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Dr. Tamanna Nahar

Cardiology
Big Spring, TX
female

Locations

Cardiosolution, Scenic Mountain Medical Center

Big Spring, TX

Address

1601, W 11th Pl, Big Spring, TX
Directions

My office hours

Wednesday: 9:00am - 3:00pm
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About

Bio

Dr. Nahar is trained in Interventional and Noninvasive Cardiology, from Cornell and Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center New York, NY, and a graduate of M.S. Ramaiah Medical College, Bangalore, India. She has a vast clinical experience across most cardiovascular disciplines. As well as, non clinical experiences in quality analysis, research and hospital administration.

Specialties
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Cardiology

Licenses

United States: Florida, Kentucky, New Jersey, New York, Texas

Languages spoken

Hindi

Doctor Q&A

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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tamanna Nahar
Specializes in Cardiology
CHF med substitute.: Enalapril is an ace-i. It leads to vasodilatation and naturesis. Thereby decreasing the the cardiac pressures and work the heart has to do to work. ... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tamanna Nahar
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Skipped beats: U need an event monitor, medication reviewed, thyroid blood tests to start.
A 28-year-old male asked:
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Bets blockers: They are both beta blockers with same action on BP. Their pharmokinetics are different. Inderal (propranolol) is shorter acting.
A 30-year-old female asked:
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BP everywhere: Usually no difference. BP cuffs r designed for the upper arm. Lower arm, I am assuming, forearm. This requires a smaller cuff for accuracy to detect ... Read More
A 60-year-old male asked:
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Stress testing: Exercise treadmill - initial step for low to intermediate risk. High false +rates. Stress echo(se)/nuclear stress(nst) - comparable. SE-no radiation... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
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PSVT: Comes and goes - usually needs to be treated with meds or ablation.
A 35-year-old female asked:
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Chest discomfort: You are diabetic which puts you at high cardiac risk. You should be evaluated for premature CAD. If negative then consider other causes such as GI.
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tamanna Nahar
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Bradycardia : Nl sinus rhythm - heart beat ranges from 60-100 bpm. Depending on symptoms and time of day and body conditioning (eg: runners) - slightly lower HR c... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
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Indapamide: It is a diuretic that decreases Potassium levels. Not used for lipid lowering therapy.
A 26-year-old female asked:
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Extra beats: Occasional PACs or PVCs with normal heart function - nothing to worry about.
A 74-year-old male asked:
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BP : Assuming CCF stands for heart failure in which case these numbers are acceptable.
A 23-year-old female asked:
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Syncope: Age - co morbidities? see your doctor. vasovagal syncope can occur due to peripheral pooling of blood tachycardia & drop in BP. Arrhythmias, CAD... Read More
A 59-year-old female asked:
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Chest pain: Do you have HTN, Diabetes, high cholesterol? Do you smoke or live with someone who smokes? Lifestyle - sedentary, obesity? Menopausal? History of symp... Read More
A 39-year-old male asked:
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Creatinine: Normal creatinine ranges from 0.6 -1.3. This can vary from lab to lab age and sex. Dehydration, exercise for 2 days prior to testing and ingestion o... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Tamanna Nahar
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Thallium stress: >5% ischemic burden is significant.
A 61-year-old male asked:
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Syncope: Syncope needs a Workup. At least a history and physical to start with. Can provide in depth answers with more info.
A 47-year-old female asked:
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Yes: nitrates cause vasodilatation. BP drops and reflex tachycardia is a compensatory response.
A 33-year-old member asked:
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ECG: The heart has electrical as well as mechanical activity. The ECG tracing evaluates the electrical activity of the heart.
A 34-year-old member asked:
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A 44-year-old member asked:
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Origin of bruise: A bruise (contusion) appears on the skin surface resulting from trauma. Capillaries (tiny vessels) burst from impact. Trapped blood becomes a clot and... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
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Heart monitor: Electronic monitors r sensitive - nl sinus arrhythmia maybe considered irregular or u maybe having pacs or pvcs (considered normal if infrequent in nl... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
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Cranberry juice: Scientific research has shown cranberry juice (not extract) to “possibly” decrease inflammation – however should be ingested in moderation. UTI preve... Read More
A 35-year-old female asked:
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Anxiety: Anxiety attacks symptoms are similar to heart attacks. A detailed history, ECG and blood tests differentiate the 2. Risk factors like dm HTN lipids, ... Read More
A 50-year-old male asked:
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Energy drink: Energy drinks increase BP and hr - harmful cardiovascular effects.
A 33-year-old member asked:
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ENT pain: You need to have a physical exam and detailed history (trauma, fever, duration of symptoms, etc)
A 44-year-old member asked:
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Thyroid: Get ur thyroid profile drawn. Ur pcp should be able to treat if levels are abnormal.
A male asked:
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Go to the hospital: Without knowing any history - go to the hospital to have your heard checked out.
A 43-year-old member asked:
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CP - lots of causes: Detailed history and physical. Type aggravating, relieving factors, risk factors for heart blockages. It could related to the heart, lungs, GI tract... Read More
A 55-year-old male asked:
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Cabg: All depends on which arteries are blocked, size of all vessels involved they may use vein grafts from the legs, LIMA, RIMA or radial A grafts. Radials... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
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Caduet and provigil?: all have hepatic metabolism - so can interfere with metaolism of ea other.
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tamanna Nahar
Specializes in Cardiology
Fast heart beat: what are you doing at the time of the "fast heart beat"? addition symptoms and medical history?
A 21-year-old female asked:
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Normal: Normal HR = 60-100 at rest.
A 26-year-old male asked:
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Verapamil - all gone: Verapamils onset of action is 1–2 hours after oral dosage. Given the half-life for chronic doses is 5–12 hours its should be out of your system and no... Read More
A 41-year-old female asked:
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Valve infection: Fungal infection of the valve - serious and debilitating. You would have to have an abnormal valve, infection of the blood stream (bactaremia) and/or ... Read More
A 66-year-old female asked:
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Flecainide and K: Flecainide is a type 1C anti arrhythmic drug for the top and bottom part of your heart. There is an increased risk for proarrhythmia (other abnormal ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
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Cholesterol: statins class of lipid lowering therapy.
A 32-year-old member asked:
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Lipids: diet and exercise are the first step - if unsuccessful then medications.
A 50-year-old male asked:
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Specializes in Cardiology
No: Never self medicate. Ur prob right bout the WC HTN but any medication adjustments need to be done/recorded by ur doctor. The medications have effects... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
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HTN - MI: Stiffening of the arteries - increase work done by the heart - abnormal chemistry in the arteries - this in turn leads to more cholesterol deposition ... Read More
A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Tamanna Nahar
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Caffiene/BP: Caffeine intake can lead to dramatic but short lived rise in bp. It's unclear what causes this spike. Caffeine causes a transient stiffening of the a... Read More
A 19-year-old male asked:
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WPW bradycardia: Bradycardia is not uncommon during sleep however if symptoms develop the HR needs to be addressed. Please see your cardiologist to evaluate and possib... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
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See ur doctor: You need to have bloodwork (BHCG, progesterone, estrogen), ultrasound. Bed rest, keep hydrated and legs up in addition to what your OB doc recommends.... Read More
A 16-year-old male asked:
Dr. Tamanna Nahar
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Chest pain: multiple causes for CP. Musculoskeletal, GI, lungs, psychosomatic (anxiety) and cardiac. Given your age and lack other cardiac RF ( unknown if cigaret... Read More
A 53-year-old female asked:
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Symptomatic tachy: Seek help. Detailed history, PE, bloods, ECG. Additional testing pending above.
A 46-year-old member asked:
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Specializes in Cardiology
Caffiene/thin blood: Caffeine is a stimulant thus raising BP as a water pill” that increases urination. But it does not have an effect on blood thinning.
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Tamanna Nahar
Specializes in Cardiology
Fainting cold sweat: Consider neurocardiogenic (vasovagal) syncope work up. If all is negative consider endocrine or neurology (unlikely cause) work up.
A member asked:
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Bradycardia: Slow heart rates can be iatrogenic (due to medications) or natural progression of disease of the heart. He would need a Holter monitor, stress test an... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tamanna Nahar
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Exercise heart : Yes - depending on the severity of heart problems may need monitoring or screening in your doctors office for assessing level of stress you are able t... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tamanna Nahar
Specializes in Cardiology
Atypical CP: Most likely musculoskeletal but should consider causes related to the heart, lungs or GI tract (stomach). Tiredness may be an unrelated symptoms that... Read More
A 55-year-old male asked:
Dr. Tamanna Nahar
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Irregular HR: The dihydropyridine calcium channel blockers and nitrates can cause reflex tachycardia but not irregular hear beat.

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May 3, 2015
She recommended testing that my Dr. won't do so now I know exactly what to ask for no matter what dr. Thanks again
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Nov 23, 2014
I Would recommend her to all my friends, what a very caring and understanding Dr. Thank You for all your help.
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Nahar is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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This saved my life. Thank you. Went to er. Doctor looked at my X-ray and immediately admitted me for bad pneumonia in both lungs
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This was very helpful. Thanks! Thank you. Sometimes the most basic knowledge is indispensable to non-doctors.

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Bangalore University, M. S. Ramaiah Medical College, India
MD

Residency

NYU Medical CENTER

Awards

Top Cardiologist , Second Place, New York - Summer
2014
Top Cardiologist , First Place, Texas - Fall
2014
Top Cardiologist, Second Place, Texas - Spring
2015
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