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Dr. Venkata Chilakapati

Internal Medicine - Cardiology
Salem, VA
24 years experience male

Locations

Cardiac Center of Texas

McKinney, TX

Address

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

My office hours

Wednesday: 2:00pm - 5:00pm
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Fax

9725296935

Insurances accepted

Aetna

Anthem BC Life & Health Insurance Company

Federated Insurance Companies

Medicare

Medicaid

OmniCare

UnitedHealthcare

About

Bio

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

Doctor Q&A

629 Answers
1.4K Agrees
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Venkata Chilakapati
Internal Medicine - Cardiology 24 years experience
Garlic: Yes. You can eat it. Be careful, garlic causes more gastro-esophageal reflux.
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Venkata Chilakapati
Internal Medicine - Cardiology 24 years experience
Heart racing: Heart racing is probably from cardiac arrhythmias. Need to undergo ekg, holter and/ or event monitor to diagnose it. Nosebleeds and eyes blood shot is... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Venkata Chilakapati
Internal Medicine - Cardiology 24 years experience
Low BP: Low BP could increase your pulse rate or high pulse rate could cause low bp. Need physical examination, ekg and other cardiac work-up to get correct d... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Venkata Chilakapati
Internal Medicine - Cardiology 24 years experience
Testicle pain: Strain of inner thigh muiscles and lower abdomen could radiate to testicles and cause pain. If so, then you need rest and less exertion during swimmin... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Venkata Chilakapati
Internal Medicine - Cardiology 24 years experience
High Cholesterol: Animal studies showed that high cholesterol enhances tumor formation. In liver cancer patients you will see high cholesterol. You need to woory more a... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Venkata Chilakapati
Internal Medicine - Cardiology 24 years experience
Lipid storage disord: It depends on type of the disorder. Except for gaucher and fabry disease, treatment options are limited in patients with lipid storage disorders. Prim... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Venkata Chilakapati
Internal Medicine - Cardiology 24 years experience
Sudden Heart Death: Sudden cardiac arrest or death in young athelets is very rare (about 100 cases per year in usa). Mostly due to ventricular fibrillation, hypertrophic ... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Venkata Chilakapati
Internal Medicine - Cardiology 24 years experience
Heart valves: Normal heart should have 4 main major valves.
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Venkata Chilakapati
Internal Medicine - Cardiology 24 years experience
Metoprolol: When you don't need it, then don't take it. It could cause dangerous effects on your body.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Venkata Chilakapati
Internal Medicine - Cardiology 24 years experience
Low BP: When it is less than 90/60 mm hg, usually we consider it as low bp.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Venkata Chilakapati
Internal Medicine - Cardiology 24 years experience
ACV: What is acv. Do you mean apple cider vinegar. If so, it is ok to take while you are on lisinopril. No significant interaction.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Venkata Chilakapati
Internal Medicine - Cardiology 24 years experience
St John's wort: There no data on this combination.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Venkata Chilakapati
Internal Medicine - Cardiology 24 years experience
Ambroxol: Ambroxol is a mucolytic agent. It doesn't cause hypertension. There are no reported cases of hypertension with ambroxol.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Venkata Chilakapati
Internal Medicine - Cardiology 24 years experience
Hypertension: No. It is not normal. Your BP is elevated. If it is running persistently high you need to see a physician.
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Venkata Chilakapati
Internal Medicine - Cardiology 24 years experience
Hypertension: You need to record your BP three times daily for 1 week. If you have persistent high recordings then you need diet, exercise and medical therapy.
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Venkata Chilakapati
Internal Medicine - Cardiology 24 years experience
Calcium Deposits: Your question is not clear. Where are these deposits located? Please provide all information to get correct answer.
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Venkata Chilakapati
Internal Medicine - Cardiology 24 years experience
Yes: Yes. It is ok to take Lisinopril while you take diurex.
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Venkata Chilakapati
Internal Medicine - Cardiology 24 years experience
High BP: If you have asymptomatic ulcer it doesn't increase your bp. If you have pain from ulcer, that could increase BP due to distress.
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Venkata Chilakapati
Internal Medicine - Cardiology 24 years experience
Chest pain: It could be gastritis, or reflux disease or musculoskeletal or cardiac. You need to consult your physician.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Venkata Chilakapati
Internal Medicine - Cardiology 24 years experience
Chest pain: Your pain is atypical. But basing on your risk profile you need work-up. Consult your physician.
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Venkata Chilakapati
Internal Medicine - Cardiology 24 years experience
Heart and Valve: Valve disease is a kind of heart disease. Valve is an integral part of the heart.
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Venkata Chilakapati
Internal Medicine - Cardiology 24 years experience
Patent PFO: Pfo per se doesn't cause right ventricular hyopertrophy unless until there is any associated pulmonary valvular/ sub or supra valvular stenosis.
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Venkata Chilakapati
Internal Medicine - Cardiology 24 years experience
Heart Arrythmia: Perhaps your primary care physician could do basic work up including ekg, 24 or 48 hour holter monitor, or 30 day event monitor and echo. Do not drink... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Venkata Chilakapati
Internal Medicine - Cardiology 24 years experience
Flu Shot: Yes. You can take flu shot.
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Venkata Chilakapati
Internal Medicine - Cardiology 24 years experience
Enlarged heart: Unfolding of aorta - probably you are born with it. Nothing much to worry. Enlarged heart- you have to undergo further cardiac work-up like echo or c... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Venkata Chilakapati
Internal Medicine - Cardiology 24 years experience
Clubbing: Clubbing of fingers occurs in poeple with heart and lung diseases that decreased oxygen in blood.
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Venkata Chilakapati
Internal Medicine - Cardiology 24 years experience
Williams Syndrome: The most common symptoms of williams syndrome are mental disability, heart defects, and unusual facial features. Other symptoms include failure to gai... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Venkata Chilakapati
Internal Medicine - Cardiology 24 years experience
Heart beat in head: Either you might be suffering from high blood pressure or cerebtral anuerysms or feeling carotid upstrokes. You need physician consultation for correc... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Venkata Chilakapati
Internal Medicine - Cardiology 24 years experience
Abilify (aripiprazole): Those could be side effects from abilify (aripiprazole). Discuss with your prescribing physician.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Venkata Chilakapati
Internal Medicine - Cardiology 24 years experience
Inotropic state: Through echo or cardiac ct or cardiac mri.
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Venkata Chilakapati
Internal Medicine - Cardiology 24 years experience
Sarcoidosis: Non-cardiac sarcoidosis doesn't cause cardiomyopathy. But if you have cardiac sarcoidosis it could manifest as cardiomyopathy. It is a kind of infiltr... Read More
A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Venkata Chilakapati
Internal Medicine - Cardiology 24 years experience
Histamine Intoleranc: In addition to diet control, you could try diamine oxidase formula that works in the gut to degrade histamine from ingested food. Dosing: or optimal r... Read More
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Venkata Chilakapati
Internal Medicine - Cardiology 24 years experience
Yes: Anxiety could make your BP high. Then your anxiety attacks should be treated in order to control your bp. Talk to your physician about your anxiety at... Read More
A 43-year-old male asked:
Dr. Venkata Chilakapati
Internal Medicine - Cardiology 24 years experience
Gastritis: Either you might be developing gastritis from these pills or adverse effect from lisinopril. Abdominal pain was reported as a side effect from lisinop... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Venkata Chilakapati
Internal Medicine - Cardiology 24 years experience
Fast Heart Beat: It is a normal physiologic response. Don't worry.
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Venkata Chilakapati
Internal Medicine - Cardiology 24 years experience
Arrythmias: You might be having episodic rapid heart beat and its effects (cardiac tachy arrythmias). You need to see a cardiologist and get an ekg, holter monit... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Venkata Chilakapati
Internal Medicine - Cardiology 24 years experience
Clogged Aorta: Distal to the site of clog there would be inadequate blood supply to the body organs. End point would be damage of those organs.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Venkata Chilakapati
Internal Medicine - Cardiology 24 years experience
A sleep: Heart and chest are not sleep. That's you are still alive. You feeling like that because of abnormal perception or thought process. You can talk about... Read More
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Venkata Chilakapati
Internal Medicine - Cardiology 24 years experience
Cerebral vasculitis: There are case reports of cerebral vasculitis after long term usage of oral ritalin (methylphenidate).
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Venkata Chilakapati
Internal Medicine - Cardiology 24 years experience
High BP: Unless until your high BP is controlled don't do any vigorous exercise activities. Because stenous exercise could further increase your high bp.
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Venkata Chilakapati
Internal Medicine - Cardiology 24 years experience
Ventolin: If you are taking ventolin for bronchospasm then do not take betablockers. You should talk to your physician either to decrease the dose to a minimal ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Venkata Chilakapati
Internal Medicine - Cardiology 24 years experience
Blood pressure: A high intake of potassium and, possibly, magnesium seem to protect against the development of arterial hypertension and the rise of blood pressure wi... Read More
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Venkata Chilakapati
Internal Medicine - Cardiology 24 years experience
Low Carb Diet: If you use more liquid diet that could be a problem. Also it shows you are using muscle relaxants. Incontinence could be a side effect of your medicat... Read More
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Venkata Chilakapati
Internal Medicine - Cardiology 24 years experience
EKG: If ekg leads are not placed in ideal position then you could see late transition. From the data you provided you are at low risk for cardiovascular ev... Read More
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Venkata Chilakapati
Internal Medicine - Cardiology 24 years experience
Pheochromocytoma: Surgery is the definitive treatment. Until the tumor is removed, control of blood pressure is a top priority. Controlling blood pressure before and du... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Venkata Chilakapati
Internal Medicine - Cardiology 24 years experience
Atenolol: Atenolol therapy has been associated with mild to moderate elevations of serum aminotransferase levels in 1% to 2% of patients. These elevations, howe... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Venkata Chilakapati
Internal Medicine - Cardiology 24 years experience
CASHEWS: It contains high LDL and low hdl. Not good.
A member asked:
Dr. Venkata Chilakapati
Internal Medicine - Cardiology 24 years experience
SOB: Obtain chest x ray or ct chest to rule out asbestosis related chest pain. You have to rule out cardiac causes also. You might need a stress test. Cons... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Venkata Chilakapati
Internal Medicine - Cardiology 24 years experience
Bisoprolol: It is used for treatment of hypertension. It was not well tested for anxiety treatment. It was shown that bisoprolol could cause anxiety as a central ... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Venkata Chilakapati
Internal Medicine - Cardiology 24 years experience
Heart Rate: Shivering is a well-known response, but a less obvious reaction is heart rate increase. In cold weather, a faster heartbeat benefits muscular and resp... 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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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

Affiliations

ACC
AHA
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