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Dr. Mark Zweben, M.D.

Cardiologist

I have been a practicing cardiologist since 1996 and have always been as much a passionate advocate for my patients as for my patients' families and caretakers. I have always believed in a team approach in treatment and management of a wide array of complex and difficult cardiac problems. Along the way, it has been my distinct pleasure to act not just as a physician, but also as a teacher and mentor to my patients and their families/caretakers. The more knowledge one has as a patient, the more interactive they are in their own health and the healthier they feel.

It has been and will continue to be my honor to have treated thousands of patients not just with the top notch, high technology techniques currently available, but to also hold a hand or provide words of encouragement. Being a physician is so much more than giving a prescription or ordering tests. It is the best way I know to actually listen to people and hear about not just physical ailments but how a condition has impacted them and their loved ones emotionally.
29 years Experience
Dr. Mark Zweben, M.D.
Specializes in:
  • Coronary Artery Disease
  • Arrhythmia
  • Heart Murmur
  • Fainting
  • Valvular Heart Diseases
  • Newark, DE
  • New York Univ Sch of Med, New York Ny
  • Accepting new patients

Increasing resting heart rate, what is it?

Normal heart rates are considered between 60-100. It can be normal for the HR to increase mildly due to things that increase adrenaline such as anger, excitement, anxiety, caffeine, READ MORE
Normal heart rates are considered between 60-100. It can be normal for the HR to increase mildly due to things that increase adrenaline such as anger, excitement, anxiety, caffeine, other stimulant etc. Absent any obvious source of adrenaline or stimulant, outside influences on the HR would include infection, inflammation, anemia, high thyroid levels among other things. What would clue us in to a more specific diagnosis is other symptoms such as palpitstions, shortness of breath, dizziness, excessive sweating, weight loss, symptoms of infection or inflammation or pain.

I hope this helps a little. Feel free to reply with more questions or added information you might have

Mark Zweben, MD FACC