Edward Assi, MD
Specialty: Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease)
Location and Office HoursDr. Edward R Assi, DO PA
1700 E Cliff Rd Ste 200
El Paso, TX 79902
- monday: 8:00AM - 5:00PM
- tuesday: 8:00AM - 5:00PM
- wednesday: 8:00AM - 5:00PM
- thursday: 8:00AM - 5:00PM
- friday: 8:00AM - 2:00PM
What are determining factors when considering bypass surgery?
The skill and experience of the surgical and recovery teams are important considerations. Patients considering coronary bypass surgery always should determine whether the surgeon performs this particular operation regularly (at least two or three times per week) and whether there is a skilled recovery team and a special recovery unit.
Where can I learn more about my heart disease?
Dede Bonner, Health Education, answered
Taking a proactive and education-focused approach will help you greatly as you start to make permanent heart-healthy lifestyle changes. Cardiologist Dr. Alfred Bove says, “The number one issue is that patients need to understand their disease. The expectations for me are that they will manage their own cardiovascular risk factors, not just take orders from me. Patients are like the managers of their own databases, but I’m managing five hundred databases [patient files].”You can find extensive resources from the American Heart Association (www.americanheart.org) and Cardiosmart (www.cardiosmart.org).
Find out more about this book:The 10 Best Questions for Recovering from a Heart Attack: The Script You Need to Take Control of Your Health
What is heart hypertrophy?
Mehmet Oz, MD, Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease), answeredHeart hypertrophy, also known as cardiac hypertrophy or a thickened heart, means that the muscle of the heart has thickened. One common cause is high blood pressure, which forces the heart to pump harder. This causes the heart muscle to become thicker and stiffer. Dr. Oz explains heart hypertrophy in this video.
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