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Dr. Gopinath Upamaka

Cardiology
TOLEDO, OH
40 years experience male

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Cardiology

Languages spoken

English, Hindi, Telugu

Doctor Q&A

153 Answers
82 Agrees
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A member asked:
Dr. Gopinath Upamaka
40 years experience
Please see MD: Concerning symptoms for lung and/ or heart problems. Need an evaluation soon. Please see your doctor.
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A member asked:
Dr. Gopinath Upamaka
40 years experience
Depends: While right sided chest pain is often benign , i would still recommend an md visit to clarify the cause.
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gopinath Upamaka
40 years experience
No: The diastolic is high and the systolic could be better. Reduce salt and recheck in a week. If still high u may need medication.
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A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gopinath Upamaka
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Muscle cramps: Muscle cramps called charlie horses, fatigue and dizziness with or without palpitations.
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A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gopinath Upamaka
40 years experience
Vertigo: U likely have an inner ear condition called labrythitis. Please see a doctor to evaluate, rule out other causes and treatment.
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A female asked:
Dr. Gopinath Upamaka
40 years experience
Try not to: It wll likely raise your triglycerides.
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A 23-year-old female asked:
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See a doctor : While u most likely ur ok ! see an md and it will help rulepur serious issues.
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gopinath Upamaka
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Check your BP: Make sure your blood pressure is normal. High blood pressure can lead to pounding sensation with each heart beat.
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gopinath Upamaka
40 years experience
Maybe not: However with that history u need to checkout ur heart. See ur doc and get an echocardiogram ! good luck.
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A 31-year-old male asked:
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Yes: Combination with a diuretic will be helpful.
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A 62-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gopinath Upamaka
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Yes: Lisinopril has not been reported to cause interaction with grapefruit make sure you are not on there meds that can interact however.
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A 70-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gopinath Upamaka
40 years experience
Bad idea: While i believe in alternative medicine , stopping regular meds may put you at significant risk of high BP and its complications. Check with your doct... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gopinath Upamaka
40 years experience
Likely: This murmur could be from a vsd or other congenital problems or an aortic valve stenosis . With symptoms i would recommend an echocardiogram and consu... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gopinath Upamaka
40 years experience
Be careful: Zithromax can prolong qt interval. If u have concerns regarding your heart contact your doctor again.
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gopinath Upamaka
40 years experience
See a doctor: Salt and water retention , heart failure are some of the reasons. Please see a doctor.
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A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gopinath Upamaka
40 years experience
Maybe: Calcium is deposited in cholesterol plaques. While associated with atherosclerosis not always indicates disease.
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A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gopinath Upamaka
40 years experience
See a cardiologist: It may reflect worsening of valve disease.
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A 61-year-old female asked:
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See an MD: Heat can cause blood vessels to dilate or expand. But your symptoms are concerning for heart disease. Restrict salt and see a doctor.
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gopinath Upamaka
40 years experience
Yes but: As long as there is a legitimate reason to stop warfarin it is ok to return to a healthy diet.
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A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gopinath Upamaka
40 years experience
No: There is no scientific data to support this.
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A 18-year-old male asked:
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Try it: That medicine is very good for high blood pressure. Not known to produce any impotence or sexual side effects. It's important to get your BP down. Go... Read More
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A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gopinath Upamaka
40 years experience
It's common: Inr can be very finicky. Diet alcohol and particularly medications like antibiotics can effect it. However at times there is no obvious cause. It prob... Read More
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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gopinath Upamaka
40 years experience
Exercise : Best way to reduce heart rate is sustained aerobic exercise. Most marathon runner have very low heart rates!
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gopinath Upamaka
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Pleurisy: Inflammation of the sac around the lung or the heart can produce this kind of pain . It is usually worse with deep breaths . If persistent please see ... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gopinath Upamaka
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Tubes: Catheters are about 100 cms long plastic tubes with one or more holes and preformed flexible tips to make it easy to direct into the openings of the c... Read More
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A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gopinath Upamaka
40 years experience
No: Not usually. Miscarriages need a work up.
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A 34-year-old member asked:
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Yes : Echo of the heart shows heart strength or ejection fraction and many other functions including valve function.
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A 35-year-old member asked:
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Yes: There are multiple causes of hypotension. Neonatal hypotension is usually due to infection, dehydration etc. Multiple other etiologies including hormo... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
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Slow heart rate: Slow heart rate less than 50 BPM is marked bradycardia. If it is sinus and a symptomatic then it is normal. However any other mechanism or symptoms ca... Read More
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A 23-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gopinath Upamaka
40 years experience
Yes: Yes absolutely. . Cardiologists and electrophysiologists can take care of just about any heart rhythm problems to allow a safe childbirth. Be reassure... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gopinath Upamaka
40 years experience
120/80: Or less!
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A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gopinath Upamaka
40 years experience
Probably not: Being so young makes it unlikely u have a heart issue. See a doctor to sort out your symptoms. Relax and trust.
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gopinath Upamaka
40 years experience
High: Those numbers are high. If you have other risk factors like smoking, high bp, diabetes or family history it can lead to heart disease or stroke. Talk ... Read More
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A 40-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gopinath Upamaka
40 years experience
Cardiomegaly: Heart enlargement has many causes ranging from high blood pressure to various forms of cardiomyopathy and valvular diseases. See and md if this is a c... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gopinath Upamaka
40 years experience
Probably: Sounds like you are healthy. These tests however have to be combined with a complete history and physical exam by an md. Good luck!
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A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gopinath Upamaka
40 years experience
Artifact: It is likely that with a thick heart or LVH that the ekg shows those findings. Check with your doctor and an echocardiogram maybe helpful in confirmin... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gopinath Upamaka
40 years experience
Yes: Some patients with angina from blocked coronary arteries will experience heart burn and indigestion. This is actually carrdiac and not GI discomfort a... Read More
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A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gopinath Upamaka
40 years experience
Congrats: You may have had a temporary problem like fluid overload or transient cardiomyopathy while you should do well please guard against a recurring issue... Read More
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A 40-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gopinath Upamaka
40 years experience
Yes: When coronary arteries are blocked that reflexly raises the heart rate to compensate for low oxygen supply.
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A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gopinath Upamaka
40 years experience
Not likely: While complete return to normal is not expected blood pressure control is key to long term health.
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A 38-year-old member asked:
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Not necessarily: It can be benign but see a cardiologist to make sure.
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A 38-year-old member asked:
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Fluids: Drink more water and generous salt intake. Take care standing up!
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gopinath Upamaka
40 years experience
Infection: The most common reason for pericardial thickening is infection. Viral , bacterial like tuberculosis etc. Rarely malignancy.
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gopinath Upamaka
40 years experience
Electricity!: Pacemakers and defibrillators have a generator and leads or wires. Pacers help patients predominantly with bradycardia or slow heart beats and defibri... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gopinath Upamaka
40 years experience
Maybe: High cholesterol causes heart disease. Hearts is ease can manifest as arrhythmia.
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gopinath Upamaka
40 years experience
See a cardiologist: While not alarmingly so, this is an abnormal stress perfusion study, which might indicate coronary artery disease. Please see a cardiologist.
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A 65-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gopinath Upamaka
40 years experience
Maybe worth it: Patients who have atrial fibrillation and coronary artery disease that requires surgery will benefit from ligation of the LAA. While this adds a minim... Read More
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gopinath Upamaka
40 years experience
Syncope: Bearing down causing algal nerve stimulation and resulting low BP and hr. Hypotension and bradycardia can cause symptoms from dizziness to fainting or... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gopinath Upamaka
40 years experience
Pinched nerve?: Radicular pain from a pinched nerve in the cervical region can produce pain and numbness. Please see your doctor.
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gopinath Upamaka
40 years experience
Dehydration: U may have a bronchitis and dehydration. Get seen by a doctor and get blood work and an x-ray !
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Upamaka is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Upamaka is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thanks for your quick reply! Thank you so much will be going straight back to the doctors again as this has been going for over a week and they put it down to the flue
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I greatly appriciate you took the time to answer. PT treated with protocol of ACEI BataB and Lasix. BUT Dr don't know what the colprit was :
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I don't drink caffeine. Haven't had any for over 3 years but I do smoke and have been for 12 years.have anxiety attacks everyday but no meds

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Osmania general hosp
Graduated 1982MD

Awards

Top Doctor, First Place, Toledo, OH - Winter
2013
Thought Leader, First Place, Toledo, OH - Winter
2013
Top Cardiologist , First Place, Ohio - Winter
2013
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