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Frank J. Pearl, M.D.

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returns 05/10/2016
Voluntary Professor of Medicine, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, Miami, FL. Board certified in cardiovascular disease

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2016-04-22 Fast heart rate for hours:

It is probably a normal fast heart beat but you should check with your personal physician to look for any underlying cause and also to consider a 24 hour monitor to hopefully confirm that it is a normal

2016-04-19 fast heart rate for hours:

Hi Duha,  I cannot tell from here whether it is the panic attack causing your HR to accelerate or the other way around ( I think the first): you need to be examined by a doctor and get some testing done/

2016-04-06 hypertension control for elderly:

Hi Nancy,  At 82, your mom's BP is fine, unless there are urgent other reasons to get it down lower. I don't think her hemorrhagic stroke was a result of hypertension, unless it was much higher at the

2016-03-24 Cholesterol level:

Your LDL cholesterol is moderately elevated. You need to discuss this with your personal physician who can determine whether it requires pharmacologic therapy. If you are over 50 ask about a 64 slice CT

2016-03-17 chest pain after car wreck:

Hi Cristina,  I cannot judge whether your evaluation was adequate, but a chest wall contusion can take a long time to heal. If still concerned you should ask your doctor for a CT scan of your chest: it

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