Dr. Volkan Tuzcu

Pediatric Cardiology
33 years experience male

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Thursday: 2:00am - 3:00pm
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Bio

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
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Volkan Tuzcu
Pediatric Cardiology 33 years experience
Pacemaker: it does not let your heart go below certain set rates.
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A 25-year-old member asked:
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Sports heart: This is a disease with significant risk of life threatening arrhythmias or sudden death during exercise or adrenaline surge, normally we restrict most... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Volkan Tuzcu
Pediatric Cardiology 33 years experience
Aortic stenosis: it might progress when you grow, but it depends on the type.
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A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Volkan Tuzcu
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Bradycardia : If the heart rate is too slow and or leading to symptoms treatment is a pacemaker unless there is a correctable cause such as low thyroid hormones
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Volkan Tuzcu
Pediatric Cardiology 33 years experience
Ablation : Catheter ablation is a more general term, there is also cryo ablation besides RF ablation
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Volkan Tuzcu
Pediatric Cardiology 33 years experience
Syncope: usually in teenage years
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Volkan Tuzcu
Pediatric Cardiology 33 years experience
Syncope: although they are commonly used, several reliable studies showed that they are ineffective.
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Volkan Tuzcu
Pediatric Cardiology 33 years experience
Pacemaker life: Usually pacemaker batteries last up to 8-10 years and then battery is depleted.
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A 16-year-old member asked:
Dr. Volkan Tuzcu
Pediatric Cardiology 33 years experience
Prolapse svt: there is a link between 2, i.e. MVP increase the chance of certain types of SVTs
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Volkan Tuzcu
Pediatric Cardiology 33 years experience
Svt: not always but there is a potential of triggering SVT if you push yourself too much with such activities.
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A 28-year-old member asked:
Dr. Volkan Tuzcu
Pediatric Cardiology 33 years experience
Rbbbb: A wide qrs on ECG with overall positive qrs deflection on V1 and wide S waves in v5-6
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A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Volkan Tuzcu
Pediatric Cardiology 33 years experience
Catheter ablation : Not much we recommend patients going back to normal activity in few days but there are some rare cases where activity recommendation is different, bes... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Volkan Tuzcu
Pediatric Cardiology 33 years experience
Tga: no this is an abnormal heart formation not related to prematurity.
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Volkan Tuzcu
Pediatric Cardiology 33 years experience
Wpw ablation: procedure lasts few hours and works immediately/.
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Volkan Tuzcu
Pediatric Cardiology 33 years experience
Svt wpw: there are several types of svt. One occurs with wpw. wpw is presence of an abnormal electrical pathway between atrium and ventricle, which is a setup ... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Volkan Tuzcu
Pediatric Cardiology 33 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.
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Volkan Tuzcu
Pediatric Cardiology 33 years experience
Heart rate: have you checked your blood count, and thyroid levels ? Is this sinus tachycardia or another arrhythmia ? has that been checked ?
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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Volkan Tuzcu
Pediatric Cardiology 33 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 ...
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A 60-year-old female asked:
Dr. Volkan Tuzcu
Pediatric Cardiology 33 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
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Volkan Tuzcu
Pediatric Cardiology 33 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
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A female asked:
Dr. Volkan Tuzcu
Pediatric Cardiology 33 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
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Volkan Tuzcu
Pediatric Cardiology 33 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.
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Volkan Tuzcu
Pediatric Cardiology 33 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
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A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Volkan Tuzcu
Pediatric Cardiology 33 years experience
Eczema: atopic eczema can effects hands or other parts, hand eczema is hand only.
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Volkan Tuzcu
Pediatric Cardiology 33 years experience
Gastroenteritis: Most likely a viral gastroenteritis you need to take him to the hospital
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A 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. Volkan Tuzcu
Pediatric Cardiology 33 years experience
Echo : There could be several reasons you can consult one of us if you have test results
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A female asked:
Dr. Volkan Tuzcu
Pediatric Cardiology 33 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
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A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Volkan Tuzcu
Pediatric Cardiology 33 years experience
Wpw: Usually yes, but for patients with difficult to control SVT attacks I would recommend consulting your doc especially for long flights, if one is havin... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Volkan Tuzcu
Pediatric Cardiology 33 years experience
Vt: depends on several things... sometimes no treatment sometimes meds sometimes ablation
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A 56-year-old female asked:
Dr. Volkan Tuzcu
Pediatric Cardiology 33 years experience
Vt: Not that unusual , if you have monomorphic VT requiring treatment then ablation is reasonable to cure it
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Volkan Tuzcu
Pediatric Cardiology 33 years experience
Svt: yes, problem may recur, or you might have a new SVT not related to first SVT or ablation.
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Volkan Tuzcu
Pediatric Cardiology 33 years experience
Svt rate: it depends on the age, it can usually go up to around 300 beats per minute, but most are slower.
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Volkan Tuzcu
Pediatric Cardiology 33 years experience
Syncope: usually acquired but there might be a familial or genetic tendency.
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Volkan Tuzcu
Pediatric Cardiology 33 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
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Volkan Tuzcu
Pediatric Cardiology 33 years experience
Ablation: you might be having recurrence of avnrt, another type of arrhythmia but first the episodes should be documented with tests like Holter, event recorder... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Volkan Tuzcu
Pediatric Cardiology 33 years experience
Tachycardia baby: It depends on what kind of tachycardia you have. Best ask you doc about your tachycardia first .
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Volkan Tuzcu
Pediatric Cardiology 33 years experience
Wpw : Yes this the standard treatment if treatment is necessary which should be decided by an electrophysiologist
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Volkan Tuzcu
Pediatric Cardiology 33 years experience
HLHS : Echocardiogram ECG and sometimes MR and CT. Sometimes cardiac catheterization can be necessary ...
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Volkan Tuzcu
Pediatric Cardiology 33 years experience
Svt med: there are several medications such as adenosine, verapamil, esmolol etc
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Volkan Tuzcu
Pediatric Cardiology 33 years experience
Fetal : Yes if it is a Minor one or if it is a genetic arrhythmia syndrome
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Volkan Tuzcu
Pediatric Cardiology 33 years experience
Syncope: most common is vasovagal syncope
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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Volkan Tuzcu
Pediatric Cardiology 33 years experience
Svt: Depends on the type for most Catheter ablation for some medication
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Volkan Tuzcu
Pediatric Cardiology 33 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
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Volkan Tuzcu
Pediatric Cardiology 33 years experience
Hypertrophic : Yes if you have the disease, but genetic cause can not be determined in all patients
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A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Volkan Tuzcu
Pediatric Cardiology 33 years experience
Vf: they lose their consciousness during it...
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Volkan Tuzcu
Pediatric Cardiology 33 years experience
Catheter ablation : Yes standard treatment , for most success is around 95-98%
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Volkan Tuzcu
Pediatric Cardiology 33 years experience
Svt: depends on the rate and whether SVT is sustained or not. If svt is sustained that can lead to fetal heart failure and hydrops. Usually isolated pvc s ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Volkan Tuzcu
Pediatric Cardiology 33 years experience
Tachycardia: yes, if its an abnormal rhythm, there might be an underlying reason.
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Volkan Tuzcu
Pediatric Cardiology 33 years experience
Fontan : No it is not have your doc check her, it could be lungs but your doc should be able to tell
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Volkan Tuzcu
Pediatric Cardiology 33 years experience
Wpw: Most of the time only one. Rarely there could be more then one. It is extremely rare to have more then 2.
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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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