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Dr. Matthew Ostrom

Cardiology
Torrance , CA
male

Locations

Pulse Arrhythmia Group

Torrance , CA

Address

4201 Torrance Blvd., Ste. 560, Torrance , CA
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My office hours

Thursday: 9:00am - 5:00am
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Fax

3107925801

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Specialties
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Cardiology

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

37 Answers
3 Agrees
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matthew Ostrom
Specializes in Cardiology
Call your doctor: It takes about 5 minutes for the study images to be available, about 1 minute to read a chest xray, another one to dictate the study. There is no excuse to not have the study read at this point, I would imagine the problem is on the communication of the results to you the patient, unfortunately a common problem in this day and age.
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matthew Ostrom
Specializes in Cardiology
Depends: chest xray images are ready at most institutions/facilities in minutes. The radiologist will then generally read the study at some point that day, and the results would then be ready to the physician/provider who ordered the test. Bottom line, should be ready fairly quickly in most situations.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matthew Ostrom
Specializes in Cardiology
Yes: You can trust an EKG and a CXR for what they are worth. They are fairly simple, inexpensive, rapid tests to answer fairly simple questions, however they certainly have limited diagnostic yield in some situations and lack high sensitivities and specificities for diagnosing certain conditions.

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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Ostrom is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Ostrom is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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