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Dr. Sameer Azhak

Cardiology
Wayne, NJ
20 years experience male

Locations

Advanced Cardiology Practice

Wayne, NJ

Address

246, Hamburg Turnpike, Wayne, NJ
Directions

My office hours

Wednesday: Closed
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Fax

9738071838

About

Bio

I have been practicing medicine for the past 14 years. I am board certified in Cardio-Vascular medicine and Internal medicine. I treat patients will all types of heart disease and focus on nutritional and preventive medicine. My expertise is in the diagnosis and treatment of various heart conditions such as heart attack, stroke, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, obesity, abnormal heart rhythms and valvular heart disease. I routinely perform EKG's, stress tests, echo-cardiograms and cardiac catheterization procedures. Most importantly however, I am trained as a nutritionist as well as in herbal therapies. This allows me to cover a broad range of treatments including dietary counseling, evidence based herbal therapies, as well as state of the art prescription medications.

Specialties
Doctors may have more than one area of specialty interest. Board certification in a specialty area means the doctor has completed formal training and has practice experience in that specialty, and has passed the certification examination from the corresponding accredited medical specialty board.

Cardiology

Licenses

United States: New Jersey

Languages spoken

Arabic

Doctor Q&A

90 Answers
83 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 45-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sameer Azhak
Cardiology 20 years experience
No: My first choice would be a statin combined with 4000mg of fish oil and 1 cup of pureed red grapes daily. Should raise the HDL significantly and is muc... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sameer Azhak
Cardiology 20 years experience
Questions for you: How long have you been in this plateau? What is your height? What is your goal weight? Have you begin exercising? Have you done any weight training? ... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sameer Azhak
Cardiology 20 years experience
No: This is considered stage I hypertension. Is not normal and needs treatment. A single measurement this high does not require treatment right away. Howe... Read More
A 57-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sameer Azhak
Cardiology 20 years experience
False statement: Olive oil does not lower LDL. Olive oil raises ldl less so compared to other fats. Although there is some saturated fat in olive oil the major compon... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sameer Azhak
Cardiology 20 years experience
Depends: Depends on what type of arrhythmia you have. Propranolol 10mg is short acting. Needs to be taken 3x/day. You may be experiencing symptoms when it wear... Read More
A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sameer Azhak
Cardiology 20 years experience
Forks over knives: Complete vegan diets as described in a book/ video "forks over knives" shows the best dietary practices to reverse blockages in general. Study perform... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sameer Azhak
Cardiology 20 years experience
Physical examination: And a chest xray will aid in making this diagnosis. Characteristic exam findings can be found but only with a doctor putting hands on the patient as ... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Sameer Azhak
Cardiology 20 years experience
Possibly: The average pt with hypertension is on 2 or 3 medications to control blood pressure. All medications have the possibility of side effects. Verapami... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sameer Azhak
Cardiology 20 years experience
Mixed results: Studies of standard hibiscus extract have yielded mixed results. The polyphenolic compunds and flavinoids have been shown to lower her lipids and ... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sameer Azhak
Cardiology 20 years experience
Standardization: a sudden increase in P amplitude and U amplitude when previous EKG was normal likely is due to change in the settings of the EKG machine with increase... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sameer Azhak
Cardiology 20 years experience
No: The syndrome of inappropriate antidiuretic hormone is associated with low sodium. Use of diuretics whether prescription drugs or natural plant-based ... Read More
A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sameer Azhak
Cardiology 20 years experience
White coat htn: Is common and is NOT benign. Long term out comes of pts with whitecoat htn are not as good as pts with normal bp justifying the basis for medical tre... Read More
A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sameer Azhak
Cardiology 20 years experience
Stop the botox: Sounds like you are having classic side effects to botox. The shortness of breath however can signify a dangerous complication whereby the botox can... Read More
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sameer Azhak
Cardiology 20 years experience
Bipolar leads: The limb leads are bipolar leads. Lead I is bipolar using left arm and right arm, it is not based on a single limb lead but more like and arrow with a... Read More
A 57-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sameer Azhak
Cardiology 20 years experience
Balance is key: While peanuts will not raise LDL cholesterol, they are high in omega 6 fatty acids which can increase inflammation. A driver of cardiovascular disease... Read More
A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sameer Azhak
Cardiology 20 years experience
Omega 3:6 ratio: Most people do not get enough omega 3 in their diet and get too much omega 6. As to whether or not fish oil in combination with other plant sources o... Read More
A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sameer Azhak
Cardiology 20 years experience
Consult Cardiologist: I agree with Dr. Gordon, flash pulmonary edema can be due to leaky mitral valve or coronary artery blockage of the left main coronary artery or a bran... Read More
A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sameer Azhak
Cardiology 20 years experience
Consider 60mg: Would consider long acting propranolol at 60mg a day. Will have medication in your system all day but with a lower dose overall. You may also suppleme... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sameer Azhak
Cardiology 20 years experience
Consult your doctor: Allopurinol classified as category C-evidence of birth defects in animal studies at high doses, no human studies exist, decision to stay on allopurino... Read More
A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sameer Azhak
Cardiology 20 years experience
Endocrine problem?: Pediatric Causes of hyperkalemia and tachycardia are extensive and need an evaluation by a pediatrician. It may be as simple as dehydration or maybe ... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sameer Azhak
Cardiology 20 years experience
Yes: All of the above listed symptoms may occur. Including tenderness with palpation of the rib. Depending on he area involved pain usually occurs due to ... Read More
A 51-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sameer Azhak
Cardiology 20 years experience
Probably not: Anafranil (clomipramine) does carry cardiac risk. It can prolong the QT interval putting one at risk of dangerous heart rhythms. A recent heart attac... Read More
A 82-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sameer Azhak
Cardiology 20 years experience
Pulse and bp vs bp: In simplest terms...Metoprolol lowers blood pressure and heart rate by counteracting effects of adrenaline. Amlodipine lower bp without affecting hear... Read More
A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sameer Azhak
Cardiology 20 years experience
Picture says a lot: I would need to compare the 2013 and 2015 images to answer better. But there is a threshold at which point a valve is considered thickened and in the... Read More
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sameer Azhak
Cardiology 20 years experience
Very complicated: Right axis has a number of causes. And some of them are serious. For someone on premarin (conjugated estrogens) over age 30 with sinus tachycardia an... Read More
A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sameer Azhak
Cardiology 20 years experience
Change diet: Despite maintaining a normal bmi and normal sugar, your lipid profile suggests you are at increased risk for heart disease and cardiovascular events. ... Read More
A 64-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sameer Azhak
Cardiology 20 years experience
Possibly: Celebrex (celecoxib) can raise bp by causing sodium retention in the kidney and increase chance of heart attacks by increasing platelet reactivity. If... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sameer Azhak
Cardiology 20 years experience
Asa: An atrial septal aneurysm may put one at increased risk for stroke. Small "probe patent" pfo is very common. Up to 30% of pts at autopsy have it. Ho... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sameer Azhak
Cardiology 20 years experience
Gluten free diet: Suggest a gluten free diet to cure keratosis pilaris symptoms
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sameer Azhak
Cardiology 20 years experience
Chronic pancreatitis: You may have chronic pancreatitis with pancreatic insufficiency and poor absorption. Consultation with a gastroenterologist can investigate this furth... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sameer Azhak
Cardiology 20 years experience
Cardiac workup: Chest pain accompanied by nausea and belching may represent heart disease. A normal resting ekg however is not sufficient to exclude heart disease. An... Read More
A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sameer Azhak
Cardiology 20 years experience
Possibly: Can occur with anxiety however a detailed history and exam is important to get to the bottom of it. Suggest to see your physician to discuss further.... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sameer Azhak
Cardiology 20 years experience
Apple Cider Vinegar: Apple cider vinegar is useful for various skin disorders such as dermatitis, seborrhea, dandruff. Typically used in a diluted solution and applied to... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sameer Azhak
Cardiology 20 years experience
Red grapes: The skin of red grapes are an excellent source of resveratrol known to raise HDL. Also walnuts, almonds, pistachios can raise HDL. If you are a smoke... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sameer Azhak
Cardiology 20 years experience
Agree with...: My colleagues here. You need to be examined to determine if you have pneumonia, bronchitis, sinusitis
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sameer Azhak
Cardiology 20 years experience
Consult your doctor: Axiron testosterone may be associated with increased risk for heart disease. Assesment of cardiac risk factors is important prior to starting it. Cons... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sameer Azhak
Cardiology 20 years experience
Focus on the anxiety: agree with the other doctors in their assessment. Address underlying anxiety. From your perspective it begins with a healthy diet aimed at improving ... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sameer Azhak
Cardiology 20 years experience
Treat blood pressure: Best advice i can give is to invest in a blood pressure machine and keep a daily bp journal. If the readings are normal then you dont have anything t... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sameer Azhak
Cardiology 20 years experience
Seek genetic counsel: Seek a genetic counselor to help determine risk and likelihood of the child being affected
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sameer Azhak
Cardiology 20 years experience
Possible vasculitis: Petechiae may be blanching or non blanching. ie goes away when you press on it and then returns when you let go vs. not going away. Low platelets are ... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sameer Azhak
Cardiology 20 years experience
Seek a pulmonologist: Chronic cough has multiple causes, defined as a cough lasting more than 8 weeks. Post nasal drip, GI-reflux disease, asthma, medications, bronchitis ... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sameer Azhak
Cardiology 20 years experience
See a Cardiologist: an EKG showing a prolonged QT interval may be associated with a potentially dangerous heart rhythm known Torsades De Pointes. Medications, genetic c... Read More
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sameer Azhak
Cardiology 20 years experience
What's the question?: This result indicates a blockage with resultant heart muscle damage (prior heart attack) likely involving an artery known as the "LAD". In this parti... Read More
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sameer Azhak
Cardiology 20 years experience
Mild abnormal result: It means the nuclear stress test showed a small area with abnormal blood flow during exercise and also abnormal during rest. Could indicate a blockage... Read More
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sameer Azhak
Cardiology 20 years experience
Complex issue: Fish oil has multiple health effects beyond cholesterol. Severe hypertriglyceridemia is treated with 4 fish oil tablets a day, can lower triglyceride... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sameer Azhak
Cardiology 20 years experience
Both in normal range: Bun and creatinine are common blood tests used to measure kidney function. The ratio is typically around 10 for normal. The ratio can go above 20 in... Read More
A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sameer Azhak
Cardiology 20 years experience
Yes: Studies of coenzyme Q10 use in patients with CHF were dosed at 100 mg 3 times a day and studies showed improved exercise tolerance. Studies of coenzy... Read More
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sameer Azhak
Cardiology 20 years experience
Possibly: Bell peppers contain roughly 22% of the daily vitamin k allowance (17mcg) per serving. Considered relatively low in vitamin k. Compared with leafy gre... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sameer Azhak
Cardiology 20 years experience
Possibly: There are 2 interactions possible with these 4 medications. Captopril combined with glibencamide may result in low blood sugars. Rulide Combined ... Read More
A 57-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sameer Azhak
Cardiology 20 years experience
Eat more vegetables: Plant sterols found in vegetables can lower ldl. Suggest to increase vegetable intake 4-5 cups daily and fruits 2-3 cups daily and repeat lipid panel ... Read More

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HealthTap member
Dec 17, 2015
When I first met Dr.Azhak I was immediately put at ease. He was ease to talk with and was willing to listen to some overall concerns that I had regarding my existing medications.
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Nov 27, 2015
This Thanksgiving, I wanted to share my appreciation for all that you do! Thank you, doctor! :)
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Dec 17, 2015
Great answers from Dr. Azhak. i highly recommend.
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This was very helpful. Thanks! I do not have hypertension though. Being investigated for hyperthyroidism. Also have high ASO. I appreciate you answering my question!
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This was very helpful. Thanks! Dr cardiologist called it impaired or reduced any idea why thanks alot Dr. Sameer.
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Plateaued couple months. 5'2-152lbs possibly I take in too many carbs.

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

St. George's University School of Medicine, Grenada
Graduated 2002MD

Residency

SAINT MICHAEL'S MEDICAL CENTER, INC
Completed 2005

Awards

Patients Choice Award 2008-2011
2011 Compassionate Doctor Award
Most Influential Doctor, First Place, New Jersey - Winter
2015

Affiliations

AMERICAN COLLEGE CARDIOLOGY
University of Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine
Physicians Committe of Responsible Medicine
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