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Dr. Paul Anthony Tucker, M.D.

Cardiologist

Dr. Paul Anthony Tucker is a top Cardiologist in Austin, . With a passion for the field and an unwavering commitment to his specialty, Dr. Paul Anthony Tucker is an expert in changing the lives of his patients for the better. Through his work ethic and expertise in the field, Dr. Paul Tucker is a prime example of a true leader in healthcare. As a leader and expert in his field, Dr. Tucker is passionate about enhancing patient quality of life. He embodies the values of communication, safety, and trust when dealing directly with patients. In Austin, TX, Dr. Paul Tucker is a true asset to his field and dedicated to the profession of medicine.
31 years Experience
Dr. Paul Anthony Tucker, M.D.
  • Austin, TX
  • Baylor College of Medicine
  • Accepting new patients

How can I reduce my cholesterol levels?

Exercise more, aerobic and weights. No fried food. Reduce red meat and dairy. That’s a good start.

How long will my dad have to be in the ICU after open heart surgery?

Usually 2-3 days, depending on progress after surgery

I experience sudden drops in my blood pressure. Why is this?

Could be meds, dehydration. Maintaining good hydration therefore important.....But there are medical conditions involving malfunction of your autonomic nervous system which can READ MORE
Could be meds, dehydration. Maintaining good hydration therefore important.....But there are medical conditions involving malfunction of your autonomic nervous system which can cause this. See your doctor.

When is a pacemaker advised to a heart patient?

Pacemakers are indicated for symptomatic non-reversible bradycardia. If no or minimal symptoms are present, then the pacemaker is likely not warranted.

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Can high cholesterol increase my chances of a heart problem?

Cholesterol is just one piece of the puzzle. Age, family history, presence of diabetes, htn, smoking all contribute to risk. Having said that, the higher the cholesterol is, the READ MORE
Cholesterol is just one piece of the puzzle. Age, family history, presence of diabetes, htn, smoking all contribute to risk. Having said that, the higher the cholesterol is, the greater the risk of a future heart problem according to

How does a kidney disease impact the heart?

Yes, end-stage renal disease patients on dialysis tend to have accelerated atherosclerosis, which affects all of the arteries of the body, including the heart. Cardiac checkups READ MORE
Yes, end-stage renal disease patients on dialysis tend to have accelerated atherosclerosis, which affects all of the arteries of the body, including the heart. Cardiac checkups are warranted in such patients regularly.

Does my weight cause pressure on my heart?

Being overweight does cause your heart to work harder because your muscles have to work harder to carry the extra weight around during exercise. This causes muscles to use more READ MORE
Being overweight does cause your heart to work harder because your muscles have to work harder to carry the extra weight around during exercise. This causes muscles to use more oxygen and the heart has to deliver that extra oxygen....so therefore it has to work harder. You should probably get checked out because obesity is associated with a higher chance of developing heart disease.

Are there super foods one should have for a healthy heart?

There are so many but here’s a few. Avocado, blueberries blackberries walnuts salmon, most oily fish, olive oil, sweet potatoes, legumes, beans, red grapes and red wine.

What is the normal resting heart rate for a 78 year old elderly person?

This seems a bit high. Normal for her age is probably 55-80

What are the symptoms of a stroke?

Asymmetrical weakness, speech abnormalities, loss of balance, loss of vision, numbness, fainting, or headache are the common symptoms.

Is constipation after a bypass surgery normal?

Yes. Usually gets better within a week or so

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

Could be related to Foley catheter at time of surgery but should be checked out if continues.

When should one choose angioplasty over a bypass surgery?

Difficult question and somewhat controversial but in general if only one or two blockages, angioplasty usually better. If multiple blocked arteries or in certain dangerous locations READ MORE
Difficult question and somewhat controversial but in general if only one or two blockages, angioplasty usually better. If multiple blocked arteries or in certain dangerous locations for stenting, probably bypass

Can shortness of breath during pregnancy be related to the heart?

Possibly. Ask her OB for cardiac referral or an echocardiogram.

After having a bypass can I get blockages again?

Yes. Bypass is not a cure but a temporary improvement for coronary disease.

Can blood pressure medication cause chest pain?

Yes but this isn’t a common side effect of that Med. She should get the chest pin checked out