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David W. Stein, MD

David W. Stein, MDDavid W. Stein, MD

Internist and Cardiologist

Internal Medicine
Cardiology

19 Answers19 Followers2,153 Helpful Answer Votes
 

Bio

David W. Stein, MD, is a practicing internist and cardiologist in Illinois.

Stein graduated from the University of Illinois College of Medicine. He then completed his residency in internal medicine and his fellowship in cardiovascular disease at the University of Oregon Medical Center, Portland, Ore.

Credentials

Education:
  • University of Illinois College of Medicine
Residency:
  • University of Oregon Medical Center
Fellowship:
  • Cardiovascular disease at the University of Oregon Medical Center
Organization Affiliations:
  • American College of Cardiology
  • American College of Chest Physicians
  • American College of Physicians
 

My Answers

A. Arrhythmias may be caused by many different factors, including:Coronary artery disease.Electrolyte imbalances in your blood (such as sodium or...
A. Treatment depends on the type and seriousness of your arrhythmia. Some people with arrhythmias require no treatment. For others, treatments can...
A. An arrhythmia can be silent and not cause any symptoms. A doctor can detect an irregular heartbeat during a physical exam by taking your pulse or...
A. The types of arrhythmias include:Premature atrial contractions. These are early extra beats that originate in the atria (upper chambers of the heart)...
A. Heart surgery may be needed to correct heart disease that may be causing the arrhythmia. The Maze procedure is a type of surgery used to correct...
A. A pacemaker is a device that sends small electrical impulses to the heart muscle to maintain a suitable heart rate. Pacemakers primarily prevent the...
A. An ICD is a sophisticated device used primarily to treat ventricular tachycardia and ventricular fibrillation, two life-threatening heart rhythms...
A. Tests used to diagnose an arrhythmia or determine its cause include: Electrocardiogram Holter monitor Event monitor Stress...
A. If drugs are not able to control a persistent irregular heart rhythm (such as atrial fibrillation), cardioversion may be required. After...
A. During an ablation, high-frequency electrical energy is delivered through a catheter to a small area of tissue inside the heart that causes the...
A. A variety of drugs are available to treat arrhythmias. These include: Antiarrhythmic drugs. These drugs control heart rate and include beta...
A. If you notice that your arrhythmia occurs more often with certain activities, you should avoid them. If you smoke, stop. Limit your intake of...
A. On the day of the echocardiogram, eat and drink as you normally would. Take all of your medications at the usual times, as prescribed by your doctor.
A. Your doctor may perform an echocardiogram to: Assess the overall function of your heart. Determine the presence of many types of heart disease...
A. For people with diabetes who need an echocardiogram, follow these guidelines unless your doctor tells you otherwise: If you take insulin to...