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Dr. Payam Mehranpour

Internal Medicine - Cardiology
La Mesa, CA
24 years experience male

Locations

Payam Mehranpour

La Mesa, CA

Address

8851 Center Dr, Suite 609, La Mesa, CA, US
Directions

My office hours

Tuesday: Closed
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Practice website

Fax

(888) 533-3130

Insurances accepted

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About

Bio

Training in Internal medicine, Cardiology, and Interventional Cardiology at Emory University in Atlanta. Board certified in Internal Medicine. Board certified in Cardiology. Board certified in Interventional Cardiology. Board certified in Echocardiography. Board certified in Nuclear Cardiology.

Specialties
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Internal Medicine - Cardiology

Cardiology

Internal Medicine

Nuclear Medicine

Licenses

United States: California, Georgia

Languages spoken

Persian

Doctor Q&A

878 Answers
285 Agrees
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Payam Mehranpour
Internal Medicine - Cardiology 24 years experience
Anticoagulation : Anticoagulation is recommended for patients with atrial fibrillation and CHADS2 score of 2 or higher for stroke prevention. Aspirin and Plavix (clopi... Read More
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A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Payam Mehranpour
Internal Medicine - Cardiology 24 years experience
Likely : Results look ok however if the person is older, kidney function might not be entirely normal based on these numbers.
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A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Payam Mehranpour
Internal Medicine - Cardiology 24 years experience
Normal: Normal cardiac output may range from 4-8 and index from 2.5-4.
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Payam Mehranpour
Internal Medicine - Cardiology 24 years experience
Heart rate: Normal heart rate for an average adult is considered to be in the 60 to 100 range beats per minute.
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A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Payam Mehranpour
Internal Medicine - Cardiology 24 years experience
Yes and no: Ebv can cause myocarditis. X-ray cannot diagnose or evaluate for myocarditis.
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A 49-year-old male asked:
Dr. Payam Mehranpour
Internal Medicine - Cardiology 24 years experience
Yes: Most would recommend 12 months of Aspirin and clopidogrel after coronary stent, followed by Aspirin indefinitely. In some patients shorter or longer d... Read More
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A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Payam Mehranpour
Internal Medicine - Cardiology 24 years experience
Possible: It is possible, depending on quality of rhythm strip.
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A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Payam Mehranpour
Internal Medicine - Cardiology 24 years experience
Yes: High potassium can lead to numerous problems and could be very dangerous and life threatening. Potassium level in the body is very tightly regulated. ... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Payam Mehranpour
Internal Medicine - Cardiology 24 years experience
Tachycardia: Viral and other infectious processes may lead to tachycardia as a result of a systemic inflammatory response, especially if there is fever. This is in... Read More
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A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Payam Mehranpour
Internal Medicine - Cardiology 24 years experience
Evaluation: You may benefit from evaluation for secondary causes of high blood pressure. Hormonal and vascular causes are among the possibilities. Evaluation of r... Read More
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A 46-year-old male asked:
Dr. Payam Mehranpour
Internal Medicine - Cardiology 24 years experience
Beta blocker: Abrupt discontinuation of beta blocker therapy, especially if one has been on it for long time, would not be recommended. There are different methods ... Read More
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A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Payam Mehranpour
Internal Medicine - Cardiology 24 years experience
Depends: The decision to take medications for high cholesterol depends on the levels of total and each subtype of cholesterol, as well as risks of the patient.... Read More
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A 16-year-old male asked:
Dr. Payam Mehranpour
Internal Medicine - Cardiology 24 years experience
Calories: The only way to lose weight is to take in less calories than what your body uses. There is no good way to only lose fat.
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Payam Mehranpour
Internal Medicine - Cardiology 24 years experience
Usually benign: Overall, mvp especially if not associated with murmur (regurgitation) is a benign finding. Mitral valve prolapse may lead to significant leakage (regu... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Payam Mehranpour
Internal Medicine - Cardiology 24 years experience
No preparation: Transthoracic echocardiography (ultrasound study of the heart done from the chest) needs no preparation. It is a very safe study without significant d... Read More
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A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Payam Mehranpour
Internal Medicine - Cardiology 24 years experience
No: A normal stress test does not mean that there are no blockages. This test is not perfect by any means, i.e. There are false negative results as well. ... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Payam Mehranpour
Internal Medicine - Cardiology 24 years experience
Arrhythmia: Atrial flutter is an arrhythmia originating in the upper chambers (atria) of the heart. Faster heart rates should be controlled with medication(s) if ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Payam Mehranpour
Internal Medicine - Cardiology 24 years experience
Cholesterol: Eggs contain cholesterol. For individual with arterial disease, low cholesterol diet is recommended and therefore eating eggs should be limited.
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Payam Mehranpour
Internal Medicine - Cardiology 24 years experience
Depends: Normal heart rate for most 4 year olds is between 80 and 120 bpm. See link below: http://www.Nlm.Nih.Gov/medlineplus/ency/article/003399.Htm.
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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Payam Mehranpour
Internal Medicine - Cardiology 24 years experience
No: Qt prolongation is not one of midodrine's common side effect.
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Payam Mehranpour
Internal Medicine - Cardiology 24 years experience
Possible: It is possible that your symptoms are related to mvp, if regurgitation occurs with exercise. Discuss with your cardiologist to consider exercise echo ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Payam Mehranpour
Internal Medicine - Cardiology 24 years experience
Many causes: There are many possible causes of shortness of breath, e.g. Lung disease, heart disease, anemia, etc. You should be evaluated by your doctor.
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Payam Mehranpour
Internal Medicine - Cardiology 24 years experience
Virus : If viral infection is contracted from semen, such as hiv, it is possible to develop cardiomyopathy. However, the typical viral cardiomyopathies are no... Read More
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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Payam Mehranpour
Internal Medicine - Cardiology 24 years experience
It could: Hypertension is one of the potential adverse effects of pyridostigmine.
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Payam Mehranpour
Internal Medicine - Cardiology 24 years experience
Evaluation: Ecg while heart rate is fast would help. If you only have such rapid heart rates while working out, it is more likely that it is just your heart tryin... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Payam Mehranpour
Internal Medicine - Cardiology 24 years experience
Norvasc (amlodipine): Norvasc or amlodipine is a medication that is used to treat high blood pressure. It is a calcium channel blocker.
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A 46-year-old male asked:
Dr. Payam Mehranpour
Internal Medicine - Cardiology 24 years experience
Likely: Most come as scored tablets and can be split. Best would be to ask your pharmacist.
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Payam Mehranpour
Internal Medicine - Cardiology 24 years experience
Coronary angiography: Coronary angiography is done to evaluate the coronary arteries, usually looking for narrowing or obstruction. This is usually done in patients who hav... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Payam Mehranpour
Internal Medicine - Cardiology 24 years experience
Search: You might be able to search on the internet for the information. You will need the name of the medication, shape and color of the pill. Best would be ... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Payam Mehranpour
Internal Medicine - Cardiology 24 years experience
Other agents: In general, if your symptoms are not controlled with a medication, you could consider changing to something else. I would not recommend stopping your ... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Payam Mehranpour
Internal Medicine - Cardiology 24 years experience
Evaluation needed : Sensation of gas and pressure in the chest and back may not be related to gas at all, e.g. cardiac pain may feel like gas. Best would be to be evaluat... Read More
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A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Payam Mehranpour
Internal Medicine - Cardiology 24 years experience
Depends : Would recommend continuation of medication as prescribed by your physician. Depending on amount of weight loss and lipid panel levels in the future, y... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Payam Mehranpour
Internal Medicine - Cardiology 24 years experience
High BP : The reading mentioned is considered high. You may or may not need medication(s) to get the blood pressure under control. Best would be to see your doc... Read More
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A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Payam Mehranpour
Internal Medicine - Cardiology 24 years experience
Current BP : If your current blood pressure without medication is 120/60 you may not need to be on blood pressure medications, especially a combination one. It may... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Payam Mehranpour
Internal Medicine - Cardiology 24 years experience
Antiviral: These are antiviral medications.
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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Payam Mehranpour
Internal Medicine - Cardiology 24 years experience
Yes: Echo is the tool to diagnose the cause of the murmur and to determine whether it is innocent or pathologic.
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Payam Mehranpour
Internal Medicine - Cardiology 24 years experience
BP and period: High blood pressure would not have a direct effect on period. Possibly, your blood pressure was high and your provider prescribed medication for it. S... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Payam Mehranpour
Internal Medicine - Cardiology 24 years experience
Probably not: Your heart rate is still within normal range.
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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Payam Mehranpour
Internal Medicine - Cardiology 24 years experience
Orthostatic: Midodrine is an Alpha receptor stimulant which is used in treatment of patients whose blood pressures drop significantly when standing. Not as much af... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Payam Mehranpour
Internal Medicine - Cardiology 24 years experience
Depends: In general, fluid retention maybe helped by restricting salt and fluid intake. Diuretics might be helpful as well. This all however depends on the und... Read More
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A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Payam Mehranpour
Internal Medicine - Cardiology 24 years experience
Yes: Fasting blood test is routinely done especially for blood sugar and lipid panel.
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Payam Mehranpour
Internal Medicine - Cardiology 24 years experience
<120/80: Systolic less than 120 and diastolic less than 80 would generally be considered normal in an adult.
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Payam Mehranpour
Internal Medicine - Cardiology 24 years experience
Work up: Among causes of unintentional weight loss (despite adequate calorie intake) are hormonal and malignancy. Work up is needed to find a right diagnosis. ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Payam Mehranpour
Internal Medicine - Cardiology 24 years experience
Poor movement: Hypo kinesis means poor movement of the heart muscle. Apical septum is the wall between the right and left side towards the tip of the heart. Mild api... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Payam Mehranpour
Internal Medicine - Cardiology 24 years experience
Heart muscle: Myocardium (heart muscle) is made up of cardiomyocytes. The function is pumping blood.
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Payam Mehranpour
Internal Medicine - Cardiology 24 years experience
Possible: In severe constipation with abdominal bloating and distention, it is possible to experience shortness of breath due to pressure on the diaphragm and i... Read More
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A 70-year-old male asked:
Dr. Payam Mehranpour
Internal Medicine - Cardiology 24 years experience
It is possible.: Itching is a possible side effect of warfarin and many other medications which can occur at any time after initiation of therapy.
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A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Payam Mehranpour
Internal Medicine - Cardiology 24 years experience
More info: There are many reasons for fatigue. You need a thorough evaluation to assess possible causes, e.g. Hormonal, systemic disease, nutritional factors, et... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Payam Mehranpour
Internal Medicine - Cardiology 24 years experience
About one teaspoon: Hope the following link helps. http://nutritiondata.self.com/facts/nut-and-seed-products/3163/2.
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Payam Mehranpour
Internal Medicine - Cardiology 24 years experience
Other fat: Fish oil is not regulated be the fda. Fish oil capsules contain other fat and some cholesterol depending on the source.
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highly recommend Dr. Mehranpour - great training, very intelligent and caring
Great responses. Very accurate. Comes highly recommended.
Sep 7, 2013
A great doc with fantastic answers.
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This was very helpful. Thanks! I am allergic to all betablockers and coreg. Have high nitrate ,I decided to take Aldetone .cardiologist here are useless after misdiagnosing 5 times
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Will I be able to upload it here or be sent as private message to drs?
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Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Islamic Azad University, Teheran Medical Unit, Iran
Graduated 1998MD

Residency

EMORY UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL
Completed 2005

Awards

Vitals Top Ten Doctor Award
Fellow of the American College of Cardiology
Healthtap Top Doctor, Summer 2013

Affiliations

Society for Cardiac Angiography and Interventions
American College of Cardiology
American Heart Association
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