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james wilson

Cardiologist

Dr. james wilson is a top Cardiologist in Houston. In many years working with the finest Cardiologists and Cardiac Surgeons at Texas Heart Institute, Dr. Wilson developed expertise in the treatment of severe coronary artery and valvular heart disease. He worked in the development of Magnetic Resonance Imaging for Cardiac diagnosis and helped to create the first Texas program in Adult Congenital Heart Disease. He has maintained a teaching website in cardiovascular physical examination and basic electrocardiography. He continues to explore new ways of communicating the workings of the heart to students and the lay public.
28 years Experience
james wilson
  • Houston, TX
  • Tulane
  • Accepting new patients

Does Ecosprin cause fatigue?

Thank you for your question. The very short answer is no. Aspirin in low doses does not affect your level of awareness or thought processes. However, and there is always a however, READ MORE
Thank you for your question. The very short answer is no. Aspirin in low doses does not affect your level of awareness or thought processes. However, and there is always a however, aspirin is used to blunt the body systems that make blood clot. This means, in addition to protecting you from an abnormal blood clot, it can predispose to bleeding. I suggest a visit with your physician to review other sources of fatigue and drowsiness as well as a check of her blood counts.

What is the treatment for marfan syndrome?

You have asked a difficult but very important question because the answer is a definite yes. The particulars may be a bit complicated. Marfan Syndrome is an inherited disorder READ MORE
You have asked a difficult but very important question because the answer is a definite yes. The particulars may be a bit complicated.
Marfan Syndrome is an inherited disorder that affects the design and maintenance of the body's tissues making up the walls of arteries, heart valves, joints, skin and eyes. The result is unusual height, along with a few other observations that vary from individual to individual. In children, the diagnosis is most dependent upon genetic studies. The most important concern for people affected by Marfan Syndrome is the progressive enlargement of major arteries that become prone to tear or rupture.
In someone affected by Marfan, the largest artery (the aorta) is examined on a yearly basis. Should it enlarge rapidly or reach a specific size, surgical repair is necessary to prevent tear or rupture. Medical treatment can help people with Marfan Syndrome. Two types of medicine, typically used to lower blood pressure in adults, can be used as early as childhood to slow the growth of arteries, delay the need for surgery, and prevent rupture.
The medicines are called angiotensin receptor blockers (losartan and valsartan are two examples) and beta-type adrenalin receptor blockers (carvedilol, metoprolol and bisoprolol are examples). When and how these medicines are used in children is a matter best left to someone with special knowledge about Marfan Syndrome. Your nephew's pediatrician will be the best resource for finding such a person. 

Is excessive sweating an indicator of a weak heart?

Good question. Indeed, sweating can be a sign of heart disease. However, it usually has company to point to the heart, like chest discomfort or breathlessness. In addition, the READ MORE
Good question. Indeed, sweating can be a sign of heart disease. However, it usually has company to point to the heart, like chest discomfort or breathlessness. In addition, the sweating that accompanies heart disease is most commonly brought on during some form of physical activity or emotional stress, troubling you little without such circumstances.
Simple excessive sweating (hyperhidrosis) has many possible causes, including swings in blood sugar, abnormal amounts of thyroid hormone and generalized anxiety disorders. Most people troubled with this problem have no specific illness. The points to be clear about during a discussion with your physician are the circumstances when symptoms are noticed and any associated symptoms that you may have.