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Dr. Marc Levine

Pediatric Cardiology
MAYWOOD, IL
50 years experience male

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Pediatric Cardiology

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English

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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marc Levine
50 years experience
Depends: It depends on the size of the hole and the severity of the aortic stenosis.
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marc Levine
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Yes: He should be evaluated by his pediatric cardiologist as soon as possible. If he develops headaches or other acute symptoms take him to the er.
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A 49-year-old member asked:
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Light to moderate : Pt's with hoc should avoid all strenuous activity and competitive sports. Light to moderate amounts of activity are usually acceptable. Depending of ... Read More
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A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Marc Levine
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Ductal dependence: Coarctation is usually associated with a small ao arch and/or aortic stenosis. If this is the case, the only way blood can get to the body (or system... Read More
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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marc Levine
50 years experience
No: Fever and sore throat are not risk factors for endocarditis. See your doctor for the fever and sore throat.
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marc Levine
50 years experience
Yes: Check with your doctor, but most people with hoc should not participate in strenuous exercise; it can result in sudden death.
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marc Levine
50 years experience
Murmurs, cause: A murmur is not a diagnosis; it a physical finding caused by turbulence of blood flowing thru the heart. Many murmurs are "innocent" or normal sounds... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marc Levine
50 years experience
Not really: They can occur together, but more ofter occur individually. Both cause l to r shunts (red blood returning to the lungs) and can result in CHF and/or ... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marc Levine
50 years experience
Yes: Blueness of the lips is usually a sign of being cold, rather then a heart problem. Have them checked by her pediatrician.
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marc Levine
50 years experience
Maybe: There are a lot of possibilities. Stem cells are used to repair damaged hearts in adults in experimental protocols. There is also work being done tryi... Read More
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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Marc Levine
50 years experience
Depends on the size : It depends on the size of the defect. A small vsd requires no rx, unless it is close to the ao valve and causes the ao valve to leak. Larger defects... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Marc Levine
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Surgery: The baby will require several operations. Initially may require a shunt (if pulmonary blood flow is reduced) and will later require a fontan correcti... Read More
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A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Marc Levine
50 years experience
Usually not: Usually not, but you should have your own doctor check you.
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A member asked:
Dr. Marc Levine
50 years experience
Murmur: A murmur is just a sound and not a diagnosis; most are functional or innocent, but some can be due to heart problems, congenital or acquired.
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marc Levine
50 years experience
None: Most coronary fistulas to the mpa are tiny, and if there there is no obvious shunt it will likely not require rx or cause any problems such as bradyca... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marc Levine
50 years experience
Rare: Kawasaki's disease rarely (if ever) recurrs.
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marc Levine
50 years experience
Yes: Yes. The echo is usually very good at visualizing small vsd's.
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marc Levine
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Sinus tach: Sinus tachycardia is the normal response of the heart to speed up. It can be due to many causes.
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A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Marc Levine
50 years experience
No: No, it depends on the size of the defect, the amount of shunting and the age of the patient.
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Levine is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Levine is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thanks. But I was told by the doctor to take a blood test. Why.?
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This was very helpful. Thanks!

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Medical College of Wisconsin, WI
Graduated 1972MD

Awards

Top Pediatric Cardiologist, First Place, Illinois - Summer
2013
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