U.S. doctors online nowAsk doctors free

Dr. Orlando Deffer

- Select Specialities -
Metairie, LA

Locations

EJCVS

Metairie, LA

Address

4224 Houma Blvd suite 500, Metairie, LA
Directions

About

Bio

Invasive non interventional cardiologist Advance non invasive imaging fellowship

Specialties
Doctors may have more than one area of specialty interest. Board certification in a specialty area means the doctor has completed formal training and has practice experience in that specialty, and has passed the certification examination from the corresponding accredited medical specialty board.

- Select Specialities -

General Practice

Licenses

United States: Florida, Georgia, Louisiana

Doctor Q&A

97 Answers
28 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Orlando Deffer
Specializes in - Select Specialities -
Ignore: Most heart attacks occur from an unstable cholesterol plaque and medicines can lower your risk.
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Orlando Deffer
Specializes in - Select Specialities -
Swim: Probably one of the best cardio exercise you can perform is swimming.
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Orlando Deffer
Specializes in - Select Specialities -
Bp: Prednisone is a steroid and hence BP can elevate due to activation i the renin angiotensin system( retention of h20 and sodium) it should return to b... Read More
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Orlando Deffer
Specializes in - Select Specialities -
Ignore: Avoid dehydration . Don't worry so much about the BP but mainly the way you feel.
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Orlando Deffer
Specializes in - Select Specialities -
Palpitations: You need to have an event or holter monitor depending on frequency of the episodes. Many time those palpitations are treated if they interrupt daily l... Read More
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Orlando Deffer
Specializes in - Select Specialities -
Sob: Sob is a very non sprecific symptom . It could be related to a wide array of conditions. Please visit your doctor. Anemia, cardiac problems, lung prob... Read More
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Orlando Deffer
Specializes in - Select Specialities -
Ignore: If you forget your dose don't double it to catch up and if you are on warfarin always follow up.
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Orlando Deffer
Specializes in - Select Specialities -
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
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Orlando Deffer
Specializes in - Select Specialities -
Cp: Depending on risk factors for coronary disease we may perform stress test. However does it come and go with exertion? There are many reasons to have C... Read More
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Orlando Deffer
Specializes in - Select Specialities -
Cp: At age 17 and healthy if this was your heart i would expect to see exertional cp. This is very unlikely cardiac. Plus lack of risk factors for heart v... Read More
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Orlando Deffer
Specializes in - Select Specialities -
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
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Orlando Deffer
Specializes in - Select Specialities -
Cardio: Swim, row, run, treadmill , eliptical.
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Orlando Deffer
Specializes in - Select Specialities -
Ignore: Exercise and healthy living is probably the most helpful.
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Orlando Deffer
Specializes in - Select Specialities -
Ignore: It's extremely common and its an over diagnose condition. You can live a perfect normal life with it.
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Orlando Deffer
Specializes in - Select Specialities -
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
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Orlando Deffer
Specializes in - Select Specialities -
Tachycardia: If you suffer from extreme tachycardia you may develop weakness of your heart.
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Orlando Deffer
Specializes in - Select Specialities -
Atypical or non card: The fact that u can bring the CP with positions speak strongly against cardiac cp. Likely musculoskeletal or referred pain.
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Orlando Deffer
Specializes in - Select Specialities -
Ignore: Pad is very common and i would like to have a quick office screening with an abi.
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Orlando Deffer
Specializes in - Select Specialities -
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
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
A 59-year-old male asked:
Dr. Orlando Deffer
Specializes in - Select Specialities -
Cp: Panic attacks can make you feel like you are having a heart attack but there are other organic conditions such as uncontrolled BP and angina that ne... Read More
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Orlando Deffer
Specializes in - Select Specialities -
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
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Orlando Deffer
Specializes in - Select Specialities -
Miscarriage : Need to have evaluation for poss lupus anticoagulant. You need to see an obgyn for evaluation. I am a cardiologist. Best of luck.
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Orlando Deffer
Specializes in - Select Specialities -
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
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Orlando Deffer
Specializes in - Select Specialities -
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
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Orlando Deffer
Specializes in - Select Specialities -
Ignore: Don't sleep on your back, don't ignore the condition and do see a doctor about it.
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Orlando Deffer
Specializes in - Select Specialities -
MVP : Possible tachycardia induced cardiomyopathy response to nitro is non specific. At young age still possible for afib to be present. Bilateral atrial e... Read More
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Orlando Deffer
Specializes in - Select Specialities -
Esr : Esr can elevate for many reasons especially inflammation . Can u please give more details about other symptoms.
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Orlando Deffer
Specializes in - Select Specialities -
Tachycardia: Brief episode of heart racing can come on with activation of your flight or freight mechanism ( sympathetic nervous system) it's ok to have this racin... Read More
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Orlando Deffer
Specializes in - Select Specialities -
Ignore: If your heart is healthy the chances are it is not your heart causing the trouble.
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Orlando Deffer
Specializes in - Select Specialities -
Exercise: Many including running, jump rope, kickboxing, treadmill, swimming to mention some.
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Orlando Deffer
Specializes in - Select Specialities -
Exercise: Pull ups, push-up , arm pedaling.
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Orlando Deffer
Specializes in - Select Specialities -
Test : There are many tests done in cardiology and diffetent degree of abnormalities ; please be more specific and what kind of test.
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Orlando Deffer
Specializes in - Select Specialities -
Cp: CP can be from many reasons. Can you please specify what type and when does it come about. If you feel a visit to the er please do.
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Orlando Deffer
Specializes in - Select Specialities -
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
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Orlando Deffer
Specializes in - Select Specialities -
Ignore: Do exercise to decrease your risk of a heart attack and don't stop your asa without telling your doc.
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Orlando Deffer
Specializes in - Select Specialities -
Bp: No it's perfectly normal for your BP to rise after exercise.
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Orlando Deffer
Specializes in - Select Specialities -
Cad: Depending on condition. I will follow post CABG patients between 4-6m.
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Orlando Deffer
Specializes in - Select Specialities -
Ignore: It is discontinued more commonly than it probably should.
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Orlando Deffer
Specializes in - Select Specialities -
Cardio: Protein and good electrolyte hydration.
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
A 44-year-old male asked:
Dr. Orlando Deffer
Specializes in - Select Specialities -
Levf : Unlikely you likely have a scar. Levf will improve within months if tissue is viable.
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Orlando Deffer
Specializes in - Select Specialities -
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
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Orlando Deffer
Specializes in - Select Specialities -
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
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Orlando Deffer
Specializes in - Select Specialities -
Exercise: Running, swimming, jogging, soccer, any which will elevate heart rate. Please clear with doctor.
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
A 43-year-old male asked:
Dr. Orlando Deffer
Specializes in - Select Specialities -
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
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Orlando Deffer
Specializes in - Select Specialities -
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
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Orlando Deffer
Specializes in - Select Specialities -
Exercise: It should tone your muscles and make you loose fat but not loose muscle mass.
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Orlando Deffer
Specializes in - Select Specialities -
Ignore: Always get on those walking shoes and please stop smoking.
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Orlando Deffer
Specializes in - Select Specialities -
Ignore: If your doctor prescribes anti coagulation do take it. Don't assume is a nuisance.
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Orlando Deffer
Specializes in - Select Specialities -
Ignore: Don' stop it without consulting your doctor and please do take it if you have cad.
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Orlando Deffer
Specializes in - Select Specialities -
Ignore: Have your cholesterol checked and don't ignore the condition. Optimal medical therapy works great.
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.

Testimonials
Recommendations and Thank you notes are endorsements given from patients or other doctors.

2
Recommendations
242
Thank you notes
HealthTap member
Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Deffer is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
HealthTap member
Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Deffer is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
HealthTap member
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
HealthTap member
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!
HealthTap member
Thank you, your answer was very helpful! BP has dropped very low with anesthesia before, I'll let him know !

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

National University of Pedro Henriquez Urena, Dominican Republic
MD
90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions, provide medical advice, write prescriptions, and more.
Answer emailed
in 24 hours or less