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Dr. Jeffrey P. Schaffer

Cardiologist

Dr. Jeffrey Schaffer is a cardiologist practicing in Long Beach, NY. Dr. Schaffer specializes in diagnosing, monitoring, and treating diseases or conditions of the heart and blood vessels and the cardiovascular system. These conditions include heart attacks, heart murmurs, coronary heart disease, and hypertension. Dr. Schaffer also practices preventative medicine, helping patients maintain a heart-healthy life.
44 years Experience
Dr. Jeffrey P. Schaffer
  • Long Beach, NY
  • Suny-Hlth Sci Ctr At Brooklyn, Coll of Med, Brooklyn Ny
  • Accepting new patients

Can I have mitral valve prolapse when doctor can not hear heart murmur?

It is certainly possible to have a mitral valve prolapse seen on echo even though it is not audible. However if mitral valve prolapse is causing a signifigant mitral regurgitation READ MORE
It is certainly possible to have a mitral valve prolapse seen on echo even though it is not audible. However if mitral valve prolapse is causing a signifigant mitral regurgitation (blood leaking back from left ventricle to left atrium during systole) this would usually be audible. It is possible for mitral valve prolapse to be acquired since your echo 6 years ago or to even be intermittent.

Abdominal aneurysm prevention

smoking is the main risk for an abdominal aortic aneurysm.abdominal aortic aneurysms are much more common in men than woman. The us preventive services task force recommend one READ MORE
smoking is the main risk for an abdominal aortic aneurysm.abdominal aortic aneurysms are much more common in men than woman. The us preventive services task force recommend one time screening with ultrasound in male smokers between 65 and 75 years old.An aneurysm is critical, needing endovascular or surgical repair if it is over 5.4 cm or shows signs of rapid enlargement. Thesigns of a leaking aneurysm would be back pain. If you have concerns you should consult a health care provider