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Dr. Asif I. Hussain, MD

Cardiologist

Dr. Asif I Hussain MD is a top Cardiologist in Philadelphia, . With a passion for the field and an unwavering commitment to their specialty, Dr. Asif I Hussain MD is an expert in changing the lives of their patients for the better. Through their designated cause and expertise in the field, Dr. Asif I Hussain MD is a prime example of a true leader in healthcare. As a leader and expert in their field, Dr. Asif I Hussain MD is passionate about enhancing patient quality of life. They embody the values of communication, safety, and trust when dealing directly with patients. In Philadelphia, PA, Dr. Asif I Hussain MD is a true asset to their field and dedicated to the profession of medicine.
22 years Experience
Dr. Asif I. Hussain, MD
  • Philadelphia, PA
  • Northwestern Uniiversity
  • Accepting new patients

What should you do if someone starts complaining of chest pain?

Chest pain made worse with exertion or emotional distress and relieved with rest is concerning for angina and should not be ignored. Chest pain accompanied by shortness of READ MORE
Chest pain made worse with exertion or emotional distress and relieved with rest is concerning for angina and should not be ignored.

Chest pain accompanied by shortness of breath is worrisome for blood clots in the lungs and very concerning.

Pain between the shoulder blades radiating to the front could represent an aortic dissection, a potentially fatal tear in the aorta.

These three presentations should prompt one to seek emergency care at once.

All chest pain requires a physician evaluation.

Chronic Chest Pain

It is highly unlikely that the chest pain is cardiac. Other causes of chest pain that should be investigated including esophageal inflammation or spasm; musculoskeletal discomfort; READ MORE
It is highly unlikely that the chest pain is cardiac.
Other causes of chest pain that should be investigated including esophageal inflammation or spasm; musculoskeletal discomfort; and pulmonary disease.

Why is my father passing blood in his urine after his bypass?

Blood in the urine is never normal in a male. There may be benign causes such as a kidney stone or bladder inflammation or prostate infection or more worrisome conditions such READ MORE
Blood in the urine is never normal in a male.
There may be benign causes such as a kidney stone or bladder inflammation or prostate infection or more worrisome conditions such as cancer of the urinary tract that can lead to blood in the urine.
If the patient is on blood thinners, it may be more likely that lesions such as cancers of the bladder start to bleed.
Blood in the urine,especially in men, must always be fully investigated.

After having a bypass can I get blockages again?

Bypass surgery is life improving in terms of improving symptoms and life prolonging by improving blood flow to the heart. Bypass grafts do however accumulate plaque over time READ MORE
Bypass surgery is life improving in terms of improving symptoms and life prolonging by improving blood flow to the heart.
Bypass grafts do however accumulate plaque over time and can eventually fail. Arterial grafts remain patent for considerably longer than venous grafts. It’s imperative that patients continue to see their cardiologist after surgery to delay the recurrence of blockages and to prevent major adverse cardiovascular events in the future.