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Dr. John Burns

Cardiology
East Brunswick, NJ
47 years experience male

Locations

Cardiology Associates of New Brunswick

Address

593 Cranbury Road, East Brunswick NJ 08816
Directions

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Cardiology

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

25 Answers
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Burns
47 years experience
Yes and no: Advanced coronary disease can be present with a normal ekg. That said it is the go to diagnostic test for patients with acute coronary syndromes (hea... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Burns
47 years experience
Yes: If your blood pressure exceeds readings of greater than 140/90 you may have hypertension.
A 44-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Burns
47 years experience
Not related: Cause of baldness likely genetic, had nothing to do with your angioplasty.
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Burns
47 years experience
Not necessarily : May have myalgias or myosotis from the medication. Stop the medication for 3-4 weeks and see if the symptoms resolve. If not then they are unrelated... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Burns
47 years experience
You are mistaken: I believe you are referring to your pulse or heart rate which is ex pressed as beats per minute. Blood pressure is a measurement that is expressed in... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Burns
47 years experience
Alive but...: Hibernating myocardium is heart muscle that is viable and alive but unable to contract normally. It is generally related to inadequate blood supply to... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Burns
47 years experience
Dilates vessels: Nitroglycerin is a potent dilator of veins and arteries.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Burns
47 years experience
Yes: When under stress your body releases a number of vasoactive substances that can elevated the blood pressure and pulse.
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Burns
47 years experience
Yes and no: Atherosclerosis is a complex disease with many factors playing a role in its development. If you have a genetic predisposition to developing it there... Read More
A 23-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Burns
47 years experience
Early in life: Atherosclerosis is a disease that takes years/decades to develop but symptoms are uncommon until early/middle adulthood.
A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Burns
47 years experience
No treatment: In most cases bradycardia, a heart rate less than 60/minute, requires no specific treatment. If a patient has a symptomatic bradycardia it may be rel... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Burns
47 years experience
Not really: The only treatment for significant aortic insufficiency is aortic valve replacement. That said many patients do well and live long lives without surg... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Burns
47 years experience
No: That said may be appropriate to take BP and/or temperature if blood work performed in relationship to hypertension or a suspected infection.
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Burns
47 years experience
Sign of disease: Fluid retention is related to salt and associated water retention. It can be sometimes caused by medications and commonly a symptom of heart or kidne... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. John Burns
47 years experience
Cardiac Arrhythmia: Fluttering or "palpitations" are frequently but not always caused by a disorder of the heart rhythm.
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Burns
47 years experience
Not uncommon: Minor/mild degrees of regurgitation are frequently identified on echo and is not necessarily considered as abnormal. Your lack of symptoms is not un... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Burns
47 years experience
Yes and no: Use of alcohol in moderation is not prohibited after valve repairative surgery. It will not worsen the minor residual leakage present.
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Burns
47 years experience
Normal: An inr of 0.94 indicates that you have a relatively normal coagulation system. If you are on warfarin, a blood thinner, an inr in this range would ... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Burns
47 years experience
Hypertension: You may have isolated systolic hypertension. The diastolic bloop pressure does not need to be elevated to have hypertension.
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Burns
47 years experience
No: CHF is a syndrome and not a disease. There are many causes of chf. Patients with certain congenital myocardial diseases can certainly pass those gene... Read More
A 57-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Burns
47 years experience
Yes: Avoid saturated fats and cholesterol. Reducing your intake of red meats and dairy products will help you to accomplish this.
A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Burns
47 years experience
No concern: Suspect headache has nothing to do with your hypertension or ramipril. The BP usually is lower in the evening hours compared to the daytime hours whe... Read More
A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Burns
47 years experience
A fancy gate: This structure sits between the left atrium and left ventricle. It allows unidirectional flow from the atrium to the ventricle.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Burns
47 years experience
Same thing: Two ways of expressing the same issue, a fall in BP when standing.

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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Burns is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Burns is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful!
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful!
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Thanks for your quick reply!

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Drexel University College of Medicine, PA
Graduated 1975MD

Awards

Top Cardiologist , Second Place, New Jersey - Summer
2013
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