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Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Bipolar Disorder: Although I am very much in favor of blending the use of appropriate alternative medicine with traditional western medication - I do not know of any s ... Read More

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A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Addagada Rao
55 years experience General Surgery
Close observation: Gall bladder polyps has potential for malignant transformation , prophylactic removal of gb is the treatment of choice , how ever could be observed an ... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lauren Stegman
26 years experience Radiation Oncology
None: Please follow the recommended, standard treatment. Before modern medicine, nearly 100% of kids and adults with acute leukemias died within a few week ... Read More
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
None that work: Evidence-based medicine has little to offer beyond support for the muscular dystrophy patient. Thankfully, the families of muscular dystrophy patients ... Read More
A 78-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ira Friedlander
41 years experience Cardiac Electrophysiology
There are many: medications that would be beneficial in your case but every patient is a little different. In general, medicines in the class of drugs called beta blo ... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Rasak
32 years experience Cardiology
Depends: The underlying cause for the rythm needs to be worked up and treated. If all correctable conditions are fixed., then eps may be indicated and ablation ... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience Cardiology
Right atrial enlarge: You list scoliosis as a dx which can sometimes make the RA look bigger than it really is. True RAE can be reversible depending on the cause of the tru ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Zevitz
36 years experience Internal medicine
Rate control: To control the ventricular response rate (pulse rate) to the atrial fibrillation when all other medications have failed, contraindicated, or are not t ... Read More
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A 49-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jerome Zacks
50 years experience Cardiology
Ablation.: After assessing the underlying cause of the fibrillation and measuring the size of the two atrial heart chambers, using echocardiography, one can pred ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
43 years experience Cardiology
Resection: There is only one (1) treatment for an atrial myxoma. Resect it. No ifs, ands, or buts.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Scott
38 years experience Pediatric Cardiology
It depends: Hypertrophy means the heart muscle is thickened. This can be in response to extra work, such as inicreased blood pressure or a narrowed aortic valve, ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vasudev Ananthram
31 years experience Cardiology
Device, propel blood: It is a device that propels blood thus taking over the function of the weak and failing left lower heart chamber. It is typically implanted in patie ... Read More
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A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience Cardiology
Syndrome : More information is needed to make a determination. Should consult with your doctor and if desired get additional opinion from another who has all the ... Read More
A 46-year-old male asked:
Dr. Budi Bahureksa
30 years experience Cardiology
Meds: Many meds can be effective -- talk with your cardiologist -- you also may need to be on anticoagulation.
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience Cardiology
Heart failure: The cause of the heart failure informs what treatment and how effective it will be. "permanent" treatment is difficult to reconcile, no 'cure' is exta ... Read More
A 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience Cardiology
Left atrial enlargem: Left atrial enlargement can have many causes and if verified on echo or other imaging study can presage various rhythm disturbances. Other problems ma ... Read More
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A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
43 years experience Cardiology
Hello again!: RV enlargement can be a SIGN of something wrong with the RV (weakness, pressure or volume overload). Cardiomyopathy means muscle weakness: the ventric ... Read More
A 62-year-old male asked:
Dr. H Robert Silverstein
Specializes in Cardiology
Depends: on left atrial size and function, frequency. Ablation is a big deal and frequently unsuccessful. I would try to suppress with a beta blocker like Byst ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rick Koch
Dr. Rick Koch answered
21 years experience Cardiology
Possibly: Atrial fibrillation can under some circumstances be cured by specialized ablation. Bbb is generally not curable. Talk to a cardiologist.
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gutti Rao
Dr. Gutti Rao answered
45 years experience Hospital-based practice
Heart enlargement: Chest pain and heart enlargement is not a good combination. If your heart is enlarged you may have congestive heart failure already. But start hurting ... Read More
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Sparacino
36 years experience Family Medicine
Depends: Depends on many other factors.
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Howard Rubin
46 years experience Cardiology
LVAD: Severe weakness of the heart muscle the assist device acts as a booster and can be used to bridge patients with severe heart failure to heart transpla ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience Cardiology
Cardioversion/ablati: Cardioversion is used to treat individual episodes if they don't recurr frequency, if chronic or recurrent atrial flutter is present, then ablation at ... Read More
A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alan Heldman
32 years experience Cardiology
A-fib drugs: There are options for treating atrial fibrillation. 1) Use beta blockers &/or calcium blockers to control the heart rate, but this does not preven ... Read More
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