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Dr. Kenneth Gibbs

Internal Medicine - Cardiology
Winter Haven, FL
male

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Internal Medicine - Cardiology

Cardiology

Languages spoken

English

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25 Answers
6 Agrees
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A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kenneth Gibbs
Specializes in Internal Medicine - Cardiology
Depends: There are different reasons for SVT. The answer depends on the type of SVT and any possible underlying structural heart disease.
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A 48-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kenneth Gibbs
Specializes in Internal Medicine - Cardiology
Caffeine can worsen: Yes . Also obesity is associated with premature atrial contractions [PAC] Other common issues is sleep apnea, thyroid disease., alcohol, underlying he... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Gibbs
Specializes in Internal Medicine - Cardiology
Visible vein: Many potential diagnosis with not enough detailed information. Need to see a physician.
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A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kenneth Gibbs
Specializes in Internal Medicine - Cardiology
Could be normal response such as being amnemic, or stress. Alternatively one might consider arrhythmia, autonomic dysfunction. Suggest holter monitor ... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kenneth Gibbs
Specializes in Internal Medicine - Cardiology
The first question I would ask is the pain is related to position or is it simply nocturnal. What is the quality of the pain and what makes it better ... Read More
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A 75-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kenneth Gibbs
Specializes in Internal Medicine - Cardiology
No definitive pathol: Most likely represents LVH which is thickened heart muscle. Had to say without seeing EKG. If concerned repeat EKG or get echocardiogram.
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A 66-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kenneth Gibbs
Specializes in Internal Medicine - Cardiology
Statistically no.: If one has a propensity to develop Ventricular arrythmias then it is possible that the irregular beat to beat interval could induce ventricular tachy... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kenneth Gibbs
Specializes in Internal Medicine - Cardiology
Less than 1 week: Usually pain resolves less than 1 week. Occasionally you can get femoral neuralgia syndrome that radiates down the medial aspect of thigh. That can ta... Read More
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A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kenneth Gibbs
Specializes in Internal Medicine - Cardiology
WPW and LVH: Unless there is some other associated disorder WPW and LVH are unrelated. WPW can be cured by a catheter ablation especially with symptoms and tachyca... Read More
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A 61-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kenneth Gibbs
Specializes in Internal Medicine - Cardiology
Not an issue: Amlodipine is metabolized in the liver. A multi vitamin should not interact and is not contraindicated.
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A 48-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kenneth Gibbs
Specializes in Internal Medicine - Cardiology
No: It just means whatever symptoms you are expressing statistically are unlikely do to CAD. Whether you have CAD is based on family history and other ri... Read More
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kenneth Gibbs
Specializes in Internal Medicine - Cardiology
Ignore: Aerobic exercise (walking) 30 minutes per day significantly reduces complications related to CAD.
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A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kenneth Gibbs
Specializes in Internal Medicine - Cardiology
Not directly : The echo may show the effect lung disease has on the heart but it does not show lung disease per se.
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A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kenneth Gibbs
Specializes in Internal Medicine - Cardiology
Normal: Man is under Vagal tone. When your active you withdraw Vagal tone allowing the heart rate to increase. Generally speaking ,increased Vagal tone is mo... Read More
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A 42-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kenneth Gibbs
Specializes in Internal Medicine - Cardiology
Yes: Until you see MD I would suggest losartan 50 mg 2x per day. Because of your age your doctor may also look for secondary reasons for hypertension. It i... Read More
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A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kenneth Gibbs
Specializes in Internal Medicine - Cardiology
Yes the dose can be increased. However probably get more immediate result by adding second med such as Losartan.
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kenneth Gibbs
Specializes in Internal Medicine - Cardiology
Oxygen not therapy : If your oxygen blood saturation is low than supplemental oxygen may be needed. Otherwise it can be harmful. Oxygen supplementation is not therapy for ... Read More
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A 16-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kenneth Gibbs
Specializes in Internal Medicine - Cardiology
Low sodium: The reason your sodium is low is because of an imbalance between the amount of fluid and the amount of sodium in your body. For instance your total s... Read More
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A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kenneth Gibbs
Specializes in Internal Medicine - Cardiology
Optimal cholesterol: Optimal risk factors include chol of 170, HDL of 50, systolic Blood Pressure 110. not a diabetic and not a smoker. And no family history of atheroscl... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Gibbs
Specializes in Internal Medicine - Cardiology
Risk assessment: This is a difficult question since most estimates are in patients without known CAD. As a starting point assume 20% 10 year risk of an event that can ... Read More
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A 66-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kenneth Gibbs
Specializes in Internal Medicine - Cardiology
HR and EF: Most likely your heart rate was 100 and your ejection fraction ( what percentage of blood volume your heart ejects per beat) is 66%. The later is norm... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kenneth Gibbs
Specializes in Internal Medicine - Cardiology
Suggests an inflammatory process. I would discuss with MD differential diagnosis relative to quality of pain/ other associated symptoms and risk facto... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kenneth Gibbs
Specializes in Internal Medicine - Cardiology
Fetal heart develop: The heart is the first organ to develop in the fetus. The critical period of heart development is 20 to 50 days. That being said 80 % of miscarriages ... Read More
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A 65-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kenneth Gibbs
Specializes in Internal Medicine - Cardiology
Atrial fibrillation : It is not uncommon for patients having leg edema with atrial fibrillation. There also may be reasons your having leg edema that predisposes to acquiri... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kenneth Gibbs
Specializes in Internal Medicine - Cardiology
Unlikely: More likely GI. Anything that irritates the diaphragm the pain can radiate to the left shoulder.
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Gibbs is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Gibbs is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thanks. in your experience, what is best for anxiety and hypertension?
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Thanks Dr Gibbs for your answer and for all you do as a doctor.
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Thank you so much for your time!! Your a great guy! :)
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