Doctor Q&A for Dr. Venkata Chilakapati

A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Venkata Chilakapati
23 years experience Cardiology
Chest pain: Chest pain in 21 year old male is not heart attack pain. There are multiple other causes like inflammation of pericardium, pleural layer, or musculosk ... Read More
A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Venkata Chilakapati
23 years experience Cardiology
Paxil (paroxetine): In few cases Paxil (paroxetine) could cause low heart beat as side effect. Metoprolol also decreases heart rate as a drug effect. Combination could ca ... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Venkata Chilakapati
23 years experience Cardiology
Knot: Without examining it, difficult to diagnose. You need physical examination. Obtain physician consultation.
A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Venkata Chilakapati
23 years experience Cardiology
Pre excitation: Preexcitation syndrome is due to the presence of abnormal accessary conduction pathway between atrium and ventricle. It could lead to uncontrolled car ... Read More
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A 60-year-old male asked:
Dr. Venkata Chilakapati
23 years experience Cardiology
Dizziness: In some patients Lisinopril causes disproportionate drop in BP and causes dizziness. If so , discuss with physician and reduce the dose. Consult your ... Read More
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A 61-year-old female asked:
Dr. Venkata Chilakapati
23 years experience Cardiology
Celexa (citalopram): Celexa (citalopram) is not recommended to use for patients with uncompensated heart failure. If you have symptoms of heart failure with diastolic dysf ... Read More
A 67-year-old female asked:
Dr. Venkata Chilakapati
23 years experience Cardiology
Heart attack: Accuracy of diagnosing old heart attack in EKG is only 72%. Hence it is not 100% correct. In 30% of the diabetic patients heart attach is silent. They ... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Venkata Chilakapati
23 years experience Cardiology
Lymph Node: Tonsil is also a form of Lymphnode. As you have lymphadenopathy for the past 7 years, it could be benign. Can't exclude other forms of diagnosis. Cons ... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Venkata Chilakapati
23 years experience Cardiology
Abilify (aripiprazole): Those could be side effects from abilify (aripiprazole). Discuss with your prescribing physician.
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A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Venkata Chilakapati
23 years experience Cardiology
Atrial Tachycardia: It could cause chest pain, shortness of breath, palpitations, hypotension, dizziness, syncope. In the long run it could cause heart failure due to tac ... Read More
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