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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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2016-07-20 ProBNP levels:

It does sound like he has congestive heart failure. Without a lot more information I cannot comment on his prognosis. If he truly does have congestive heart failure then there is a 50% 5 year mortality

2016-07-11 Faintness and increase of over 48 BPM when standing, worried help?:

It sounds like you have orthostatic hypotension. If you have heavy periods, it could be that you are anemic. You need to start with your general doctor. If he cannot provide an answer then you should see


Most patients with atrial fibrillation should be on blood thinners. Aspirin is not strong enough and does not provide enough of a benefit to prevent stroke. The newer blood thinners such as Pradaxa have

2016-05-10 Cardiology:

Hi Craig,  Those palpitations can be hard to treat, and Beta blockers such as metopropol are usually used to reduce their frequency. The important fact is that all your heart tests came out negative. Whether

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