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Robert A. Harrington, MD

Robert  A. Harrington, MDRobert  A. Harrington, MD

Director, Duke Medicine

Cardiology

9 Answers21 Followers134 Helpful Answer Votes
 

Bio

Robert A. Harrington, MD, is director of the Duke Clinical Research Institute and professor of medicine at the Duke University School of Medicine. Harrington is an interventional cardiologist who focuses on diagnosing and treating acute ischemic heart disease. His areas of research interest include percutaneous coronary procedures, antithrombotic therapies for heart disease, and clinical trials methodology.He is also the chairman of the FDA Advisory Committee on Cardiovascular and Renal Drugs and a member of the board of trustees of the American College of Cardiology. He is an editor of the 13th edition of Hurst’s The Heart, a member of the editorial board of the Journal of the American College of Cardiology, and an associate editor of the American Heart Journal.For more information about Harrington, visit http://www.dukehealth.org/physicians/robert_a_harrington

Credentials

Organization Affiliations:
  • Duke Medicine
  • American Heart Journal
  • Hurst's The Heart
  • Journal of the American College of Cardiology
  • American College of Cardiology
  • FDA Advisory Committee on Cardiovascular and Renal Drugs
  • Duke Clinical Research Institute
 

My Answers

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A. Any chest pain that occurs in someone that has known coronary disease, as you do with the three stents, should be evaluated by a physician...
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A. These are worrisome symptoms: shortness of breath and passing out. After a bypass operation, these symptoms could reflect some damage to the heart...
A. Interesting question and one that I have wondered about at times myself. The ECG is short for electrocardiogram while EKG is short for the original...
A. Any chest pain that occurs in someone that has known coronary disease as you do with the 3 stents should be evaluated by a physician, especially if...
A. Your question raises several important questions that are worth considering. First, how do we interpret information from clinical studies on certain...
A. Many, many things can cause chest pain although we worry about the heart being a cause of it typically first as heart disease can carry some serious...