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Dr. Christian Assad

Cardiology
CA
14 years experience male

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Advanced Cardiovascular Specialists

CA

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CA
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My office hours

Thursday: 10am - 3:00pm
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Dr. Assad is an interventional cardiologist with deep interest in the incorporation of exponential technologies to improve healthcare. He has a special interest in information technology and computer sciences as well. Early in his career he was granted the young investigator award by The Mexican Society of Cardiology for his research on genetic markers in acute coronary syndromes. Shortly after graduating from medical school he initiated a year of heart failure research at The Methodist DeBakey heart center. Here he became the first to demonstrate the presence of anti-cardiac antibodies in the failing myocardium. His findings have been the foundation of several award winning projects and ongoing research in the heart failure and transplant laboratory. Recently was awarded the 1st place for best international research project awardt

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Cardiology

Licenses

United States: California

Doctor Q&A

432 Answers
21 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Christian Assad
Cardiology 14 years experience
Ignore: As long as you he is not experiencing symptoms of low blood pressure, there is no need for concern.
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Christian Assad
Cardiology 14 years experience
Ignore: Not life threatening. If palpitations, dizziness, shortnes of breath, chest pain go see your doc.
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Christian Assad
Cardiology 14 years experience
Ignore: Weight gain predisposes the individual to insulin resistance and Diabetes Type II.
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Christian Assad
Cardiology 14 years experience
Ignore: Lifestyle modifications are equally as important as as themedications you take for blood pressure.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christian Assad
Cardiology 14 years experience
Yes: Cardiology is a branch of medicine dealing with disorders of the heart be it human or animal. The field includes medical diagnosis and treatment of co... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christian Assad
Cardiology 14 years experience
This is a good one: Pathophysiology of Heart Disease: A Collaborative Project of Medical Students and Faculty, 4th Edition
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Christian Assad
Cardiology 14 years experience
Alcohol: Alcohol is a diuretic. Many of the symptoms come from dehydration. KEY is to REhydrate. Ex. Gatorade.
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Christian Assad
Cardiology 14 years experience
Ignore: Find an orthodontistt hat can evaluate your teeth AND that offers this type of intervention.
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Christian Assad
Cardiology 14 years experience
Ignore: New anticoagulants do not need monitoring like warfarin. Check if you are a candidate for this.
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Christian Assad
Cardiology 14 years experience
Ignore: The ABI result helps diagnose peripheral arterial disease (PAD). A lower ABI means you might have it.
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christian Assad
Cardiology 14 years experience
Cardiology: Cardiology is the specialty that focus on issues of the heart and the cardiovascular system. Even though an Internal Medicine / Family Physicians can ... Read More
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Christian Assad
Cardiology 14 years experience
Ignore: Eating healthy, exercising, vegetables and fruits I'd idas important as taking medications or even +.
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Christian Assad
Cardiology 14 years experience
Ignore: Statins are great for cholesterol but can decrease your physical endurance.
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Christian Assad
Cardiology 14 years experience
Ignore: CHADS2 score = CHF(1), HTN(1), >75yrs(1), DM(1), Stroke/TIA(2) If sum => 2 U need anticoagulation.
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Christian Assad
Cardiology 14 years experience
Ignore: Medications for treating hypertension, depression, and high blood lipids can contribute to ED.
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Christian Assad
Cardiology 14 years experience
Ignore: Ask about different types of diets to lose weight not only low carb diet.
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Christian Assad
Cardiology 14 years experience
Ignore: Depending on your gaining strength goals. Ask about supplements and required caloric intake.
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Christian Assad
Cardiology 14 years experience
Ignore: Meds for ED sildenafil, vardenafil, tadalafil, or avanafi. AVOID Nitroglycerin when taking them!
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christian Assad
Cardiology 14 years experience
Focus: Sit in the front line and focus at one point on the horizon or ahead of you. Avoid reading books or using tablets/smartphones. Try to meditate on the ... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christian Assad
Cardiology 14 years experience
Insufficiency: Pulmonary and Tricuspid insufficiency are common. If this is what you mean by leakage
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Christian Assad
Cardiology 14 years experience
Ignore: Most important tip is to quit smoking, avoid 2nd hand smoke and stick to your Medications. ;).
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Christian Assad
Cardiology 14 years experience
Ignore: LDL as low as possible, exercise, check your blood pressure often, dont smoke, avoid junk food!
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Christian Assad
Cardiology 14 years experience
Ignore: Never assume you are cured because you feel better and stop taking your meds. I see this often.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christian Assad
Cardiology 14 years experience
Not available yet: Yes, one of them is the Carmat. They are not commercially available yet.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christian Assad
Cardiology 14 years experience
Arrythmia?: Go get checked by a cardiologist, this could be likely an arrythmia, by odds most likely afib
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christian Assad
Cardiology 14 years experience
Depends: This question should be answered by your pcp or pneumonologist. Depending on who is managing your condition. In general whenever you have an attack, m... Read More
A 42-year-old male asked:
Dr. Christian Assad
Cardiology 14 years experience
Anxiety: Anxiety attacks and panic attacks can be targeted by different methods. From medications to behavioral techniques. These medications can be beta block... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Christian Assad
Cardiology 14 years experience
Sildenafil: The biggest contraindication to take silken afiliados is the use of nitroglycerin.
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Christian Assad
Cardiology 14 years experience
False: No. Professional athletes usually gymnasts can have alteration in their hormones, ovulation cycle and thus reproduction.
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Christian Assad
Cardiology 14 years experience
See below: EKG and cardiac enzymes. If the hospital has a cathlab then it gets activated and individual usually get a Percutaneous intervention or Bypass if emer... Read More
A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christian Assad
Cardiology 14 years experience
Not gender specific: Atypical findings are not exclusive to female gender. They can go from being silent to feeling gi discomfort
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christian Assad
Cardiology 14 years experience
Trypanosoma: is a parasitic disease of humans and other animals. It is caused by protozoa of the species Trypanosoma brucei. first stage of the disease, there are ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christian Assad
Cardiology 14 years experience
Classess below: The common drugs you will encounter include 1) Beta Blockers 2) Calcium Channel Blockers 3) Diuretics 4) Nitrates 5) ACE inhibitors 6) Aldosterone Rec... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Christian Assad
Cardiology 14 years experience
ED: Go to you ED Doctor ASAP. If you are certain about this you can try pouring water and let the ant die if you are too far away from the ED. Regardless,... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Christian Assad
Cardiology 14 years experience
Holidays: You may not. The therapy for pancreatitis is to keep hydrated and to try to give your pancrease (pancrelipase) a rest basically with pain medication. ... Read More
A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Christian Assad
Cardiology 14 years experience
Orthostatic Hypo?: This could be orthostatic hypotension. Best thing to do is to stay well hydrated. See how that works for you. If this is beocming an issue go to your ... Read More
A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christian Assad
Cardiology 14 years experience
Dark urine: Brown or black urine (not due to myoglobin or bilirubin) may be caused by excessive L-dopa or melanin excretion as well as copper or phenol poisoning.... Read More
A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christian Assad
Cardiology 14 years experience
Try this: Unless you are taking amlodipine because you think that your headache is secondary to hypertension (which if the case should like be >160) Here is... Read More
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Christian Assad
Cardiology 14 years experience
Not at 25: Anxiety is stress and stress is not good. Different body conditions and individuals manage and tolerate stress in different ways. - If you are stresse... Read More
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Christian Assad
Cardiology 14 years experience
Work up: A change I'm bowel habits including diameter of stool, frequency/constipation should be handled with care since they could be related to GI tumors. De... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christian Assad
Cardiology 14 years experience
Question: So if you didn't have a stroke what improved when you got the TPA (alteplase)?
A female asked:
Dr. Christian Assad
Cardiology 14 years experience
Bradycardia: I dont see a con of having a pacemaker with symptomatic bradycardia. Seems like its either that or passing out the whole time.
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christian Assad
Cardiology 14 years experience
Turbulent flow: Anything that is obstructing your flow and cause turbulence can explain this. Not common but can - Location of stenosis (coarctation of the aorta) - A... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christian Assad
Cardiology 14 years experience
Dextrocardia: Dextrocardia or heart in your right side wouldbe up there
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christian Assad
Cardiology 14 years experience
Likely Tachycardia: It depends on where the stab was and the underlying tissue/organs damaged. - If the aorta is lacerated, the individual would exsanguinate. Leading to ... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christian Assad
Cardiology 14 years experience
Pain: I have recently found a particular combo of meds that take care of even severe migraines. I recently read another md recommending it too. To be safe k... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christian Assad
Cardiology 14 years experience
Troponin: Troponin tests are primarily ordered to evaluate people who have chest pain to see if they have had a heart attack or other damage to their heart. Eit... Read More
A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christian Assad
Cardiology 14 years experience
Chest Pain: With history of previous PE it is important to get prompt care if you find any similarities with your last experience. This is the season when people ... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christian Assad
Cardiology 14 years experience
See below: Echostress can be done either with exercise or with medications. In both they will get baseline readings and then either have you exercise are give a ... Read More
A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christian Assad
Cardiology 14 years experience
Hope this helps: Depending on the rythm the heart rate can have more issues than others. If you are on fentanyl I would make the assumption you have pain. If such is t... Read More

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Dec 30, 2015
Dr. Assad is an excellent physician
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Feb 13, 2015
Sure wish you were a little closer I could use a caring responsive doctor like yourself. Thank you so much for the helpful responses
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Assad is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Well first. This is my first time on this website. Before i ask my question. How long have u been a dr? If u dont mind?
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This was very helpful. Thanks! Thank you I will check with see my doctor as soon as holidays are over. Merry Christmas!
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This saved my life. Thank you. Thank you for your kind words Doctor. Your professional interpretation really helped. :)

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Institute of Technical-Superior Studies of Monterrey, Mexico
Graduated 2007MD

Residency

UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS MEDICAL BRANCH GAL
Completed 2007

Residency

The Methodist DeBakey Heart Center
Completed 2010

Residency

UAMS MEDICAL CENTER
Completed 2013

Residency

Fogarty Institute for Innovation and El Camino Hospital
Completed 2014

Awards

1st Place in the XXIII National Congress of Biomedical Investigation. The Polymorphisms -455 G/A and -148C/T and the levels of fibrinogen as a biomarker for Coronary Artery Disease
2007 YOUNG INVESTIGATOR AWARD at The Mexican Society of Cardiology Meeting Molecular determination of genetic markers in acute coronary syndromes and its relationship to adverse cardiovascular events
2008 1st Place Research Presentation. The American College of Physicians 2008 Texas Meeting. REVERSE REMODELING OF FAILING MYOCARDIUM IS ASSOCIATED WITH DECREASED DEPOSITION OF ANTI-CARDIAC ANTIBODIES: INITIAL RESULTS OF PLASMAPHERESIS AS A NOVEL THERAPY FOR HEART FAILURE

Affiliations

El Camino Hospital (ECH), Mountain View
Fogarty Institute for Innovation
Singularity University

Publications

MODIFIED DUAL GUIDE CATHETER (PING-PONG) TECHNIQUE TO TREAT LEFT INTERNAL MAMMARY ARTERY GRAFT PERFORATION Christian Assad-Kottner, Abdul Hakeem and B...
TELE-MENTORING AN INTERVENTIONAL PROCEDURE USING (GOOGLE GLASS) WEARABLE COMPUTER: FIRST IN MAN Assad-Kottner C, Hakeem A, Uretsky B JACC IMAGING
HIGH PROPORTION OF PATIENTS WITH END-STAGE HEART FAILURE REGARDLESS OF AETIOLOGY DEMONSTRATES ANTI-CARDIAC ANTIBODY DEPOSITION IN FAILING MYOCARDIUM: ...
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