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Dr. Peter Will

Internal Medicine - Cardiology
PA

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Internal Medicine - Cardiology

Cardiology

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United States: Pennsylvania

Languages spoken

English

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51 Answers
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A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Peter Will
Specializes in Internal Medicine - Cardiology
Sinusitis: At your age as you describe would most likely be sinusitis. Should get treated.
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Peter Will
Specializes in Internal Medicine - Cardiology
Special ECG: The rhythm may not be arising from exactly the normal place, the sinus node. You may need special ecgs performed by a cardiac electrophysiogist to be ... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Will
Specializes in Internal Medicine - Cardiology
Check-up: That cannot be answered in any simple way. It could be serious and you should be seen and physically examined by your doctor.
A 50-year-old male asked:
Dr. Peter Will
Specializes in Internal Medicine - Cardiology
No: That would not be wise given the sudden jolt of stimulant that those products provide. Caffeine itself is not necessarily the issue - just the sudden ... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Peter Will
Specializes in Internal Medicine - Cardiology
Probably: Alcohol can certainly cause heart rhythm issues. Alcohol itself would not directly cause a heart attack.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Will
Specializes in Internal Medicine - Cardiology
Probably nothing: A single dose of Aspirin will not do a great deal in the long term, though in the short term it will affect the tiniest factors that your body uses to... Read More
A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Peter Will
Specializes in Internal Medicine - Cardiology
Monitor : Consider wearing a heart monitor to see the rhythm when you have those feelings.
A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Peter Will
Specializes in Internal Medicine - Cardiology
Musculoskeletal : At your age it is an outside possibility that it is heart related but really really sounds more musculoskeletal.
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Peter Will
Specializes in Internal Medicine - Cardiology
From wrist: All that you describe sound like they are beyond the area of injury and would be from that.
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Peter Will
Specializes in Internal Medicine - Cardiology
Monitor: Would need to wear a monitor to see heart rhythm when you feel this.
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Peter Will
Specializes in Internal Medicine - Cardiology
No answer: Unfortunately that is much too broad a question to provide a simple answer. At 17 we need to be sure that a person truly has high blood pressure befor... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Peter Will
Specializes in Internal Medicine - Cardiology
Not worry: You should not be seriously worried but you should make sure you have regular follow up with a cardiologist and with an echocardiogram. About every th... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Peter Will
Specializes in Internal Medicine - Cardiology
Now: Palpitations should be checked. Some are more serious than others and you cannot know unless they are captured on an ecg, which would be by chance mo... Read More
A 47-year-old male asked:
Dr. Peter Will
Specializes in Internal Medicine - Cardiology
No answer: You cannot tell the difference as a simple answer. Need a direct evaluation by your doctor.
A female asked:
Dr. Peter Will
Specializes in Internal Medicine - Cardiology
? Safety: Pyridostigmine has serious reactions including dysthymias, heart block, cardiac arrest......A heavy medication for orthostasis. Why not midodrine?
A 49-year-old male asked:
Dr. Peter Will
Specializes in Internal Medicine - Cardiology
Keep going: The ideal, if you can afford it, is to continue on Aspirin and clopidogrel. Studies show better long term outcomes, but at 12 months you are at a time... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Peter Will
Specializes in Internal Medicine - Cardiology
Doubt heart: Cardiac pain would be very unlikely. Probably musculoskeletal-skeletal/spinal. Should check with your doctor.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Will
Specializes in Internal Medicine - Cardiology
Stress test: It is used to ensure an adequate exercise stress test. It is 85% of (220 - your age).
A 55-year-old male asked:
Dr. Peter Will
Specializes in Internal Medicine - Cardiology
Risk: There is evidence for increased cardiac risk.
A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Peter Will
Specializes in Internal Medicine - Cardiology
Close shunt: Depends on size of shunt but with a TIA the shunt could be closed.
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Peter Will
Specializes in Internal Medicine - Cardiology
Not ideal: That pressure is not ideal for a 22 year old but depends on the circumstances. Your should certainly sit quietly for at least 15 minutes before taking... Read More
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Peter Will
Specializes in Internal Medicine - Cardiology
Ignore: Avoid salt, continue to exercise (walking), take your medications and weigh yourself every day.
A 43-year-old male asked:
Dr. Peter Will
Specializes in Internal Medicine - Cardiology
Either: Does not truly matter so long as it is about same time each day.
A 59-year-old male asked:
Dr. Peter Will
Specializes in Internal Medicine - Cardiology
Exercise test: Treadmill stress is to exercise on a treadmill to stress the heart and evaluate with ecg. Target rate is 85% of (220 - age).
A 53-year-old male asked:
Dr. Peter Will
Specializes in Internal Medicine - Cardiology
Symptoms: There is no one number that would defined as critical. If blood pressure is too low then you should have symptoms such as light-headedness or even pas... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Peter Will
Specializes in Internal Medicine - Cardiology
Take care: That does not necessarily mean anything grave at present but that depends on how much the septum is hypertrophied compared to the other walls. At any... Read More
A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Peter Will
Specializes in Internal Medicine - Cardiology
Correct: That would be ok. So long as there is some food present to help with absorption of the medication or to help protect the lining of the stomach. Food... Read More
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Peter Will
Specializes in Internal Medicine - Cardiology
Other causes: Would doubt cardiac cause given all normal studies at your age. Other causes should be checked. Any severe pain can cause cold sweats, light-headedne... Read More
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Peter Will
Specializes in Internal Medicine - Cardiology
Syncope: The Fludrocortisone helps to retain sodium to maintain blood pressure in people with fainting. It should not be used long-term but in a shorter time ... Read More
A 59-year-old female asked:
Dr. Peter Will
Specializes in Internal Medicine - Cardiology
Side effect: It is better not to take some other medication to counteract side effects of another. Gerd and GI upsets can be a side effect of clopidogrel. It depen... Read More
A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Peter Will
Specializes in Internal Medicine - Cardiology
Sinus: I would still think it is most likely sinus congestion.
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Peter Will
Specializes in Internal Medicine - Cardiology
Check-up: This cannot be diagnosed verbally. It could be serious and you should be seen and physically examined by your doctor.
A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Peter Will
Specializes in Internal Medicine - Cardiology
Yes: That would be a relatively normal heart in that age group, especially with any activity, particularly if not well conditioned.
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Peter Will
Specializes in Internal Medicine - Cardiology
NSAIDS: Long term term means greater than one month. They affect the tiny arteries of the kidneys and cause the kidneys to be less efficient and slow clearing... Read More
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Peter Will
Specializes in Internal Medicine - Cardiology
Unclear: There are too many different symptoms to make a single connection. You should follow up face to face with a doctor.
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Peter Will
Specializes in Internal Medicine - Cardiology
Side effect: Ankle edema is a side effect of amlodipine. You can't 'combat' it. If the ace caused side effects also then one of the family of arbs may help.
A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Peter Will
Specializes in Internal Medicine - Cardiology
Yes: The exact rhythm should be checked accurately with an ECG or a monitor.
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Peter Will
Specializes in Internal Medicine - Cardiology
Infection: Without examination it is hard to say, but this could be a fungal infection, a type of tinea. An anti-fungal cream would probably be of benefit.
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Peter Will
Specializes in Internal Medicine - Cardiology
Difficult: A doctor/patient relationship is virtually sacred and and it is sometimes very difficult to maintain the proper distance but you should probably be ho... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Peter Will
Specializes in Internal Medicine - Cardiology
? Other medicines: Some of the medicines you may be on you your coronary disease may cause, eg aspirin, clopidogrel.
A 51-year-old male asked:
Dr. Peter Will
Specializes in Internal Medicine - Cardiology
Hard to say: Pain high in the abdomen can be from the right coronary feeding the bottom wall of the heart against the diaphragm. However, if it does not come with ... Read More
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Peter Will
Specializes in Internal Medicine - Cardiology
Great: That is excellent. You must be in very good condition.
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Peter Will
Specializes in Internal Medicine - Cardiology
Difficult: This is difficult to answer without being able to see the lesion but it could be a burst varicose vein or could also be a ruptured cyst behind the kne... Read More
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Peter Will
Specializes in Internal Medicine - Cardiology
See your doctor: At your young age you should see your doctor to be checked and possibly treated. You should also be checked for some conditions that you may have bee... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Peter Will
Specializes in Internal Medicine - Cardiology
Maybe: Being ill can raise your heart rate but are you taking anything for the cold, for example pseudo-ephedrine - the "d" in many cold remedies. That will ... Read More
A 55-year-old male asked:
Dr. Peter Will
Specializes in Internal Medicine - Cardiology
BP guidelines: The newer guidelines suggest that the systolic (upper) number be 140 or less. Your diastolic (lower) number is high. May need to increase dose. Check ... Read More
A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Peter Will
Specializes in Internal Medicine - Cardiology
Get checked again: This may be another presentation of the same. Did you have your carotid checked? Could consider MR angiogram of you brain arteries.
A 53-year-old male asked:
Dr. Peter Will
Specializes in Internal Medicine - Cardiology
Stop the medicine: Hyperkalemia with Zestril (lisinopril) would be a clear reason to stop the ACE inhibitor.
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Peter Will
Specializes in Internal Medicine - Cardiology
Heart rate: There is no number that fits for everyone. It is not uncommon for heart rate to fall after straining on the battle room.
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Will
Specializes in Internal Medicine - Cardiology
Further tests: At your age and with those symptoms you should not ignore it and should seen by your doctor and probably have further evaluation.

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Dr. Will is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Dr. Will is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! It felt like my heartwas trying to escape. Thank you. =)
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Thanks for your quick reply! We really appreciate you taking the time to answers our questions.
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