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Dr. Anthony Perez-tamayo

Thoracic Surgery
IL
32 years experience

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Specialties
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Thoracic Surgery

Critical Care

Licenses

United States: Illinois

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

9 Answers
1 Agree
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anthony Perez-tamayo
Thoracic Surgery 32 years experience
Post operatively: People are reluctant to give pre op patients with critical aortic stenosis inotropes. They stimulate the heart, but in the case of dobutamine and mil... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anthony Perez-tamayo
Thoracic Surgery 32 years experience
Pradaxa vs coumadin (warfarin): Pradaxa has a very predictable dose response, so it doesn't need monitoring tests or jockeying around the doses to achieve a desired level. On the ot... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anthony Perez-tamayo
Thoracic Surgery 32 years experience
Specific names: Mark Stout, Indiana University Marc Gerdisch, Cardiac Surgery Associates Brad Blakeman, Cardiac Surgery Associates I have known all three, and have... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anthony Perez-tamayo
Thoracic Surgery 32 years experience
Modes AVR failure: There are two kinds of valves, mechanical and tissue. Mechanical valves don't tend to wear out. Tissue valves will fail with time, but usually don't... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anthony Perez-tamayo
Thoracic Surgery 32 years experience
Bilateral pathology: Sometimes a patient has tumors in both chests, and it is unknown whether they are two independent tumors, or one is spread from the other, or they bot... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anthony Perez-tamayo
Thoracic Surgery 32 years experience
Lung cancer causes: Argon gas Scars from previous lung injury Asbestos exposure Genetic susceptibility Proliferation of neural crest origin cells- small cell/carcinoid.
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anthony Perez-tamayo
Thoracic Surgery 32 years experience
2 ways sew SVC -PA: The bidirectional Glenn connects the SVC above the right PA to the PA so blood can go to either lung (bidirectional), and the SVC below the level of t... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anthony Perez-tamayo
Thoracic Surgery 32 years experience
Bacteria: Emboli are stuff (most commonly clots) that move from somewhere to somewhere else down a blood vessel, in this case from clots in veins of the body, d... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anthony Perez-tamayo
Thoracic Surgery 32 years experience
Depends on symptoms: At your age, the pectus has to be pretty dramatic to so compress the heart that it can be shown to interfere with cardiac function. Up to that point,... Read More

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HealthTap member
Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Perez-tamayo is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine, IL
Graduated 1990MD
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