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Dr. Franklin Schneider

Cardiology
Providence, RI
33 years experience male

Locations

SPG/Cardiovascular Associates of Rhode Island

Providence, RI

Address

Director, Vascular and Nuclear Cardiology, 1076 North Main Street, Providence, RI
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My office hours

Wednesday: 8:30am - 5:00pm
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Practice website

Fax

4012732489

About

Bio

I am an adult cardiologist specializing in non-invasive imaging, especially in the diagnosis and management of heart and vascular disease. More recently I have been focusing on the use of 3D cardiac and vascular ultrasound in the assessment and repair of valvular heart disease.

Specialties
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Cardiology

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

71 Answers
17 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Franklin Schneider
Cardiology 33 years experience
What: What are the risks? Benefits? How long is the recovery? When will i be fully recovered?
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Franklin Schneider
Cardiology 33 years experience
Significant: High BP is when the pressure inside your arteries is too high - typically > 135/85, which can lead to stroke, heart attack and death. Low blood pr... Read More
A 59-year-old male asked:
Dr. Franklin Schneider
Cardiology 33 years experience
Yes, you can: Ptients with extremely high BP feel poorly, theymay have headaches, weakness, or shortness of breath with exertion. Lowering BP can make you feel bet... Read More
A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Franklin Schneider
Cardiology 33 years experience
Not clear: Your symptoms involve several organ systems of the body and several potential possibilities ranging from indigestion to a skipped heart beat, to a lun... Read More
A 72-year-old female asked:
Dr. Franklin Schneider
Cardiology 33 years experience
An irregular beat...: Arrhythmia is a generic term to describe n abnormality in the heart's rhythm. It may be very benign "extra" beats, to a sustained abnormal heart rhyt... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Franklin Schneider
Cardiology 33 years experience
High fat: Avoid drinks with high fat content such as dairy, like milk or shakes. Would also avoid extremely sweet drinks which can raise your triglycerides, a ... Read More
A 56-year-old female asked:
Dr. Franklin Schneider
Cardiology 33 years experience
Increased: Half of the cases of hypertrophic cardiomyopathy are inherited. If your mother had it, it is highly likely you have it. That said, most cases are di... Read More
A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Franklin Schneider
Cardiology 33 years experience
Not necessarily: You are young so your short pr interval may represent normal accelerated av conduction. It is also possible you may have a pre-excitation syndrome ... Read More
A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Franklin Schneider
Cardiology 33 years experience
Many things...: Cardiac MRI is a non-invasive (non needle based) way of evaluating heart and valve function. It is the most accurate and reproducible way to assets h... Read More
A 20-year-old member asked:
Dr. Franklin Schneider
Cardiology 33 years experience
It depends: The first issue is what type of stroke the patient had - if it was from a clot, a full dose Aspirin may be appropriate. If it is from a bleed, Aspiri... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Franklin Schneider
Cardiology 33 years experience
It depends: And elevated heart rate is a symptom, not a diagnosis. In general, when a woman is pregnant and her heart rate increases. This alone is not a worris... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Franklin Schneider
Cardiology 33 years experience
Unsure...: Just because the valve is not commented on does not mean there is an issue. Would call the lab where the study was performed and have them review you... Read More
A 83-year-old male asked:
Dr. Franklin Schneider
Cardiology 33 years experience
No: It is very common for older adults to develop irregular heart rhythms. One of those rhythm disturbances is atrial fibrillation which can cause a num... Read More
A 16-year-old member asked:
Dr. Franklin Schneider
Cardiology 33 years experience
Depends on the SVT: Svt (supraventricular tachycardia) is a generic term for rhythm disturbances originating in the top part of the heart. Typical medicines used to trea... Read More
A 26-year-old member asked:
Dr. Franklin Schneider
Cardiology 33 years experience
Usually not: Left bundle branch block (lbbb) develops when 2/3 electrical "wires" in the heart stop working. Many patients can have LBBB and no sx. Lbbb usually ... Read More
A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Franklin Schneider
Cardiology 33 years experience
Many: Cardiac rehab is beneficial for many cardiac patients. Most patients will have an increase in their overall activity capacity. The magnitude of this... Read More
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Franklin Schneider
Cardiology 33 years experience
It depends....: This is a very broad question. Many factors affect an ekg - patient age, sex, medications, other medical issues. Also how does the ekg compare to a ... Read More
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Franklin Schneider
Cardiology 33 years experience
No.: Dvt typically occurs when an individual is inactive, such as taking a long plane flight. Hypertension alone does not cause dvt. However, hypertensio... Read More
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Franklin Schneider
Cardiology 33 years experience
Eat: Eat healthy, exercise regularly, maintain a healthy weight and above all - don't smoke.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Franklin Schneider
Cardiology 33 years experience
A common spot: People typical develop fat in the stomach area. Viceral (or belly) fat is very common in inactive patients who consume high fat diets. It is also as... Read More
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Franklin Schneider
Cardiology 33 years experience
Not sure: Unfortunately i'm not sure heat you are describing. If you are having repetitive chest pain, it should be checked by your health care provider. Good... Read More
A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Franklin Schneider
Cardiology 33 years experience
Possibly: The radiation exposure risk from a ct scan needs to be balanced with the benefit of the information. If you doctors are concerned about a life threat... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Franklin Schneider
Cardiology 33 years experience
More tests warranted: If these are new sx further evaluation may be warranted. Most likely you are experience benign skipping, but some more concerning rhythm disturbances... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Franklin Schneider
Cardiology 33 years experience
It depends: Arrhythmia is a general term. This could be from benign extra beats or something more serious. What's important is to define if your heart function ... Read More
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Franklin Schneider
Cardiology 33 years experience
Yes and no.: Alcohol causes direct toxicity to the heart and can cause weakening of the heart. This can cause fluid retention and congestion. However, there are ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Franklin Schneider
Cardiology 33 years experience
Chest wall....: There are two internal mammary arteries (left and right). They are also known as the internal thoracic arteries and originate from the arteries to th... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Franklin Schneider
Cardiology 33 years experience
Depends: Artificial valves come in two general types - biological and mechanical. Biological valves are usually made from cow or pig tissue. Mechanical valve... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Franklin Schneider
Cardiology 33 years experience
A procedure....: Aortic valve replacement usually involves surgically removing a patients own diseased aortic valve and replacing it with a valve constructed fom metal... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Franklin Schneider
Cardiology 33 years experience
Short answer....: Cholesterol and fat damage the lining of the blood vessel, and cause vessel injury and inflammation manifest as a blockage. Cholesterol lowering, es... Read More
A 49-year-old male asked:
Dr. Franklin Schneider
Cardiology 33 years experience
Common: Enlargement of the aorta is common, although usually at older ages. Smokers and patients with certain specific inherited conditions can have aortic a... Read More
A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Franklin Schneider
Cardiology 33 years experience
Depends on the SVT: Svt (supraventricular tachycardia) is a generic term for rhythm disturbances originating in the top part of the heart. Typical medicines used to trea... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Franklin Schneider
Cardiology 33 years experience
Yes, but: Fish oil is used frequently to raise good cholesterol levels and lower triglycerides. Side effects include easy bruising and bad "fishy" breath. Whi... Read More
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Franklin Schneider
Cardiology 33 years experience
Possibly: Not all chest pain is from the heart. I first would want to know the results of those tests - were they normal? If the chest pain was from a coronary... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Franklin Schneider
Cardiology 33 years experience
Lower than an adults: Blood pressure in children typical runs lower than in adults. The systolic (top #) should be 90-120, with diastolic (bottom #) in the 50s. Hope tha... Read More
A 65-year-old female asked:
Dr. Franklin Schneider
Cardiology 33 years experience
Depends..: The newer biological, non metals valves last much longer and do not require coumadin (warfarin). In addition, if you valve starts to not function pro... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Franklin Schneider
Cardiology 33 years experience
Hard to miss: A murmur is a noise the doctor hears when listening. They can be benign (from blood being ejected out) or more pathologic. A high quality echo study... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Franklin Schneider
Cardiology 33 years experience
Genetics: High cholesterol, high blod pressure and other risks factors are genetically determined and may be responsible for early onsetnheart disease. That sa... Read More
A 16-year-old male asked:
Dr. Franklin Schneider
Cardiology 33 years experience
Yes: When people get anxious the 10 to breathe faster. Breathing quickly can blow off an excessive amount of carbon dioxide. This can lead to hyperventil... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Franklin Schneider
Cardiology 33 years experience
No: My first response is why do you want to gain weight? If you are very thin a metabolic issue should be ruled out. If you have decreased appetite and... Read More
A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Franklin Schneider
Cardiology 33 years experience
Toprol (metoprolol): Toprol, (metoprolol) and other beta blockers will slow your heart rate down. Despite the slower heart rate most people do not have any symptoms. If ... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Franklin Schneider
Cardiology 33 years experience
It depends: There are several potential explanations for your ekg including your (unspecified) valve problem, a persistent juvenile ekg pattern, or your heart ma... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Franklin Schneider
Cardiology 33 years experience
More tests needed: 170 is a very accelerated heart rate at that level of stress. You may an inappropriate sinus tachycardia or another type of arrhythmia. The stress t... Read More
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Franklin Schneider
Cardiology 33 years experience
Yes: There is a (theoretical) potential interaction where grapefruit increases drug levels and possible toxicity. In my personal experience, it is a non i... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Franklin Schneider
Cardiology 33 years experience
Several causes...: Your fluid retention may be from the intravenous fluids you received during your operation and recovery. You may also be (relatively) , malnourished,... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Franklin Schneider
Cardiology 33 years experience
Lots: Most patients with peripheral arterial disease (pad) do relatively well. Lowering your cholesterol, stopping smoking, a walking program, and stopping... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Franklin Schneider
Cardiology 33 years experience
Low salt, exercise: There are several none medication based weighs to treat your hypertension. These include following a low salt (dash) diet, engaging in regular exer... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Franklin Schneider
Cardiology 33 years experience
Several: You may have inappropriate sinus tachycardia. Also thyroid disease can manifest as a high heart rate. Further evaluation is warranted. Feel better.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Franklin Schneider
Cardiology 33 years experience
Serious condition: Also known as hypertrophic obstructive cardiomyopathy (hocm) - the dividing wall of the heart (septum) is thicker than normal. This causes difficult ... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Franklin Schneider
Cardiology 33 years experience
Multiple reasons: Many factors affect the ekg, the (relative) location of your heart in the chest, placement of the leads, and the equipment. What is felt to be an abn... Read More
A 52-year-old male asked:
Dr. Franklin Schneider
Cardiology 33 years experience
Not exactly....: Saturated fats are more atherogenic - blockage forming than cholesterol. Egg yolks are high in saturated fats. Egg whites are ok. Hope that helps.

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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Schneider is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Schneider is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! I have had one episode with left sided weakness and I think I have changes in my face and short term memory loss
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This is the 6th time the ECG showed similar results. Doctors pretty sure I don't have RVH but has abnormality in the valve. Should I worry?
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Bad reactions to medications but I will definitely keep trying

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Tufts University School of Medicine, MA
Graduated 1989MD

Residency

FaulkneR HOSPITAL

Awards

Thought Leader, Third Place, Rhode Island - Summer
2013
Top Cardiologist , First Place, Rhode Island - Summer
2013
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