Dr. Orlando Deffer

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Metairie, LA

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EJCVS

Metairie, LA

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4224 Houma Blvd suite 500, Metairie, LA
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Invasive non interventional cardiologist Advance non invasive imaging fellowship

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United States: Florida, Georgia, Louisiana

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A 34-year-old member asked:
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Exercise: As long as you elevate heart rate to an adequate level of 85% of the max predicted and sustain for 10-15 mins you will be exercising your cv system.
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Ignore: Do exercise to decrease your risk of a heart attack and don't stop your asa without telling your doc.
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Exercise: Brisk walking at a moderate pace at for 20-30 mins three to four times a week.
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Amiodarone : It depends if this is the maintenance dose or just the early part of therapy . Typical maintenance dose is 100-200mg per day. If you have symptoms ple... Read More
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Seconadry HTn : Secondary causes such as pheochromocytoma, cushing , thyroid . Aortic coarctation etc should de sought. Pheochromocytoma can be accompanied with head... Read More
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Exercise: As long as you elevate your heart rate to at least 85% of the maximum predicted and maintain for 10-15 mins is a good starting point and build on it a... Read More
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Ignore: Have your cholesterol checked and don't ignore the condition. Optimal medical therapy works great.
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A 39-year-old member asked:
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Exercise: It should tone your muscles and make you loose fat but not loose muscle mass.
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A 37-year-old male asked:
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Ignore: Always get on those walking shoes and please stop smoking.
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Ignore: Don' stop it without consulting your doctor and please do take it if you have cad.
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A 40-year-old member asked:
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Swim: Swimming is probably one of the most underutilized low impact exercise.
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Ignore: It is discontinued more commonly than it probably should.
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A 72-year-old female asked:
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Cholesterol : Yes, bad choleaterol comes from mainly polysayurated fats. Always bake instead of fry when possible. Nothing more important than healthy low fat diet ... Read More
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A 33-year-old male asked:
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Palpitations : Palpitations are very non specific and can occur with any conditions. In fact are one of the most common reasons for consults as outpatients. It will ... Read More
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A 37-year-old male asked:
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Ignore: Very common and unless very severe can be treated with physical therapy.
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A 32-year-old member asked:
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Exercise: Running, rowing, treadmill, swimming, eliptical.
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A 44-year-old female asked:
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Hep c: Although I am a heart doctor I am aware of new drugs that have the potential to cure hep c. I will not go in details and perhaps an hepatologist can ... Read More
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Levf : Unlikely you likely have a scar. Levf will improve within months if tissue is viable.
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Ignore: The more you exercise those legs the better they will respond and the better you will feel.
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Bp: No it's perfectly normal for your BP to rise after exercise.
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Cad: Depending on condition. I will follow post CABG patients between 4-6m.
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Ignore: If your doctor prescribes anti coagulation do take it. Don't assume is a nuisance.
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A 33-year-old member asked:
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Exercise: Running, swimming, jogging, soccer, any which will elevate heart rate. Please clear with doctor.
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Cp: Depending on your condition of breathlessness what you describe as needing to elevate the head of the bed may be orthopnea. If is pain typically peric... Read More
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Extra beats : Many healthy people have extra beats form time to time. It depends on how many per day and from what chamber they are originating. Pvc or pac . Still ... Read More
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Svt: Anecdotally I have seen svt flares with supplements , caffeine also. Try to come off the creatine if possible.
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A 33-year-old female asked:
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Bp: First and most important is diet , exercise and loose weight if overweight. Would not medically treat for now. Follow with BP device at home before bk... Read More
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La numbness : This is very interesting I am wondering if you have a steal phenomenon ( blood flow diversion to your stomach) from a blocked subclavian artery . We ... Read More
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Afib: It can occur immediately or delayed. Some patients are very susceptible to alcohol and develop episodes of afib quite quickly after a couple of drinks... Read More
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A 37-year-old male asked:
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Ignore: Most of the abnormal heart rhythms can be managed very effectively in a conservative manner.
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A 38-year-old female asked:
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Arrhythmias: Tachycardia and arrhythmias can make you feel other non specific symptoms. See your pcp , depending on how often u experience these symptoms i would d... Read More
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Amiodarone: Amiodarone is one of the most effective antiarrhythmics in cardiology. It stays in your system up to 12 weeks. Please do not discontinue amiodarone o... Read More
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Cp: When does it hurt , does it occur with deep breathing , do you have any other conditions. CP is very nonspecific and we can recognize patterns. Plea... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
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Arrhythmia and CHF : They hold close ties because if you develop uncontrollable arrhythmias it can weaken your heart and you may develop chf.
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A 38-year-old member asked:
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Cardio: Protein and good electrolyte hydration.
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A 22-year-old female asked:
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Cp: Despite your young age every time we hear exertional chest pain we think angina, however exertional CP can be encountered for many other reasons somet... Read More
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A 45-year-old female asked:
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Well care : There is no need to sera cardiologist unless you are having specific cardiac symptoms. Your pcp can determine if you need to see a cardiologist. Diabe... Read More
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IST: Yes visit cardiologist please. Ist could potentially weaken heart. B blockers good for condition. Need to rule out other conditions such as thyroid bu... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
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Exercise: Many including running, jump rope, kickboxing, treadmill, swimming to mention some.
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A 30-year-old male asked:
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Gerd: Stomach keeps very relation with your stomach ; the vagus nerve. Yes this could be gerd. Typically we don't expect CP to be reproducible to touch or o... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
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Exercise: Exercise of course after speaking to your doctor. Elevate your heart rate to at least 85% of the max predicted heart rate and maintain for 10-15 minut... Read More
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A 30-year-old male asked:
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PVC and PAC : Very frequently encountered . Almost always extra beats ( PVC and pac s) . Exercise when clear by doctor. They tend to improve with exercise . Remembe... Read More
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Pots: A resting heart rate above 100 may make anesthesiologist unease before surgery because BP can drop as well as heart rate can increase . Sometimes pat... Read More
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Ignore: Avoid dehydration . Don't worry so much about the BP but mainly the way you feel.
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Ignore: If you forget your dose don't double it to catch up and if you are on warfarin always follow up.
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A 37-year-old male asked:
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Ignore: Exercise and healthy living is probably the most helpful.
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A 48-year-old member asked:
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Swim: Probably one of the best cardio exercise you can perform is swimming.
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A 37-year-old member asked:
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Holter pause: It depends but typically when we refer to pauses we talk about sinus pauses . However PVC s can also be described as having a compensatory pause. I th... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
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Exercise: Keep training and building up your exercise tolerance. Have a written exercise routine and try to increase time of exercise every 6-8 weeks. Please cl... Read More
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A 33-year-old male asked:
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Tachycardia: If you suffer from extreme tachycardia you may develop weakness of your heart.
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Deffer is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Deffer is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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This made me feel good. Thanks! I just got diagnosed with a mild MVP through an echo. Even though my PCP told me this is quite common among young thin women, your tip made me feel so much better as I ...Read More
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This was very helpful. Thanks! I wish I had more energy so I could exercise more. I am trying to slowly increase the amount of exercise so I have more energy!
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! BP has dropped very low with anesthesia before, I'll let him know !

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