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Mustafa Ahmed MD

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

Expert opinions on cardiac, thoracic and vascular diseases

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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2014-10-18 Second Degree AV Block:

Hi,     In terms of athletic, i don't think (although its possible) the level of exercise you do would result in a high 'vagal tone' that would lead to exacerbation of heart block although whats reassuring

2014-10-17 Arrythmia and Mitral Valve Prolapse:

Hi,     No the monitor is not necessary, you should be ok without it if your physicians dont feel your symptoms warrant it.    The symptoms are very unlikely related to circulation or blood supply, Low

2014-10-16 slow pulse.:

Hi,    Are you in sinus rhythm or are you in atrial fibrillation at baseline, i'm guessing by the fact you don't have attacks that you are in sinus. The

2014-10-14 Second Degree AV Block:

Hi,    The approach of your cardiologist is the one that is currently recommended in most asymptomatic patients with Wenckebach. Patients with symptomatic bradycardia and Wenckebach certainly warrant pacemaker

2014-10-13 Can alcohol & Nuclear Stress Test cause a heart attack?:

Hi Christina,  The test shows evidence of coronary artery disease causing the abnormalities. The test has nothing to do with why your father had an accident, a heart attack and died, but his drinking certainly

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