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Dr. Calvin Weisberger

Cardiology
Los Angeles, CA
52 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
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Cardiology

Languages spoken

English

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A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
52 years experience
Pain: could be intercostal muscle spasm but no way to be sure from out here with limited information. See a doctor for a full evaluation
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A 54-year-old female asked:
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Chest pain: There are many causes of chest pain, the heart is one, intestinal gas and thoracic musculoskeletal pains are very common, anxiety and panic attacks l... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
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PVCs: They are probably harmless but without knowing more about a specific patient, we can't be certain. Discuss with your own doc for information specific ... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
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CT vs Echo: Both techniques are excellent. The Echo is a bit more cardiac specific but ask your Doc or cardiologist for more information pertinent to you.
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A male asked:
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Palpitation Sx: Palpitations are an awareness of extra heartbeats which most of us have. The sensation can be single or multiple and can sometimes last minutes. Diffe... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
52 years experience
Pain: Musculoskeletal causes are quite consistent with and common with what you describe. Ask your doctor what the cause of the symptoms is.
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
52 years experience
Tests : That's a lot of testing for a low probability of angina from the start. Musculoskeletal and other possibilities should be considered.
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A 19-year-old male asked:
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Data : If there is nothing else wrong with you beyond what you listed, life threatening arrhythmia would be low probability.
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A 41-year-old male asked:
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Extrasystoles: If you are used to having extrasystoles and are not symptomatic other than awareness, likely you don't need acute care. You should investigate with yo... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
52 years experience
Palpitation Sx: Palpitations are an awareness of extra heartbeats which most of us have. The sensation can be single or multiple and can sometimes last minutes. Diffe... Read More
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A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
52 years experience
Loop recorder: The fields created by a proximate hair dryer could cause artifactual recordings. They are unlikely to cause any arrhythmias as the recorder isn't deli... Read More
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
52 years experience
Blocked apcs: How do you know you have blocked apcs? If you have them and they are rare, I would repeat the holter periodically to see if their frequency increases ... Read More
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A 19-year-old male asked:
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Anxiety disorder: Anxiety disorder is far more ubiquitous than aneurysm. Discuss your problems with the physician who knows you best for the most meaningful recommendat... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
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Sweaty: Some folks just sweat a lot. Sweating with heart disease is a specific situation and usually is pretty obvious. Most likely you should find something ... Read More
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
52 years experience
Cough: Lots of possibilities including esophageal reflux,allergies and inhalant reactions among others. See a lung specialist to work through them if primary... Read More
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A female asked:
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52 years experience
Hematoma: See your doctor about this , it sounds like you leaked blood at the puncture site. Usually it gradually goes away but should be checked to be sure not... Read More
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A 25-year-old male asked:
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Chronic stress/anxie: Chronic anxiety and stress can be associated with several kinds of cardiac problems. The stress and anxiety can likewise exacerbate many kinds of hear... Read More
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
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Lasix (furosemide): The first step is to discuss coming off Lasix (furosemide) with your doctor. The next step is follow the course you and the doc have agreed on.
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A 27-year-old female asked:
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52 years experience
Symptoms: What you describe is not likely to be related to aneurysm. Musculoskeletal is likely.
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A 35-year-old female asked:
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Palpitation treat: Treatments include not using caffeine, alcohol , street drugs, smoking and other stimulant substances. Try to learn meditation and other calming techn... Read More
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A member asked:
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52 years experience
PE: What you describe could be ok. Safest to check with your treating physician however.
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A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
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Palpitations: These are caused by many things. Stress, excitement, irritants both physical and chemical, pressure like a hiatal hernia or esophageal push or pull, a... Read More
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A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
52 years experience
Mvp: If there is no other problem than what you mention in your note, then this situation has little likelihood of causing trouble. Without more informatio... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
52 years experience
Aneurysm: Aneurysm pain is usually really severe. Not enough information supplied to say much more. Speak with the doc who knows the patient best for the best i... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
52 years experience
Palpitations: Most often what you describe is benign and requires no treatment just reassurance. Your doctor can check you to be sure what your situation is. In the... Read More
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A 27-year-old male asked:
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Plaque : you can't get guarantees but those data are as good as it gets.
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A 26-year-old female asked:
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52 years experience
Symptoms: Those are not usual symptoms of aneurysm. The symptoms you report could be allergy, URI, or other.
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A 33-year-old female asked:
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Ampicillin: Ampicillin is not likely to prolong the QT.
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A 60-year-old male asked:
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Meds: It isn't necessary to take those drugs in time proximity to each other
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A 25-year-old male asked:
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Heart: Low probability of vascular obstruction but not impossible. Other diagnosis is probable.
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A 43-year-old member asked:
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Imaging: Contrast ventriculography is using a contrast agent to image the ventricle(s) of the heart. It can be radiographic, ultrasonic or radionuclide imaging... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
52 years experience
Cord?: I suspect you get no answers because 'cord' isn't what you meant. Please rephrase your question and be sure it asks what you mean. An echogenic focus ... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
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Chest pain: There are many causes of chest pain, the heart is but one, intestinal gas and thoracic musculoskeletal pains are very common, anxiety and panic attack... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
52 years experience
Valve: 'Leaking' heart valves are valves with don't close properly. There are various causes of this problem. It can be inherited or acquired. Acquired types... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
52 years experience
Trouble breathing: Many possible causes see your doctor for evaluation
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A 21-year-old male asked:
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Data: With that combination of normal tests in a 21yr. old male, the probability of your heart causing symptoms is very low.
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
52 years experience
Symptoms: Those symptoms are a bit excessive for a period. It would be a good idea to see your doctor and be evaluated.
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A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
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CT: The PA pressure causes the liver to enlarge by back pressure. The large liver can cause some basilar atelectasis. They are all related.
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
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Cardiac arrest: There are huge numbers of soccer players in the world. Some who have congenital sudden death risk will die when they are young. 'So many' is actually ... Read More
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A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
52 years experience
Echo: There are many technical aspects to echo measurements. Pulmonary artery pressure can vary also depending on hemodynamics and physiologic state. In gen... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
52 years experience
Reversible ischemia: It is ischemia not present at rest but produced by exercise or other demand for increased blood flow through the arteries to the anterior lateral wall... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
52 years experience
ASD: These problems usually don't lessen life expectancy signficantly if the ASD shunt is minimal. There are possible negative development but atrial septa... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
52 years experience
High heart rate: Without lots of information about you, can't guess. Lots of things will normally increase heart rate and lots of abnormal things will increase heart r... Read More
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A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
52 years experience
Niacin: Niacin at the low dose of 50mg is unlikely to make much difference
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
52 years experience
Heart sounds: The heart sounds transmit through the body quite readily and can often be heard throughout the abdomen. Because the liver is firm it transmits the sou... Read More
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A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
52 years experience
EECP: If you can exercise enough to build more capillaries, you are not a candidate for EECP. EECP for angina is used only when diet, exercise, maximal med... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
52 years experience
Palpitations: These are caused by many things. Stress, excitement, irritants both physical and chemical, pressure like a hiatal hernia or esophageal push or pull, a... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
52 years experience
SOB: there are multiple possibilities for what you describe. You need to see your doc to be evaluated.
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
52 years experience
Malar flush: from the Merck manual: The classic facial appearance in MS, a plum-colored malar flush, occurs only when cardiac output is low and pulmonary hyperte... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
52 years experience
Murmur: Heart murmur is just noise. If the noise is caused by a significant heart blood flow problem, that is what you need to know. Ask your doc what is goin... 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 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 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 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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