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Jim Bengtson

Cardiologist

Dr. Jim Bengtson is a cardiologist practicing in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Dr. Bengtson 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. Bengtson also practices preventative medicine, helping patients maintain a heart-healthy life.
Jim Bengtson
  • Ann Arbor, Michigan
  • MD at George Washington University
  • Accepting new patients

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

1. If the pain is severe, and the person looks uncomfortable, call 911 2. If you have chewable aspirin, have the person chew 81 mg x 4 3. Obviously, if the person is driving, READ MORE
1. If the pain is severe, and the person looks uncomfortable, call 911
2. If you have chewable aspirin, have the person chew 81 mg x 4
3. Obviously, if the person is driving, have them pull over immediately

Don't want to have surgery for enlarged heart--any other options?

This diagnosis should be confirmed with an echocardiogram. A chest X-ray is not a very reliable way to evaluate heart size. As for surgery being unavoidable,that would depend READ MORE
This diagnosis should be confirmed with an echocardiogram. A chest X-ray is not a very reliable way to evaluate heart size.
As for surgery being unavoidable,that would depend on multiple factors: severity of symptoms, response to medical therapy, etc.