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Mustafa Ahmed MD

Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology, Cardiac Surgery, Hypertension, Pulmonary Embolism, Structural and Valve Disease

Frank J. Pearl, M.D.

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returns 09/22/2014
Voluntary Professor of Medicine, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, Miami, FL. Board certified in cardiovascular disease

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2014-09-16 T wave inversions Leads I, III and anterior leads:

T-wave inversions can range from a serious condition such as a heart attack due to coronary artery disease (CAD). Assuming you are otherwise healthy, it is VERY unlikely you have had an MI or other major

2014-09-15 Significance of Interam Systolic BP Difference:

Hi,     Its an interesting question.    When it comes to inter-arm differences in blood pressure the most important thing is to ensure correct technique and conditions. The measurement should be taken

2014-09-12 Heart or not:

Hi, read the following on different types of chest pain,    The calcium score of 4 is very low and thus reassuring in that at the time

2014-09-11 Instantly quit smoking?:

It would be better to quit instantly, as you will instantly reap the benefits. You will have cravings, not withdrawals. The only withdrawals that are potentially life-threatening are to alcohol, benzodiazepines

2014-09-11 AV heartblock type 2 and pregnant:

There are two types of second degree AV block, Type 1 (Mobitz I/Wenckebach) or Type 2 (Mobitz II).  One often requires a pacemaker (Type 2) and one oftendoesn’t (Type 1).  We say “usually” because it is

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