Allison Joan McLarty, MD
Cardiothoracic Surgeon107 Sara Cir Port Jefferson Station NY, 11776
Dr. Allison McLarty is a cardiothoracic surgeon practicing in Stony Brook, NY. Dr. McLarty specializes in surgical procedues of vital organs in the chest such as the heart, lungs, esophagus and more. As a cardiothoracic surgeon, Dr. McLarty typically treats conditions like heart disease and lung disease. This class of surgeon can also include cardiac surgeons, cardiovascular surgeons, congenital heart surgeons and general thoracic surgeons.
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Allison Joan McLarty, MD's Expert Contributions
Most patients are on blood thinners following bypass surgery. These may include antiplatelet medicines like aspirin, Plavix, Brlinta or anticoagulants like Coumadin or Eliquis. Any of these medicines might make your periods heavier. You should speak to your doctor about this to see if any adjustments need to be made to your medical regimen. READ MORE
If your resting heart rate is in the 130s, you may have an abnormal heart rhythm such as atrial fibrillation or atrial flutter. This could be readily evaluated by an electrocardiogram and visit with a Cardiologist. Your 65% lad lesion is unlikely to be the cause of the fast heart rate. READ MORE
It is unlikely that your mother's persistently low hemoglobin is related to heart surgery two years ago. One can be transiently anemic after surgery, but usually within a few months the body has replenished the hemoglobin to a normal level. There are many reasons for anemia, including bone marrow issues which might limit production, subtle bleeding from the intestines or bladder which cause persistent blood loss or breakdown of blood cells within the body. It would be helpful for her doctors to explore some of these etiologies to try to discover the reason for her low hemoglobin. READ MORE
Options available very much depend on your diagnosis, since a heart can be enlarged for multiple reasons. For example, if you have valve disease ( your heart has four one way valves to keep blood moving in the right direction) that can cause an enlarged and weak heart. In certain instances then, medicine can help but if the disease is severe, then surgery is usually more effective. Or you may have an enlarged heart from weakened heart muscle. When medical therapy for heart failure is no longer effective, then once again surgery has a role. I encourage you to speak with your doctor to make sure you understand the problem with your heart so you can make informed choices for treatment. I wish you all the best. READ MORE
Expert PublicationsData provided by the National Library of Medicine
- 2011 Town of Brookhaven 25th Annual Women's Recognition Award in Medicine
- 2002 Village Times Herald's Woman of the Year in Health
- Heart Bypass Surgery (cabg), Heart Surgery, Lung Cancer And More
- Mayo Clinic (Cardiothoracic Surgery)
Professional Society Memberships
- Society of Thoracic Surgeons, International Society for Heart and Lung Transplantation, New York Society For Thoracic Surgery
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