Zabi S. Wardak, MD
Specialty: Internal Medicine
Location and Office HoursDavid B Dubin MD
Lincoln, CA 95648
What is the success rate of cardioversions?
Cardioversions are is virtually 100% successful; nevertheless, atrial fibrillation often recurs, be it in 5 minutes or 5 years. People rarely have issues with it.
What is a pathologist?
Pathologists are medical doctors who specialize in the examination of tissue and blood samples to diagnose disease and who perform autopsies.
Pathologists analyze and evaluate all tissues removed from people by such procedures as surgery or biopsy. They also are in charge of the clinical laboratories that analyze blood and body fluid samples. For example, when a person has a mole removed or has a Pap test, a pathologist examines the specimen to determine the diagnosis. Treatment decisions are often made based on the pathology report.
Pathologists can be board-certified in a number of subspecialities through the American Board of Pathology, which is recognized by the American Board of Medical Specialities.
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Is celiac disease serious?
Atlanta Gastroenterology Associates answered
Celiac disease can be very serious if left untreated, especially in infants. Infants affected by celiac disease usually exhibit symptoms around 6 months old, as they begin to eat solid foods with gluten. Infants and small children go through huge growth in the first few years of life, and failure to absorb necessary nutrients can result in a failure to thrive (the abnormal slowing of the growth and development of an infant resulting from conditions that interfere with normal metabolism, appetite, and activity). Other serious effects on children include weak teeth and bones, stunted or slow growth, and nerve damage.
Adults with celiac disease whose disease is unmanaged may end up suffering malnourishment or cancer. In women particularly, celiac disease may have a devastating affect on their ability to conceive and may cause repeated miscarriages.
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