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Dr. Christian Assad

Cardiology
CA
16 years experience male

Locations

Advanced Cardiovascular Specialists

CA

Address

CA
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My office hours

Saturday: Closed
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About

Bio

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

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356 Answers
20 Agrees
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Christian Assad
Cardiology 16 years experience
Ignore: Research shows that lack of sleep increases the risk of obesity.
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Christian Assad
Cardiology 16 years experience
Ignore: Identify what the cause is. Could be: Heart Failure, Lymphedema, Venous Inssuficiency, Cirrhosis & +.
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Christian Assad
Cardiology 16 years experience
Ignore: Exercise releases endorphins which play an important role in our mood. Same goes for laughing.
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Christian Assad
Cardiology 16 years experience
Ignore: The new guidelines on Statins now recommend even more patients to have LDL.
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Christian Assad
Cardiology 16 years experience
Ignore: Lack of sleep might be one of the most difficult parts of new motherhood!if baby sleeps so should U.
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christian Assad
Cardiology 16 years experience
Depends on size and: Depends on the size and location of the stroke. Depending on the locations your symptoms could go from blindness, impaired movement, unable to underst... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christian Assad
Cardiology 16 years experience
Asking the wrong ?: Answer is Yes. You can drink alcohol when wearing a Holter. The question you should be asking is SHOULD you be drinking alcohol if you are wearing a h... Read More
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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Christian Assad
Cardiology 16 years experience
Info: Key to chest pain 1) Did it hurt because it was cold outside? Did you breathing hurt? 2) Oppressive chest pain? Radiation? did it get better when you ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Christian Assad
Cardiology 16 years experience
Piercing: Hey there. Before you decide to go ahead and pierce your tongue. Just know that tongue and lip piercings implies a major risk for direct and indirect ... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christian Assad
Cardiology 16 years experience
DM2: If there is family history of type 2 diabetes, it may be difficult to figure out whether your diabetes is due to lifestyle factors or genetic suscepti... Read More
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A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Christian Assad
Cardiology 16 years experience
Mayo has good info: Mayo Clinic has good information on it. To be honest this is the first time I hear abotu this disease. http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/p... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Christian Assad
Cardiology 16 years experience
Atenolol: Heart rate should be around 60-100. Answer would be know dont hold off
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A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. Christian Assad
Cardiology 16 years experience
Maybe: Sometimes lifestyle modifications can help decrease BP and even stop taking medications. Exercise, low sodium diet, losing weight. But there are also ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Christian Assad
Cardiology 16 years experience
URTI, Pleurisy +: The fact the it hurts with coughing or deep inhalation make it is less likely for this to be the heart (which is good). Recent infections? Upper respi... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Christian Assad
Cardiology 16 years experience
Curious: If you have been prescribed Atenolol didnt the doctor who prescribe it give you this indications? Curious about this answer What did your doctor tell... Read More
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A 58-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christian Assad
Cardiology 16 years experience
Nope: The only reasony why you would not want to take it in the eveneing is that it will be waking you up several times in the middle of the night to pee. D... Read More
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Christian Assad
Cardiology 16 years experience
Ethanol: Ethanol with Vitamins basically. Should not be a problem. It also depends on how much alcohol you want to drink.
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A male asked:
Dr. Christian Assad
Cardiology 16 years experience
See below: This are changes observed in particular leads and not absolute but suggestive (depending on the criteria). Left Atrial abnormality maybe is suggestin... Read More
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A 48-year-old male asked:
Dr. Christian Assad
Cardiology 16 years experience
Normal: Normal pulse oximeter readings range from 95 to 100 percent
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A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christian Assad
Cardiology 16 years experience
Htn: It is a high dose but so is your blood pressure. You will probably need another medication in the future like hydralazine or nitrates. Metoprolol init... Read More
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A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Christian Assad
Cardiology 16 years experience
Stage 1: It all depends on when you are taking your blood pressure. But strictly followin classification you would be considered to be in Stage 1 hypertension.... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Christian Assad
Cardiology 16 years experience
Dolobid?: A broken molar sounds pretty painful. Dolobid is an NSAID similar to Ibuprogen and other cox-1/2 inhibitors. Not sure what the does would be. A brok... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christian Assad
Cardiology 16 years experience
Hernia?: Possibility is a hiatal hernia that happens when part of your stomach bulges up through the diaphragm and into your chest. The diaphragm is a sheet o... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christian Assad
Cardiology 16 years experience
Cardiology: this is something that needs to be prescribed by your md since he knows you. There are limits to what each individual should be doing. For someone rec... Read More
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Christian Assad
Cardiology 16 years experience
Ignore: Limiting unhealthy foods (refined grains and sweets, potatoes, red meat, processed meat) and soda.
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Christian Assad
Cardiology 16 years experience
Ignore: Supraventrocular tachycardia in their majority can be well managed with medications.
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Christian Assad
Cardiology 16 years experience
Ignore: Blueberries are loaded with compounds (phytonutrients) that may help prevent chronic diseases, such.
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christian Assad
Cardiology 16 years experience
Hypotension?: it is an alpha blocker, if blood pressure decreases too much, these are symptoms related to it.
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A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christian Assad
Cardiology 16 years experience
Nope: Unlikely that this comes from the condom. This is likely secondary to micro-lesions from intercourse. Small amounts of blood can give tinged appearanc... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christian Assad
Cardiology 16 years experience
C below: Cardiomyopathy by itself would be rare to cause pain symptoms as you describe. Unless the cardiomyopathy is related to an autoimmune disorder, in this... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christian Assad
Cardiology 16 years experience
Angina aka ChestPain: Nitrostat is a sublingual compressed nitroglycerin tablet that contains 0.3 mg, 0.4 mg , or 0.6 mg nitroglycerin. This is used frequently by patients... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christian Assad
Cardiology 16 years experience
C Below: Congestive Heart Failure can be secondary to poor pumping function of the heart or poor relaxing function of the heart. - A Diet that has low sodium
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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Christian Assad
Cardiology 16 years experience
You sure?: I would be very surprised if you have grade grade 2 diastolic dysfunction at 22 no matter how obese you are. Unless you have underlying valve disorder... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christian Assad
Cardiology 16 years experience
Reactive airway dise: 24 years old? What type of cardiomyopathy? Postpartum? If this is the case, there is a chance you heart function can still get better. Second, barking... Read More
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A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Christian Assad
Cardiology 16 years experience
Abs: Exercise, abdominal workout routine, decrease carb intake increase protein. A routine I've found very useful is P90X
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A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Christian Assad
Cardiology 16 years experience
C below: You are 19 but... People with an arm-to-arm difference of 15 points or more are twice as likely to have peripheral artery disease—essentially choleste... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christian Assad
Cardiology 16 years experience
Forget about it ;): Answer is simpler than you think. Act like nothing happened and take it tomorrow. One missed dose of fenofibrate will not make a difference Cheers C
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christian Assad
Cardiology 16 years experience
See below: Nearly 8 million Americans are affected by peripheral artery disease involving. When there is poor circulation to the legs, sometimes it is necessary... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Christian Assad
Cardiology 16 years experience
Sweaty odor: That probably means you are doing it right ;) Jokes aside, sex is a physical activity. Sweat does not seem to be something to be worried about. Is the... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christian Assad
Cardiology 16 years experience
10min: Depends on the doctors online. But if it is a goof phrased question, less than 10 min from my experience. The detail of the answer is a different iss... Read More
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A 54-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christian Assad
Cardiology 16 years experience
Nope: She is taking Lasix (Furosemide) which is a diuretic to get ride of excess fluid. There are different reasons for swollen legs. 1) Heart Failure 2) Ve... Read More
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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Christian Assad
Cardiology 16 years experience
Fatigue: Sleep is definitely important. Not because you get more means that it is quality sleep. Ex. If you have sleep apnea you will not get full reparative s... Read More
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A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christian Assad
Cardiology 16 years experience
Diverticulitis: A visit to a gastroenterologist would be a reasonable decision. This could be diverticulitis.
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christian Assad
Cardiology 16 years experience
Nope: Definitely not. Every medication has different dosages. Drug potency is not measured by mg
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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christian Assad
Cardiology 16 years experience
Flu: Sounds like the flu. Visiting your md is recommended if symptoms are significant. in the meantime medications like tylenol (acetaminophen) can help as... Read More
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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Christian Assad
Cardiology 16 years experience
Use Properly: According to the CDC, when used consistently and correctly, latex condoms are "highly effective" in preventing the sexual transmission of HIV and many... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christian Assad
Cardiology 16 years experience
Abdominal Pain: Abdominal aneurysm are usually painless unless they start dissecting/rupturing. In your case being 32, it is unlikely YET possible. A physical exam i... Read More
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A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Christian Assad
Cardiology 16 years experience
Palpitations: Depending on the length of the Holter monitor it could be normal. It all depends on how frequently you get them. Not because Holter is normal means yo... Read More
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A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Christian Assad
Cardiology 16 years experience
Hope this helps: For Congestive Heart Failure Initial dose: 1 mg orally 2-3 times a day. Maintenance dose: 6-15 mg daily given in divided doses. For Hypertension Init... Read More
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A 40-year-old male asked:
Dr. Christian Assad
Cardiology 16 years experience
Diet: Change your diet. Exercise will give you a feeling of satiety. In addition also drinking fluids and keeping your stomach distended would help you cont... Read More
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Testimonials
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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 saved my life. Thank you. Thank you for your kind words Doctor. Your professional interpretation really helped. :)
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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!

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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