Christos Pitarys, MD
- internal medicine
Location and Office HoursS Goldman & C Pitarys MD
New Port Richey, FL 34652
- AvMed Health Plan
- BC/BS of Florida/Health Options
- CIGNA HealthCare
- Citrus Health Care
- Freedom Health
- Great-West Healthcare CIGNA
- Physicians United Plan
- Quality Health Plans
- TRICARE South/Humana Military Healthcare
- United Healthcare
- Universal Health Care
- Vista Health Plan
- WellCare HMO
- Community Hospital of New Port Richey
- Medical Center of Trinity
- Morton Plant North Bay Hospital
- Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point
Why is so much attention focused on coronary artery disease?
Mehmet Oz, MD, Cardiology, answeredCoronary artery disease, or CAD, prevents the heart muscle from getting the oxygen and fuel it needs. It is the most common cause of death in the United States. And there is a lot that can be done to prevent and treat it. Watch this animation for more information about this important health problem.
How do I care for someone with a heart birth defect?
Piedmont Heart Institute answered
Children with cardiac defects often require extra medical, emotional, and physical support from their caregivers. Even after corrective surgery, many individuals with heart birth defects will still require lifelong care and treatment. Medically, some people may require antibiotics to decrease infection risk before undergoing any kind of procedure or surgery. Emotionally, the heart defect may have caused growth or developmental delays, so supporting your child through any difficulties they may have is important. Your child might feel insecure about being smaller than their classmates or they may have difficulties learning. Physically, children may have limits placed on their exercise and sports activities.
What are the signs of heart valve disease (valvular heart disease)?
During physical examination for valvular heart disease, physicians will screen for the following:
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- Heart murmurs (abnormal heart sounds caused by abnormal blood flow)
- Fluid in the lungs
- Enlarged heart size on examination of the chest
- Distended neck veins
- Swollen liver
- Abnormal heart rate or rhythm