Dr. Kenneth Merkatz, MD

Dr. Kenneth Merkatz, MD

Cardiology | Male | 54 years old

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Dr. Merkatz specializes in Cardiology and practices in Wethersfield, CT. He practices at 1 location.

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Dr Merkatz saved my life. I suffered from a rare life threatening condition that went undiagnosed for 7 yrs by 6 different cardiologists. Dr Merkatz reviewed my history in detail & proceeded to diagnose my disease. I had the life saving surgery I required. The medical profession needs more physicians with the integrity intelligence & empathy of Dr. Merkatz. I speak not only from the perspective of a patient, but also as an RN with many years of experience in critical care.
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I would NOT recommend him, because (1) he didn't answer my question that I brought to him: why was breathing harder walking uphill -- was it the asthma or the heart; (2) he didn't explain the tests he ordered, why he was doing the tests that he was doing, nor what the tests told him; and (3) he strung out the appointments over several visits (I specifically heard staff say to schedule another visit that insurance would pay more) when he could have done it in two visits.
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Dr. Merkatz's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

  •  Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  •  Specializes in Cardiology
  •  Board certified in Cardiovascular Disease
  •  No malpractice claims found
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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  • Cardiovascular Disease

Conditions Treated

  • Aneurysm
  • Angina and Acute Coronary Syndrome
  • Aortic Aneurysm
  • Aortic Ectasia
  • Aortic Valve Disease
  • Aortic Valve Regurgitation
  • Arrhythmias
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Atrial Flutter
  • Cardiomegaly
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Carotid Artery Disease
  • Chest Pain
  • Chronic Pulmonary Heart Diseases (incl. Pulmonary Hypertension)
  • Congenital Heart Defects
  • Congenital Heart Disease
  • Congestive Heart Failure
  • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
  • Endocarditis
  • Heart Attack (Acute Myocardial Infarction)
  • Heart Disease
  • Heart Murmur
  • Heart Palpitations
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hypertension
  • Hypertensive Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Hypertensive Heart Disease
  • Hypertensive Heart and Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Hypotension
  • Limb Swelling Caused by Fluid Overload
  • Mitral Valve Disease
  • Mitral Valve Regurgitation
  • Patent Ductus Arteriosus
  • Primary Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pulmonary Edema
  • Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Valve Disease
  • Septal Defect
  • Syncope
  • Thrombosis
  • Tricuspid Valve Disease
  • Vascular Disease

Education

  • Medical School
    Columbia Univ Coll Of Physicians and Surgeons

    Graduated in 1988

Languages Spoken

  • English

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Specialties

  • Cardiology

Procedures Performed

  • Ablation for Treatment of Cardiac Arrhythmias
  • Cardiac Catheterization (incl. Coronary Angiography)
  • Cardiac Electrophysiology
  • Cardiac Imaging
  • Cardiac Myocardial Perfusion Imaging
  • Cardiovascular Stress Test
  • Cardioversion, Elective
  • Cardioverter-Defibrillator or Pacemaker Insertion, Removal or Repair
  • Coronary Angioplasty, Atherectomy and Stent
  • Impella Device
  • Pacemaker Insertion or Replacement
  • Peripheral Artery Catheterization
  • Removal or Revision of Pacemaker or Cardioverter and-or Defibrillator
  • Thoracentesis
  • Tilt Testing or Cardiac Event Monitors