About: Douglas P. Zipes, M.D.

Douglas P. Zipes, M.D. Dr. Douglas P. Zipes is an internationally acclaimed cardiologist, professor, author, inventor, and authority on pacing and electrophysiology. Dr. Zipes is a regular contributor to The Saturday Evening Post.

Posts by Douglas P. Zipes, M.D.:

Help for Hypertension
Help for Hypertension

Q: How many types of drugs can treat high blood pressure? I’ve had it about two years. Any suggestions? A: Doctors commonly prescribe five types More

Blood Pressure Paradox
Blood Pressure Paradox

Q: The systolic (top) blood pressure reading in my right arm runs 12 to 18 points higher than in my left. Results from an EKG More

Heart Is Skipping Beats
Heart Is Skipping Beats

Q: The medical profession says I have about 10 premature beats per minute. My pulse is in the range
of 50 to 60 beats. Are skipped More

Heart Attack Risk
Heart Attack Risk

Q: I have angina, and some of my arteries are blocked. What are my chances of having a heart attack, and can a prescription drug More

High BP in A.M.
High BP in A.M.

My blood pressure is high in the morning. What causes this? When you are at rest in a warm bed, arteries dilate and blood pressure More

Burning Pain in Arms
Burning Pain in Arms

Q: I used to have terrific burning pain in my arms when walking. Since having stents and open-heart surgery, the arm pain continues, but is More

Acid Versus Alkaline
Acid Versus Alkaline

Q: I look forward to reading your articles. Recently, I read that it is better for the heart and other organs to have an alkaline, More

Slow Pulse
Slow Pulse

Q: I have been told that I have sinus bradycardia (heart rate of 40 to 50 beats per minute resting, sometimes below 40  More

Atrial Fibrillation
Atrial Fibrillation

Q: What are some possible causes of atrial fibrillation, and how can I get rid of it? My doctor said I have it, but I More

Left Branch Block
Left Branch Block

Q: Will you please explain a left branch block and what it implies? Other than occasional fatigue, I feel no ill effects.  More

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