David Filsoof, MD, FACC

Cardiologist

Cardiologist

150 South Robertson Boulevard, Beverly Hills, CA 90211, USA

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Dr. David Filsoof has been practicing medicine since 2007. Dr. Filsoof has numerous peer reviewed publications, editorials, and book chapters in respected journals. He is board certified in cardiovascular diseases, internal medicine, echocardiography, nuclear cardiology, and pediatrics. Dr. Filsoof treats a wide array of conditions and diseases and specializes in general cardiology, preventative cardiology, non-invasive cardiac stress testing, cardiac catheterization, nutritional assessments, pre-operative clearance, and hospital consultation.

Education

  • Fellowship: Cedars Senai Hospital

  • Fellowship: Mayo Clinic School of Medicine

  • Residency: The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth)

  • Internship: UCLA

  • MD: New York College of Medicine

  • BA: Emory University

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Internal Medicine

Areas of Expertise

  • Cardiology

  • Non-Invasive Cardiac Stress Testing

  • Preventive Cardiology

  • Cardiac Catheterization pre-operative clearance

  • Nutritional Assessments

  • Pre-operative Clearance

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COVID 19 – Heart Disease

“Can coronavirus damage my heart? Coronavirus is not just a respiratory disease. We’re seeing lots of patients who present with heart failure or heart damage. Coronavirus can cause widespread complications in every organ system. Let’s...

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Chest Pain – EECP

Let’s talk about EECP or enhanced external counterpulsation, a big word. This is a treatment modality for chronic angina, patients who suffer from chest pain, refractory from medications or exhausted from procedures. If you’re suffering...

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Cardioversion – Overview

What is a cardioversion? A cardioversion is an attempt to restore the heart’s normal electrical activity. If you have an arrhythmia, a cardioversion is one way of restoring normal heart rhythm. Most of the time,...

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Atrial Fibrillation – Watchman

“Let’s talk about atrial fibrillation and the Watchman procedure. If you have been diagnosed with atrial fibrillation, chances are, you might need to be on a blood thinner. Most patients with atrial fibrillation have an...

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Arrhythmia – Definition

What is an arrhythmia? An arrhythmia is a generic term for an abnormal heart rhythm. If you are told you have an arrhythmia, you do not need to panic. There are many different kinds of...

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Aortic Stenosis – Recovery

What to expect after the valve has been replaced with either surgery or trans valve replacement? Expect to have an immediate change in quality of life. You will see improvements in your symptoms. You will...

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Aortic Stenosis – Procedure Preparation

How to prepare for a catheterization and a mitral valve clip or a trans aortic valve replacement? These procedures are done in the hospital setting and usually patients are expected to be NPO the night...

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Aortic Stenosis – Overview

Let’s talk about aortic stenosis. Now, aortic stenosis is a narrowing of the aortic valve in the heart that connects the heart to the body. This narrowing can cause heart failure, shortness of breath, arrhythmias,...

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Aortic Stenosis – Open Heart Surgery Risks

While each treatment option has its benefits, we should also discuss the risks. Traditional open-heart surgery has the risks of infection and bleeding. There could be complications with stroke, the procedure could go wrong… Furthermore,...

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Aortic Stenosis – Left Untreated

What happens if you decide not to pursue any treatment options? What would happen to a patient with aortic stenosis if it was left untreated? Well, you would have worsening symptoms and worsening quality of...

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Heart Attack – Discharge Stress Reduction

After you’ve been discharged from the hospital, it could be like a very stressful situation. You’re adapting to new diagnosis, new medications. It could be a very nerve-wracking time. Some common discharged stress reduction techniques...

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Videos

Heart Attack – Aspirin

“Is aspirin right for me? There’s a lot of research and a lot of talk about who should be on aspirin. Obviously aspirin is used to prevent heart attacks. It does so by thinning the...

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Heart Attack – Apple Watch

“The Apple iWatch can be a very important tool in the diagnosis and detection of a heart attack. How did we diagnose heart attacks in the old days? Well, we would use an electrocardiogram or...

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Videos

Deep Vein Thrombosis – Medications

“Let’s talk about some of the medications we use to treat DVT. The class of medications we use are called blood thinners. The first blood thinner we had in the past was called Coumadin or...

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Videos

Deep Vein Thrombosis – Doctor Introduction

Hello. My name is Dr. David Filsoof and I am a board-certified cardiologist in Beverly Hills, California at the Cedars Sinai Hospital. I’ve been in practice for the last 5 years. I completed my fellowship...

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Videos

Heart Failure – Discharge

Let’s talk about what to do after discharge after a heart attack. After a heart attack, you most likely had a stent placement or had a surgery. It’s very important that when you get home,...

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Videos

Deep Vein Thrombosis – Overview

Let’s talk about deep vein thrombosis, or DVT as we like to call it. What is a DVT? It’s a blood clot that’s found in the leg. How do you know if you have it?...

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Deep Vein Thrombosis – Immediate Attention

What are some warning signs that would prompt you to see your doctor sooner? If you have sudden onset of shortness of breath, palpitations, low blood pressure, sweating, nausea, feeling faint, dizzy, lightheaded. These symptoms...

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Deep Vein Thrombosis – Causes

Why do people get a DVT? There are many different causes for a DVT. Let’s review some of them. Now the first cause is a sedentary life, remaining sedentary or stationary for long periods of...

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Palpitations – Overview

“One of the most common symptoms a cardiologist faces from patients is palpitations. Patients will say, “”I’m feeling flutters. I’m feeling thumps. I’m feeling jumps. I’m feeling my heart skip a beat. I’m feeling pauses.””...

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Videos

COVID 19 – Heart Disease

“Can coronavirus damage my heart? Coronavirus is not just a respiratory disease. We’re seeing lots of patients who present with heart failure or heart damage. Coronavirus can cause widespread complications in every organ system. Let’s...

Watch and Share

Videos

Chest Pain – EECP

Let’s talk about EECP or enhanced external counterpulsation, a big word. This is a treatment modality for chronic angina, patients who suffer from chest pain, refractory from medications or exhausted from procedures. If you’re suffering...

Watch and Share

Videos

Cardioversion – Overview

What is a cardioversion? A cardioversion is an attempt to restore the heart’s normal electrical activity. If you have an arrhythmia, a cardioversion is one way of restoring normal heart rhythm. Most of the time,...

Watch and Share

Videos

Atrial Fibrillation – Watchman

“Let’s talk about atrial fibrillation and the Watchman procedure. If you have been diagnosed with atrial fibrillation, chances are, you might need to be on a blood thinner. Most patients with atrial fibrillation have an...

Watch and Share

Videos

Arrhythmia – Definition

What is an arrhythmia? An arrhythmia is a generic term for an abnormal heart rhythm. If you are told you have an arrhythmia, you do not need to panic. There are many different kinds of...

Watch and Share

Videos

Aortic Stenosis – Recovery

What to expect after the valve has been replaced with either surgery or trans valve replacement? Expect to have an immediate change in quality of life. You will see improvements in your symptoms. You will...

Watch and Share

Videos

Aortic Stenosis – Procedure Preparation

How to prepare for a catheterization and a mitral valve clip or a trans aortic valve replacement? These procedures are done in the hospital setting and usually patients are expected to be NPO the night...

Watch and Share

Videos

Aortic Stenosis – Overview

Let’s talk about aortic stenosis. Now, aortic stenosis is a narrowing of the aortic valve in the heart that connects the heart to the body. This narrowing can cause heart failure, shortness of breath, arrhythmias,...

Watch and Share

Videos

Aortic Stenosis – Open Heart Surgery Risks

While each treatment option has its benefits, we should also discuss the risks. Traditional open-heart surgery has the risks of infection and bleeding. There could be complications with stroke, the procedure could go wrong… Furthermore,...

Watch and Share

Videos

Aortic Stenosis – Left Untreated

What happens if you decide not to pursue any treatment options? What would happen to a patient with aortic stenosis if it was left untreated? Well, you would have worsening symptoms and worsening quality of...

Watch and Share

Videos

Heart Attack – Discharge Stress Reduction

After you’ve been discharged from the hospital, it could be like a very stressful situation. You’re adapting to new diagnosis, new medications. It could be a very nerve-wracking time. Some common discharged stress reduction techniques...

Watch and Share

Videos

Heart Attack – Aspirin

“Is aspirin right for me? There’s a lot of research and a lot of talk about who should be on aspirin. Obviously aspirin is used to prevent heart attacks. It does so by thinning the...

Watch and Share

Videos

Heart Attack – Apple Watch

“The Apple iWatch can be a very important tool in the diagnosis and detection of a heart attack. How did we diagnose heart attacks in the old days? Well, we would use an electrocardiogram or...

Watch and Share

Videos

Deep Vein Thrombosis – Medications

“Let’s talk about some of the medications we use to treat DVT. The class of medications we use are called blood thinners. The first blood thinner we had in the past was called Coumadin or...

Watch and Share

Videos

Deep Vein Thrombosis – Doctor Introduction

Hello. My name is Dr. David Filsoof and I am a board-certified cardiologist in Beverly Hills, California at the Cedars Sinai Hospital. I’ve been in practice for the last 5 years. I completed my fellowship...

Watch and Share

Videos

Heart Failure – Discharge

Let’s talk about what to do after discharge after a heart attack. After a heart attack, you most likely had a stent placement or had a surgery. It’s very important that when you get home,...

Watch and Share

Videos

Deep Vein Thrombosis – Overview

Let’s talk about deep vein thrombosis, or DVT as we like to call it. What is a DVT? It’s a blood clot that’s found in the leg. How do you know if you have it?...

Watch and Share

Videos

Deep Vein Thrombosis – Immediate Attention

What are some warning signs that would prompt you to see your doctor sooner? If you have sudden onset of shortness of breath, palpitations, low blood pressure, sweating, nausea, feeling faint, dizzy, lightheaded. These symptoms...

Watch and Share

Videos

Deep Vein Thrombosis – Causes

Why do people get a DVT? There are many different causes for a DVT. Let’s review some of them. Now the first cause is a sedentary life, remaining sedentary or stationary for long periods of...

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Videos

Palpitations – Overview

“One of the most common symptoms a cardiologist faces from patients is palpitations. Patients will say, “”I’m feeling flutters. I’m feeling thumps. I’m feeling jumps. I’m feeling my heart skip a beat. I’m feeling pauses.””...

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Mitral Valve Regurgitation – Overview

Let’s talk about one of the murmurs mitral regurgitation. This is a fairly common murmur we see as cardiologist. Again, what is mitral regurgitation? It’s when the mitral valve in the heart is leaking and...

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Mitral Valve Regurgitation – Occurrence

One in 10 people over the age of 75 years of age have mitral regurgitation of some significance. The symptoms include shortness of breath and fatigue, palpitations, lightheadedness, arrhythmias, leg swelling, and other heart failure...

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Mitral Valve Regurgitation – Mitral Clip

Let’s talk about one of the treatment options for mitral valve regurgitation, the mitral clip. This is a newer treatment modality for this condition that is non-invasive and gives excellent results in selected individuals who...

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Mitral Valve Regurgitation – Medications

Let’s talk about treatment options for mitral regurgitation. Mitral regurgitation can be divided into medication management and procedures. With medication, we have to look at a few things. We have to make sure the blood...

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Menopause – Heart Disease

Menopause and heart disease, what every woman should know. As a woman grows older and she develops menopause, certain hormonal changes occur in the body. One most important being a decline in estrogen production. Estrogen...

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Innocent Heart Murmurs – Overview

Let’s talk about innocent heart murmurs for a minute. These murmurs occur as a result of something external to the heart. Most of the time, the heart is completely normal, but there’s an external force...

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Heart Murmurs – When to see a Cardiologist

When should I see a cardiologist for a heart murmur? If your primary care doctor develops, discovers, a heart murmur on physical exam, the first thing is not to worry. Your doctor might perform an...

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Heart Murmurs – Preparation for Appointment

What kind of information should you discuss with your cardiologist? When you’re seeing the cardiologist for the first time, it is important to have a detailed medical history. Please let your doctor know about your...

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Heart Murmurs – Medications

“So let’s discuss some of the medications that are used to treat heart murmurs. We have several different classes of medications and your doctor will discuss them with you, but let’s go over them together....

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Heart Murmurs – Immediate Attention

When should you seek immediate medical care for your heart murmur? Depending on what kind of heart murmur you have, it may require it to be seen right away. Certain conditions like a heart attack...

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Heart Murmurs – Echocardiogram

Let’s talk about the echocardiogram and how that’s used to study and detect murmurs. When a murmur is detected on exam by a doctor, he will order an echocardiogram. An echocardiogram is just an ultrasound....

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Heart Murmurs – Associated Conditions

Can a heart murmur lead to other issues or conditions? The body is all tied together. So if you have a cardiac condition or a heart murmur and it’s left untreated, well, first it will...

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Heart Disease – Vitamins and Supplements

Let’s talk about vitamins and supplements. We’ve all heard commercials and advertisements on taking vitamins and supplements to improve our health. Do we need them? Are they necessary? When should we take them? When are...

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Heart Disease – Adderall

One medication that is used by a lot of people to help with focus and memory improvement is Adderall. Adderall is a certain prescription medication that does not have its own risks. While it does...

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Heart Attack – Discharge

What to do after you’ve been diagnosed with heart failure and you’ve been discharged from the hospital. It’s very important to take certain steps and measures to prevent being readmitted after you’ve been diagnosed with...

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Heart Murmurs – Systolic

Let’s first talk about systolic heart murmurs, murmurs that occur when the heart is ejecting blood. One very common systolic heart murmur we hear is from aortic stenosis. Aortic stenosis is a condition where the...

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Heart Murmurs – Systolic vs Diastolic

What we do when we hear a murmur is we classify it into systolic and diastolic. All that means is we are timing when the murmur occurs during the cardiac cycle. When it happens during...

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Heart Murmurs – Symptoms

What are some symptoms of heart murmurs? Sometimes there could be no symptoms. If we find that the murmur has benign and it’s an incidental finding with no clinical significance, you would have no symptoms...

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Heart Murmurs – Overview

When your doctor says you have a heart murmur, don’t panic. All that means is when he was examining you, he heard a sound. Not all murmurs are dangerous or bad. So I want to...

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Heart Murmurs – Innocent Benign Flow Murmur

Another murmur you might hear is called a flow murmur. This is a benign murmur. It’s just a hard sound that’s heard during physical examination that has no clinical significance. These are very common findings...

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Heart Murmurs – Diastolic Murmur

Let’s talk about diastolic murmurs, murmurs that we detect when the heart is relaxing and filling. We have aortic regurgitation. We have mitral stenosis. We have pulmonic regurgitation and tricuspid stenosis. Each one of these...

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Heart Murmurs – Continuous Murmurs

Sometimes we have murmurs that happen during systole and diastole. These are called continuous murmurs. Oftentimes these are from shunts or from valves that are both stenotic and that leak.

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Heart Murmurs – Causes

Murmurs can happen from valvular problems, meaning a valve could be leaky or stenotic. It could happen from abnormal connections in the heart. It can happen from holes in the heart or shunts, it can...

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Heart Murmurs – Pulmonary Stenosis

Another murmur we have, a systolic murmur called pulmonic stenosis. That’s an issue with the pulmonic valve between the ventricle and the lungs. And we would hear that with the stethoscope as well and that...

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Heart Murmurs – Introduction

My name is Dr. David Filsoof. I am a board certified cardiologist in Beverly Hills at the Cedar Sinai hospital. I’ve been in private practice for the past five years. Before that I completed my...

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I Have a Blocked Artery. Should I Have a Stent or Surgery?

A blocked artery is an extremely serious medical condition. It’s no exaggeration to say that a blocked artery can put your life in danger, so seeking prompt medical attention is critical when you feel like...

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