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Dr. Yaw Adjei-poku

Internal Medicine
MA
13 years experience male

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Internal Medicine

Cardiology

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

21 Answers
3 Agrees
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A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Yaw Adjei-poku
Internal Medicine 13 years experience
Depends: The main benefit of aspirin is the cardiovascular risk reduction. In patients with either established heart disease or high risk for heart disease the... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Yaw Adjei-poku
Internal Medicine 13 years experience
Ultrasound: Usually diagnosis is with an echocardiogram which is an ultrasound of the heart. You can also use a cardiac mri. There may be a clinical suspicion bas... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Yaw Adjei-poku
Internal Medicine 13 years experience
Proven strategy: best way to lose weight is reducing your caloric intake and exercising. Simple energy equation. But also make sure you're getting all the necessary nu... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Yaw Adjei-poku
Internal Medicine 13 years experience
Bronchitis: If you're young and otherwise healthy chances are the bronchitis is viral. Just use over the counter medications to treat a cough if you have it. If y... Read More
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Yaw Adjei-poku
Internal Medicine 13 years experience
Perhaps: Not necessarily. Sinus tachycardia for example is supraventricular tachycardia. It's not always indicative of an accessory pathway. Would try to get m... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yaw Adjei-poku
Internal Medicine 13 years experience
Heart disease: Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy is a condition where part of the heart muscle is larger than normal. This can cause lethal heart rhythms and cause people ... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Yaw Adjei-poku
Internal Medicine 13 years experience
Passed: It means you've completed a cardiology fellowship and have passed the ABIM board examination for cardiology. Depending on the hospital a cardiologist ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yaw Adjei-poku
Internal Medicine 13 years experience
Typically: Loaded question and depends on what finding you are referring to. There are other tests that may be more accurate but not always indicated. Such as a ... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Yaw Adjei-poku
Internal Medicine 13 years experience
Perhaps: This depends on the reason for his warfarin and also his history. If he has a mechanical mitral valve then one may not want to stop his warfarin or yo... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Yaw Adjei-poku
Internal Medicine 13 years experience
Don't worry: Depending on the placement of the leads it could show a possible septal infarct in a normal patient. Age undetermined just means there was no prior or... Read More
A 46-year-old male asked:
Dr. Yaw Adjei-poku
Internal Medicine 13 years experience
Reflux: You may have gastroesophageal reflux disease. Have you noticed it gets worse after eating especially spicy foods or drinking coffee? What about laying... Read More
A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Yaw Adjei-poku
Internal Medicine 13 years experience
Depends: Depends on the severity and how well trained the air is. Progression depends on the etiology. A lot of people have mild regurigitation that's physiolo... Read More
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Yaw Adjei-poku
Internal Medicine 13 years experience
Yes: If you're having these symptoms you should go get your eyes checked.
A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yaw Adjei-poku
Internal Medicine 13 years experience
Sometimes: Yea there are some hereditary causes of cardiomyopathy. There is genetic testing available for those. And there are some causes that are not linked to... Read More
A 80-year-old female asked:
Dr. Yaw Adjei-poku
Internal Medicine 13 years experience
Depends: If you're having a lot of symptoms you should have your doctor check it sooner rather than later. However otherwise you should have it checked during ... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Yaw Adjei-poku
Internal Medicine 13 years experience
Possible: You may have hemorrhoids. Do you feel constipated? Any blood in your stool or when you wipe. If it is hemorrhoids most important thing is to ensure yo... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Yaw Adjei-poku
Internal Medicine 13 years experience
BP: It's not the absolute blood pressure but more changes. Although a really low blood pressure can make you pass out.
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Yaw Adjei-poku
Internal Medicine 13 years experience
Procedure : This is a procedure for patients suffering from an abnormal heart rhythm such as atrial fibrillation. An electrical impulse is used to momentarily sto... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Yaw Adjei-poku
Internal Medicine 13 years experience
Depends: There aren't any specific classes for high school but you could definitely take biology classes. In college definitely biology and physiology classes.... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Yaw Adjei-poku
Internal Medicine 13 years experience
Greek: Cardiology comes from the Greek word Kardia which means heart and logia which means study. So cardiology is the study of the heart and the disease whi... Read More
A 58-year-old male asked:
Dr. Yaw Adjei-poku
Internal Medicine 13 years experience
MI: Depending on symptoms there may be conservative or invasive management chosen. Ranging from just medications or procedures. And also some dietary chan... Read More

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Jun 26, 2015
Thank you for your input.
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This was very helpful. Thanks! Thank you Dr Poku! I like to understand these things.
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This made me feel good. Thanks! Thanks for sharing your medical expertise.
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Thank you, your quick reply made me feel good!

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University of Utah School of Medicine, UT
Graduated 2009MD
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