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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

Wednesday: Closed
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Fax

3107925801

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Cardiology

Languages spoken

English

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2 things: sinus bradycardia means you have a resting heart rate less than 60, can be normal finding in young, healthy or athletic people, can also be pathologi... Read More
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Common reading: "abnormal" because there are non-specific changes which are not specific enough to meet a true diagnosis, but not normal enough to say normal, so so... Read More
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Exam and echo: A mid systolic click and systolic ejection murmur in the mitral position can often be heard on cardiac examination. Confirmation of mitral valve prol... Read More
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HTN: not sure what you mean by genetic HTN, but generally unless you have some rare secondary cause of HTN, ie renal artery stenosis, etc, then HTN is trea... Read More
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Specific findings?: Hard to say with out specific ECG findings, Computer generated reads prior to a cardiologist overread can be often wrong or overcalls, hence it should... Read More
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Decongestants : meds for runny nose with Ephedrine (ephedrine sulfate) and Pseudoephedrine are often best to avoid for people with HTN, at least chronic use or contin... Read More
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Possible: and if it did, what a great bonus for you. quit smoking and you will lower your risk a host of chronic diseases, ie cardiovascular disease, cancer, C... Read More
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Yes and no: An abnormal ECG may represent an inaccurate read, ie mistake or not overread by a competent cardiologist. An abnormal ECG may also represent a corre... Read More
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Check your BP: I assume taking for hypertension, if you think you missed a dose, could check your blood pressure, if it is high, SBP > 140 or 150, probably coul... Read More
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Evaluation: Consistently elevated BP and HR should be evaluated with a thorough history and physical, ECG and likely other laboratory tests. I suggest you make an... Read More
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Trivial is common: The findings of trivial mitral and pulmonary regurgitation is essentially a normal finding on echo, what many call physiologic regurgitation. It woul... Read More
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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 exc... Read More
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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 th... Read More
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Cardiologist: You should have your ECG read by a cardiologist. If the reading is abnormal or there are questions with the interpretation, a consult with a cardiolo... Read More
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Not an easy answer: Hard to know for sure, there are certainly many causes of chest tightness and shortness of breath, a common one in your age group is anxiety/panic dis... Read More
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3 things: Sinus bradycardia means the heart rate is less than 60 Low voltage QRS could be associated with many things, including obesity, emphysema, lung disea... Read More
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MVP: MVP is mostly asymptomatic. Common symptoms ascribed to the condition are palpitations, shortness of breath and fatigue with symptoms, atypical chest... Read More
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None specific to MVP: I know of no specific dietary restrictions in MVP. Certainly people with MVP and palpations and atrial arrhythmias, avoidance of caffeine containing ... Read More
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Slow/no heart rate: question is a little unclear, however bradycardia means slow heart rate, so one less than 60. Asystole essentially means lack of heart rate. One woul... Read More
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Different drugs: They are different drugs, both in the class of calcium channel blockers
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Worrisome: Severe HTN and back pain can be a worrisome combination, may want to head to the ED.
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Angina: True angina lasting more than a few to 30 minutes would then be considered more unstable angina and potentially a heart attack. If you are truly expe... Read More
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Good start: that would be a great start, low salt diet, cut out alcohol, exercise, weight loss, all good lifestyle changes one can make prior to starting pharmaco... Read More
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Probably non cardiac: Angina or cardiac chest pain is classically described as chest or neck pressure which is usually not sharp or localizable with one finger, gets worse ... Read More
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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, an... Read More
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Firbrillin 1: In short, problem in Marfan's is a misfolding of a protein involved in the structure of connective tissue in various parts of the human body, notably ... Read More
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Normal values: That is a list of standard intervals and segments measured as a part an ECG. Those numbers look pretty normal, of course there is much more to the EC... Read More

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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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Thank you. I have had previous ecg and nothing has changed.
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This was very helpful. Thanks!
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This saved my life. Thank You!
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