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Dr. Volkan Tuzcu

Pediatric Cardiology
32 years experience male

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Wednesday: 2:00am - 3:00pm
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I am a pediatric cardiologist and electrophysiologist. I treat children and young adults with arrhythmias. I have practiced in number of states in US and also internationally. I am well known in my field in performing electrophysiology studies and catheter ablations without fluoroscopy, and in advanced applications of cryoablation. I am involved in all aspects of electrophysiology including ICDs, pacemakers, catheter ablation and genetic arrhythmias.

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Pediatric Cardiology

Cardiac Electrophysiology

Licenses

United States: Michigan

Doctor Q&A

305 Answers
17 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Volkan Tuzcu
Pediatric Cardiology 32 years experience
Bradycardia : It is normal to have slower heart rate with bradycardia during sleep , obviously the degree of slowing is important to say whether it is normal or not... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Volkan Tuzcu
Pediatric Cardiology 32 years experience
Av canal down: no vice versa, Down syndrome patients are more likely to have AV canal defect.
A female asked:
Dr. Volkan Tuzcu
Pediatric Cardiology 32 years experience
Gastroenteritis : Most likely you are gong through viral gastroenteritis, take enough fluids, rest and if symptoms not resolving, go to an ER without delay
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Volkan Tuzcu
Pediatric Cardiology 32 years experience
Heart rate: have you checked your blood count, and thyroid levels ? Is this sinus tachycardia or another arrhythmia ? has that been checked ?
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Volkan Tuzcu
Pediatric Cardiology 32 years experience
ASD : If it is small and heart is not enlarged most physicians do not recommend closing an ASD.
A 60-year-old female asked:
Dr. Volkan Tuzcu
Pediatric Cardiology 32 years experience
Aortic valve: In these situations unless there is any other reason we do not limit aero type exercise, but I recommend against very heavy exercise such as weight li... Read More
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Volkan Tuzcu
Pediatric Cardiology 32 years experience
Ekg: Your EKG should be read by your doc not machine, if it is normal then it is normal. No need to worry for a test which is seen as normal by a specialis... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Volkan Tuzcu
Pediatric Cardiology 32 years experience
Gastroenteritis: Most likely a viral gastroenteritis you need to take him to the hospital
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Volkan Tuzcu
Pediatric Cardiology 32 years experience
Normal heart rate: This rate does not seem abnormal for a young adult walking at a pace. The hot weather should also have some impact on the rate.
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Volkan Tuzcu
Pediatric Cardiology 32 years experience
Arrhythmia : If you have arrhythmia with that heart rate, you maybe having atrial fibrillation or frequent extra beats such as PVCs and PACs.
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Volkan Tuzcu
Pediatric Cardiology 32 years experience
Ablation: Are you taking blood thinning medications such as aspirin or Coumadin (warfarin) ? Best to go to your doc ..
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Volkan Tuzcu
Pediatric Cardiology 32 years experience
Pvc pac: These number of pvcs and PACs are considered benign unless there are some other factors Of concern which your doc should find out ...
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Volkan Tuzcu
Pediatric Cardiology 32 years experience
Chest pain : Most likely a chest wall pain not heart but to know for sure you need to be examined by your doc
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Volkan Tuzcu
Pediatric Cardiology 32 years experience
Rhythm : Can't say without checking your rhythm at that time
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Volkan Tuzcu
Pediatric Cardiology 32 years experience
Svt : Did they diagnose svt or do they suspect it ? You can consult for further details
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Volkan Tuzcu
Pediatric Cardiology 32 years experience
Fetal heart: I would have it checked again in 2-3 weeks, maybe they couldn't get a good look at it yet.
A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Volkan Tuzcu
Pediatric Cardiology 32 years experience
Taking pulse: start with taking pulse per minute. you may need a 24 hour Holter or an event recorder to capture ECG during your symptoms.
A 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. Volkan Tuzcu
Pediatric Cardiology 32 years experience
Echo : There could be several reasons you can consult one of us if you have test results
A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Volkan Tuzcu
Pediatric Cardiology 32 years experience
Ekg heart: make sure you check your blood pressure also at different times.
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Volkan Tuzcu
Pediatric Cardiology 32 years experience
Ablation: it is a good idea to have a more detailed assessment to find out why you had fast rate, but if ekg is normal, maybe you had another reason for fast he... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Volkan Tuzcu
Pediatric Cardiology 32 years experience
Pulse : It refers to the degree of pulse strength when you are taking pulse, threads is weak, bounding strong
A male asked:
Dr. Volkan Tuzcu
Pediatric Cardiology 32 years experience
Cardiac reflux: yes sometimes it can mimic heart attack, vice versa is also true, heart attack can mimic stomach problems...
A female asked:
Dr. Volkan Tuzcu
Pediatric Cardiology 32 years experience
Mvp: These are common findings and unless mitral valve has a leak or narrowing , just requires being followed infrequently provided that you don't have oth... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Volkan Tuzcu
Pediatric Cardiology 32 years experience
Skipped beats: looks like you may have some extra beats, best is to see a cardiologist with electrophysiology experience
A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Volkan Tuzcu
Pediatric Cardiology 32 years experience
Eczema: atopic eczema can effects hands or other parts, hand eczema is hand only.
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Volkan Tuzcu
Pediatric Cardiology 32 years experience
Pulse: Sounds like psychological however best to be checked by a doc
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Volkan Tuzcu
Pediatric Cardiology 32 years experience
Heart : With vagal stimulation Induced with deep breath your heart will slow down ...
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Volkan Tuzcu
Pediatric Cardiology 32 years experience
Wpw svt: Most of the time you can fly, however there are some patients with WPW, who have frequent episodes of SVT or long attacks of SVT, these patients might... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Volkan Tuzcu
Pediatric Cardiology 32 years experience
Hytpotension: There are several potential reasons for that. Most common reason is hypotension, I would recommend taking your blood pressure it might be low. However... Read More
A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Volkan Tuzcu
Pediatric Cardiology 32 years experience
Amiodarone : We don't like to use Amiodarone with sotalol since they both prolong QT and under same class for consult www.healthtap.com/volkantuzcu
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Volkan Tuzcu
Pediatric Cardiology 32 years experience
Pvc: if you know you have PVCs better to be checked soon with a Holter or event recorder to see what is going on during these symptoms. Your electrophysiol... Read More
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Volkan Tuzcu
Pediatric Cardiology 32 years experience
Svt: caffeine intake can increase the chance of SVT. Try not taking too much. Did you consider having catheter ablation to be cured rather then keep taking... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Volkan Tuzcu
Pediatric Cardiology 32 years experience
Dissection : They are seen on CT. MR is a better test for dissection
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Volkan Tuzcu
Pediatric Cardiology 32 years experience
Heart : You maybe having vasovagal symptoms , Check your blood pressure when you have symptoms to see whether it is low
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Volkan Tuzcu
Pediatric Cardiology 32 years experience
Svt: some do but most don't, most require catheter ablation for cure,
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Volkan Tuzcu
Pediatric Cardiology 32 years experience
Heart : Yes, especially more so with fever
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Volkan Tuzcu
Pediatric Cardiology 32 years experience
Qt: Borderline values, most likely normal, best to ask your doc , a single ECG may not be enough to tell where your qt intervals are ranging in normal ran... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Volkan Tuzcu
Pediatric Cardiology 32 years experience
Pacemaker: usually yes, unless you have some other specific situation not to. ask your doc please.
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Volkan Tuzcu
Pediatric Cardiology 32 years experience
Syncope: vasodepressor, vasovagal or neurocardiogenic syncope are terms used for that type of syncope.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Volkan Tuzcu
Pediatric Cardiology 32 years experience
Vsd : Too much blood going from left to right and therefore tooucb blood to the lungs which return to left side of the heart and leads to left ventricular d... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Volkan Tuzcu
Pediatric Cardiology 32 years experience
Ilr: We as electrophysiologists implant these devices called ILR frequently , they can stay with monitoring capability for 3 years not just 1 month
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Volkan Tuzcu
Pediatric Cardiology 32 years experience
Pvc: You are feeling Pvc s and pause after that , you might also be having more then one PVC..
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Volkan Tuzcu
Pediatric Cardiology 32 years experience
Svt: yes, problem may recur, or you might have a new SVT not related to first SVT or ablation.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Volkan Tuzcu
Pediatric Cardiology 32 years experience
Svt med: there are several medications such as adenosine, verapamil, esmolol etc
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Volkan Tuzcu
Pediatric Cardiology 32 years experience
Fetal : Yes if it is a Minor one or if it is a genetic arrhythmia syndrome
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Volkan Tuzcu
Pediatric Cardiology 32 years experience
Tga: there are 2 types , one D TGA needs immediate surgery in first days of life. Then you have good life expectancy, not necessarily if it is fixed in tim... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Volkan Tuzcu
Pediatric Cardiology 32 years experience
Svt rate: it depends on the age, it can usually go up to around 300 beats per minute, but most are slower.
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Volkan Tuzcu
Pediatric Cardiology 32 years experience
Syncope: usually in teenage years

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Aug 4, 2015
I am grateful for your quick answer.
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This was very helpful. Thanks! I have am arithmia and my son was recommended for medication for the opposite of adhd? So I'm glad I have put him on it
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Ablation didn't work for me now avastin injection in eye can cause this heart problem had 2 reactions to heart scared to have another injection.
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This was very helpful. Thanks! I am not overweight and I workout twice a day. This happens when I'm resting especially wakes me up.

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

university of istanbul medical school
Graduated 1990MD

Residency

CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL OF MICHIGAN

Awards

Top Pediatric Cardiologist, Second Place, the Nation - Spring
2017
HealthTap Founding Doctor

Affiliations

pediatric electrophysiology society
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