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Dr. David Savage

Thoracic Surgery
Rock Hill, SC
31 years experience

Locations

Catawba Piedmont Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery

Rock Hill, SC

Address

200 South Herlong Ave, Suite E-1, Rock Hill, SC
Directions

Fax

8033241933

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Specialties
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Thoracic Surgery

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

28 Answers
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A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Savage
31 years experience
Seizure: I would stop driving and get to a doctor. At your age, this could be a heart or brain problem. If your were working out before, it could be something ... Read More
A 47-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Savage
31 years experience
Probably fine: Do you have unusual pain, or are having a normal recovery? It is not normal to have a new blood pressure discrepancy after surgery. It could be spur... Read More
A 49-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Savage
31 years experience
Yes: Yes, but i would not add an antihypertensive medication, when maybe you should be treated for anxiety? Think about it and good luck!
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Savage
31 years experience
Depends : Different organs act differently when their blood supply is diminished. Pain is generally involved, but there can be painless loss of function. A bett... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Savage
31 years experience
Yes: The echo is great about picking up things you mentioned. It is likely a pulmonary flow murmur. If you have no symptoms, you are probably fine, but if ... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Savage
31 years experience
Likely scar tissue: I would ask your surgeon, but i can make a few comments. It is not unusual to have scar tissue remodel for a year after chest surgery, and that can hu... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Savage
31 years experience
Conduction system pr: Part of the conduction system of the heart doesn't work. If more fascicles are blocked, you are at risk of needing a pacemaker. More important is th... Read More
A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Savage
31 years experience
Semi-lunar: The aortic valve is a semi-lunar valve. In the majority of people it has 3 half moon shaped leaflets that open during ventricular systole and close du... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Savage
31 years experience
Yes, Yes and maybe: Atrial septal defects and the flow through them can increase over time. Changes in blood volume and pressures can unmask a septal defect, and make it... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Savage
31 years experience
Treat the pain: I feel bad for your experience. Muscles spasm from pain so the question is why are your muscles in pain. It is likely due to scar tissue breaking and ... Read More
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Savage
31 years experience
Low risk : As long as those are your only heart problems, your risk of endocarditis is quite low. As a matter of fact, people in your situation no longer have t... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Savage
31 years experience
Hard to do.: Unfortunately lung transplantation does not afford the same quality of life benefits as heart transplant. When you read patient stories after their s... Read More
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Savage
31 years experience
No: A normal echo does not rule out cad. Your normal stress test does not rule it out either, but it does make it less likely. I would google framingham... Read More
A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Savage
31 years experience
Pulsatile tinnitus: This is usually cased by fluid in your inner ear transmitting your carotid pulse to your ear drum. Someone else could hear it if they placed their ea... Read More
A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Savage
31 years experience
You'll be fine: As long as no other medical problems, this should pose no threat to you. Even if you needed heart surgery for something else, this should not be fixed... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Savage
31 years experience
Liver troubles?: This is a difficult problem. Have you had weight loss? Is there a family history of this problem? There could be troubles with digestion, motility, o... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Savage
31 years experience
What caused it?: These fascicals are the prefered conduction path of the heart beat through the left ventrical, the main pumping chamber of the heart. A block in the f... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Savage
31 years experience
Silent means silent: A silent heart attack is by definition one without symptoms so the question is unanswerable. The end result of multiple heart attacks is heart failure... Read More
A 41-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Savage
31 years experience
Hard to know: Weightlifting is not good for you if you have an aneurysm; if so, you shouldn't do it. Other risk factors for aneurysms include drugs weightlifters ha... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Savage
31 years experience
Yes: Sub pleural nodules are usually easy to access thoracoscopically. Smaller ones may be difficult to find and may require a hybrid approach with interv... Read More
A 59-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Savage
31 years experience
Unusually small: That finding means that one of the arterial branches in your brain didn't develop fully. Not to worry though because if the report is'normal' that br... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Savage
31 years experience
Unlikely, but maybe: Fragmin (dalteparin) has not been tested in human pregnant patients. It was safe in rats though. The bigger problem is the benzyl alcohol it is dilute... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Savage
31 years experience
No pulses: Generally, you can feel pulses in the wrist and foot on the up surface of the ankle. If you have pulses in your extremities, you do not have poor cir... Read More
A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Savage
31 years experience
Yes: As long as she has no significant aortic valvular heart disease, and no chest pains or other unexplained symptoms, she should be fine. I wouldn't wor... Read More
A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Savage
31 years experience
Maybe: The medicines you referred to will dilate all blood vessels. I do not know whether the nonmajor penile arteries can be dilated enough by these medici... Read More
A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Savage
31 years experience
PCS: Sounds like post cholecystectomy syndrome. It is not a well understood condition, but likely relates to the constant circulation of bile in the gut. Y... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Savage
31 years experience
Different parts: All terms refer to inflammation of different parts. Pericarditis refers to the outer lining of the heart, myocarditis to inflammation of the heart mus... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Savage
31 years experience
Same symptoms : Relapses are hard to diagnose. Generally, if a condition relapses, you will feel the same symptoms as you had the first time. With pericarditis though... Read More

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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Savage is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Savage is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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This was very helpful. Thanks! I discovered it in an echo. An atrial septal infarction. After that I have recurrent angina episodes.
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Thank-you so much for your kind advice ,Jay, UK.
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Thank you ill try

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine, PA
Graduated 1991MD

Awards

Top Thoracic Surgeon , First Place, South Carolina - Summer
2013
Top Thoracic Surgeon, First Place, South Carolina - Spring
2014
Top Doctor, First Place, Charlotte Region - Spring
2014
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