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Dr. Raghuraman Vidhun

Cardiology
Waterbury, CT
15 years experience male

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CAGW

Waterbury, CT

Address

455 Chase Pkwy, Waterbury, CT
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Interventional and General Cardiologist

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Cardiology

Internal Medicine

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81 Answers
52 Agrees
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A female asked:
Dr. Raghuraman Vidhun
Cardiology 15 years experience
Heart: Cardiac muscles are special. They are unlike skeletal muscle (muscle in rest of the body) or smooth muscle that lines the walls of blood vessels. So ... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Raghuraman Vidhun
Cardiology 15 years experience
Young at heart!!: Your doctor is right... Chances of HA at your age is low. Happens in patients who abuse drugs- esp. cocaine. You don't smoke and if you don't have je... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Raghuraman Vidhun
Cardiology 15 years experience
Cough!!: Can cause chronic dry cough, but unlikely to cause sore throat
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A 54-year-old female asked:
Dr. Raghuraman Vidhun
Cardiology 15 years experience
Beta Blocker: Try Bystolic (nebivolol). It is a beta blocker with alpha blocker properties. It helps lower BP and reduce risk of cardiac events.
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A 65-year-old male asked:
Dr. Raghuraman Vidhun
Cardiology 15 years experience
Yes: Yes, you should be able to continue Tambocor (flecainide) after the CABG. Surgeon can try a MAZE procedure to see if A FIB can be treated.
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A 80-year-old male asked:
Dr. Raghuraman Vidhun
Cardiology 15 years experience
Yes: Yes. They have to stop the heart, cut out the old valve and stitch in a new valve.
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A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Raghuraman Vidhun
Cardiology 15 years experience
Under 140/90: Normal BP should be under 140/90. You will benefit from regular exercise and weight loss. 176lbs is with in normal if you are taller than 5ft 10in. ... Read More
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A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Raghuraman Vidhun
Cardiology 15 years experience
Normal: Your blood tests are within normal limits... Best wishes.
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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Raghuraman Vidhun
Cardiology 15 years experience
Yes: Yes - suggest stopping it to see if your symptoms resolve.
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A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Raghuraman Vidhun
Cardiology 15 years experience
No: No - there is no lingering risk. The risk is when a person uses and for that period of use.
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Raghuraman Vidhun
Cardiology 15 years experience
Yes : Monitor for at least one month. Check BP randomly - make sure you are resting for at least 10 - 15min before u check. Check to make sure your machin... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Raghuraman Vidhun
Cardiology 15 years experience
None: No supplement is going to prevent or cure it... Best is to avoid caffeine, drink plenty of fluids and check with your doctor to see if you suffer from... Read More
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A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Raghuraman Vidhun
Cardiology 15 years experience
Benign Murmur: Likely to be a benign murmur... These are murmurs produced by blood flow across the valves when the valves are normal. It can happen during growth (y... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Raghuraman Vidhun
Cardiology 15 years experience
Variable : Chances of miscarriage depend on various factors... Your risk of clotting disorders, structurally normal uterus, healthy location for the placenta and... Read More
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A 54-year-old female asked:
Dr. Raghuraman Vidhun
Cardiology 15 years experience
Cholesterol: Your cholesterol results are great. You have a high HDL that helps protect against atherosclerotic heart disease. Your LDL level is good. Continue ... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Raghuraman Vidhun
Cardiology 15 years experience
Panic episode: Panic attack or anxiety can some times provoke chest pain similar to a heart attack. Given your age... It is low likelihood that you are suffering fr... Read More
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Raghuraman Vidhun
Cardiology 15 years experience
Aging: Like everything in your body - your heart also ages and the valves tend to thicken and sclerose. Early sclerosis correlates with early heart attacks.... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Raghuraman Vidhun
Cardiology 15 years experience
Sure: Sure, you should have just checked. Since this is been going on for the few days I would suggest checking with your doctor and perhaps getting a test ... Read More
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A 40-year-old male asked:
Dr. Raghuraman Vidhun
Cardiology 15 years experience
Random: Any time you check - you would want your BP to be within normal range. Rest for 10 - 15min prior to checking. Check random times of the day - keep a... Read More
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A 65-year-old male asked:
Dr. Raghuraman Vidhun
Cardiology 15 years experience
LAA: My opinion is to sew the LAA while they do the CABG. Clips are still experimental and remember in both cases - the studies still recommend you take a... Read More
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A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Raghuraman Vidhun
Cardiology 15 years experience
More information: Will need more information to make a good decision - lv function, diabetes other illness and more importantly - viability of the affected areas and t... Read More
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Raghuraman Vidhun
Cardiology 15 years experience
Musculoskeletal pain: I agree with your PCP. More likely musculoskeletal than cardiac unless you have a lot of cardiac risk factors that include - smoking, hypertension, d... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Raghuraman Vidhun
Cardiology 15 years experience
Unlikely : Unlikely to get brain damage or loose brain cells... Now - Is your significant other claiming this
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Raghuraman Vidhun
Cardiology 15 years experience
Morning after: Suggest taking morning after pill. See your gynecologist- if it is a taboo... Then send your fiancé to pharmacy to buy Levonorgestrel 1.5 and take on... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Raghuraman Vidhun
Cardiology 15 years experience
Palpitations: Palpitations is a symptom that feels like heart pounding when at rest!!! It is normal to feel pounding sensation in your chest during or immediately ... Read More
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Raghuraman Vidhun
Cardiology 15 years experience
Ignore: Unusual heart burns after age 40 could be a sign of heart attack... Don't ignore it as indigestion.
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Raghuraman Vidhun
Cardiology 15 years experience
Holter: Get a check up, you may need a holter monitor (24hr heart rate monitor) to rule out bad arrhythmias - it might all be panic, but good idea not to miss... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Raghuraman Vidhun
Cardiology 15 years experience
Nothing: There should be no clicking, only time you hear clicks are when you've had valve surgery where they have replaced the valve with a metallic valve and ... Read More
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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Raghuraman Vidhun
Cardiology 15 years experience
Yes: Yes - it is called apical impulse. Easily palpable in thin built patients. It has various characteristic features based on underlying cardiac disorde... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Raghuraman Vidhun
Cardiology 15 years experience
Something else: It's likely something else... Recommend checking with your internist and getting a referral to a GI specialist.... Could be a inflammatory disorder...
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A member asked:
Dr. Raghuraman Vidhun
Cardiology 15 years experience
Yes: Yes - usually the area around the eye (peri orbital) area turns dark from bleeding under the skin... If there is subconjunctival bleed (eye) - It can ... Read More
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Raghuraman Vidhun
Cardiology 15 years experience
Unlikely : Too young to develop Lung Ca (age 25). Likely bronchial infection. Good you have given up smoking - Lowers your risk of heart disease and lung cance... Read More
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A 45-year-old male asked:
Dr. Raghuraman Vidhun
Cardiology 15 years experience
PVC: If the PVCs haven't been worked up... Suggest it should be checked. PVCs occur in certain zones of your heart rate. Do a holter monitor and exercise... Read More
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A 65-year-old male asked:
Dr. Raghuraman Vidhun
Cardiology 15 years experience
Ask your specialist: This would be a good question to ask your specialist doing this procedure. Best wishes. Lot of docs will stop the medicine.
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Raghuraman Vidhun
Cardiology 15 years experience
No: If there is a definitively diagnosed blockage then the person does not have a normal heart. Person gets the diagnosis of Coronary Artery Disease and ... Read More
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A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Raghuraman Vidhun
Cardiology 15 years experience
I agree : I agree - your BP is fine. Trust your doctor.
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A female asked:
Dr. Raghuraman Vidhun
Cardiology 15 years experience
Vagisil: Could be fungal infection. Try over the counter anti fungal cream for 5-10 days. If does not resolve, call your obstetrician/gynecologist or your fa... Read More
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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Raghuraman Vidhun
Cardiology 15 years experience
No: Not by itself. However, when one is diagnosed with heart failure we treat with medications that can cause slow heart rate.
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Raghuraman Vidhun
Cardiology 15 years experience
Nope : Nope... You can be alive for about 10 - 15 seconds with out circulation...
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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Raghuraman Vidhun
Cardiology 15 years experience
Low - but not abnl: It is low. If it does not cause any symptoms of weakness, dizziness or light headedness - don't worry. If it was a random read - perhaps you were a b... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Raghuraman Vidhun
Cardiology 15 years experience
Abnormal: Any pain is abnormal except maybe contraction pain during delivery, but in any case not pleasant!!! I think your mom might have developed contractures... Read More
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Raghuraman Vidhun
Cardiology 15 years experience
Possible: It is possible that it may show up in your urine... The urine excretion half life is upto 60hrs... So there might still be traces and test positive. ... Read More
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A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Raghuraman Vidhun
Cardiology 15 years experience
May need EKG...: There can be many reason for irregular heart rhythm picked up by BP machine... at your age - suspect extra beats that are benign or sometimes A Fib re... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Raghuraman Vidhun
Cardiology 15 years experience
Stop stressing: Stopping stressors would be the way to go. But, given the symptoms and your age - check a EKG and ECHO to make sure you have a structurally normal hea... Read More
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A 63-year-old female asked:
Dr. Raghuraman Vidhun
Cardiology 15 years experience
Unlikely: Unlikely that DM caused AS. However DM does accelerate atherosclerotic and inflammatory process involved in plaque build up in coronary arteries and ... Read More
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A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Raghuraman Vidhun
Cardiology 15 years experience
Healthy habits: Fast way to loose weight is to go on a protein diet for a month. Once you are done with that healthy diet and one that you can stick to is very import... Read More
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A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Raghuraman Vidhun
Cardiology 15 years experience
No: It does, 't matter. Your BP is great btw.
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Raghuraman Vidhun
Cardiology 15 years experience
Healthy Lifestyle : None of the vitamins and supplements have shown any great miracle or decrease in incidence of medical disorders (except prenate/folic acid tabs during... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Raghuraman Vidhun
Cardiology 15 years experience
Clean and abstain!!: Keep the area clean and abstain from sex for a week or 2 until the area heals up. Any signs of infection - see your PCP or GYN right away since you m... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Raghuraman Vidhun
Cardiology 15 years experience
Hard to breathe : I am sure it will be hard to breathe!!! You probably mean - lung collapse... In which case also you will find it hard to breathe.
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Vidhun is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Vidhun is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! What would show to be abnormal abt heart on echo, ekg, etc?
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Thanks for your quick reply! Chem Stress Test April=Neg. PFT in May proved Asthma which I knew had
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Thanks for your quick reply! thank you , my Glucose 5.0 mmol is this effect to my chol and how ?

Awards

Top Doctor, Third Place, New Haven Region - Summer
2014
Top Cardiologist , First Place, New Haven Region - Summer
2014
Thought Leader Doctor, Third Place, New Haven Region - Summer
2014
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