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Dr. Charles Caldwell

Internal Medicine - Cardiology
North Little Rock, AR
31 years experience male

Locations

Arkansas Cardiology

North Little Rock, AR

Address

3343 Springhill Drive, Suite 1035, North Little Rock, AR
Directions

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About

Bio

I am a native of North Little Rock, AR and a 1987 graduate of Hendrix College. I'm Board Certified in Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Disease and Nuclear Cardiology. I completed medical school and fellowship at UAMS in Little Rock, Arkansas, medicine residency at Emory University in Atlanta, Ga.

Specialties
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Internal Medicine - Cardiology

Cardiology

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

21 Answers
17 Agrees
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A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Caldwell
Internal Medicine - Cardiology 31 years experience
Athletic Heart: Interesting question! former athletes have been shown to have more left ventricular hypertrophy or thickened hearts that usually lessens with age and... Read More
A 58-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Caldwell
Internal Medicine - Cardiology 31 years experience
Tough Sometimes: In general, ischemic heart symptoms are exacerbated by exertion while symptoms of gerd are not related to exertion. It can be difficult to differentia... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Charles Caldwell
Internal Medicine - Cardiology 31 years experience
Very Safe: Ultrasound is very safe for serial measurements of many organs including the bladder, kidneys, the heart and great vessels.
A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Charles Caldwell
Internal Medicine - Cardiology 31 years experience
Meds and Lifestyle: Your ejection fraction (ef) is just below the threshold of normal at 50%. Likely this is due to a small amount of damage with your coronary atheroscl... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Caldwell
Internal Medicine - Cardiology 31 years experience
Ketones: The diet is low in carbohydrates leading to the body using fat rather than sugar as fuel. The breakdown of fat leads to the production of ketones. The... Read More
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Caldwell
Internal Medicine - Cardiology 31 years experience
RBBB: A right bundle branch block is a delay in electrical activaton of the right side of the left ventricle. This delay leads to a characteristic ECG patte... Read More
A 60-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Caldwell
Internal Medicine - Cardiology 31 years experience
See Your Doctor: Most plastic surgery is low risk from a cardiac standpoint. However you are still at risk for arrhythmia during and after surgery that would likely n... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Caldwell
Internal Medicine - Cardiology 31 years experience
Many reasons: Edema can be due to too much salt in your diet leading to water retention to neutralize the salt. Diuretics work by making the kidneys leak salt and ... Read More
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Charles Caldwell
Internal Medicine - Cardiology 31 years experience
Yes.: You likely had your valve surgery through a wound called a sternotomy. This means the surgeon sawed through your breast bone. This is a broken bone ... Read More
A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Charles Caldwell
Internal Medicine - Cardiology 31 years experience
No.: Mitral valve prolapse is a benign condition produced by a mitral valve that is "floppy". It can sometimes leak and is associated with occasional ches... Read More
A 57-year-old male asked:
Dr. Charles Caldwell
Internal Medicine - Cardiology 31 years experience
Cardiac CT: A cardiac calcium score is a non-contrast ct of the heart looking for calcium in the arterial wall as a marker for atherosclerosis. A contrast ct ang... Read More
A 58-year-old male asked:
Dr. Charles Caldwell
Internal Medicine - Cardiology 31 years experience
Rhythm not Blockage: Palpitations or skipped beats can be caused by irritable areas in the heart that disrupt normal electrical conduction. While coronary artery blockage ... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Caldwell
Internal Medicine - Cardiology 31 years experience
Cholesterol Level: Checking your cholesterol is important at your age so you can identify a potential issue that can contribute to your future risk of heart attacks and ... Read More
A 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Caldwell
Internal Medicine - Cardiology 31 years experience
Yes.: You should never abruptly stop a BP medication without your doctor's advice. You do not develop tolerance to Lisinopril and short of a lot of weight ... Read More
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Charles Caldwell
Internal Medicine - Cardiology 31 years experience
Oat Beta Glycan: These are water soluble oat fiber at 22 and 35% respectively. They work by trapping bile acids in the intestine forcing the syntheses of new bile acid... Read More
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Charles Caldwell
Internal Medicine - Cardiology 31 years experience
Hypovolemia: Most likely relative dehydration to some degree. There is enhanced blood flow to the gut after a meal. This means the same blood volume has to supply ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Caldwell
Internal Medicine - Cardiology 31 years experience
Genetics: Cholesterol is produced in the liver as well as a product of your diet. Your cholesterol may be high as a result of a poor diet that has yet to lead ... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Caldwell
Internal Medicine - Cardiology 31 years experience
Normal: It is normal. The average adult pulse rate at rest is 72.
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Caldwell
Internal Medicine - Cardiology 31 years experience
Atherosclerosis: If your stent was in a heart artery, you have coronary atherosclerosis. If it was done in a peripheral artery such as your leg, you have peripheral a... Read More
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Caldwell
Internal Medicine - Cardiology 31 years experience
Water Pill: You should discuss this with your doctor. Diuretics can reduce potassium, sodium, and if overused can lead to dehydration and subsequent kidney damag... Read More
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Caldwell
Internal Medicine - Cardiology 31 years experience
Palpitations: They are often benign but can be serious if persistent and leading to sustained arrhythmia. Determination of your lv function with an echo is key as ... Read More

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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Caldwell is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Caldwell is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences/UAMS College of Medicine, AR
Graduated 1991MD

Residency

EMORY UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL

Awards

Top Cardiologist , First Place, Arkansas - Summer
2013
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