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Frank J. Pearl, M.D.

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

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2017-03-26 constantly skipping, fluttering heart!:

At your age you should ask your doctor about a 64 slice CT to look for coronary calcification. If your score is above zero you should be on a statin. Also consider a formal evaluation with a cardiac electrophysiologist

2017-03-22 cholesterol:

Ask your doctor about a 64 slice CT to assess coronary calcification and a carotid ultrasound to look for carotid plaque. If your coronary calcium score is above zero or if there is any carotid plaque

2017-01-19 Recent Echocardiogram Results:

Mild mitral and tricuspid regurgitation are fairly common and generally not serious. You should continue to maintain normal blood pressure to avoid strain on the heart but no other treatment is generally

2016-09-09 Energy for cardio.:

Increased exercise of both aerobic and weight resistance would be helpful. High triglycerides will lead to fatty liver.  Ask you doctor about starting on Actos which helps fatty liver, sugar and triglycerides

2016-08-25 Taking blood pressure:

The minor change in position should not matter. If there is any question about the adequate control of your BP ask your doctor about a 24 hour BP monitor. Everyone's BP is elevated some of the time. The

 

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