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Otolaryngologist (ear, nose, throat)
9 years of experience
Accepting new patients

Education ?

Medical School Score Rankings
University of California at San Diego (2001)
  • Currently 4 of 4 apples
Top 25%

Awards & Distinctions ?

Awards  
Patients' Choice Award (2014)
On-Time Doctor Award (2014)
Associations
American Board of Otolaryngology

Affiliations ?

Dr. Heidenreich is affiliated with 2 hospitals.

Hospital Affilations

Score

Rankings

  • University of Michigan Hospitals & Health Centers
    Otolaryngology
    1500 E Medical Center Dr, Ann Arbor, MI 48109
    • Currently 4 of 4 crosses
    Top 25%
  • University Of Michigan Health System
  • Publications & Research

    Dr. Heidenreich has contributed to 8 publications.
    Title Persistent Positional Nystagmus: a Case of Superior Semicircular Canal Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo?
    Date September 2011
    Journal The Laryngoscope
    Excerpt

    Involvement of the superior semicircular canal (SSC) in benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV) is rare. SSC BPPV is distinguished from the more common posterior semicircular canal (PSC) variant by the pattern of nystagmus triggered by the Dix-Hallpike position: down-beating torsional nystagmus in SSC BPPV versus up-beating torsional nystagmus in PSC BPPV. SSC BPPV may be readily treated at the bedside, which is a key component in excluding central causes of down-beating nystagmus. We present an unusual video case report believed to represent refractory SSC BPPV based on the pattern of nystagmus and the absence of any other central signs.

    Title Audiovestibular Testing in Patients with Meniere's Disease.
    Date December 2010
    Journal Otolaryngologic Clinics of North America
    Excerpt

    In this article, the present state of the art with respect to audiovestibular testing for Meniere's disease (MD) is reviewed. There is no gold standard for MD diagnosis, and the classic dictum is that even the "best" tests yield positive results in only two-thirds of patients with MD. Still, we advocate the use and further investigation of advanced audiovestibular testing in patients with MD in an attempt to answer the questions that confront any clinician who cares for patients with audiovestibular symptoms.

    Title Strategies to Distinguish Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo from Rotational Vertebrobasilar Ischemia.
    Date August 2010
    Journal Annals of Vascular Surgery
    Excerpt

    Vertigo provoked by head rotation is a classic symptom of rotational vertebrobasilar ischemia (RVBI). Inner ear disease can cause positional vertigo and mimic RVBI. We review the case of a patient with vertigo consistently triggered by leftward head rotation when supine. Computed tomography angiogram and dynamic arteriogram failed to show compression of the vertebral arteries with head rotation. Further evaluation revealed benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV) as the underlying etiology. Treatment of her BPPV led to complete resolution of her symptoms. A succinct overview of this common otologic disorder is provided, and strategies to help distinguish it from RVBI are discussed.

    Title Images in Clinical Medicine. Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo.
    Date June 2010
    Journal The New England Journal of Medicine
    Title Can Active Lateral Canal Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo Mimic a False-positive Head Thrust Test?
    Date October 2009
    Journal American Journal of Otolaryngology
    Excerpt

    We present a patient with positive head thrust test (HTT) and video-oculography (VOG) findings suggestive of active lateral semicircular canal (LSCC) benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV). This patient was seen in a tertiary vestibular clinic for episodic vertigo. He exhibited robust corrective refixation saccades on HTT to the right and evidence of active contralateral LSCC BPPV on positional testing. Treatment of the LSCC BPPV led to immediate resolution of vertigo and near-normalization of the HTT on follow-up testing. The pathophysiologic basis and clinical implications of LSCC BPPV mimicking a false-positive HTT are discussed in detail.

    Title The Incidence of Coexistent Autonomic and Vestibular Dysfunction in Patients with Postural Dizziness.
    Date September 2009
    Journal American Journal of Otolaryngology
    Excerpt

    To evaluate the incidence of coexistent peripheral vestibular dysfunction and cardiovascular autonomic dysfunction in patients undergoing evaluation for dizziness exacerbated by postural changes.

    Title Cervicogenic Dizziness As a Cause of Vertigo While Swimming: an Unusual Case Report.
    Date April 2009
    Journal American Journal of Otolaryngology
    Excerpt

    We present the unusual case of a competitive swimmer with cervicogenic dizziness manifesting as vertigo while she was surface swimming. This patient complained of brief and episodic room-spinning vertigo consistently associated with swimming the freestyle stroke and was referred to an otolaryngology clinic for evaluation. She did not have significant complaints of neck pain while swimming. Her history, examination findings, laboratory study results, differential diagnoses, and treatment are discussed in detail. A succinct overview of cervicogenic dizziness--a controversial diagnosis often overlooked by otolaryngologists-is also provided.

    Title Transmastoid Labyrinthectomy for Disabling Vertigo in a Patient with Internal Auditory Canal Pathology.
    Date
    Journal Otology & Neurotology : Official Publication of the American Otological Society, American Neurotology Society [and] European Academy of Otology and Neurotology
    Excerpt

    Document the use of transmastoid labyrinthectomy to treat disabling vertigo secondary to a lesion in the internal auditory canal.

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