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Dr. Ira Friedlander

Cardiac Electrophysiology
Lincolnton, NC
43 years experience male

Locations

Sanger Heart and Vascular Institute - Lincolnton

Lincolnton, NC

Address

447 McAlister Road, Lincolnton, NC
Directions

Insurances accepted

Medicare

About

Bio

I have been practicing Cardiac Electrophysiology for 26 years and have implanted over 2500 devices. I have expertise in pharmacological and interventional electrophysiology. I have extensive experience in the diagnosis and treatment of syncope (passing out spells.) I have been a principle investigator in numerous drug and device trials over the last decade in our cardiology clinical trials program. I am board certified.

Specialties
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Cardiac Electrophysiology

Cardiology

Licenses

United States: North Carolina, Ohio

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A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ira Friedlander
Cardiac Electrophysiology 43 years experience
Sounds like: you may have an allergic reaction to something like soap or detergent. Think about what is new or different in your routine.
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ira Friedlander
Cardiac Electrophysiology 43 years experience
Although it is: unlikely that your lesions are cancerous at your age it is not impossible. Especially if you are a smoker or chew tobacco or dip snuff. You should get... Read More
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A 67-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ira Friedlander
Cardiac Electrophysiology 43 years experience
You may also have: been moderately dehydrated from the diarrhea associated with the bowel prep for your colposcopy. If you were not dizzy or lightheaded and did not pass... Read More
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A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ira Friedlander
Cardiac Electrophysiology 43 years experience
It is impossible to: determine what is wrong for your infant without being able to examine him. You need to take him to be evaluated by a health care provider as soon as p... Read More
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A 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ira Friedlander
Cardiac Electrophysiology 43 years experience
These are not normal: findings and not typical of shingles. See a dermatologist for a thorough evaluation.
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A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ira Friedlander
Cardiac Electrophysiology 43 years experience
Yes. These tests: should identify your risk for sudden death accurately. Family history would be important as well. I am certain your health care provider has evaluated... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ira Friedlander
Cardiac Electrophysiology 43 years experience
Your doctor would: not have prescribed the medication for you if he/she had not considered the risk/benefit of doing so. If you ever read the "scary side effects" of Tyl... Read More
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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ira Friedlander
Cardiac Electrophysiology 43 years experience
It is impossible: to evaluate this over the internet. The bumps need to be seen to determine their cause. Of concern of course as an STD so don't put off getting evalua... Read More
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A 47-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ira Friedlander
Cardiac Electrophysiology 43 years experience
These symptoms: do not represent a unifying diagnosis. You need to see health care professional for an evaluation and examination.
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A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ira Friedlander
Cardiac Electrophysiology 43 years experience
Yes.: Combining these medications after 4-5 hours will not risk any significant interaction.
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ira Friedlander
Cardiac Electrophysiology 43 years experience
This is potentially: a serious condition that can lead to life threatening infections and even systemic infections that could kill you. Make an appointment to see a podiat... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Ira Friedlander
Cardiac Electrophysiology 43 years experience
It is safe to: take these medications together. It is not clear to me as to why you need to be weaned off your propranolol as it is not an antidepressant. It is a be... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ira Friedlander
Cardiac Electrophysiology 43 years experience
There are too many: potential diagnoses that cause headache. Some are very serious and actually lethal and others not so much. Without obtaining a thorough history and ex... Read More
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A 62-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ira Friedlander
Cardiac Electrophysiology 43 years experience
That is a very: elevated blood pressure and can lead to serious complications. Seek medical attention as soon as possible.
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ira Friedlander
Cardiac Electrophysiology 43 years experience
There are a number: of dermatological as well as infectious disease diagnoses that could cause recurrent abscesses. In addition there are immune deficiency disorders besi... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ira Friedlander
Cardiac Electrophysiology 43 years experience
Since flecainide: is an anti arrhythmic and shouldn't have any effect on autonomic function per-se it is most likely an arrhythmia issue. Glad you are feeling better.
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A 62-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ira Friedlander
Cardiac Electrophysiology 43 years experience
PASP= Pulmonary: Artery Systolic Pressure. CVP = Central Venous Pressure. LVEDP = Left Ventricular End Diastolic Pressure. Testing (assessment) most likely with ECHO ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Ira Friedlander
Cardiac Electrophysiology 43 years experience
It is HIGHLY: unlikely that a small VSD would give you any symptoms at all let alone the ones you have described. You need a full evaluation of what else may be cau... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ira Friedlander
Cardiac Electrophysiology 43 years experience
This combination of: symptoms is consistent with an autonomic dysfunction. Perhaps POTS. You should see a health care provider for evaluation. I would suggest you see a ca... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ira Friedlander
Cardiac Electrophysiology 43 years experience
There are any of a: number of reasons for your symptoms including being pregnant. If the symptoms persist you should see a health care provider for a thorough evaluation.
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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ira Friedlander
Cardiac Electrophysiology 43 years experience
Your constellation: of symptoms certainly sounds like anxiety but there are organic illnesses that can mimic these symptoms. It would be prudent to be evaluated by a heal... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ira Friedlander
Cardiac Electrophysiology 43 years experience
It may be difficult: to change your habits but there are some organic diseases that can cause these same symptoms. It would be appropriate to see a health care professiona... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ira Friedlander
Cardiac Electrophysiology 43 years experience
At your age it is: most likely not cardiac but still GI in nature. The normal EKG is reassuring. Contact your health care provider and relate your concerns. He/she knows... Read More
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A 61-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ira Friedlander
Cardiac Electrophysiology 43 years experience
Yes this: antibiotic is useful for the treatment of pulmonary disorders. The dosage is based on weight and the specific disorder being treated. Ask your health ... Read More
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ira Friedlander
Cardiac Electrophysiology 43 years experience
This is most likely: due to the hormonal changes associated with your early pregnancy. It may be GI in etiology given your previous history. If it is persistent for anothe... Read More
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ira Friedlander
Cardiac Electrophysiology 43 years experience
Visual Migraine: You may have experienced a visual migraine however any time there is a field loss in vision it could be a sign of something much more serious and pote... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ira Friedlander
Cardiac Electrophysiology 43 years experience
It is possible: that these are signs of pregnancy. Might want to check that out.
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ira Friedlander
Cardiac Electrophysiology 43 years experience
Discuss with your MD: You should establish with a good health care professional such as a Family Practitioner or Internist who can take a detailed history and evaluate the ... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Ira Friedlander
Cardiac Electrophysiology 43 years experience
Yes: Acid reflux can cause a number of chest symptoms. Tightness, burning cough etc. Ischemic heart disease can also cause a range of symptoms not necessar... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ira Friedlander
Cardiac Electrophysiology 43 years experience
Athletes foot: Sounds like you have a fungal infection called Athletes foot. Try some over the counter athletes foot cream as directed. If it doesn't get better in a... Read More
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A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ira Friedlander
Cardiac Electrophysiology 43 years experience
Unlikely: Your symptoms are atypical for heart disease and are more likely to be associated with your esophagus and gastrointestinal tract. Ask your health care... Read More
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A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ira Friedlander
Cardiac Electrophysiology 43 years experience
This could be many: different things. Ask your healthcare provider to give you a monitor to wear if the symptoms are recurrent.
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A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ira Friedlander
Cardiac Electrophysiology 43 years experience
Likely out of shape: If your Stress Echo was normal only 10 months ago it is unlikely that your symptoms are cardiac in nature. In addition you don't seem to have risk fac... Read More
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A 51-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ira Friedlander
Cardiac Electrophysiology 43 years experience
No: Anxiety is not a significant (>1%) side effect of Bystolic (nebivolol).
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A 71-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ira Friedlander
Cardiac Electrophysiology 43 years experience
Yes: Everyone loses strength when they are in bed for several days. There is probably a home health care agency affiliated with your hospital. Contact them... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ira Friedlander
Cardiac Electrophysiology 43 years experience
Most likely OK: It is reasonably unlikely that a 25 year old women would have significant cardiovascular disease to produce a discomfort such as you describe but it i... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ira Friedlander
Cardiac Electrophysiology 43 years experience
Yes: With blood donation you lose a significant amount of volume as well. It takes 120 days to replace the blood cells and at least a few days to replace t... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ira Friedlander
Cardiac Electrophysiology 43 years experience
Unlikely: It is unlikely that a 20 year old woman would have heart disease and your symptoms are very atypical for heart disease but it does sound like you may ... Read More
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A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ira Friedlander
Cardiac Electrophysiology 43 years experience
Caution: The cleanse might interfere with the absorption of your medications which could potentially put you at risk for any of a number of acute cardiac event... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Ira Friedlander
Cardiac Electrophysiology 43 years experience
Relax: We all have occasional extra heart beats. If you have a structurally normal heart (no weakening of the muscle) and no other familial risk factors (Lon... Read More
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ira Friedlander
Cardiac Electrophysiology 43 years experience
Better: If you were having cardiac pain (Angina) you will have relief of the pain after stenting. Otherwise you will feel normal. Try not to be too anxious ab... Read More
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A 61-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ira Friedlander
Cardiac Electrophysiology 43 years experience
Beta Blockers: Beta blockers would be effective for the outcome you are desiring. Some calcium blockers would be additionally effective but not all of them. Consult ... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ira Friedlander
Cardiac Electrophysiology 43 years experience
The heart is: affected by the pressure inside your chest cavity. Blood flow in the heart and other factors are changed with respiration. In addition, when you exhal... Read More
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A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ira Friedlander
Cardiac Electrophysiology 43 years experience
The monitor is: most likely reliable in recording your heart rhythm however there are many different kinds of "irregular" pulse. Some are normal and some are potentia... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ira Friedlander
Cardiac Electrophysiology 43 years experience
In the US there are: about 400K - 600K sudden deaths a year (about one a minute.) These are usually associated with coronary artery disease and previous heart attacks or f... Read More
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A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ira Friedlander
Cardiac Electrophysiology 43 years experience
You have asked this: question previously and received answers. You need CT angiography, direct angiography, or perhaps contrast Chest MRI. If you have no symptoms and no e... Read More
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A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ira Friedlander
Cardiac Electrophysiology 43 years experience
If you have a normal: heart, the palpitations are more a bother than a worry. It is very unlikely you will develop VF with a normal heart unless you have genetic arrhythmia... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Ira Friedlander
Cardiac Electrophysiology 43 years experience
Get Checked: Blackish mucous is most likely blood but there are other potentials causes. A health care professional will be able to examine you and the mucous and ... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Ira Friedlander
Cardiac Electrophysiology 43 years experience
Yes: Trust your doctor. We all have occasional extra heart beats. Try decreasing your caffeine intake and see if that helps.
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ira Friedlander
Cardiac Electrophysiology 43 years experience
People feel many: different things in their chests and think they are coming from their heart. If you had symptoms and no evidence on EKG for any abnormality then it is... Read More
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Dec 16, 2016
Dr.Friedlander is totaly dedicated supporting members helping them feel good with his kind execellent professional answers what a great charming person who is genuine and cares about patients .Thanks
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May 27, 2018
I have PVCs. I tend to worry and look for information. Dr Friedlander was great about giving me information and analyzing my test results. He seems to truly care about your mental well being.
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Mar 7, 2017
Dr. Friedlander answered my questions quickly and in a very caring and knowledgeable way. I can't express how appreciative I am for him calming my anxieties.
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This made me feel good. Thanks! I've seen all of these, they claim it is not affecting my joints/bones, which is great, but it is affecting my day to day life. I've tried acupuncture, steroids, mass...Read More
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This was very helpful. Thanks! It's really hard for me to go out and see a doctor. I have social anxiety disorder. I do want to see a doctor but it's not easy for me hence why I've had this issue for ...Read More
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This was very helpful. Thanks! Hi Dr.Friedlander,sorry for duplicated question i thought i deleted it!Thanks for your professional opinion which is very helpful i will follow your excellent advice th...Read More

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University of North Carolina School of Medicine, NC
Graduated 1979MD

Residency

University of Chicago

Awards

Top Cardiac Electrophysiologist, First Place, National - Fall
2015
Top Doctor, First Place, Canton Region - Fall
2015
Most Influential Doctor, First Place, Canton Region - Fall
2015

Affiliations

Fellow, Heart Rhythm Society
Fellow American College Of Cardiology
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