Doctor Q&A for Dr. Erskine James

A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Erskine James
Internal Medicine - Cardiology 25 years experience
Cholesterol /= clots: There is increased risk of blood clots in pregnancy, and there is an increase in cholesterol in pregnancy, but these 2 are not related. Blood clots ar... Read More
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A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Erskine James
Internal Medicine - Cardiology 25 years experience
Would call pcp back: Or see your cardiologist. Even though your BP and hr are normal, you could be having worsening heart failure. Not sure why your pcp did not do any fur... Read More
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A 42-year-old male asked:
Dr. Erskine James
Internal Medicine - Cardiology 25 years experience
No: Blood pressure for older women should be the same as younger people. Sometimes it is harder for them to get that, but that blood pressure is too high.... Read More
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Erskine James
Internal Medicine - Cardiology 25 years experience
Food diary??: Would do a food diary -- often times postprandial tachycardia is associated with high-carb meals or caffeine intake. So that would be my first step in... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Erskine James
Internal Medicine - Cardiology 25 years experience
Not usually: Low to moderate drinking has been shown to lower risk of pulmonary embolism, not raise it.
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A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Erskine James
Internal Medicine - Cardiology 25 years experience
Benign abnormality: T wave abnormalities are relatively common and very non-specific. Could just mean mild high blood pressure. If the echo and the stress test (i assume ... Read More
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Erskine James
Internal Medicine - Cardiology 25 years experience
Yes: Older beta blockers like atenolol can cause weight gain. In the studies, there was about 2-4 lb weight gain on atenolol. Some of the newer ones, l... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Erskine James
Internal Medicine - Cardiology 25 years experience
Not sure???: Hard to say what you mean by this -- ekg's and chest xrays are not 100% accurate. They help physicians make a diagnosis -- they do not make a diagnosi... Read More
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A 58-year-old female asked:
Dr. Erskine James
Internal Medicine - Cardiology 25 years experience
Many causes: First off, need an ultrasound (echo) of your heart, because structural abnormalites of the heart are the first big cause that needs to be eliminated. ... Read More
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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Erskine James
Internal Medicine - Cardiology 25 years experience
Yes, in ambulance: Prehospital electrocardiogram (ekg) is a tracing of the electrical activity of your heart. It is done by an ekg machine, and can easily be one done by... Read More
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