Dr. Daniel Weiss

Cardiac Electrophysiology
FORT LAUDERDALE , FL
36 years experience

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Cardiac Electrophysiology

Languages spoken

English

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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Daniel Weiss
36 years experience
Safe: That is a low dose. It can cause a slowing of the heart rate, which can be dramatic and cause symptoms in some individuals. Arrest is rare. You should... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Weiss
36 years experience
It may be: The heart rate is affected by emotional factors and music can have powerful emotional effects.Music with a fast, "jumpy" beat can be especially so.
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Daniel Weiss
36 years experience
Yes. Skips, dizzy: Depending upon the length of the pause, it can feel like a skipping in your chest, or can lead to dizziness or even fainting.. If this is happening to... Read More
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A 44-year-old male asked:
Dr. Daniel Weiss
36 years experience
Heart rhythm problem: This could be a problem in your heart's electrical system or a side effect of medications. You need to see a doctor.
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A 46-year-old member asked:
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Fleeting AF: Many people are not in atrial fibrillation continuously but, rather, on and off. An ECG is a 12 second strip - you may have been in an "off" period (i... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Weiss
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See your doctor: There is a good chance that your symptoms can be controlled with medication. Alternatively, a procedure called catheter ablation may be able to cure i... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Weiss
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Acute lung insult: Changes in permeability of the lungs (pulmonary) capillary membranes, usually as a result of either a direct or an indirect insult, such as : drown... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Daniel Weiss
36 years experience
Skips, dizzy, faint: If its a short skip, you may notice the "return beat" afterwards. If it lats a few seconds, you may feel dizzy. If it's longer (how much longer depend... Read More
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A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. Daniel Weiss
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Musculoskeletal: "twitching" as a form of angina (= chest pain from coronary artery blockages) is rare. So, if you have no other symptoms (pain or numbness in your che... Read More
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A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Daniel Weiss
36 years experience
Normal variant: There are "normal variants" in the ekg. There is not just one "normal" ekg pattern but, rather, a range. Teenagers, especially thin ones, may have a p... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Weiss
36 years experience
No: The usual doses are: niacin: up to 3000 mg (3gm) 3 times per day b12: up to 1500 mcg per day.
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Weiss
36 years experience
Benign or dangerous: Some forms of tachycardia (fast heart beat) are life-threatening, others are not - though they can be quite annoying. If you have heart disease the od... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Weiss
36 years experience
Short time: If that is your only cause of your symptoms, your potassium level should rise back to normal quickly.
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Weiss
36 years experience
Possibly arrhythmias: In someone young with no family heart history it may well be a benign (non-life-threatening) arrhythmia that can be treated with medications or an cat... Read More
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A 43-year-old male asked:
Dr. Daniel Weiss
36 years experience
Either one: Side effects from medications are often idiosyncratic - anyone can get any of them from any medication. Both these medications are usually well-tolera... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Weiss
36 years experience
Possibly: Supraventricular tachycardia (svt) can be triggered by emotional stress, anxiety, physical stress, medications, and pain or discomfort, among other th... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Weiss
36 years experience
They are triggers: Arrhythmias are caused by electrical circuit abnormalities in your heart. These may be dormant most of the time but triggered by things that "rev you ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Weiss
36 years experience
Standing erect: When you lie or sit, your body doesn't have to fight gravity to get blood to your head. When you stand up, it does, and heart rate rises and leg blood... Read More
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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Daniel Weiss
36 years experience
Possibly: You did not say if you were having symptoms (dizziness, palpitations, fainting, chest discomfort). Left bundle branch block is not an arrhythmia, but ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Weiss
36 years experience
Up to 120's, usually: You have not said if you were running for exercise or just running briefly (e.g. To catch a bus). For exercise you are recommended to aim for 85% of (... Read More
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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Daniel Weiss
36 years experience
It may: In pots, your body does not adjust your blood pressure adequately when you stand up (and your heart has to fight gravity to keep blood going to your h... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Weiss
36 years experience
Arrhythmias: Hypokalemia=low potassium. It depends how low. Mild: usually nothing, rarely mild arrhythmias. Moderate(potassium 2.5-3 meq/l (normal 3.5-5.0)): arrh... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Weiss
36 years experience
Benign: It is quite common and normal to have some abnormal beats seen on a holter monitor. The most common abnormalities are ectopic beats.
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A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Daniel Weiss
36 years experience
Probably benign: Many people have pvcs - if all your tests are normal and you have no symptoms it's likely benign.
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Daniel Weiss
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Arrhythmia: You did not say if you had any palpitations during the holter monitoring recording period. If you did, the arrhythmia (if there is one) should have be... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Weiss
36 years experience
Likely yes: The normal resting heart rate is 60 -100, though it's typically in the 60's - 70's. 86 is a little high but may still be normal for you. If you have a... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Weiss
36 years experience
80-85% of max HR: 80 - 85% of maximum heart rate, simple formula for which is 220 - your age (220-30 = 190, in your case).
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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Daniel Weiss
36 years experience
Probably not: You did not say f you ever fainted or have had dizzy spells or if there is a family history of heart disease, fainting/dizzy spells, or sudden death. ... Read More
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A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Daniel Weiss
36 years experience
No: Heart failure is a clinical diagnosis - you have certain symptoms, such as shortness of breath and easy fatigue-ability, and if they are connected to ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Weiss
36 years experience
Numerous!: Palpitations are often caused by arrhythmias, which can be benign or dangerous. You need to have them documented on paper (meaning on an ECG machine o... Read More
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A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Daniel Weiss
36 years experience
Often not: You seem to have congestive heart failure and are probably on several medications, your symptoms may be from the medications, from variations in your ... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Daniel Weiss
36 years experience
If you have symptoms: In people with a very low probability of having significant coronary artery disease (such as someone like you: young, with no family history and no sy... Read More
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A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Daniel Weiss
36 years experience
Probably: You have not explained what was checked (what tests, what results), but if you were checked properly then the rhythms may be benign and, yes, worrying... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Weiss
36 years experience
Usually it's fast: Usually, if it would cause anything it would be fast heart beat, if very high and associated with diabetic ketoacidosis (dka), but if it's severe, esp... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Weiss
36 years experience
See a doctor: The heart's is not "copper wire." it's living tissue that changes behavior depending upon hormonal and nervous system factors, among other things. Pe... Read More
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A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Daniel Weiss
36 years experience
Possibly: The need for blood thinners (to prevent a stroke) depends upon many factors, including age, medical history, if there is structural heart disease (e.g... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Weiss
36 years experience
Probably nothing: While the normal resting heart beat is usually around 60, some people run a lower heart beat, especially if they are athletic. We generally don't trea... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Weiss
36 years experience
Stop smoking weed!: Your reaction may be due to impurities in the weed or to your body's specific intolerance to weed. Either way, your body is telling you something. ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Weiss
36 years experience
Yes: Atrial tachycardia may be difficult to treat with medications and is quite often curable with a catheter radiofrequency ablation (rfa).
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Weiss
36 years experience
Increases: If the hyerglycemia is no that severe not much. If it is and you start to g into diabetic ketoacidosos, it usually increases as a reaction to the othe... Read More
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A 45-year-old male asked:
Dr. Daniel Weiss
36 years experience
Possibly: It depends what the abnormality is, what your personal and family heart history are, etc.
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Weiss is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Weiss is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Thanks
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Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Mount Sinai School of Medicine, NY
Graduated 1987MD

Awards

Top Cardiac Electrophysiologist, Second Place, National - Summer
2013
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