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Dr. Ramalingaier Parameswaran

Cardiology
Philadelphia, PA
male

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Bio

I am a general cardiologist and practice in the Philadelphia area. I am board-certified in Internal Medicine and Cardiologyand have a special interest in general cardiology, hypertension. lipid abnormalities, cardiovascular diagnostic testing and cardiac rhythm disorders.

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Cardiology

Licenses

United States: Pennsylvania

Languages spoken

Malayalam, Tamil

Doctor Q&A

555 Answers
232 Agrees
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A 37-year-old male asked:
I think you have reached the right conclusion. Warming the skin induces dilatation of your capillaries and facilitates absorption. Does the Voltaren s... Read More
A 52-year-old male asked:
The sequence of events and the return of pain during movement are highly suggestive of muscular injury. Evaluation by an orthopedist may be the best ... Read More
A 38-year-old male asked:
If the stress test did not include nuclear imaging, it may be helpful to repeat it with such imaging.However, your description of “constant” and “rib ... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Please get evaluated: Beta blockers are known to produce slowing of heart rate and reduction of the blood pressure. A reduction in the dose MAY help solve the problem. This... Read More
A 75-year-old male asked:
All that is clear from your description is that you had sinus rhythm with PVCs. It is not clear whether the QRS pattern you refer to is noted in sinus... Read More
A 58-year-old female asked:
Probably not.: The presence of PVCs is always of some concern. When they occur in the absence of demonstrable heart abnormality, it is reassuring. However, continue... Read More
A 27-year-old male asked:
Physician supervisio: Both conditions can lead to long-term complications if inadequately treated or treatment is prematurely stopped. I would strongly suggest that you see... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Your symptoms and the ferritin levels may be due to anemia and iron deficiency.shortness of breath and palpitations are common with anemia and will re... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
The effects of anger on heart health are harmful. Cannot tell you precisely how long it takes to see evidence of damage to the arteries. It is well k... Read More
A 20-year-old male asked:
Published data suggests a relationship between psoriasis associated with arthritis and atherosclerosis including cardiovascular disease. Some studies ... Read More
A 46-year-old male asked:
Your ECG intervals are essentially unremarkable. The P wave duration and the PR interval are at the upper limits of normal, but remember that manual m... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
It has been suggested that non-selective agents like propranolol are superior to selective beta blockers. Besides beta blockers, a variety of other me... Read More
A 30-year-old male asked:
Your triglycerides are elevated. Increased in triglyceride levels is a vascular risk factor but treatment can be effective. What you can do on your ow... Read More
A 23-year-old male asked:
Coronary artery calcification is abnormal and often a marker for coronary artery disease. However, it is difficult to comment further since there are ... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Surgery is not generally recommended unless there is severe mitral regurgitation or rupture of a mitral valve chord. Regularly scheduled follow up vis... Read More
A 72-year-old male asked:
“Fixed” describes areas describe areas of myocardium which show no evidence of blood perfusion during stress or at rest indicating damage or infarctio... Read More
A 55-year-old male asked:
Generally safe. The most common adverse effects are muscle pain, abnormal liver enzymes etc. Some have described neurocognitive problems but these are... Read More
A 43-year-old female asked:
A heart rate of 48-56 bpm suggests that your hyperthyoidism is probably adequately controlled on methimazole alone. You should discuss this further wi... Read More
A 38-year-old female asked:
There have been and there still are questions concerning the use of beta blockers during pregnancy with regard to adverse effects on the fetus. Any de... Read More
A 46-year-old female asked:
Other than minor differences in the QRS voltage, QT duration and nonspecific T wave abnormality in females, I am not aware of any. I am not also sure... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
"heart palpitations" is really a vague term, but the sensation of palpitations does not necessarily mean a heart problem. The best person to answer yo... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Moderate to severe myxomatous mitral valve with prolapse is not life threatening. If it is associated with severe mitral regurgitation, you may need e... Read More
A 42-year-old female asked:
Your lipid results are abnormal and need evaluation and treatment by an experienced physician. While a low fat diet and regular exercise are important... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Worry does not help: Throbbing sensation in the stomach could indeed be the heartbeat if associated with fear or anxiety. Talking to your doctor is the best way to get an ... Read More
A 21-year-old male asked:
Most likely.: Given your age, the negative tests etc. would consider your symptoms to be non-cardiac. It is wise however to follow up if you note any change in symp... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
It is not clear from your description whether the palpitations were also present with is episode. “Palpitations “ is a vague term and cannot be adequa... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
The IVC is the largest vein draining the blood from the lower half of the body to return it to heart for oxygenation in close proximity to the liver.T... Read More
A 40-year-old male asked:
Good idea.: What you describe sounds very much like an occasional premature beat. This is not uncommon in otherwise healthy individuals. Caffeine, carbonated drin... Read More
A 49-year-old male asked:
See your family MD: Without specific information as to how high it is an which component ( LDL, total cholesterol, triglyceride etc), difficult to give a specific answer.... Read More
A 42-year-old male asked:
See your doctor ASAP: Blood pressure is much too high. It is difficult to make suggestions without more details about your history. You should be evaluated and medications ... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Your question does not give adequate details to give you a specific answer. Rheumatic heart disease does not always require surgery. There are instanc... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Palpitations are not always due to a heart problem. You had extensive testing to find the cause and no abnormality was found. However, when the docto... Read More
A 23-year-old male asked:
Yes.: At your age, it is unlikely that you have heart disease causing symptoms unless there are significant risk factors. Not knowing your detailed history ... Read More
A 33-year-old male asked:
Venous thrombosis?: Your history suggests venous thrombosis and anticoagulants to prevent pulmonary embolism and it’s serious consequences. Please have a detailed discuss... Read More
A 25-year-old male asked:
Yes.: Do not know what you mean by “cut off”. More than one morphology of a PVC can be described as multi focal. Keep in mind that sinus beats interspersed ... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
History & exam first: If you passed out and your blood pressure is variable as you describe, a detailed history and exam should come first. If the history suggests possible... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Musculoskeletal pain: Sounds like musculoskeletal pain. If your doctor can elicit sharply localized tenderness over the area, it would confirm the clinical impression.
A 57-year-old female asked:
If the measurement is accurate, it suggests borderline dilatation and warrants further evaluation. Your aortic size alone does NOT justify repair. If ... Read More
A 38-year-old female asked:
My understanding of “presyncope” is that you feel as though you are about to faint.Low heart rate and BP suggest slow heart rate and low BP as the cau... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Please see a doctor.: Your description does not give me any idea as to what the problem might be.However, the onset and the persistence suggests that this needs to be evalu... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Your question suggests that this happens each time you lie on your right side. Sometimes the effort involved in rolling over may transiently increase... Read More
A 43-year-old female asked:
Judging from the details you provide, you have had a thorough evaluation which showed no significant problem. In general premature ventricular beats o... Read More
A 38-year-old male asked:
Not necessarily. However they are both major risk factors that need education, dietary and other means to control and thereby avoid long term consequ... Read More
A 46-year-old female asked:
Have him evaluated.: The symptoms are somewhat non-specific but need further evaluation, particularly if he has risk factors for heart disease.

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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Parameswaran is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Parameswaran is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thank you for taking the time to answer my question! Have a great day.
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Thank you somuch Dr. Parameswaran for the information AND reassurance
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Thank you so much, doc! I This really helped. I would take your advice

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Kerala University, Medical College Thiruvananthapuram, India
MD

Medical/Graduate school

Kerala University, Medical College Thiruvananthapuram, India
MD

Awards

Founding Knowledge Editor, First Place, Pennsylvania - Winter
2016
Top Cardiologist, First Place, the Nation - Spring
2017
Top Cardiologist, First Place, the Nation - Fall
2017

Affiliations

AMERICAN COLLEGE OF PHYSICIANS
American College of Cardiology
American Society of Echocardiography
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