Dr. Calvin Weisberger

Cardiology
Los Angeles, CA
53 years experience male

Locations

Office

Santa Monica, CA

Address

538 11th Street, Santa Monica, CA, US
Directions

Insurances accepted

Kaiser Permanente Insurance Company

Calvin Weisberger

Los Angeles, CA

About

Bio

Experience leading local , Regional and National Cardiology efforts. Leadership roles and experience in Pharmacy and Therapeutics as well as Medical Equipment Procurement. Experience founding and running Medical Symposia. Published articles, slide series and book; Associate Editor of Journal

Specialties
Doctors may have more than one area of specialty interest. Board certification in a specialty area means the doctor has completed formal training and has practice experience in that specialty, and has passed the certification examination from the corresponding accredited medical specialty board.

Cardiology

Languages spoken

English

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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
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Heart disease: Heart tighten up is not a term we use, if you mean your chest feels tight that could have chest wall or pulmonary significance, if a different sensati... Read More
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Swoosh: You are hearing turbulent blood flow noise.
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A 46-year-old member asked:
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Heart health: The heart is part of your whole system. You need to take care of everything. This means mediterranean diet, daily exercise, not smoking. It means taki... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
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INR : Inr level isn't tied to blood pressure.
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A 34-year-old member asked:
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Warfarin: There is minimal evidence to suggest any warfarin interaction with sunburn.
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A 41-year-old member asked:
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Coreg (carvedilol): There is no natural substitute for coreg (carvedilol).
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A 31-year-old member asked:
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Heart rate: Heart rate will increase with hyperventilation, it doesn't change much with normal breathing.
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A 21-year-old female asked:
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Mitral valve repair: The repairs aren't often perfect.
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A 49-year-old member asked:
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sottopelle: I can't find any good medical data on this form of therapy. I can find only commercial advertisements. As such i can't comment with scientific data. I... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
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Heart beat: If you have a large liver or distended abdoment the pulsations generated by cardiac contraction might be conducted noticeably to the abdomen and felt.
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A 65-year-old male asked:
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Diuretics, constipat: Diuretics can cause dehydration which can dry the stool in the colon and cause constipation.
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A 21-year-old female asked:
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Low blood pressure: All those findings/symptoms are compatible with low blood pressure. They are not specific for any etiology. You should see a doctor and get evaluated.
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A 28-year-old female asked:
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SCA/HA: Why are you worrying about cardiac arrest at your age? With those normal values your probability of sca or heart attack are quite low unless there is ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
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ecg: Flat t waves are a nonspecific finding, in and of themselves they are of minimal significance.
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A 48-year-old female asked:
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Left atrial enlargem: Left atrial enlargement can have many causes and if verified on echo or other imaging study can presage various rhythm disturbances. Other problems ma... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
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Alcohol: One small alcoholic beverage a couple of times a week is usually ok. Having said this, if you've already had a surgery on your heart you might want be... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
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Blood pressure: Big pressure drop implies drop in peripheral vascular resistance, loss of intravascular volume or marked decrease in cardiac function or a combination... Read More
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A 51-year-old male asked:
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Cirrhosis: Your cirrhosis appears to be advanced. You should discuss your situation and symptoms with your doctor. You should understand your problems so you can... Read More
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A 23-year-old male asked:
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Olive oil: Monounsaturated oil is a better choice than most oils. It does not raise hdl.
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A 46-year-old member asked:
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CHF: CHF would have to have right heart failure to cause axillary edema. Some obstruction of venous outflow from the upper extremity would also work toward... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
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Chinese restaurant: The syndrome is related to monosodium glutamate which is often used in chinese food but also in others. Read this: http://www.Nlm.Nih.Gov/medlineplus... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
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Metoprolol: No problem with magox and warfarin.
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A 30-year-old member asked:
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calf pain: Calf pain is unlikely to relate to lisinopril. If pain is not going away consult your dr. For exam and opinion.
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A 47-year-old member asked:
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Drugs: Lisinopril and Furosemide are often prescribed together.
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A 31-year-old member asked:
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valsartan: Diovan/hcl is valsartan/hcl and losartan/hcl is a different drug combination but closely related as both are angiotensin receptor blockers.
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A 45-year-old member asked:
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statin pain: When statins cause muscle pain, it can be generalized or just localized to the most heavily worked muscle groups. Often the leg muscles in runners or ... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
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Fat heart: There is a lipoid infiltration of the heart muscle that is rare but you probably refer to arteriosclerosis or atherosclerosis which are diseases assoc... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
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blood pressure: 100-130/60-85 mmhg.
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A 69-year-old female asked:
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CoA10: Helps the muscle pains that sometimes happen with statins.
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A 62-year-old female asked:
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Metoprolol: That dose of metoprolol will usually cause adequate slowing in most people. There will always be someone who doesn't get adequate slowing and likely a... Read More
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A female asked:
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Palpitations: Palpitations are not uncommon with menopause or with various other hormonal changing states.
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A 28-year-old female asked:
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SCA/HA: Why are you worrying about cardiac arrest at your age? With those normal values your probability of sca or heart attack are quite low unless there is ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
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Heart rate: If your heart suddenly speeds up without exercise or other stress, it is worthwhile going to see a dr. For evalluation. It might be necessary to see a... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
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Blood pressure: 160/100 requires treatment, it is not necessarily an emergency but treatment should not be delayed.
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A 32-year-old male asked:
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Data: There isn't enough direct data here to know. If you've had the cardiac cath you list above and your cardiologist isn't concerned chances are he's corr... Read More
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A 35-year-old male asked:
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History: You should discuss your history and status with your physician. You may well need more effective treatment than fish oil to lower your risk profile fo... Read More
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A 45-year-old female asked:
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CHF : If your CHF is controlled and stable that procedure should be fine.
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A 35-year-old member asked:
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Lipids: Drs. Are concerned about elevated lipids because they are associated frequently with atherosclerotic disease.
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A 23-year-old female asked:
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ECG: Refer to my previous answer, t wave inversions can come and go and may be due to your meds or other factors.
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A 27-year-old female asked:
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Drink: The sangria should have been gone by 4hhr after unless you drank a lot. I wouldn't advise an extra dose of metoprolol but would try and relax and wait... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
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Lisinopril : Usually no problem taking Lisinopril at night.
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A 34-year-old member asked:
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Alcohol: Alcohol doesn't show on a cholesterol test.
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A 38-year-old member asked:
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Fish oil: Unless taken in very large quantity, fish oil is unlikely to cause chubby cheeks.
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A 47-year-old member asked:
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Hole in the heart: This is a congenital or rarely acquired anomaly and isn't really a disease.
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A 34-year-old member asked:
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Afib: Atrial fibrillation with rapid ventricular response often causes st depression in the ECG recordings.
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A 22-year-old female asked:
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Inderal (propranolol): Inderal (propranolol) 5mg is a very low dose. Did the cardiologist advise you to stop the inderal (propranolol)? You should ask your treating physici... Read More
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A female asked:
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TB: You should discuss your status with your physicians who know you. Tb can cause breathing difficulties if it is extensive enough but often doesn't if i... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
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Short of breath: If you are short of breath you need to get checked out, go to the dr.
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A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
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lopressor (metoprolol tartrate): Lopressor (metoprolol tartrate) would usually not worsen wpw. When WPW is symptomatic we usually consider ablation of the bypass tract(s). Seeing an e... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
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Symptoms: The symptoms you describe along with the test data you report make it highly unlikely your symptoms are cardiac related. They are much more likely to ... Read More
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Testimonials
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Oct 28, 2013
He has excellent knowledge, judgement, know-how, and HealthTap answers! A terrific combination of practical wisdom and scholarly experience.
May 14, 2013
Excellent cardiologist. His posts are always informative for patients
Aug 2, 2013
very helpful answers!
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This made me feel good. Thanks! I’ve never had high cholesterol had fasting labs done but granted not an excuse... it was the week after Thanksgiving plus I ate deviled eggs the day before hoping res...Read More
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This saved my life. Thank you. I have all of the symptoms of (CMD) for 4 months now. But, the doctors in my area are very ignorant and arrogant. The EKG and Echocardiogram have missed this. But, I kno...Read More
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This was very helpful. Thanks! I had an ecg last night due to chest pain and had borderline t abnormality with inferior leads. It actually terrified me and I wondered how they sent me home! After read...Read More

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Jefferson Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University, PA
Graduated 1970MD

Residency

THOMAS JEFFERSON UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL
Completed 1973

Awards

Fellowship (FACP), American College of Physicians
FACC
Top Doctor, Second Place, California - Winter
2013

Affiliations

FACP
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