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Can You Explain How The Cardiologist Diagnoses A Patient With Wpw
Yes, I can: Wpw is diagnosed mostly on the ekg. The major portion of the ventricular activation, the qrs, has a delta wave associated with it. Also the delay between atrial and ventricular activation is abbreviated so the time between atrial acitvation (p wave) and ventricular activation is reduced. At times in the er patients come in with tachycaria which leads to the diagnosis. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is a Junction rhythm ok in a six year old patient?She has short p-wave intervals.Cardiologist says not WPWS or Longe Guion.Says nothing to worry about
Specialist: A pediatric cardiologist with expertise in cardiac rhythm would be best qualified to answer your question, but I believe that the junctional rhythm in this child falls into the category of a normal variant with little chance of causing serious cardiac dysrhythmias - tachycardia or bradycardia. ...Read more
I once heard a cardiologist say he spends the same amount of time with every patient. Is this a red flag?
Varies Widely, No: Cardiologists focusing on procedures commonly depend on referrals for business. Referring docs often feel threatened by cardiologist staying involved & stop future referrals. Many cardiologists promote that basic medical care is not their job (complex & does not pay as well). Thus, unfortunately, the best interests of people with advanced disease can get lost in workings of the medical system. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not many: Not usually. In most instances where you can a cardiologist you can find extremely good primary care physicians. While one stop health shopping sounds convenient it is often not in the patients best interest long term especially if that place is a specialists office. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Do cardiologists routinely ask their patients about sleep problems, apnea in particular? Or is sleep kind of a secondary concern for cardiologists?
They should: Sleep apnea is common in patients who have atrial fibrillation, particularly patients who have this arrhythmia under the age of 65, or have no other illnesses that usually travel with atrial fibrillation. I consider a sleep study a component of the initial workup for afib. Sleep apnea may also cause high blood pressure and high cholesterol. Once suspected, a sleep specialist referral is important. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How does a cardiologist treat an afib patient in their late80's when they are intolerant of the drugs available due to other existing health issues.
A cardiologist has told me that consumption of liquor (limited) is a good medicine for a heart patient. How true is this?
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