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Dr. Vishnu Gaiha

Cardiology
Evanston, IL
53 years experience male

Locations

Vishnu D Gaiha MD,SC

Evanston, IL

Address

800 Austin St,Suite 602, Evanston, IL
Directions

Fax

8474910949

About

Bio

Internal Medicine,Cardiology Interventional Cardiology

Specialties
Doctors may have more than one area of specialty interest. Board certification in a specialty area means the doctor has completed formal training and has practice experience in that specialty, and has passed the certification examination from the corresponding accredited medical specialty board.

Cardiology

Licenses

United States: Illinois

Languages spoken

English, Hindi

Doctor Q&A

38 Answers
9 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vishnu Gaiha
Cardiology 53 years experience
They are usually non: These are non specific changes.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vishnu Gaiha
Cardiology 53 years experience
Healthy life style &: Healthy life style regular exercise, diet low in sodium, if your blood pressure continues to be high then you would need to see your doctor so he can ... Read More
A 40-year-old male asked:
Dr. Vishnu Gaiha
Cardiology 53 years experience
Angina: Yes, you should see a cardiologist soon. You will need a stress test, most likely coronary angiogram to determine how much blockage of coronary arteri... Read More
A 41-year-old male asked:
Dr. Vishnu Gaiha
Cardiology 53 years experience
High Ldl: Yes you can eat walnuts.You need to see your doctor to see if you need to be started on a drug such as a statin to lower your very high ldl, especiall... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vishnu Gaiha
Cardiology 53 years experience
INR: Inr of 1.08 is normal, therefore nothing has to be done.Usually its done prior to surgery to make sure that your clotting mechanism is ok so that you ... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vishnu Gaiha
Cardiology 53 years experience
Atorvastatin: Its a very safe & effective drug used for lowering cholesterol.Side effects can be muscle aches & it can respond to cq 10(coenzyme q).Rarely one can g... Read More
A 73-year-old male asked:
Dr. Vishnu Gaiha
Cardiology 53 years experience
Regular rhythm ,: It depends if your afib is of recent onset or if it is chronic.Recent afib can be converted to regular rhythm with medications or an electric shock af... Read More
A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vishnu Gaiha
Cardiology 53 years experience
Skipped Beats: Inderal (propranolol) is a beta blocker which can be used to treat fast, irregular heart beat, skipped beats etc .The dosage may have to be adjusted d... Read More
A 52-year-old male asked:
Dr. Vishnu Gaiha
Cardiology 53 years experience
Further work up: If this pain comes with exertion such as walking or climbing stairs then you should think of it as angina or pain coming from blockage of the arteries... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vishnu Gaiha
Cardiology 53 years experience
Yes: Yes , a person can live with CHF with proper treament , low sodium diet & regular follow ups with your physician.
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vishnu Gaiha
Cardiology 53 years experience
Stomach Heart Attack: Yes pain of heart attack can present any where from jaw bone to epigastric area.If the pain in the stomach area is associated with shortness of breat... Read More
A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Vishnu Gaiha
Cardiology 53 years experience
Palpitations: Does this feeling come with exertion.Is it associated with chest tightness, shortness of breath or sweating.You should see a cardiologist.You may need... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vishnu Gaiha
Cardiology 53 years experience
Uncommon but yes: Yes if the heart rate is too fast & not treated for some time associated with drop in blood pressure.This can happen in a condition called wolf parkin... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vishnu Gaiha
Cardiology 53 years experience
Yes with structural : Yes it can be serious in the presence of structural heart disease or ischemic heart disease.It requires further work up especially if you are symptoma... Read More
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Vishnu Gaiha
Cardiology 53 years experience
Thats a good BP: Your blood pressure of 130/90 is good , however the upper reading or systolic BP of 130 is ideal, the lower reading or the diastolic BP of 90 could be... Read More
A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Vishnu Gaiha
Cardiology 53 years experience
No: Pacemaker or defibrillator last for few years depending on how often its used.Thats why it has to be checked on a regular basis to check the life of t... Read More
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Vishnu Gaiha
Cardiology 53 years experience
CHF: Symptoms & signs of CHF are shortness of breath with minimal exertion, or at rest, getting tired or fatigued easily, sleepin on more than one pillow, ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vishnu Gaiha
Cardiology 53 years experience
Side effects Lipitor (atorvastatin): Have coronary artery disease or diabetes or peripheral artery disease , then you should definitely take a statin not only to keep your LDL < 70 but... Read More
A 26-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vishnu Gaiha
Cardiology 53 years experience
Ischemic Heart Disea: Ischemic heart disease is caused by blockage of coronary arteries causing angina or chest pain due to exsertion or a heart attack where pt gets irreve... Read More
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vishnu Gaiha
Cardiology 53 years experience
High BP: For a BP of 128/101, i would not suggest medications . Usually life style changes such as low sodium diet, exercise, losing weight if one is overweigh... Read More
A 47-year-old male asked:
Dr. Vishnu Gaiha
Cardiology 53 years experience
Yes ,fatigue & lower: Yes its possible to have fatigue & lower BP after exercise stress test if you lose fluids from sweating & do not replace it by drinking water.
A 69-year-old male asked:
Dr. Vishnu Gaiha
Cardiology 53 years experience
Coronary angiogram: Its a invasive test but this will identify the blockage in left anterior descending artery.
A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vishnu Gaiha
Cardiology 53 years experience
See a cardiologist: Symptoms of gerd can be similar to angina which is pain due to blockage of arteries of heart & it may require further work up including a stress test.
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vishnu Gaiha
Cardiology 53 years experience
Contrast: If your kidney function is normal then the contrast should be out of your system in less than 24hrs.Thats why blood test with BUN ; creatinine is done... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vishnu Gaiha
Cardiology 53 years experience
Severe chest pain: You get a severe chest pain across your breast bone radiating to your arms, jaw & or epigastric area associated with nausea, shortness of breath & pr... Read More
A 52-year-old male asked:
Dr. Vishnu Gaiha
Cardiology 53 years experience
Anticoagulation: Length of anticoagulation therapy or warfarin depends on if your heart rhythm is regular(sinus) or irregular(atrial fibrillation).If it is regular th... Read More
A 64-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vishnu Gaiha
Cardiology 53 years experience
Hypertension: Both lisinopril, ace inhibitor ; atenelol , beta blocker are good drugs for treatment of high blood pressure.If you have no side effects from these dr... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vishnu Gaiha
Cardiology 53 years experience
Palpitations: Discontinue use of Ibuprofen has nothing to do with palpitations.It can be caused by number of conditions including use of alcohol, smoking, too much ... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vishnu Gaiha
Cardiology 53 years experience
Reassurance: In general sharp chest pains lasting for a few seconds are usually not cardiac in origin , especially at your age of 25.You have to find a way to tak... Read More
A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. Vishnu Gaiha
Cardiology 53 years experience
DVT: If your ultrasound is ok then you can stop coumadin (warfarin).Aspirin does not help in dvt.If you get this problem again then you would need work up ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vishnu Gaiha
Cardiology 53 years experience
Stress Test: The cost would depend upon where its being done, hospital or a physicians office.Usually its much lower in a physicians office.
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vishnu Gaiha
Cardiology 53 years experience
Cholesterol test: You can drink water before the test.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vishnu Gaiha
Cardiology 53 years experience
Anticoagulants: Warfarin is a blood thinner in the form of a pill & usually takes 3 to 4 days to work wheras Lovenox (enoxaparin) is an injectable drug & it works rig... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vishnu Gaiha
Cardiology 53 years experience
SVT: It can cause seizure if the heart rate is very fast & associated with significant drop in blood pressure.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vishnu Gaiha
Cardiology 53 years experience
Yes, depends on the : Yes it can get better, it depends on the cause.If its due to drinking too much alcohol then stopping alcohol will improve it plus with the help of ce... Read More
A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vishnu Gaiha
Cardiology 53 years experience
Chordae tendinae: It is usually congenital & can lead to mitral valve prolapse.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vishnu Gaiha
Cardiology 53 years experience
Get an EKG: See your doctor, he may do an electrocardiogram & also hook up a 24hr holter monitor which will record your heart beat for 24hrs.In the mean time decr... Read More
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vishnu Gaiha
Cardiology 53 years experience
Atypical chest pain: The description of your pain does not appear to be of cardiac origin.Cardiac pain usually lasts few minutes, is associated with shortness of breath,sw... Read More

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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Gaiha is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Gaiha is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thanks for your quick reply! Thank you very much Dr. Gaiha.I am going to follow your recommendation
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Thanks for your quick reply! My daughter still hasn't been diagnosed yet but theDr suspects it.
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Thank you for taking time to answer my question.

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

All india inst of medical sciences
Graduated 1969MD

Medical/Graduate school

All India School Of Medical Scisnces,New DElhi,India
Graduated 1969MD

Awards

Top Cardiologist , Second Place, Illinois - Summer
2013
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