Nancy C. Peters, MD
Specialty: Internal Medicine
Location and Office HoursFamily Practice of Centrastate
281 NJ Rte 34 S
Colts Neck, NJ 07722
What is a certified orthotist?
Challenge America answeredAn orthotist is a practitioner who helps people with disabilities of the spine and limbs. Orthotics means the science of designing orthopedic braces that help certain musculoskeletal deformities. A certified orthotist reviews, designs, and fits devices called orthoses. Corrective shoe inserts are called orthotics. The certified orthotist has passed the certification standards of The American Board of Certification in Orthotics and Prosthetics, Inc. The orthotist may be part of your rehabilitation team and often works in conjunction with the prosthetist in assessing a person’s need for a prosthesis and orthopedic devices.
What is a cardiac electrophysiologist?
Cardiac electrophysiologists are cardiology doctors (cardiologists) who have specialized training in the heart's electrical system. They specialize in diagnosing and treating heart rhythm problems (arrhythmias) such as atrial fibrillation.
Cardiac electrophysiologists can be board-certified through the Board of Internal Medicine, which is recognized by the American Board of Medical Specialties.
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What are the different types of heart disease?
Mehmet Oz, MD, Cardiology, answeredHeart disease comes in many forms and has many different causes, from hereditary factors to poor lifestyle choices. High blood pressure and high cholesterol can increase plaque formation inside the arteries, which can trigger a heart attack. High blood pressure also forces the heart to pump harder and harder, which can lead to an enlarged heart that can result in congestive heart failure. Over time, the aortic valve can calcify and stiffen, preventing blood flow and causing blood to leak back into the heart. What you may not realize is that these cardiovascular problems can occur as early as in your 20s.
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