. It is indicated for the treatment of coronary arterial disease. Some patients benefit from subling... Read More
A 67-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ehsan Ansari
Interventional cardiology 31 years experience
Discuss with MD: I am not sure what kind of heart disease you have. Your heart rate is a bit fast. It is better to discuss this with your cardiologist. Probably go bac... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ehsan Ansari
Interventional cardiology 31 years experience
Many : There are many different reasons. Musculoskeletal, GI and possibly cardiac. You need to describe your symptoms a bit more. Duration of the pain, preci... Read More
A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ehsan Ansari
Interventional cardiology 31 years experience
See below: Your heart function is preserved. However you have had an abnormality on the wall motion. Based on your symptoms you need to discuss further with yo... Read More
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ehsan Ansari
Interventional cardiology 31 years experience
Yes: It is possible you have low intravascular volume. Suggest you see your primary doctor to evaluate for endocrine disorder, dehydration, blood loss and... Read More
A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ehsan Ansari
Interventional cardiology 31 years experience
Yes: There is no contraindication.
A 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ehsan Ansari
Interventional cardiology 31 years experience
Pain where: You should not have any pain, if this is a groin pain you probably need an ultrasound. Check with your cardiologist.
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ehsan Ansari
Interventional cardiology 31 years experience
Lot of things: If this is not heart IG could be gi, muscular pain. It is better to check with your regular doctor.
A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ehsan Ansari
Interventional cardiology 31 years experience
More info: Tightness in the chest area should be discussed with your physician soon.
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ehsan Ansari
Interventional cardiology 31 years experience
Sounds anxiety: I believe your symptoms are related to anxiety. I suggest to have a complete physical examination by a physician to make sure thre is no other issue.
A 58-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ehsan Ansari
Interventional cardiology 31 years experience
Why?: You need to discuss with your physician before you stop it.
A 43-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ehsan Ansari
Interventional cardiology 31 years experience
See Cardiologist: If you have pain in the groin area try some tylenol (acetaminophen) if still persistant you need to be checked. No heavy lifting for now.
A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ehsan Ansari
Interventional cardiology 31 years experience
See MD: Your diastolic number is high and you are not feeling well this is a good reason to see your doctor.
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ehsan Ansari
Interventional cardiology 31 years experience
Talk to MD: Discuss this with your physician. Doubt your symptoms are related to zithromax.
A 54-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ehsan Ansari
Interventional cardiology 31 years experience
INR not affected: Tinzaparin works different than coumadin (warfarin). It will not affect the pt and inr. Tinzaparin works on a different pathway. It affects xa activit... Read More
A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ehsan Ansari
Interventional cardiology 31 years experience
More info: What is precipitated cause? Duration of pain? Aleaviating factors. If you could provide more info i will provide you with a better diagnosis.
A 51-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ehsan Ansari
Interventional cardiology 31 years experience
168: Maximum heart rate depends on age using the formula 220-age=maximum heart rate. In your case 100% of maximum predicted heart rate is 168. I recommend ... Read More
A 61-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ehsan Ansari
Interventional cardiology 31 years experience
Depend: It depends on your heart condition and the degree of missed beat. Everyone gets extra heart beats. If no structural heart issues it is benign. It is ... Read More

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May 10, 2013
Dr Ansari provides an invaluable public service on Health Tap. His responses are clear, accurate, pertinent and helpful. I recommend Dr. Ansari.
Known nationally for his expertise. He is a great resource to have on HealthTap.
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This was very helpful. Thanks! Not my question, I just saw it here. I want to thank you the way you saw the situation. You reassured the asker although recommended a visit to cardiologist. If I had th...Read More
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Thanks for your quick reply! Thank you doctor,does it mean imy 89 years old daddy overwork,should he est more? can he gets to normal agsin? how?
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Thank you. My doctor thinks its anxiety & said I don't need an echo? I had an echo & stress test about 3 years ago and it came back normal?

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University of Montpellier U.F.R. of Medicine, France
Graduated 1991MD

Awards

Thought Leader, Second Place, Connecticut - Winter
2013
Top Cardiologist , First Place, Connecticut - Winter
2013
Thought Leader, Third Place, New Haven Region, CT - Summer
2013

Affiliations

Fellow American Colege of Cardiology
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