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M. Bernadette Galvin

Cardiologist

Dr. M. Bernadette Galvin is a top Cardiologist in Staten Island, . With a passion for the field and an unwavering commitment to their specialty, Dr. M. Bernadette Galvin is an expert in changing the lives of their patients for the better. Through their designated cause and expertise in the field, Dr. M. Bernadette Galvin is a prime example of a true leader in healthcare. As a leader and expert in their field, Dr. M. Bernadette Galvin is passionate about enhancing patient quality of life. They embody the values of communication, safety, and trust when dealing directly with patients. In Staten Island, New York, Dr. M. Bernadette Galvin is a true asset to their field and dedicated to the profession of medicine.
M. Bernadette Galvin
  • Staten Island, New York
  • Autonomous University of Guadalajara
  • Accepting new patients

How can I exercise and not strain my heart?

First, it is important to evaluate your exercise capability now, meaning are you able to walk up a flight of stairs without developing shortness of breath, can you walk a block READ MORE
First, it is important to evaluate your exercise capability now, meaning are you able to walk up a flight of stairs without developing shortness of breath, can you walk a block without developing shortness of breath, do you have shortness of breath at rest? Do you develop any chest pain while performing any of the above activities. This will give me basic information regarding your cardiac status. Once this is evaluatedquestions regarding family history of cardiac disease, hypertension, diabetes should be evaluated. Walking is a low impact exercise but if any of the answers to the questions above are yes, it would be important to perform an exercise nuclear stress. Initially, a low fat weight loss diet should be instituted. Your baseline blood pressure and heart rate must be measured. Low impact exercise ncluding walking and swimming are strongly suggested. Further cardiac work-up can then ensue