Dr. Warren Foster

Cardiac Electrophysiology
Huntsville, AL
22 years experience male

Locations

Huntsville Cardiovascular Clinic, P.C.

Huntsville, AL

Address

4601 Whitesburg Drive SE, Suite 201, Huntsville, AL, United States
Directions

My office hours

Thursday: 1:00am - 5:00pm
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Insurances accepted

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About

Bio

Dr. Foster, a native of San Diego California and graduate of Hampton University, earned his medical degree from Emory University in 2001, then completed residency at Emory and Grady Hospitals in Atlanta, Georgia. He was awarded an advanced cardiovascular imaging fellowship by Tulane University in New Orleans. He had completed two months of his study when, as one of the physicians who remained in New Orleans during Hurricane Katrina, he was instrumental in patient evacuation efforts and later rebuilding of the post-Katrina healthcare infrastructure. Dr. Foster completed a general cardiovascular diseases fellowship at Tulane, then continued his training as a clinical cardiac electrophysiologist with the University of Toledo Medical Center. After fellowship, he remained there, as an assistant professor, who enjoyed teaching, patient care, and research publication. Dr. Foster currently holds four board certifications: Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology, Cardiovascular Diseases, Nuclear Cardiology, and Internal Medicine. His main areas of interest include cardiac arrhythmia management, catheter ablation (including cryoablation), syncope, and cardiac implantable device implantation and management (including subcutaneous ICD). His outside interests are first of all, his family and then running marathons, doing genealogical research, and woodworking.

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.

Cardiac Electrophysiology

Cardiology

Internal Medicine

Nuclear Medicine

Licenses

United States: Alabama, Louisiana, Ohio

Doctor Q&A

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A 23-year-old member asked:
Dr. Warren Foster
Cardiac Electrophysiology 22 years experience
Sick sinus syndrome: Sick sinus syndrome is a cardiac conduction disorder where the hearts spontaneous pacemaker, does not send its electrical impulses quick enough to kee... Read More
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A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Warren Foster
Cardiac Electrophysiology 22 years experience
An arrhythmia: Abnormal heart rhythms (arrhythmias) are caused by problems with the electrical system that regulates the steady, rhythmic beat of the heart. The hear... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Warren Foster
Cardiac Electrophysiology 22 years experience
Irregular heart beat: Pain sensors on the heart are often inaccurate. Occasionally heart irritation can tell your brain that you're experiencing pain in the abdomen, or ev... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Warren Foster
Cardiac Electrophysiology 22 years experience
Yes: It can also lead to heart burn, reflux, and diarrhea type symptoms.
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Warren Foster
Cardiac Electrophysiology 22 years experience
Ask doctor: Marijuana can have cause paranoia, which may be dangerous for someone with PTSD. It is also less well studied as an effective treatment. Speak with y... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Warren Foster
Cardiac Electrophysiology 22 years experience
Heart Rate Onset?: Onset, is the speed at which a heart rate rises to the very fast rate. When exerting yourself, your heart rate will take nearly a minute to get up to... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Warren Foster
Cardiac Electrophysiology 22 years experience
Skipped beat: Sounds like you're describing a Premature Ventricular Contraction (PVC), which feels like a short pause, followed by a single stronger beat. They're ... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Warren Foster
Cardiac Electrophysiology 22 years experience
See doctor: It's always better to be safer than sorry, if you think you have a heart problem. Thus, it's best to see your doctor for a thorough history and physi... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Warren Foster
Cardiac Electrophysiology 22 years experience
Prolonged QT: The qt interval is an ECG representation of the time it takes for electricity to pass through the heart muscle in the bottom two chambers. Normally, ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Warren Foster
Cardiac Electrophysiology 22 years experience
Fastest SVTs: Children can have SVT rates above 300 bpm.
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Warren Foster
Cardiac Electrophysiology 22 years experience
Not into heart: Medicines that slow down or terminate SVT are not injected directly into the heart muscle; however, some types of medicines that healthcare personnel ... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Warren Foster
Cardiac Electrophysiology 22 years experience
Possibly normal: Well conditioned athletes will have slow heart rates at rest. Other causes could be genetic conditions, medications, and some heart diseases or infec... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Warren Foster
Cardiac Electrophysiology 22 years experience
Need evaluation: There are rare conditions that can cause people to have dangerous heart rhythms after they recover from vigorous exercise. In addition, structural he... Read More
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Warren Foster
Cardiac Electrophysiology 22 years experience
Ignore: Sudden collapse suggests a dangerous electrical heart problem, rather than a "heart attack".
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Warren Foster
Cardiac Electrophysiology 22 years experience
EKG: Like any diagnosis, the history and physical provides clues, then, ideally, the arrhythmia would be present on a 12-lead EKG; however, the way an arrh... Read More
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A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Warren Foster
Cardiac Electrophysiology 22 years experience
Depends on situation: Resting heart rates normally fall between 60-100. If the heart rate is rapid, or greater than 100, it's considered a "tachycardia". Changes in rate ... Read More
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A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Warren Foster
Cardiac Electrophysiology 22 years experience
Short pr: The PR interval represents the time it takes for electricity to pass from the top to the bottom heart chambers. Normally, there's a delay in thi... Read More
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Warren Foster
Cardiac Electrophysiology 22 years experience
Ignore: Eating healthy now Makes your heart happy later Put down that cupcake.
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Warren Foster
Cardiac Electrophysiology 22 years experience
Not unless dizzy: Generally, the blood pressure rises with age sometimes resulting in hypertension. The heart rate of 95 is on the faster side for resting, but may sti... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Warren Foster
Cardiac Electrophysiology 22 years experience
Yes: There are many different ways you could collapse if you don't drink enough water. Some of the reasons are more dangerous than others. You should be ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Warren Foster
Cardiac Electrophysiology 22 years experience
More info.: Would need more information on other areas of body affected, parts of hands affected, and. A dermatologist or allergist can help, but first consider ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Warren Foster
Cardiac Electrophysiology 22 years experience
See doctor: There may be a simple explanation for this; however, nothing can replace a good history and physical examination by your doctor. Some of the causes c... Read More
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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Warren Foster
Cardiac Electrophysiology 22 years experience
Chest pain from PVC?: 4-10 pvc's/d. Is normal. Even in normal ranges, they can be a clue to rare, but worrisome underlying conditions. Some people describe the sensation ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Warren Foster
Cardiac Electrophysiology 22 years experience
No: It depends if it's a 24 hour or spot (one time sample) urine sample, but a better evaluation of the return of your pheochromocytoma, may be the parox... Read More
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Warren Foster
Cardiac Electrophysiology 22 years experience
Ignore: Getting exercise, early in the day, can help reset your sleep schedule to the new time zone.
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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Warren Foster
Cardiac Electrophysiology 22 years experience
Many causes: Hypertension (blood pressure) is defined as two separate blood pressure measurements over 140/90 mmgh. Blood pressure usually fluctuates through out ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Warren Foster
Cardiac Electrophysiology 22 years experience
See cardiologist: The symptoms you're describing are likely simply premature beats, which are not usually dangerous, but may also be signs of an abnormal heart rhythm, ... Read More
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Warren Foster
Cardiac Electrophysiology 22 years experience
Ignore: With our high-paced society, meditation does not come naturally at first. Don't worry, keep trying.
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A 59-year-old male asked:
Dr. Warren Foster
Cardiac Electrophysiology 22 years experience
Ablation type?: The right ventricle of the heart, typically lies just behind and to the left of your sternum. Some types of cardiac ablation can irritate the right v... Read More
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Warren Foster
Cardiac Electrophysiology 22 years experience
Ignore: When your heart beats fast, Try bearing down like B.M., It may stop fast beat.
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Warren Foster
Cardiac Electrophysiology 22 years experience
Sizes?: Minimal mitral & tricuspid regurgitation is usually normal; however, the left atrial size should not be enlarged, and may be a clue to a different... Read More
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Warren Foster
Cardiac Electrophysiology 22 years experience
Ignore: Passing out when getting out of bed is usually explained by something other than mictruition syncope.
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Warren Foster
Cardiac Electrophysiology 22 years experience
Could be medicine: A diffuse reaction to an allergy would suggest it is some type of medication, rather than the surgical glue at the wound site. You should call your d... Read More
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Warren Foster
Cardiac Electrophysiology 22 years experience
Atrophic gastritis: Prevacid (lansoprazole) can cause b12 deficiency or pernicious anemia, but it's limited moreso to the elderly. Atrophic gastritis has a clearer assoc... Read More
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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Warren Foster
Cardiac Electrophysiology 22 years experience
Yes: Every MRI study and its interpretation are not 100% accurate. An MRI may also show certain types of stroke better or worse than other tests. The f... Read More
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Warren Foster
Cardiac Electrophysiology 22 years experience
Can be symptom: But other things besides GERD can lead to cough, such as problems with your swallowing reflex or pouches in your feeding tube. GERD symptoms may more... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Warren Foster
Cardiac Electrophysiology 22 years experience
Baby aspirin: A nephrologist (kidney doctor) can answer the question specific to dialysis patients. From a cardiovascular (heart disease) standpoint, many people m... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Warren Foster
Cardiac Electrophysiology 22 years experience
Varies by skin type: Gynecologist or dermatologist can help.
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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Warren Foster
Cardiac Electrophysiology 22 years experience
Check with surgeon: The best source to answer your question is to check with your surgeon or physician who placed the cast. They typically have particular ways that they... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Warren Foster
Cardiac Electrophysiology 22 years experience
Watch for dehydratio: Basically, if stomach pain and bloating are preventing him from eating and/or drinking, the main concern would be dehydration, depending on the streng... Read More
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A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Warren Foster
Cardiac Electrophysiology 22 years experience
Grieving?: Those responses are typical in an otherwise healthy person who is grieving the end of a relationship. Feel free to speak about this with trusted frie... Read More
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A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Warren Foster
Cardiac Electrophysiology 22 years experience
Lemonade: Lemonade, like lemon slices in water, should be safe for over 12 hours, if it's kept refrigerated.
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A 60-year-old male asked:
Dr. Warren Foster
Cardiac Electrophysiology 22 years experience
Less accurate test: The "bruce" protocol stress test was designed to increase the incline and speed every 3 minutes. A horizontal test may not stress the heart enough, b... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Warren Foster
Cardiac Electrophysiology 22 years experience
Yes: Cardiologists often leave anxiety as the last possible cause of chest pain, as more dangerous causes, such as heart attack, blood clot in lungs, main ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Warren Foster
Cardiac Electrophysiology 22 years experience
Lifestyle changes: Don't smoke; exercise goal 4-5 days/week 30-45 min/day; limit alcohol; eat more fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and other high-fiber foods.and choos... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Warren Foster
Cardiac Electrophysiology 22 years experience
Possible: It is much harder to link a direct effect of the coffee, to the development of heart disease; however, the things associated with coffee drinking, suc... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Warren Foster
Cardiac Electrophysiology 22 years experience
Arrhythmia: An abnormal heart rhythm that may result in symptoms of palpitations, chest pain, dizziness, passing out, shortness of breath, and fatigue. Some arrh... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Warren Foster
Cardiac Electrophysiology 22 years experience
Septal defect: Fetal blood circulation requires a connection between the two sides of the heart. Normally, this closes during birth, but occasionally a communicatio... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Warren Foster
Cardiac Electrophysiology 22 years experience
Depends on symptoms: Your findings may be considered normal. It depends whether you felt the symptoms prompting the holter placement, during the time that you wore the ho... Read More
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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Warren Foster
Cardiac Electrophysiology 22 years experience
Very unlikely: It's technically possible, but the sperm would have to survive two oral cavities and significant dilution with saliva. A relatively small amount of s... Read More
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Oct 27, 2014
Dr. Foster is a wonderful physician and colleague! I often find him answering questions clearly and thoroughly that involve an incredible diversity of subjects in many areas not limited to electrophys...Read More
Dr. Jan Lei Iwata
Aug 22, 2014
I'd like to recommend Dr. Warren Foster as an excellent doctor, who is constantly sharing his expertise in so many areas of medicine, and for his kind, and caring answers. His breadth of knowledge is ...Read More
Jul 14, 2014
Dr Foster is extremely knowledgeable in the area of cardiology, and his years of experience in internal medicine certainly shines through in his answers. He is especially attentive in his explanation...Read More
HealthTap member
This was very helpful. Thanks! New doctors freak out but this is me. I have been told I am very healthy but they want to put me on meds to lower heart rate. Pills lower BP to much and I can not functi...Read More
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This was very helpful. Thanks! Gradual activity is so attainable and not overwhelming. I kept trying make drastic changes. This is something that I can keep building upon.
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This was very helpful. Thanks! Thank you for taking the time to respond to my question. It's greatly appreciated. Cheers, Ashleigh.

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Emory University School of Medicine
Graduated 2001MD

Medical/Graduate school

Emory University School of Medicine, GA
Graduated 2001MD

Residency

Emory University School of Medicine
Completed 2004

Awards

Worldwide Who's Who - Lifetime Member
2015 American College of Cardiology Emerging Advocates Program Fellowship
Early Career Travel Award to the ACC 2015 Legislative Conference

Affiliations

American College of Cardiology
American College of Cardiology (Ohio chapter)
Heart Rhythm Society
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