Dr. Venkata Chilakapati

Internal Medicine - Cardiology
Salem, VA
25 years experience male

Locations

Cardiac Center of Texas

McKinney, TX

Address

4201, Medical Center Dr, McKinney, TX, US
Directions

My office hours

Thursday: 2:00pm - 5:00pm
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Fax

9725296935

Insurances accepted

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About

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Venkata S Chilakapati MD., MPH., MS., PhD., FACC Interventional Cardiologist Cardiac Center of Texas, McKinney, TX Medical Center of Plano, TX Medical Center of McKinney, TX

Specialties
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Internal Medicine - Cardiology

Cardiology

Languages spoken

Hindi, Telugu

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629 Answers
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A 58-year-old female asked:
Dr. Venkata Chilakapati
Internal Medicine - Cardiology 25 years experience
Aneurysm: Abnormal focal dilatation of vessels.
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Venkata Chilakapati
Internal Medicine - Cardiology 25 years experience
Weight: Based on the healthy bmi recommendation, your recommended weight is 103.7 lbs - 154.4 lbs.
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Venkata Chilakapati
Internal Medicine - Cardiology 25 years experience
Fetal Heart Sounds: The baby has a heart beat at 6 weeks. By 10-12 weeks the heart tones can be heard in the office. The most common reason for not hearing the heart tone... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Venkata Chilakapati
Internal Medicine - Cardiology 25 years experience
Anxiety: Basing on history, physical exam, associating features, precipitating factors and relieving factors, diagnostic workup and results, physician is able ... Read More
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A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. Venkata Chilakapati
Internal Medicine - Cardiology 25 years experience
Chest pain: You need a physician visit to diffrentiate cardiac pain vs. Non-cardiac.
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A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Venkata Chilakapati
Internal Medicine - Cardiology 25 years experience
Infection: Could be an infection (possibly candida). Topical antifungal creams could help. For definitive diagnosis and treatment need a physician visit.
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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Venkata Chilakapati
Internal Medicine - Cardiology 25 years experience
Ulcers: There could be ulcers on glans. You need physician visit to examine it carefully.
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A 41-year-old male asked:
Dr. Venkata Chilakapati
Internal Medicine - Cardiology 25 years experience
Chest pain: Chest pain radiating to right arm is atypical chest pain. But due to your history of CHF you get work up to rule out coronary heart disease (blockage ... Read More
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A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Venkata Chilakapati
Internal Medicine - Cardiology 25 years experience
Fast Heart Beat: Either she might be having anxiety attack or tachy arrythmias. As she is having these epsiodes, it can be diagnosed through 24 hours holter monitor. P... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Venkata Chilakapati
Internal Medicine - Cardiology 25 years experience
Cholesterol: Cholesterol plays a key role in the formation of cell wall and its integrity, synthesis of critical harmones and enzymes and in the synthesis neurotra... Read More
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A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Venkata Chilakapati
Internal Medicine - Cardiology 25 years experience
Hip pain: Get immediate medical attenion. It is difficult to diagnose without examination and testing. You are only 18 year old. Not suspecting osteoarthritis o... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Venkata Chilakapati
Internal Medicine - Cardiology 25 years experience
Microvascular Dysfun: Yes. It is one of the cause. There are other causes too.
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A female asked:
Dr. Venkata Chilakapati
Internal Medicine - Cardiology 25 years experience
Salty Taste: Many possible causes: dehydration. Review your diet. Excessive intake of alcohol or caffeine can cause fluid loss, resulting in dehydration, which can... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Venkata Chilakapati
Internal Medicine - Cardiology 25 years experience
Mouth Sore: Yes. It provides some sort of relief..
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Venkata Chilakapati
Internal Medicine - Cardiology 25 years experience
Triglycerides: Watch your diet. Eat more proteinaceous food and exclude carbohydrates and fats. Do regular exercise for a minimum of 45 minutes per day x min 5 days ... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Venkata Chilakapati
Internal Medicine - Cardiology 25 years experience
Caffeine: Long term usage could lead to addiction and depence. Hence people could face common withdrawl symptoms like hedache and fatigue.
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A female asked:
Dr. Venkata Chilakapati
Internal Medicine - Cardiology 25 years experience
Palpitations: No. Experiencing palpitations is not normal. About 1-2% of patients taking stroid therapy reported palpitations as side effect. Some times prolonged ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Venkata Chilakapati
Internal Medicine - Cardiology 25 years experience
Alcohol and caffeine: Both have diuretic effects (excessive urination). So loss of body water through excretion, which could cause dehydration.
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Venkata Chilakapati
Internal Medicine - Cardiology 25 years experience
Heart Rate: First of all you need to rule out any cardiac arrythmias or is it sinus tachycardia? If it is sinus tachycardia it is most likely from anxiety at doct... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Venkata Chilakapati
Internal Medicine - Cardiology 25 years experience
Broken heart: Broken heart syndrome is stress cardiomyopathy. It could be reversible. If not could end up with heart failure and eventually death.
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Venkata Chilakapati
Internal Medicine - Cardiology 25 years experience
Heart failure: Your heart muscle doesn't pump blood as much as it should. For full details please refer to the following website: http://www.Mayoclinic.Com/health/he... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Venkata Chilakapati
Internal Medicine - Cardiology 25 years experience
Brain Aneurysm: An estimated 6 million people in the United States have an unruptured brain aneurysm, or 1 in 50 people. The annual rate of rupture is approximately 8... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Venkata Chilakapati
Internal Medicine - Cardiology 25 years experience
High BP: Yes. There are so many 49 years old people have high BP pressure. Do you have any specific question? If BP is mildly increased you have to try diet an... Read More
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Venkata Chilakapati
Internal Medicine - Cardiology 25 years experience
Shortness of breath: Yes. You need to be checked. Get a chest x ray, ekg and echo cardiogram to rule cardiac or lung problems.
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Venkata Chilakapati
Internal Medicine - Cardiology 25 years experience
Abnormal heart rhyth: It depends upon the type of rhythm. Abnormal rhythm is always concerning. Discuss with your physician to get specific information.
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Venkata Chilakapati
Internal Medicine - Cardiology 25 years experience
Bowel ischemia: Bowel ischemia could produce large amounts of lactate and causes lactic acidosis, not gastric acidosis.
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Venkata Chilakapati
Internal Medicine - Cardiology 25 years experience
Reduction of BP: High BP is deleterious to health. Physical fitness helps to control BP and reduces cholesterol levels. Also it produces endorphins which makes person ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Venkata Chilakapati
Internal Medicine - Cardiology 25 years experience
Fetal Monitor: For non medical people, the best way is place the monitor below the umbilicus and sweeps on either side of the lower abdomen until you hear heart beat... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Venkata Chilakapati
Internal Medicine - Cardiology 25 years experience
Locking Knees: It triggers vasovagal response or postural hypotension, that could fall in bp, which causes fainting.
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Venkata Chilakapati
Internal Medicine - Cardiology 25 years experience
HDL: Above 60 mg/dl is high- best level. High level means low risk.
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Venkata Chilakapati
Internal Medicine - Cardiology 25 years experience
BP: Blood pressure varies with emotional distress, physical distress, climatic conditions and exertion. You don't need worry unless until you have persist... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Venkata Chilakapati
Internal Medicine - Cardiology 25 years experience
Heart valve: There is no such thing enlarged heart valve. If you are taking about thickened heart valve with out stenosis then he should be ok. If it is myxomatous... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Venkata Chilakapati
Internal Medicine - Cardiology 25 years experience
Patent Ductus: Yes. It is concerning. Surgical ligation is an option for 14 year old. Prognosis would be good if ligation is done prior to 3 yr old. After that they ... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Venkata Chilakapati
Internal Medicine - Cardiology 25 years experience
Lipitor/Toprol XL: There are so many side effects of these medication that we can't enumerate here. Most common are: lipitor: muscle aches, fatigue, liver problems topr... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Venkata Chilakapati
Internal Medicine - Cardiology 25 years experience
Atrial Septal Defect: It depends upon the size and type of the defect. Please consult a pediatric cardiologist.
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Venkata Chilakapati
Internal Medicine - Cardiology 25 years experience
Left heart: It pumps oxygenated blood to your body.
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Venkata Chilakapati
Internal Medicine - Cardiology 25 years experience
Birth defects: Not really. It iks too early to pick up birth defects at 6 weeks of sonogram.
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Venkata Chilakapati
Internal Medicine - Cardiology 25 years experience
SVT: If untreated people could die from prolonged or persistent svt. Because it causes hypotension, loss of consciousness, heart attack/stroke and death.
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A 45-year-old male asked:
Dr. Venkata Chilakapati
Internal Medicine - Cardiology 25 years experience
HTN: It could be the side effect of amphetamines causing high BP and heart rate. Or you could be having anxiety disorder which is increasing your BP and he... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Venkata Chilakapati
Internal Medicine - Cardiology 25 years experience
Palpitations: After donating blood some people do feel palpitations due to hypovolemia induced tachycardia or anxiety. If you have recurrent episodes then you need ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Venkata Chilakapati
Internal Medicine - Cardiology 25 years experience
Collaterals: It seems you are talking about collateral circulation development. Cardiac rehab could help some extent but not in all.
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Venkata Chilakapati
Internal Medicine - Cardiology 25 years experience
Be specific: Vascular disease in which part of the body? Symptoms vary. Be specific.
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Venkata Chilakapati
Internal Medicine - Cardiology 25 years experience
Shortness of breath: You profile says you are 42 year old. You mentioned you are 29 year old. Which is correct? Any how, shortness of breath could be from cardiac causes o... Read More
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A 54-year-old female asked:
Dr. Venkata Chilakapati
Internal Medicine - Cardiology 25 years experience
Poor R wave: Poor R wave progression could be seen in old anterior myocardial infarction (old heart attack), in lead misplacement of precordial leads by inexperien... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Venkata Chilakapati
Internal Medicine - Cardiology 25 years experience
Cardio workouts: Cardio work out help to develop collateral circulation.
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Venkata Chilakapati
Internal Medicine - Cardiology 25 years experience
Anti cardiolipin: You might be asking about anti-cardiolipin antyibodies. Anti-cardiolipin antibodies (aca) are antibodies often directed against cardiolipin and found ... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Venkata Chilakapati
Internal Medicine - Cardiology 25 years experience
Baby heart monitor: Doppler monitor allows you to hear your unborn baby's heart beat anytime you like, anywhere you wish.
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Venkata Chilakapati
Internal Medicine - Cardiology 25 years experience
Hyperbaric Oxygen: Hyperbaric oxygen therapy could worsen symptoms of heart failure in congestive heart failure patients.
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Venkata Chilakapati
Internal Medicine - Cardiology 25 years experience
POTS: Postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome (pots, also postural tachycardia syndrome) is a condition of dysautonomia, to be more specific orthostatic i... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Venkata Chilakapati
Internal Medicine - Cardiology 25 years experience
Octreotide: Octreotide mimics natural somatostatin pharmacologically, though it is a more potent inhibitor of growth hormone, glucagon, and Insulin than the natur... Read More
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Sep 29, 2013
Experienced, well-trained, caring expert in Cardiology and many other fields. Highly recommend.
Feb 16, 2014
Very accurate and timely responses.
Feb 15, 2014
Great answers. Very helpful!
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! No one explained anything after the ct- just sent me home. So many #'s
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Thank you! I'm being tested for HP, which I think is more the cause.
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! My dad stopped drinking alcohol after heart attack. Helpful! Thx!!!

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Andhra University, Andhra Medical College, India
Graduated 1998MD

Residency

Michael Reese Hosp/University of Illinois at Chicago

Awards

Dr. Robert Adolph annual award from University of Cincinnati for outstanding bedside diagnostic skills, humanism, teaching and provision of cost-effective care 2008-2010
Robert A Weinstein Award from Michael Reese Hospital: Resident Teacher of the Year, 2006 – 2007
John D. Minton’s Best Outgoing Student Award from Graduate School, WKU 2001

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