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Dr. Pareena Bilkoo

Internal Medicine - Cardiology
London, GA
23 years experience female

Locations

Office

Statesboro, GA

Address

EGRMC MOB 1497 Fair Rd suite 102, Statesboro, GA
Directions

About

Specialties
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Internal Medicine - Cardiology

Cardiology

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

74 Answers
21 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Pareena Bilkoo
Internal Medicine - Cardiology 23 years experience
Chest pain: Chest pain indicative of coronary heart disease usually occurs with exertion at first, associated with shortness of breath -sometimes. Usually locate... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Pareena Bilkoo
Internal Medicine - Cardiology 23 years experience
Stents: There are mainly 2 types of stents-bare metal or drug eluting stents. The bms does not have a medicinal coating and the DES does. We use a variety of ... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pareena Bilkoo
Internal Medicine - Cardiology 23 years experience
Cabg vs. pci: It depends on the details of the angiogram, ie the complexity of the lesions, location and severity, length etc.. Please have this detailed discussion... Read More
A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Pareena Bilkoo
Internal Medicine - Cardiology 23 years experience
BP: As long as you are not dizzy, lightheaded that BP is fine. I believe you are probably on anti hypertensive medications.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pareena Bilkoo
Internal Medicine - Cardiology 23 years experience
Heart attack: Its rare but can happen if they have underlying pathology that can lead to very premature heart disease.
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Pareena Bilkoo
Internal Medicine - Cardiology 23 years experience
PVC's: Single and couplet pvcs majority of the time are benign. Cardiac arrest is very unlikely.
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Pareena Bilkoo
Internal Medicine - Cardiology 23 years experience
Angangioplasty: It really depends on the urgency of either of the procedures. In general it is preferred that the heart be in good condition prior to any other surger... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Pareena Bilkoo
Internal Medicine - Cardiology 23 years experience
Cardiac arrest: Studies have shown that during cardiac arrest Epinephrine works just as well without the routine use of atropine. Atropine should be used when cardiac... Read More
A 59-year-old male asked:
Dr. Pareena Bilkoo
Internal Medicine - Cardiology 23 years experience
Blood pressure: Usually yes. Not with nitrates though.
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Pareena Bilkoo
Internal Medicine - Cardiology 23 years experience
Lab tests: Most doctors will repeat cholesterol panel and a CBC if abnormal the first time around after 6 months. It usually takes a few months to change or stab... Read More
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Pareena Bilkoo
Internal Medicine - Cardiology 23 years experience
Palpitations: Rarely those can be signs of a heart attack. But, usually those are signs of an arrhythmia.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pareena Bilkoo
Internal Medicine - Cardiology 23 years experience
Unlikely: Hand pain is not a cause of a heart attack or stroke. It can be a symptom but unlikely to be a cause.
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Pareena Bilkoo
Internal Medicine - Cardiology 23 years experience
Nicotine: Chewing tobacco can affect the heart similarly as cigarettes. It also can cause oral cancer.
A 42-year-old male asked:
Dr. Pareena Bilkoo
Internal Medicine - Cardiology 23 years experience
Chest pain: Rather than a cure you need to see a doctor and provide a detailed history in regards to the type, frequency, severity and timing of your chest pain... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pareena Bilkoo
Internal Medicine - Cardiology 23 years experience
Heart attack: Yes. Heart attacks can occur at anytime. If you have on going chest pain please see your pcp or go to the er.
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Pareena Bilkoo
Internal Medicine - Cardiology 23 years experience
EKG: A ekg is the first test when someone has chest pain. It isnt very sensitive or specific. If you were having a fulminant heart attack yes it likely wou... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Pareena Bilkoo
Internal Medicine - Cardiology 23 years experience
Chest pain: Likely gerd or heart burn. But, cardiac issues need to be ruled out. Seek care with your primary care doctor.
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Pareena Bilkoo
Internal Medicine - Cardiology 23 years experience
BPBP: You have hypertension or high bp. Not sure how tall you are but you need to watch what you eat, cut back on the intake of salt. Exercise and lose weig... Read More
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Pareena Bilkoo
Internal Medicine - Cardiology 23 years experience
CHF: A chest xray that is similar to bronchitis maybe congestive heart failure. Hard to tell without more information if this is a cardiac condition. Seem... Read More
A 58-year-old female asked:
Dr. Pareena Bilkoo
Internal Medicine - Cardiology 23 years experience
Heart disease: Those symptoms could be due to a heart attack. Women tend to have atypical symptoms. Back pain, shoulder pain, jaw pain, nausea and or vomiting. C... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pareena Bilkoo
Internal Medicine - Cardiology 23 years experience
Coronary spasm: Coronary spasm is basically the artery constricting or clamping down. The coronary artery has a middle layer of muscle fibers that if triggered will c... Read More
A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pareena Bilkoo
Internal Medicine - Cardiology 23 years experience
Angiogram: Nothing significant was found.
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pareena Bilkoo
Internal Medicine - Cardiology 23 years experience
Heart attack: It is helpful specifically if you have moderate heart disease, heart failure and or haven't excercised in the past and need education on those aspect... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pareena Bilkoo
Internal Medicine - Cardiology 23 years experience
Angiogram: Thru the artery in your groin or hand, catheters like IV tubing are snaked into the heart arteries and contrast dye is then injected lighting the ar... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pareena Bilkoo
Internal Medicine - Cardiology 23 years experience
MI and CHF: Heart attack is basically a lack of blood flow to the heart muscle which if prolonged results in death of the heart muscle. Heart failure is an abnor... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pareena Bilkoo
Internal Medicine - Cardiology 23 years experience
Angiogram: Usually not. Access to perform the angiogram is usually in the femoral artery in the groin and a nerve the femoral nerve sits next to the artery. Tem... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pareena Bilkoo
Internal Medicine - Cardiology 23 years experience
Angiogram: Yes in routine doses.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pareena Bilkoo
Internal Medicine - Cardiology 23 years experience
Angiogram: Several option, most with angioplasty and stent. If stent is not an option then surgical repair.
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pareena Bilkoo
Internal Medicine - Cardiology 23 years experience
Renal angio: Access through the femoral artery in the groin and a catheter is placed into the renal arteries. A wire is then used to cross the stenosis follwed by ... Read More
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pareena Bilkoo
Internal Medicine - Cardiology 23 years experience
Heart disease: With that extensive amount of stents it is likely that your cardiologist will have you remain on Plavix (clopidogrel) long term. This is also based up... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pareena Bilkoo
Internal Medicine - Cardiology 23 years experience
MI: Usually recommend 5-7days. This time frame allows for any acute or subacute complications to occur if they are going to happen. This is also based on ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pareena Bilkoo
Internal Medicine - Cardiology 23 years experience
PVCs: Premature ventricular contractions are basically extra beats originating from the ventricle-the lower chambers of the heart. Occuring in singles or co... Read More
A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pareena Bilkoo
Internal Medicine - Cardiology 23 years experience
Myocardial infarctio: During a mi there is a increased systemic inflammatory response. Esr is a marker of that very inflamation.
A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. Pareena Bilkoo
Internal Medicine - Cardiology 23 years experience
Heart attack: You cannot decipher the details of a myocardial infarction without a complete workup. Please go to your nearest er.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pareena Bilkoo
Internal Medicine - Cardiology 23 years experience
Heart attack: Common symptoms of a heart attack are chest pain, sweating, shortness of breath, fatigue at times jaw pain. Usually the chest pain starts with exer... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pareena Bilkoo
Internal Medicine - Cardiology 23 years experience
Blood pressure : To increase your BP foods or beverages higher in salt will help. Be careful BP that is well controlled and not causing you any symptoms is better than... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pareena Bilkoo
Internal Medicine - Cardiology 23 years experience
Panic attacks: No usually not, though it can feel similar sometimes with chest pressure, sweating, palpitations etc.
A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Pareena Bilkoo
Internal Medicine - Cardiology 23 years experience
Appetite suppressant: Being on blood thinners makes this a difficult situation. Many medications including herbal interact with blood thinners. I would suggest continued ... Read More
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Pareena Bilkoo
Internal Medicine - Cardiology 23 years experience
ACS: Acute coronary syndrome is treated based on results of angiography. Arixtra is a anti thrombotic medication and used at times as part of the medical ... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Pareena Bilkoo
Internal Medicine - Cardiology 23 years experience
Heart attack: In setting of a normal ekg and echo sudden cardiac death and arrest is minimal. There are cirmustances where undetected electrical abnormalities can ... Read More
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Pareena Bilkoo
Internal Medicine - Cardiology 23 years experience
Very: Very important to control your risk factors. Stop smoking. Diet and exercise. Take medications.
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Pareena Bilkoo
Internal Medicine - Cardiology 23 years experience
Heart disease: Heart attack pain can be disguised as heart burn or acid reflux or musculo-skeletal pain. Women tend to have atypical symptoms including shoulder or j... Read More
A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Pareena Bilkoo
Internal Medicine - Cardiology 23 years experience
Heart attack: If you have a heart attack yes you will need angiography regardless of your test results.
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Pareena Bilkoo
Internal Medicine - Cardiology 23 years experience
Coffee: No but can cause palpitations.
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pareena Bilkoo
Internal Medicine - Cardiology 23 years experience
Heart attack: Risk factor modification is the best way- if pertinent, blood pressure control, diabetes control, cholesterol management, diet, exercise and stop sm... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pareena Bilkoo
Internal Medicine - Cardiology 23 years experience
Heart attack: If someone needs CPR nitro is not given. CPR is usually given to someone who is experiencing cardiac or cardio-pulmonary arrest.
A 54-year-old male asked:
Dr. Pareena Bilkoo
Internal Medicine - Cardiology 23 years experience
Angiogram: An angiogram that shows a 100% occlusion with the formation of collateral arteries can help allevaite symptoms of angina if the collaterals are well d... Read More
A 63-year-old female asked:
Dr. Pareena Bilkoo
Internal Medicine - Cardiology 23 years experience
Stress test: Mild e/a reversal refers to the relaxation of the lower and upper chambers of heart. At your age (63) likely normal. The atrium is the upper chamber o... Read More
A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Pareena Bilkoo
Internal Medicine - Cardiology 23 years experience
Palpitations: Benign palpitations usually don't lead to a heart attack. There are monitors that can be worn for upto a month or a week if needed to capture the extr... Read More
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Pareena Bilkoo
Internal Medicine - Cardiology 23 years experience
Heart attack: The causes are the same regardless of your age. Strong family history, hypertension, diabetes, high cholesterol & smoking and obesity. Now you need t... Read More

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Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Bangalore University, M. S. Ramaiah Medical College, India
Graduated 1999MD

Residency

Michael Reese Hospital

Awards

Top Doctor, Second Place, Lexington, KY - Winter
2013
Most Influential, Third Place, Lexington, KY - Winter
2013
Thought Leader, Second Place, Lexington, KY - Winter
2013
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