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Dr. Warren Foster

Cardiac Electrophysiology
Huntsville, AL
21 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

Wednesday: 1:00am - 5:00pm
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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

388 Answers
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Warren Foster
Cardiac Electrophysiology 21 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
A 52-year-old male asked:
Dr. Warren Foster
Cardiac Electrophysiology 21 years experience
Yes: Most people are speaking about atherosclerosis, when talking about heart disease. Calcification in the thoracic aorta is not necessarily atherosclero... Read More
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Warren Foster
Cardiac Electrophysiology 21 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
A female asked:
Dr. Warren Foster
Cardiac Electrophysiology 21 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
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Warren Foster
Cardiac Electrophysiology 21 years experience
Reflux: Many things can cause this, but the symptoms you describe, could easily be explained by gastro-esophageal reflux disease (GERD). The acid in your sto... Read More
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Warren Foster
Cardiac Electrophysiology 21 years experience
Fried food: Food is good for you. Fried food is not as healthy as baked, or grilled. Some might argue that extra virgin olive oil is the best oil to use if fryi... Read More
A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Warren Foster
Cardiac Electrophysiology 21 years experience
Lemonade: Lemonade, like lemon slices in water, should be safe for over 12 hours, if it's kept refrigerated.
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Warren Foster
Cardiac Electrophysiology 21 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
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Warren Foster
Cardiac Electrophysiology 21 years experience
Most likely: Given your age, gender and level of fitness, the most likely cause is "musculoskeletal", that is related to the tendons, bones and muscles in your bod... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Warren Foster
Cardiac Electrophysiology 21 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
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Warren Foster
Cardiac Electrophysiology 21 years experience
Unlikely: But if you're concerned, don't take chances. A sudden loss of air movement through one nostril, suggests the problem is there, rather than the more s... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Warren Foster
Cardiac Electrophysiology 21 years experience
How suddenly: Weather this is an Arrhythmia, or not, depends on how suddenly the heart rate increases. An arrhythmia, is an abnormal heart rhythm, caused by a "sho... Read More
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Warren Foster
Cardiac Electrophysiology 21 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
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Warren Foster
Cardiac Electrophysiology 21 years experience
Dextrocardia: Dextrocardia is a condition that leaves the hearts tip pointing to the right, instead of the left. It is a condition, where the genes, essentially go... Read More
A 44-year-old male asked:
Dr. Warren Foster
Cardiac Electrophysiology 21 years experience
Check with your doc: From what I can gather with your question, you're either feeling weak, or feeling bad for one week. We can likely help better if you clarify which on... Read More
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Warren Foster
Cardiac Electrophysiology 21 years experience
How High?: The normal heart rate at rest is 60-100 bpm. It goes faster with exertion, anxiety, stress, and medications or foods, like caffeine. Speak with your... Read More
A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Warren Foster
Cardiac Electrophysiology 21 years experience
See Doctor ASAP: There may be more information necessary, such as a physical examination, to ensure there is nothing dangerous. See your doctor as soon as possible. ... Read More
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Warren Foster
Cardiac Electrophysiology 21 years experience
History & physical: It sounds like you've had a good bit of testing. There are other tests, such as a holter monitor or CT scan, that may identify the problem; howe... Read More
A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Warren Foster
Cardiac Electrophysiology 21 years experience
See Dr.: For excruciating pain that does not go away, there's no need to suffer, call 911 to get pain relief and an evaluation immediately. If the pain i... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Warren Foster
Cardiac Electrophysiology 21 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
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Warren Foster
Cardiac Electrophysiology 21 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
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Warren Foster
Cardiac Electrophysiology 21 years experience
Trust provider: Fetal blood circulation requires a connection between the two sides of the heart. Normally, this closes during birth, but it's common to remain conne... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Warren Foster
Cardiac Electrophysiology 21 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
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Warren Foster
Cardiac Electrophysiology 21 years experience
Sounds like a quiz: Sounds like you're trying to answer a quiz question. CPR is done in with the patient in the supine position. However, I think you may be asking how ... Read More
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Warren Foster
Cardiac Electrophysiology 21 years experience
Arteries: Nicotine causes increased peripheral vascular resistance, due to constriction of the arteries (i.e. the blood vessels that supply oxygenated blood thr... Read More
A 59-year-old male asked:
Dr. Warren Foster
Cardiac Electrophysiology 21 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
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Warren Foster
Cardiac Electrophysiology 21 years experience
Need context: The ideal interpretation of an EKG, would be by the cardiologist ordering the EKG. The reason for the EKG must be known and its results weighed with ... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Warren Foster
Cardiac Electrophysiology 21 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
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Warren Foster
Cardiac Electrophysiology 21 years experience
Varies: Different ENT's will feel comfortable with different durations between follow-ups. You should first discuss this with your ENT physician and/or your ... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Warren Foster
Cardiac Electrophysiology 21 years experience
Uncommon: It's very unusual for anyone in their 20's or 30's to have heart attacks. As we get older, the risk increases. Risk factors may be present, but othe... Read More
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Warren Foster
Cardiac Electrophysiology 21 years experience
Need more parameters: Right ventricular size is calculated by taking the timing of measurement (contraction vs. relaxation of the heart), the size of person, & the meth... Read More
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Warren Foster
Cardiac Electrophysiology 21 years experience
Yes: It could be variations in the imaging technique, the accuracy of the MRI type, the protocol used, the cooperation or fluid status of the patient, the ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Warren Foster
Cardiac Electrophysiology 21 years experience
Enlarged heart: An abnormally enlarged heart is called a dilated cardiomyopathy. Symptoms are typically those of heart failure, such as shortness of breath, fatigue,... Read More
A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Warren Foster
Cardiac Electrophysiology 21 years experience
Uvula: The uvula is a bell-shaped organ that hangs from the roof of the throat. Sometimes infections, inflammation, allergic reactions, rare genetic conditi... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Warren Foster
Cardiac Electrophysiology 21 years experience
Your belly: Hopefully you're referring to your belly, not your stomach. The duration, onset, and location of your belly's width would better determine the reason... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Warren Foster
Cardiac Electrophysiology 21 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
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Warren Foster
Cardiac Electrophysiology 21 years experience
Exercising?: Simply make sure the calories burned = calories taken in. Continue habits of a healthy diet and moderation. Remember muscle weighs more than fat, so... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Warren Foster
Cardiac Electrophysiology 21 years experience
Need primary doc: You'll need to find a primary care doctor, that you can trust, and can help interpret multiple consults, treatment recommendations, and diagnoses. Th... Read More
A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Warren Foster
Cardiac Electrophysiology 21 years experience
Methylphenidate: Often has anxiety as side effect. Speak with doctor about possibly changing medications. Don't stop medications without notifying your doctor. Call ... Read More
A 65-year-old male asked:
Dr. Warren Foster
Cardiac Electrophysiology 21 years experience
Check with doctor: This is an important question to ask the electrophysiologist performing your procedure, as each expert has their own style. Some may not want to stop... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Warren Foster
Cardiac Electrophysiology 21 years experience
POTS: Make sure the tilt-table-test is either done in before starting the treatment or that the results are taken into consideration in the context of the m... Read More
A 61-year-old male asked:
Dr. Warren Foster
Cardiac Electrophysiology 21 years experience
Not proven: It's possibly good for blood, indirectly, but nothing's proven.
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Warren Foster
Cardiac Electrophysiology 21 years experience
Usually: One of the most frequently ordered blood tests, is a Chem-7, or basic metabolic profile. In addition to electrolytes & kidney function, the test ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Warren Foster
Cardiac Electrophysiology 21 years experience
Call 911: One of the most worrisome signs of a heart attack is that it "feels" like a heart attack. If you are still having the feelings, and you have not alre... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Warren Foster
Cardiac Electrophysiology 21 years experience
Heart diseases: Usually heart disease refers to coronary atherosclerotic heart disease, which causes narrowing of the blood vessels supplying the heart. There are ma... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Warren Foster
Cardiac Electrophysiology 21 years experience
Possible: It shouldn't do it directly, but your heart rate may rise to attempt compensation for a drop in blood pressure. It's not typically a desired effect, ... Read More
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Warren Foster
Cardiac Electrophysiology 21 years experience
See cardiologist: You should see a cardiologist, to evaluate your heart function and structure. It's unusual to have these symptoms at such a young age. A lung doctor... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Warren Foster
Cardiac Electrophysiology 21 years experience
Can be normal: Typically your heart rate will rise by 20 to 30 bpm, when you first stand, from a lying or sitting position. This is a response that keeps the blood ... Read More
A 57-year-old female asked:
Dr. Warren Foster
Cardiac Electrophysiology 21 years experience
Many causes: It appears you're not on any medications, but if you were, that is typically the most common cause. Consider unhealthy oral hygiene. Other causes in... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Warren Foster
Cardiac Electrophysiology 21 years experience
No: There are many reasons women do not become pregnant each time they have un protected sex. If your children are four years apart, it's coincidence. G... 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
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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! Your shared information on subject about Arrhythmias, thank you. This information was very helpful.

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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