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Frank J. Pearl, M.D.

Voluntary Professor of Medicine, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, Miami, FL. Board certified in cardiovascular disease

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2014-04-15 CPAP and PVC's:

Hi Kevin,  It sounds like your ablation may have failed. Symptomatic and/or recurring PVCs need to be re-evaluated. Whether your CPAP treatment has anything to do with this I don't know, but I believe

2014-04-15 Ruddy complexion:

Probably no relationship to heart disease. Given your age, hypertension and unknown family history ask your doctor about a 64 Slice CT to assess coronary calcification. If your score is above zero you

2014-04-15 heart:

Hi Martha,  Most patients with mitral valve prolapse donít need treatment. Routine examinations including echocardiograms every few years are enough to make sure that the mitral valve leakage has not worsened

2014-04-08 Anxiety, PVC's, and Racing Heart:

Hi Leslie,  The great majority of PVCs are completely benign and require little if any treatment at all.  In rare cases, PVCs may be a sign of underlying heart disease.  PVCs, PACs etc. are all arrhythmias

2014-04-04 Stress test:

Hi Matt,   Check first what your cardiac risks are:  http://www.cardiachealth.org/cardiovascular-health-factors-atherosclerosis-treat  http://www.cardiachealth.org/app/risk-assessment

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