Dr. Joseph Moore

Internal Medicine - Cardiology
Washington, MO
36 years experience male

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<ul><li>Raised in Toledo, OH</li><li>University of Toledo undergraduate and graduate school</li><li>Have lived in Toledo, Jacksonville, FL, and St. Louis, MO </li></ul>

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Internal Medicine - Cardiology

Cardiology

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105 Answers
16 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Moore
Internal Medicine - Cardiology 36 years experience
Unlikely: Every patient is different and has different risks from any procedure. In general, the risk of death from a heart cath is.
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Moore
Internal Medicine - Cardiology 36 years experience
Sometimes use both: Dopamine has more affect on blood pressure (raises it). Dobutamine increases heart (myocardial) contractility so it makes the heart muscle beat strong... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Moore
Internal Medicine - Cardiology 36 years experience
Differences are few: Not all cardiologists are specialists in HTN but most have expertise in treating complex blood pressure and heart problems. Htn specialists can be car... Read More
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A 22-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Moore
Internal Medicine - Cardiology 36 years experience
Yes: The valves are tough fibrous tissue that are very durable. Over your lifetime the valves open and close millions of times.
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Moore
Internal Medicine - Cardiology 36 years experience
Everyone: Anyone can develop HTN (hypertension). Some populations seem to be at greater risk (ie. African americans) but much of it probably has to do with othe... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Moore
Internal Medicine - Cardiology 36 years experience
Not useful: Adrenaline is only used during cardiac arrest to "restart" the heart. It has a very short half-life and is metabolized very fast. One of the long-term... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Moore
Internal Medicine - Cardiology 36 years experience
Control blood flow: All valves function the same. They are flaps of very strong tissue that open one way to allow blood to flow in one direction. The valve closes to prev... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Joseph Moore
Internal Medicine - Cardiology 36 years experience
Aortic root: Ao rt is an abbreviation for aortic root. This is the diameter of the aorta just above the aortic valve. 29 mm is normal size.
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A 20-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Moore
Internal Medicine - Cardiology 36 years experience
Hole in the heart: Pfo (patent foramen ovale) is a persistent hole in the wall that divides the upper chambers (atria) of the heart. Everyone has one when born but the h... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Moore
Internal Medicine - Cardiology 36 years experience
Drink a lot of water: Medications such as aleve (naproxen) can irritate the esophagus and stomach lining. They should always be taken with a full glass of water.
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Moore
Internal Medicine - Cardiology 36 years experience
Talk with EP: Sometimes the fractured lead is left in place and a new lead put in. Lead extraction can be very difficult and should only be done by experienced ep c... Read More
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A 47-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joseph Moore
Internal Medicine - Cardiology 36 years experience
Yes: If you are having the same or similar discomfort to what you had before the angioplasty, you may have re-narrowing of the angioplasty site. See your c... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joseph Moore
Internal Medicine - Cardiology 36 years experience
Autonomic insuffic: You have symptoms that suggest a problem called autonomic insufficiency. This is common in young women. Essentially the brain can misread the signals ... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Moore
Internal Medicine - Cardiology 36 years experience
Not necessary: No one knows how low is too low. There are no known diseases caused by low cholesterol. Count your blessings.
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joseph Moore
Internal Medicine - Cardiology 36 years experience
Eat: Eat less, exercise more, sleep well, don't smoke, keep blood pressure down, and take your medication.
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A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joseph Moore
Internal Medicine - Cardiology 36 years experience
Maybe: Are you on any medications to lower the blood pressure? This would be a very common treatment of brain aneurysm regardless of whether or not it has be... Read More
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A 63-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joseph Moore
Internal Medicine - Cardiology 36 years experience
It could be angina: Ache or discomfort in the chest which goes into the shoulder or neck is very suggestive of heart pain (angina). Hypertension (high blood pressure) is ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Moore
Internal Medicine - Cardiology 36 years experience
Very safe med: Propranolol is a type of beta-blocker. These medicines (all end in -olol) block the effects of adrenaline thus lowering heart rate and blood pressure.... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joseph Moore
Internal Medicine - Cardiology 36 years experience
Inflammation in ribs: Costochondritis is irritation or inflammation of the joint between the ribs and the breastbone (yes, there are joints there). It can feel similar to a... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Moore
Internal Medicine - Cardiology 36 years experience
Perhaps: If the arteries to the penis are obstructed (by cholesterol deposits) balloon angioplasty and/or stenting can be performed to restore proper blood flo... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joseph Moore
Internal Medicine - Cardiology 36 years experience
Sleepy: You'll be given medications that will make you drowsy and take away nervousness (such as versed and fentanyl) but you will be awake enough to answer q... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joseph Moore
Internal Medicine - Cardiology 36 years experience
May be BP problem: You have symptoms that suggest a problem called autonomic insufficiency (dizzy spells, passing out, headaches). This is common in young women. Essenti... Read More
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A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joseph Moore
Internal Medicine - Cardiology 36 years experience
Probably chest wall: If the inhalers don't relieve or prevent the symptoms it's most likely chest wall or muscle pain. It can be aggravated by holding the muscles tense. T... Read More
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A 50-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joseph Moore
Internal Medicine - Cardiology 36 years experience
Not commonly: Neither of these medications commonly cause severe nausea. The most common GI side effect from diltiazem is constipation. I would suggest you speak wi... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joseph Moore
Internal Medicine - Cardiology 36 years experience
Possible abn rhythm: You might have "holiday heart" which is a short episode of an abnormal heart rhythm brought on by alcohol. You should have a heart rhythm monitor to e... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joseph Moore
Internal Medicine - Cardiology 36 years experience
Possibly: Niacin commonly causes flushing (hot feeling, red skin, tingling) and headaches after taking, particularly doses greater than 1000 mg. The best thing ... Read More
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A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joseph Moore
Internal Medicine - Cardiology 36 years experience
Coarctation of aorta: You have coarctation of the aorta. This is a narrowing of the aorta between the origins of the arm arteries (resulting in the drop in BP in the left a... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joseph Moore
Internal Medicine - Cardiology 36 years experience
Possibly: Chest and left arm tightness that lasts for several days may be caused by inflammation of the sac containing the heart (the pericardium). This is call... Read More
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A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joseph Moore
Internal Medicine - Cardiology 36 years experience
Normal variation: Left atrial (la) size varies from day to day depending on fluid volumes. Closure of the ASD prevents blood going to the right atrium and the la would ... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joseph Moore
Internal Medicine - Cardiology 36 years experience
BP too high: You may have hypertension (htn). You should get several BP readings at different times of day. The best way to get BP down is weight loss using exerci... Read More
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A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joseph Moore
Internal Medicine - Cardiology 36 years experience
Shouldn't hurt: Sometimes patients may have an localized ache from stretching of the blood vessel but this should go away in a couple days. Pain down the leg is not n... Read More
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A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joseph Moore
Internal Medicine - Cardiology 36 years experience
Might be: How big a lump? If its bigger than a golf ball or continues to throb or get bigger it should be checked by a medical professional. Bruising is not unu... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joseph Moore
Internal Medicine - Cardiology 36 years experience
Call your MD: It is very common that hypertension (HTN) requires more than one medication for adequate control. Several studies have demonstrated better response to... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joseph Moore
Internal Medicine - Cardiology 36 years experience
Murmur: Murmurs are caused by turbulent blood flow through the heart. This can be from a leaking or narrowed (stenosed) valve or by the sharp angle of the mai... Read More
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A 23-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Moore
Internal Medicine - Cardiology 36 years experience
Numerous: Treatment depends on the extent of the problem. Exercise and a low cholesterol diet may have a role in prevention of cad. If CAD is present, low dose ... Read More
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A 23-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Moore
Internal Medicine - Cardiology 36 years experience
Artery vs ureter: A renal artery stent (to treat high blood pressure from kidney artery narrowing) is inserted using a catheter placed into either the groin or wrist ar... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Moore
Internal Medicine - Cardiology 36 years experience
Fluid shifts: When a person lies flat, blood that has pooled in the legs and abdomen (from gravity) returns to the heart. The extra volume typically causes no probl... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Moore
Internal Medicine - Cardiology 36 years experience
Depends on the cause: The success rate for elective cardioversion depends on how long the pt has been in atrial fibrillation (af), the cause of the af, the size of the hear... Read More
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A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Moore
Internal Medicine - Cardiology 36 years experience
No waiting: After a coronary stent, assuming everything else is ok, blood flow has been restored to the affected area. There is no danger from getting on a flight... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Moore
Internal Medicine - Cardiology 36 years experience
Not similar: Hypertension is high blood pressure (usually &gt;135/85) hypotension is low blood pressure (usually &lt;90 for the upper number = systolic).
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A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Moore
Internal Medicine - Cardiology 36 years experience
No: If you take enough Nitroglycerin your blood pressure will drop and you are very likely to pass out. This can be very dangerous.
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Moore
Internal Medicine - Cardiology 36 years experience
Often none: Hypertension (HTN) is a silent killer. Patients usually have no symptoms. Sometimes patients experience headaches, blurred vision or chest discomfort.... Read More
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A 54-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joseph Moore
Internal Medicine - Cardiology 36 years experience
Several: Imdur (isosorbide mononitrate) is a long-acting formulation of nitroglycerin. It comes in multiples of 30 mg. The short acting form of isosorbide (din... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Moore
Internal Medicine - Cardiology 36 years experience
Maybe: Two very different problems. Arterial insufficiency (pad) can cause the skin to be pale, loss of hair below the mid-shin, and cool feet. Blue or black... Read More
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joseph Moore
Internal Medicine - Cardiology 36 years experience
In short, yes: If you are still having pain, that is to be expected but you should make a follow-up appointment to check with your doctor.
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joseph Moore
Internal Medicine - Cardiology 36 years experience
Anatomy: The tricuspid valve separates the right atrium from the right ventricle. It's named for the three cusps (tri) of the valve. The mitral valve separates... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Moore
Internal Medicine - Cardiology 36 years experience
Could be many causes: There are many things that can cause these symptoms. A medical professional needs to ask you a few questions about the nature of the discomfort, when ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Moore
Internal Medicine - Cardiology 36 years experience
Need to see MD: Blue lips can be a sign of many things, some serious. Your child needs to see a physician asap.
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A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joseph Moore
Internal Medicine - Cardiology 36 years experience
Get another opinion: If the symptoms haven't changed and you're not happy with the answers you've been given, you should get another opinion from another cardiologist.
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A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joseph Moore
Internal Medicine - Cardiology 36 years experience
Should be healed: The cath site shouldn't be sore still. If it is swollen or discolored you should see your doctor about it.
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Moore is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Moore is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! I am on toprol xl and cozaar but was before the surgery it lowered my BP quite a bit but not this low. I was put on them for cardiomyopathy
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Thanks for your quick reply! One dr says stress test another dr says CTA is better- I am so confused- I will take ur advice
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Thanks for the info. I didn't realize they were so popular.

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University of Toledo College of Medicine, OH
Graduated 1987MD

Residency

UNIVERSITY OF TOLEDO MEDICAL CENTER

Awards

Frist Humanitarian Award - HCA Memorial Hospital, Jacksonville, FL (2010)
Top Cardiologist , First Place, Missouri - Winter
2013
Top Cardiologist , First Place, Missouri - Summer
2013

Affiliations

American College of Cardiology
Society of Cardiovascular Angiography and Intervention
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