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Dr. Peter Karpawich

Pediatric Cardiology
Detroit, MI
46 years experience male

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Pediatric Cardiology

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English

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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Karpawich
Pediatric Cardiology 46 years experience
No: Keep laughing, it is good for you! if pain is associated with deep breathing or movement, then the cause is typically muscular/skeletal.
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Peter Karpawich
Pediatric Cardiology 46 years experience
Muscular/skeletal: Several issues: 1. Muscle/bone pain is very common in the young, especially if active and reproduced by movement, deep breathing, etc; 2. Sharp-stabbing pain lasting a few seconds is normal and typically indicates transient nerve compression, called the 'precordial pinch'; 3. Caffeine can cause some normal heart rate increase, which can be associated with chest discomfort.
A 54-year-old female asked:
Dr. Peter Karpawich
Pediatric Cardiology 46 years experience
Possibly: Heart sounds are created by the opening and closing of heart valve with resultant blood flow. These are often called clicks or murmurs. Depending on the severity of any valve problem, your docotor may or may not detect any abnormalities. A heart echo with doppler study can evaluate valve function. All valves do leak a litttle, that is a normal finding on echo/doppler studies.

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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Karpawich is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Karpawich is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! thank you for your awesome answer. i am very appreciated.
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Thank you so much, Doctor! I'm so relieved!
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Thanks for your quick reply! Your response is very helpful. Thank u.

Education & Training

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Hahnemann Medical
Graduated 1975MD

Medical/Graduate school

Hahnemann Medical College, PA
Graduated 1975MD

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