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James Beckerman, MD, FACC

James Beckerman, MD, FACCJames Beckerman, MD, FACC

Invasive Cardiologist, Providence St. Vincent Heart Clinic, Portland, OR

Cardiology

52 Answers30 Followers477 Helpful Answer Votes
 

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James Beckerman, MD, FACC, is a cardiologist at the Providence St. Vincent Heart Clinic in Portland, Oregon. He graduated summa cum laude from Harvard College and earned his doctorate from Harvard Medical School. He completed his medical training at the Massachusetts General Hospital and at Stanford Hospital and Clinics.

Beckerman specializes in the treatment and prevention of coronary artery disease and congestive heart failure, and he has a particular interest in helping patients achieve their lifestyle goals. In addition to his clinical practice, Beckerman serves on the Oregon Governor's Council on Physical Fitness and Sports. Beckerman believes in a personalized approach to wellness and recognizes that healthy lifestyles are composed of many small choices that that collectively can have a significant impact on quality of life and overall health. He is the author of The Flex Diet. Learn more at www.theflexdiet.com.

Blog: The Heart Beat

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A. Symptoms like chest pain that come on during walking or other exertion can be a sign of heart disease.  I recommend that you call your doctor...
A. Exercise SMART:Be S-pecific about your goals.Make them M-easurable - by time or distanceMake them A-ttainable.Your goals should be R-ealistic and...
A. It's important to make sure that water retention is not a result of abnormal kidney function, abnormal heart function, or abnormal liver function...
A. While it's possible for people to experience muscle stimulation from pacemakers, it's typically the diaphragm, as it lies close the the right...
A. Doctors sometimes perform nuclear stress tests because the images that are required as part of the test are generally believed to be more diagnostic...
A. Blockages in coronary arteries are caused by inflammation which results in damage to artery walls and accumulation of cholesterol plaque.We know that...
A. If a beta-blocker is associated with ED, I'd suggest switching to a different blood pressure medication rather than turning to a medication to...
A. I generally recommend a combination of both aerobic exercise and some resistance exercise in most of my patients.  And the good news is that...
A. When many people think of ischemic heart disease, they are thinking of atherosclerosis, or blockages in the coronary arteries as the result of plaque...
A. Two important lifestyle factors can affect your body weight more than any others. The first is work-related physical activity. Individuals who walk...
A. Ejection fraction can improve in some people on proper medical therapy. While exercise doesn't result in the significant improvement in heart...
A. While some research studies have supported the use of stents in the left main coronary artery - it is still not common practice in the United...
A. A newly published survey reported that 19% of young adults (about one in five) have high blood pressure — with readings greater than 140/90. ...
A. Pacemaker infections are not common, but can occur. Fever, redness at the incision site, significant pain or swelling, and any discharge from the...
A. "The stomach carries the heart, and not the heart the stomach." -- Miguel de Cervantes I think that Cervantes had it about half right...