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Dr. Shamail Tariq

Cardiology
Boston, MA
14 years experience male

Locations

Office

Boston, MA

Address

77 Exeter St, Boston, MA
Directions

My office hours

Wednesday: Closed
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About

Bio

I trained in internal medicine while doing clinical research at UT Southwestern followed by Chief Cardiology fellow and MBA at Uc Irvine and then Interventional Cardiology fellowship at Harvard/Beth Israel Deaconess hospital.

Specialties
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Cardiology

Licenses

United States: California

Doctor Q&A

20 Answers
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A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Shamail Tariq
Cardiology 14 years experience
No: No, you don't. Storms are safe, pacemakers have internal battery so outside power shorts or circuits will not cause any problems.
A 56-year-old male asked:
Dr. Shamail Tariq
Cardiology 14 years experience
Yes: Atherosclerosis is a progressive disease that can get worse and ultimately cause problems such as heart disease, strokes, etc. It is also likely that ... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Shamail Tariq
Cardiology 14 years experience
No: It is not necessarily bad, triglycerides are a type of cholesterol, and can be dangerous with very high levels (over 200 but more over 500) and it's a... Read More
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Shamail Tariq
Cardiology 14 years experience
It's possible: Diastolic dysfunction is when the heart does not relax as well as it should and thus it doesn't fill with as much blood, and subsequently doesn't pump... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Shamail Tariq
Cardiology 14 years experience
Subclavian Artery: The subclavian artery courses under the clavicle and there are many cases of subclavian steal and stenosis which can be picked up this way. Best confi... Read More
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Shamail Tariq
Cardiology 14 years experience
Yes: It's very possible that this is an SVT, they can be exacerbated by dehydration, pain, infection, caffeine, stress, etc, if so - you should have it see... Read More
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Shamail Tariq
Cardiology 14 years experience
Yes: You can drink water and even pills before most lab tests.
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Shamail Tariq
Cardiology 14 years experience
Upper resp issue: This is most likely a pulmonary issue, possibly asthma or an upper resp infection (viral vs bacterial but unless fevers and chills - probably viral). ... Read More
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Shamail Tariq
Cardiology 14 years experience
Likely SVT: A variety of arrhythmias can do this but it is most like a supraventricular tachycardia caused by a release or hormones or surge after a large meal. I... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Shamail Tariq
Cardiology 14 years experience
Most any: Most aerobic exercises are completely safe with reasonable hypertension and will help in the long run. Theoretically - incredibly heavy weight lifting... Read More
A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Shamail Tariq
Cardiology 14 years experience
Intermediate: At your age of 36, it is young to have CAD, but it depends on the test used to diagnose it - CT scan or Coronary CT etc. CAD is a progressive disease,... Read More
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Shamail Tariq
Cardiology 14 years experience
Not necessarily: There is considerable variability from study to study and the EF depends on many other parameters, thus this shouldn't be obsessed over, what is more ... Read More
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Shamail Tariq
Cardiology 14 years experience
Yes, it can.: Tonsillitis is an inflammation of the tonsils and this can impinge upon the neighboring facial and cranial nerves which can cause numbness in a very d... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Shamail Tariq
Cardiology 14 years experience
Important: It is a very important factor, but within the context of everything else. The systolic and diastolic individually are more important but the differenc... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Shamail Tariq
Cardiology 14 years experience
Yes: SVT is a regular tachycardia and somewhat transient and discrete while a fib is usually a constant but irregular arrhythmia, but everybody may perceiv... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Shamail Tariq
Cardiology 14 years experience
Highly accurate: The combination of those 3 being negative, in your age category are reassuring and make the chance of a fatal cardiac condition being under 10% and li... Read More
A 56-year-old female asked:
Dr. Shamail Tariq
Cardiology 14 years experience
Normal reaction: Sinus tachycardia means your heart rate is fast but regular. This happens during any time of stress or injury or illness or dehydration or even excite... Read More
A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Shamail Tariq
Cardiology 14 years experience
Maybe: An EKG can't prevent it but it may help find suggestive findings that put one at high risk and some communities are implementing these screening tools... Read More
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Shamail Tariq
Cardiology 14 years experience
Yes: Yes, that's a very fitting diagnosis as it's a surge of adrenaline which can cause all of these symptoms. A simple blood and urine test can help to di... Read More
A 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. Shamail Tariq
Cardiology 14 years experience
Possibly: Walking up a flight of stairs requires different energy and physical requirements than walking on flat surface, and I'm not clear how fast you're walk... Read More

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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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Mar 28, 2016
Dr. Tariq is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2016 #virtualflower1
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Apr 2, 2016
Dr. Tariq is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2016 #virtualflower1
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Your answer was very helpful! Thanks :) heart CATH. on aspirin but no statin. i wonder why no statin.
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This was very helpful. Thanks! Thank you dr. Tariq for your helpful answers.
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But can it slow down a stroke while it happens? Or just prevent one?

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University of Missouri - Kansas City School of Medicine, MO
Graduated 2008MD

Residency

UT SOUTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL

Awards

Chief Fellow
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Affiliations

ACC
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