Dr. Anita Prakash

Cardiology
CA
31 years experience female

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Cardiology

Nuclear Medicine

Licenses

United States: California

Languages spoken

English

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296 Answers
75 Agrees
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A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Anita Prakash
Cardiology 31 years experience
Normal BUN/Cr: A normal metabolic panel typically indicates normal kidney function and your GFR is likely normal as well. Given that you have high BP, however, earl... Read More
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A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Anita Prakash
Cardiology 31 years experience
See a cardiologist: The quantification of your EF as 25 or 30% may in point of fact actually be no difference if these measurements are based on visual inspection via ech... Read More
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Anita Prakash
Cardiology 31 years experience
Go to ER: heart disease is the #1 cause of mortality in women. Women don't have to have chest pain for it to be cardiac & in fact that is why delay seeking ... Read More
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A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Anita Prakash
Cardiology 31 years experience
Need more info: given your youthful age, it is more likely that u r just exquisitely sensitive to feeling a normal beat or a premature ventricular contraction (usuall... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Anita Prakash
Cardiology 31 years experience
Still possible: A visible pulse does not always mean dilatation or aneurysm. Nevertheless an ECG does not delineate an aneurysm either. A tranthoracic echocardiogram ... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Anita Prakash
Cardiology 31 years experience
Pleuritc pain: Sounds as though you are suffering from pleuritic pain....pain with breathing. This could be from a broken rib on the side that you were hit on....you... Read More
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A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Anita Prakash
Cardiology 31 years experience
Very normal: BP less than or equal to 130/80 is perfectly fine. As you are young be mindful of a heart healthy lifestyle. That you go to the gym 3-4 X/week is good... Read More
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A 65-year-old female asked:
Dr. Anita Prakash
Cardiology 31 years experience
Unknown : However, in the entity "tako-tsubo" cardiomyopathy, which is thought to be stress-induced, one pathophysiologic mechanism is considered to be catechol... Read More
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Anita Prakash
Cardiology 31 years experience
Dubai: probably the UAE -- specifically Dubai has a medical city and has made healthcare a priority. It has recruited many physicians from the U.S. Too
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Anita Prakash
Cardiology 31 years experience
Yes: Your MRI should be looked at by a competent neurologist and/or neurosurgeon. 3 mm hyperintensity can be a foci of inflammation, or non-specific, or ar... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Anita Prakash
Cardiology 31 years experience
No: MRI stress testing ought to be safer as it is non-invasive. Diagnostic angiogram is a relatively low risk procedure within the world of invasive tests... Read More
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A 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. Anita Prakash
Cardiology 31 years experience
Yes: In the hands of a good electrophysiologists these arryhthmias ought to be cured by ablation
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Anita Prakash
Cardiology 31 years experience
Yes: Gatorade is another option that is electrolyte laden and you might find it more palatable, Although I see you are already on Midodrine so you should n... Read More
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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Anita Prakash
Cardiology 31 years experience
Not likely heart: Sounds as though you experienced a bad event and therefore, now think you have heart disease. At your age, CAD is very rare. Atherosclerosis develops ... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Anita Prakash
Cardiology 31 years experience
This is an emergency: You need to get to an EMergncy room right away. please call 911. This could be a carotid dissection, or aneurysm. Either way you do not want to jeapo... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Anita Prakash
Cardiology 31 years experience
Consider sleep study: You ought to visit a sleep study center where you can be observed and/or diagnosed with sleep terrors, and/or sleep apnea and then receive appropriate... Read More
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A 66-year-old female asked:
Dr. Anita Prakash
Cardiology 31 years experience
Weeks-months: Amiodarone is one of those antiarrhyhtmic drugs with a long 1/2 life (average of 50 days, range 30-100 days). So depending on whether you were front l... Read More
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A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Anita Prakash
Cardiology 31 years experience
Yes: An occasional glass of wine is not contraindicated
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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Anita Prakash
Cardiology 31 years experience
Possibly: depends on extent of dilation ofcourse, and that you are on the appropriate antihypertensives that also are now to remodel heart favorably.
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Anita Prakash
Cardiology 31 years experience
Calcium channel bloc: Makes sure you are well hydrated....that is #1 cause of palpitations. Further eliminate caffiene containing drinks. Work on your anxiety by trying to ... Read More
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A 46-year-old male asked:
Dr. Anita Prakash
Cardiology 31 years experience
None : Lisinopril belongs to the class of Ace inhibitor drugs and has pleiotropic benefits. In addition to being anti- hypertertensive, it also effectuates +... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Anita Prakash
Cardiology 31 years experience
Probably just stop: Atenolol 25 mg is a very very small dose....and as such you could simply discontinue it. No need to taper it. However, depending on why you were start... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Anita Prakash
Cardiology 31 years experience
See a doctor: First thing to figure out is whether ur rhythm is regular or irregular at those high heart rates. The fact that u feel dizzy is of some concern. U nee... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Anita Prakash
Cardiology 31 years experience
Yes: that you are short of breath even with the slightest work may be deconditioned state, pulmonary or cardiac. Given that you are of South Asian origin, ... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Anita Prakash
Cardiology 31 years experience
Go to ER: There is significant risk of stroke if one remains in an irregularly irregular rhythm such as atrial fibrillation and therefore, urgent medical attent... Read More
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Anita Prakash
Cardiology 31 years experience
Yes: A technically well done study is rather accurate in detecting occult CAD, soft and hard plaque, and ofcourse, the reporting also depends on user exper... Read More
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A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Anita Prakash
Cardiology 31 years experience
Not really: RBBB typically is not a worrisome finding as it does not correlate with ischemia/CAD as new LBBB does. Having said that, because you are "lightheaded"... Read More
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Anita Prakash
Cardiology 31 years experience
Poor prognosis: With such a low ejection fraction, 10%, prognosis is poor. Having said that, hopefully not only on lasix (furosemide) drip but also on some inotropic ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Anita Prakash
Cardiology 31 years experience
No: Your resting heart rate ought to be between 60-100 BPM depending on how fit you are. Your testing O2 sat ought to be in the high nineties (>95%) if... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Anita Prakash
Cardiology 31 years experience
Yes: Loweing heart rate is a side-effect of this centrally acting anti-hypertensive. For a paitent with POTS, I donot believe Clonidine is the best drug fo... Read More
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Anita Prakash
Cardiology 31 years experience
Hypertension: You might simply have essential hypertension even though "cardiac workup all normal in Jan 2014'. CAD and essential hypertension are not mutually exc... Read More
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A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Anita Prakash
Cardiology 31 years experience
Yes: Consider seeing a physical medicine/rehab MD for a consultation first .
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A female asked:
Dr. Anita Prakash
Cardiology 31 years experience
Coronary artery Dise: PET scan of the heart is the most accurate non-invasive way to detect and quantify stenosis in your coronary arteries. ALL other non-invasive modaliti... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anita Prakash
Cardiology 31 years experience
LDL is atherogenic: Risk of developing heart disease based on multiple factors& excess LDL is only 1 of them. At your age, lifestyle changes to decrease LDL ought to ... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Anita Prakash
Cardiology 31 years experience
Refersto wall motion: Abnormal septal motion on an echocardiogram typically refers to abnormal systolic motion of the septum, which can be from a bundle-branch block on ECG... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Anita Prakash
Cardiology 31 years experience
Musculoskeletal: The fact that the pain gets better on its own after a while, speaks to muscle-bone pain that abates. Since it is noticeable after awakening, perhaps y... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anita Prakash
Cardiology 31 years experience
Bloodwork every 6 ms: In the beginning, bloodwork is recommended every 6 months. That is to check liver profile primarily to be sure you are not developing a chemical hepta... Read More
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A 80-year-old male asked:
Dr. Anita Prakash
Cardiology 31 years experience
Yes: Depending on the severity of the valve stenosis. IF severe, then no exercise because your body will need more blood to circulate and as there is a ste... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anita Prakash
Cardiology 31 years experience
Make lifestylechange: At your young age, your HDL should be higher (>45 mg/dl). this is good cholesherol: eat salmon, walnuts, avocado to name a few foods with good fats... Read More
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A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Anita Prakash
Cardiology 31 years experience
Odd: Water pills ought to be taken in the morning, not night, so that you can sleep at night. Taking a water pill at night will disturb your sleep. Furth... Read More
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A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Anita Prakash
Cardiology 31 years experience
Yes: Lung cancer -- if enough of your pulmonary reserve is occupied by cancer and/or you have underlying COPD; a pericardial mass/tumor -- that is, of the ... Read More
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A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Anita Prakash
Cardiology 31 years experience
Very high success: In good hands, the Ross procedure is successful in terms of longevity for congenital AS. No, this procedure is not suitable for mitral valve because i... Read More
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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Anita Prakash
Cardiology 31 years experience
Ought to, yes: For a young person, sounds as though you have undergone a lot of tests to "rule out CAD". If all these tests are normal, all done at Mayo CLinic, and... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Anita Prakash
Cardiology 31 years experience
Orthopedic surgeon: Further consider second opinion of physical medicine rehabilitation MD. I am a believer in first seeking the opinion of a MD (rather than an ancillary... Read More
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A 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. Anita Prakash
Cardiology 31 years experience
Benadryl (diphenhydramine): Benadryl (diphenhydramine) is an older generation anti-histamine and is the best for you in your case. It will decongest you, allow you to sleep at n... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Anita Prakash
Cardiology 31 years experience
Call 911 : You likely have SVt superimposed on Wpw. This is not a safe rhythm . Call 911 and get transported to ER
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A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Anita Prakash
Cardiology 31 years experience
Hypertrophic cardiom: A young athlete jogging and collapsing of "heart failure" is likely due to hypertrophic cardiomyopathy. Born with a genetic mutation causing thickenin... Read More
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A 59-year-old male asked:
Dr. Anita Prakash
Cardiology 31 years experience
Best taken at night: Most medicines taken after dinner and before bedtime, typically, have the least side effects felt as you are asleep.
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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Anita Prakash
Cardiology 31 years experience
Most likely: Chest pain in a 23 year old is very unusual for it to be the real thing -- i.e. Coronary artery disease from cholesterol build-up. Probably is anxiety... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anita Prakash
Cardiology 31 years experience
Yes: If you are on a diuretic (= "strong water pill") such as lasix, (furosemide) or zaroxylyn for instance, and not "peeing", that is not a good sign. Ei... Read More
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HealthTap member
Dec 21, 2014
Dr. Anita Prakash took my condition seriously and really searched into the furthest corner of her knowledge to help me, unlike many other doctors that I've seen.
HealthTap member
Nov 29, 2016
Dr Prakash is very generous in answering important questions in depth learn't a lot from her many professional answers .Great for healthtap.
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This was very helpful. Thanks! Thanks Dr Prakash for your professional advice although very hard to convince my mother who is anti-Statins as they caused leg cramps but Ubiquinol could work with stati...Read More
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This was very helpful. Thanks! Amiodarone made me so sick that had the catheter ablation not been done quickly, I would have killed myself. Post-ablation, I still feel sick. This is a horrid drug. T...Read More
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This was very helpful. Thanks! Yes. I asked a nurse manager the question today and was told that a person would enter a rehab facility and insurance will be looked at closely about home care. thanks f...Read More

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

State University of New York at Stony Brook School of Medicine, NY
Graduated 1996MD

Medical/Graduate school

Columbia College, Bachelor of Arts
Graduated 1992MD

Residency

St. Vincents Hospital, NY, NY

Awards

Top Cardiologist , Second Place, California - Fall
2014
Most Influential, First Place, the San Jose Region - Spring
2017
Top Cardiologist, Second Place, California - Spring
2017
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