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Dr. Carlos Orrego

Cardiology
Pearland, TX
29 years experience male

Locations

Texas Cardiology & Wellness Center

Pearland, TX

Address

2311 Megellan point ln, Pearland, TX, US
Directions

My office hours

Wednesday: 8:00am - 5:00pm
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Practice website

Fax

(832)2883328

Insurances accepted

Aetna

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas

Medicare

About

Bio

Cardiovascular diseases, Heart Failure and Transplant Cardiology, Invasive and Non Invasive Cardiology, Cardiac CT, Nuclear Cardiology, Echocardiography and vascular US, Exercise and Sports Medicine, Exercise prescription, Internal Medicine. Cardiovascular risk factors evaluation and treatment. My hobbies are soccer, tennis, traveling and photography.

Specialties
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Cardiology

Internal Medicine

Sports Medicine

Doctor Q&A

107 Answers
139 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Carlos Orrego
Cardiology 29 years experience
Sepsis: It will depend on the severity of the infection and if the patient's defense are compromised. Severe blood infection is very dangerous and deadly situ... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carlos Orrego
Cardiology 29 years experience
Cp: Did you have any previous upper respiratory infection? Do you feel short of breath? If so, it is probably a good idea to see a Doctot and get an EKg... Read More
A 43-year-old male asked:
Dr. Carlos Orrego
Cardiology 29 years experience
Start slowly: You should start stretching first for 5 to 10 minutes (warm up) follow by aerobic exercise (treadmill or bike) at your own pace for 20-30 minutes and ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carlos Orrego
Cardiology 29 years experience
Stress: Do you mean stress test? There are different tests: regular treadmill, exercise nuclear and chemical stress. Usually we look for symptoms, ekg change... Read More
A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carlos Orrego
Cardiology 29 years experience
Skinny: If you are skinny, it is probably normal to see and feel the heart.
A 65-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carlos Orrego
Cardiology 29 years experience
Afib: Any previous history of irregular heartbeat? She will need to have at least an ekg done to confirm a possible arrhythmia. Talk to your doctor.
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carlos Orrego
Cardiology 29 years experience
Svt: It could be a supra-ventricular tachycardia . However, it needs to be confirmed by an ekg or holter. See your doctor if you have frequent episodes.
A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Carlos Orrego
Cardiology 29 years experience
Anxiety: There are several reasons for non cardiac chest pain including muscle skeletal pain , esophageal spam, and anxiety. At your age, having heart disease ... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Carlos Orrego
Cardiology 29 years experience
Rear: Cardiac arrest is rear condition in any population, especially in elite athletes. Sudden cardiac death in athletes is usually associated with conditio... Read More
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Carlos Orrego
Cardiology 29 years experience
Multiple: There are several diseases including hyperthyroidism (excessive thyroid production) and heart failure. I would recommend you to visit your doctor a... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carlos Orrego
Cardiology 29 years experience
Contraction: Those segments of the heart are contracting less than other segments which could be associated with coronary aterí disease.
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Carlos Orrego
Cardiology 29 years experience
Ignore: Regular exercise is the most effective first line treatment. Do no smoke.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carlos Orrego
Cardiology 29 years experience
Post partum: There are risk factors associated with worst prognosis including race, size of the heart, ejection fraction , etc. I will say that in general, 50% of ... Read More
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Carlos Orrego
Cardiology 29 years experience
Normal: Yes, respiratory infections by some viruses might take longer to recuperate and cause cough for several weeks after acute infections.
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carlos Orrego
Cardiology 29 years experience
Inflammation: Could be muscle skeletal pain after coughing for several days or pleuritic pain which is an inflammation of the layer surrounding the lung, usually af... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carlos Orrego
Cardiology 29 years experience
Multiple reasons: More information is needed to answer that question. However, it could be muscle-skeletal, nerve irritation or inflammation over layer around lung or ... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carlos Orrego
Cardiology 29 years experience
More info needed: Is this pain new or chronic? Any previous history of fever or recent viral infection?Is the pain aggravated by movement or liquid or solid food?
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carlos Orrego
Cardiology 29 years experience
Holter: No. PVC's are skipped beats with a compensatory pause . When we refer to long pauses mean that the electricity of the heart takes longer to transmit... Read More
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Carlos Orrego
Cardiology 29 years experience
Ignore: Heart disease is the #1 killer of women. Therefore, it is better to prevent it than treat it.
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Carlos Orrego
Cardiology 29 years experience
Ok to rec: It is probably ok. Some monitors have a button to record events during a short period of time if you feel something abnormal.
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Carlos Orrego
Cardiology 29 years experience
Ignore: Do eat appropriate portions of carbohydrate, proteins , vegetables and fruits.
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carlos Orrego
Cardiology 29 years experience
Non cardiac: At your age it would be very unlikely to have heart problems except if you were born with one. Chest pain in a young person is probably non cardiac r... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carlos Orrego
Cardiology 29 years experience
Fit: Yes, it will depend on how fit you are
A 66-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carlos Orrego
Cardiology 29 years experience
Congenital defect: No. It is a congenital defect which means that you were born with it. PFO is present in about 25% of people and most of the time does not cause any ... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carlos Orrego
Cardiology 29 years experience
Higher dbp: Any family history of high blood pressure? Usually in young people the diastolic blood pressure is higher than systolic in hypertensive patient. If y... Read More
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Carlos Orrego
Cardiology 29 years experience
Ignore: No significant benefit as a daily supplement. Eating healthy and exercising add more benefit.
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carlos Orrego
Cardiology 29 years experience
Different arrythmias: They come from different chamber ( upper vs lower) . Changes in BP and cardiac output depend on cardiac function , heart rate and and timing. Atria... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carlos Orrego
Cardiology 29 years experience
Only one: Cardiac arrest is when your heart stop working due to different causes including heart attacks, and ventricular arrhythmias.
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Carlos Orrego
Cardiology 29 years experience
Weight gain: Only if you drink and eat more calories than you supposed to. It is usually recommended to ingest about 2000 calories a day. If you want to gain weig... Read More
A 50-year-old male asked:
Dr. Carlos Orrego
Cardiology 29 years experience
Healthy diet: Cholesterol is only present in animals so if you want to keep it low you should avoid as much meat you can. However, cholesterol by it self it is not... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carlos Orrego
Cardiology 29 years experience
Arms: If you do not feel tired during exercise is because you are not exercising enough. You could exercise only your arms but it would take more time to sp... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carlos Orrego
Cardiology 29 years experience
Cardiac reserve: It is the difference between resting and maximum cardiac output, so 4 L/min
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carlos Orrego
Cardiology 29 years experience
Exercise: The only way is exercising so your heart can be more efficient . When you exercise your cardiac reserve and stroke volume increase.
A 65-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carlos Orrego
Cardiology 29 years experience
Risk factors: If you do not have other cardiovascular risk factors such as smoking, diabetes, hypertension, family history of coronary heart disease, obesity or at... Read More
A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carlos Orrego
Cardiology 29 years experience
Based on clinical tr: Based on clinical trials . There are some medications that work better in different races and populations. We try to use that information to guide our... Read More
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Carlos Orrego
Cardiology 29 years experience
Ignore: Is there any test that can help me to predict my cardiovascular risk?
A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Carlos Orrego
Cardiology 29 years experience
Arrythmias : You should have an exercise stress test to evaluate your symptoms and electrocardiographic findings .
A female asked:
Dr. Carlos Orrego
Cardiology 29 years experience
Non cardiac: Did you hurt yourself? Did you have fever or cold ? If you did not, so It is probably a muscleesqueletal pain which usually improve taking anti infla... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carlos Orrego
Cardiology 29 years experience
Bening: Intraventricular conduction delay is a normal finding in young patients . However, if you are having chest pain and dizziness, I would reccomend to vi... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carlos Orrego
Cardiology 29 years experience
Cv: It is difficult to predict. However , sedentary life style is considered a cardiovascular risk factors . If you have multiple risk factors including o... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Carlos Orrego
Cardiology 29 years experience
Test : The meaning of board certified is that doctor took an exam after he/she finished his/her training in different fields. It just a way to try to stand... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carlos Orrego
Cardiology 29 years experience
Lvad: Now that you have an LVAD, exercising will be easier for you. Remember that losing weight is always difficult and it is a process that may take sever... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carlos Orrego
Cardiology 29 years experience
MPI: We use it to measure ejection fraction, ischemia or scar in the heart muscle or viability of heart muscle. Most of then when somebody complains of ch... Read More
A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Carlos Orrego
Cardiology 29 years experience
No worries: Mitral valve prolapse is a common condition that has been associated with multiple symptoms such as you described in the minority of patients but it i... Read More
A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carlos Orrego
Cardiology 29 years experience
Av fistula: A hematoma ( blood collection) takes about 2-3 weeks to go away. If it does get better after that time you might need an ultrasound to look for a f... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carlos Orrego
Cardiology 29 years experience
Aerobic and anaerobi: All type of exercise will increase your fitness. If you want to increase your endurance, aerobic exercise is usually recommended. But if you want to ... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carlos Orrego
Cardiology 29 years experience
Chest pain: At your age it is very unlikely to be heart related. however, more information is needed about the characteristic of the pain, location, associated ... Read More
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carlos Orrego
Cardiology 29 years experience
Intensity : The physiological changes associated with exercise depend on intensity, duration, and type of exercise. Aerobic exercise at moderate intensity ( hear... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Carlos Orrego
Cardiology 29 years experience
Eat less: It is very simple. Consume less calories, eat small portions 5 times x day and exercise daily high intensity training.

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Aug 2, 2014
Great answers. Thank you!!
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Orrego is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Orrego is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! My doctors believe I have IST. Thank you for answering about the BP!
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! I'm still confused if it's my thyroid causing weight loss
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Oh. Okay. Thank you so much.

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Institute of Health Sciences
Graduated 1993MD

Residency

St. John's Episcopal Hospital/ SUNY Downstate

Residency

Universidad de Antioquia

Awards

2011 AHA Minority Travel award
2012 AHA Minority Travel Award/ Council on Clinical Cardiology
Assistant professor of medicine, Weill Cornell Medical college

Affiliations

St Joseph Medical Center
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