Mira Chockalingam, MD
Specialty: Internal Medicine
Location and Office HoursMira Chockalingam MD
Penfield, NY 14526
- monday: 9:00AM - 5:00PM
- tuesday: 9:00AM - 5:00PM
- wednesday: 9:00AM - 5:00PM
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How do I know if my therapist is helping me?
Charles Sophy, MD, Psychiatry, answeredGood therapists are caring and supportive listeners, who do not exploit nor make judgment calls about you. They may see different things in you than you see in yourself, and they are willing to challenge you in respectful ways that help you toward insight or motivate you toward making positive changes.
How is C-reactive protein (CRP) measured?
Inflammation is an important contributor to atherosclerosis and CRP is an indicator of inflammation. It can be measured with a simple blood test that does not require an overnight fast. High sensitivity C-reactive protein (hs-CRP) correlates best with the presence of atherosclerosis.
What are the dangers of pregnancy if I have BAV disease?
Pregnancy puts added stress on the heart and major blood vessels so it is important that you consult with your cardiologist, who regularly treats patients with bicuspid aortic valve disease (an abnormality of the aortic valve) and/or aortic aneurysm (enlargement of the aorta), before becoming pregnant. Your health care team will determine if it is safe for you to become pregnant based on the size of your aorta, your heart muscle function and the severity of your aortic valve disease. Some women with moderate or severe aortic stenosis (narrowing of the aortic valve opening) who become pregnant have needed surgery for their valve after delivery, earlier than expected due to accelerated progression of the disease.
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