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Dr. John Arthur Rumberger, MD

Cardiologist

Dr. John Rumberger is a cardiologist practicing in Skillman, NJ. Dr. Rumberger 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. Rumberger also practices preventative medicine, helping patients maintain a heart-healthy life.
Dr. John Arthur Rumberger, MD
  • Skillman, NJ
  • Accepting new patients

Can blood pressure medication cause chest pain?

I do NOT think so - chest pains can be from many causes but the two most important, especially in a person with hypertension, are angina or heart pain due to a blocked artery AND READ MORE
I do NOT think so - chest pains can be from many causes but the two most important, especially in a person with hypertension, are angina or heart pain due to a blocked artery AND a worsening enlargement of the aorta - also called an aneurysm. The conditions can be easily determined with modern imaging methods such as Cardiac CT

Could menopause increase the risk of a heart attack?

You are at no higher risk in general at this time.

What are the symptoms of a weak heart?

Generally a progressive [over weeks/months] increase in fatigue, shortness of breath with effort, having to sit up in bed to feel comfortable sleeping, and peripheral edema are READ MORE
Generally a progressive [over weeks/months] increase in fatigue, shortness of breath with effort, having to sit up in bed to feel comfortable sleeping, and peripheral edema are the most common symptoms