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Dr. Anita Prakash

Cardiology
CA
30 years experience female

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Cardiology

Nuclear Medicine

Licenses

United States: California

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

296 Answers
75 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 72-year-old male asked:
Dr. Anita Prakash
Cardiology 30 years experience
Depends....: Consider a cardiology consult for best strategy for management of atrial fibrillation. This is a nuanced question and merits an individualised answer ... Read More
A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Anita Prakash
Cardiology 30 years experience
Probably nothing....: given that you are young and presumably otherwise with no comorbidities, feeling your heart beat after exercise can be normal. Normal response to exer... Read More
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Anita Prakash
Cardiology 30 years experience
Dronaderone : dronaderone has less thyroid and pulmonary toxicity than amiodarone as it's a different chemical structure within same class. But it has its on cautio... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Anita Prakash
Cardiology 30 years experience
No : Consider consult with cardiologist. ER doctors tuned in to take care of serious acute problems - such as heart attacks, significant arrhythmia so. You... Read More
A 46-year-old male asked:
Dr. Anita Prakash
Cardiology 30 years experience
Pleiotropic effects : In hypertension, when it's diagnosed, there probably is microscopic cellular damage and/or left ventricular hyper trophy, AcE inhibitors are known to ... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Anita Prakash
Cardiology 30 years experience
Yes: It blocked the beta adrenerfic receptors
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Anita Prakash
Cardiology 30 years experience
Unlikely to be heart: Typical chest pain in a male is not described as "cramp" and unlikely for cardiac enzymes and EKG to be normal if performed while having chest/heart s... Read More
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Anita Prakash
Cardiology 30 years experience
No: Your BP numbers are perfect. SBP < or equal to 120 mmhg/ diastolic BP <80 mmhg is great.
A male asked:
Dr. Anita Prakash
Cardiology 30 years experience
Yes : Any negative intotrope is fine for treatment of HOCM; beta blockers preferred to calcium channel blockers however because of additional cardio protect... Read More
A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Anita Prakash
Cardiology 30 years experience
Unclear : Yes, heart size and function grossly can return to normal in cases of tachycardia induced cardiomyopathy. Coreg, ace inhibitor +/- aldactone (spironol... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Anita Prakash
Cardiology 30 years experience
South Asian highrisk: For a south Asian your numbers are better than most I have seen. However bc u r from the Indian subcontinent your risk for CAD is high and the ACC rec... Read More
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Anita Prakash
Cardiology 30 years experience
Yes: RF ablation for atrial fibrillation and/or atrial flutter in good hands ought to be curative. Factors that determine success: electrophysiologists exp... Read More
A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Anita Prakash
Cardiology 30 years experience
No: resting heart rate on the low side, 50-60 Bpm is normal. In fit individuals, resting heart can be lower still up to 35-40 Bpm. When one is resting hea... Read More
A 59-year-old female asked:
Dr. Anita Prakash
Cardiology 30 years experience
Sleep apnea and AFib: There is a well known association between hypoxemia (low circulating oxygen in blood) and stress on heart manifesting as arrhythmia. In ur husbands ca... Read More
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Anita Prakash
Cardiology 30 years experience
Angina: Your symptoms, especially pain radiating to the left jaw are concerning for angina. Women present "atypically" for chest pain. You should see a cardio... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Anita Prakash
Cardiology 30 years experience
Stress: Are you "stressed" the days you know you have to go to work? The gastointestinal tract is highly innervated and sensitive to "state of mind". In othe... Read More
A 44-year-old male asked:
Dr. Anita Prakash
Cardiology 30 years experience
Variable: One never treats a number per se; but rather symptoms if any. A BP of 82/56 is certainly on the low side especially for a 44 year old male. However ... Read More
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Anita Prakash
Cardiology 30 years experience
Heart as an organ: The heart is a sensitive organ and as such likes a certain mileu. Acid reflux (heart burn) is not a comfortable condition with acid in an otherwise al... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anita Prakash
Cardiology 30 years experience
Kidney disease: From a blood test, I suspect your internist is checking your BUN/Creatinine, makers of kidney function. Some BP medicines affect this parameter advers... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Anita Prakash
Cardiology 30 years experience
Yes: normal 130/80 or less for BP; Pulse normal 60-99 bpm. Lower pulse the better as it may indicate more fit state.
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Anita Prakash
Cardiology 30 years experience
Yes, most likely: You are young, and more importantly you need to better elucidate the type of SVT you have. IF your PCP, said stop, I would like to trust his/her judge... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Anita Prakash
Cardiology 30 years experience
Dehydration: You are tachycardic (heart rate>100 bpm), very possibly because you are dehydrated especially if you are vomiting. You need to get to the cause of ... Read More
A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Anita Prakash
Cardiology 30 years experience
No: An echocardiogram can tell valve "leakiness", valve "stenosis" and other structural abnormalities such as cholesterol build up, "healed" scar from pri... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Anita Prakash
Cardiology 30 years experience
Short Answer: yes!: Coughing black phlegm is not normal!! Dark bc there is blood in it? That would be called hemoptysis. NOt sure how the CAnadian system is, but you need... Read More
A 65-year-old male asked:
Dr. Anita Prakash
Cardiology 30 years experience
Yes: AF ablation is a non-invasive procedure done by an EP doctor. Howver, while undergoing open heart surgery, other methods exist to rid off AF and/or em... Read More
A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. Anita Prakash
Cardiology 30 years experience
Avoid dehydration: The #1 benign cause of fast heart rate is dehydration. It is very important to drink lots of water, and by that I donot mean coffee and tea (which hav... Read More
A 52-year-old male asked:
Dr. Anita Prakash
Cardiology 30 years experience
Depends on LDL level: AHA/ACC guidelines =treat based on an assessment of lifetime risk of developing heart disease. Typically, before statins are started, a sincere attemp... Read More
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Anita Prakash
Cardiology 30 years experience
Various connections: Certainly if you are in any kind of GI distress causing nausea your heart rate can go up simply because you are anxious. Increased heart rate can also... Read More
A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Anita Prakash
Cardiology 30 years experience
Hypothyroidism : TSh being elevated is highly accurate to make the diagnosis of hypothyroidism. You have low levels of thyroid hormone circulating in ur bloodstream an... Read More
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Anita Prakash
Cardiology 30 years experience
Atypical chest pain: However given that you are a South Asian male, you need a stress test. A static ECG does not tell you if you have any myocardium in jeapordy. Also be ... Read More
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Anita Prakash
Cardiology 30 years experience
It can : A complete ECG is all 12 leads. Having said that a 3 lead ECG can give suspicion to prior injury or infarct, but not confirm for as confidently. Also ... Read More
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Anita Prakash
Cardiology 30 years experience
Can be normal....: For you young age, voltage criteria are different and therefore it most likely is an incorrect reading if the conventional criteria for older individu... Read More
A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Anita Prakash
Cardiology 30 years experience
Unremarkable: Incomplete right bundle branch can be a normal variant in 15% of the adult population. It does not carry any significance. Left bundle branch does. Fu... Read More
A 51-year-old male asked:
Dr. Anita Prakash
Cardiology 30 years experience
Get a second opinion: That a surgeon says he can operate on your carotid artery that's 50%. Blocked is different from SHOULD it be. Typically 50% lesions are not intervened... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Anita Prakash
Cardiology 30 years experience
Normal: A non-dilated left ventricle would be a normal finding. That biventricular systolic function is good means it's normal as well (normal contractility).... Read More
A 48-year-old male asked:
Dr. Anita Prakash
Cardiology 30 years experience
See MD: Your blood pressure is too high. You need to see a doctor ASAP and get it checked and under control of high. Further I️
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Anita Prakash
Cardiology 30 years experience
Probably a fungal : infection. See an MD, confirm fungal infection and get antifungal medicine for it. More importantly need to look into why this happened -- typically s... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Anita Prakash
Cardiology 30 years experience
No: American College of Cardiology guidelines recommend BP be 130/80 mmHg or less. That is ideal. If your systolic BP is 151 mmHg, first it ought to be ... Read More
A 62-year-old male asked:
Dr. Anita Prakash
Cardiology 30 years experience
Social services : the onus really lies on the discharging hospital to make the best possible effort to setup post hospital care in order to facilitate ongoing healing, ... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Anita Prakash
Cardiology 30 years experience
No: ideal BP is 130/80 mmhg or less
A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Anita Prakash
Cardiology 30 years experience
Prob anxiety dosorde: Visible twitching in the area of the heart is not consistent with heart disease.
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Anita Prakash
Cardiology 30 years experience
No not yet : the fact that your BP is now 120/80 (normal is 130/80 or less) is because the medicine is working. Depending on your co-morbidities and age, you may b... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Anita Prakash
Cardiology 30 years experience
Allergies : try veramyst inhaler or nasocort inhaler to reduce swelling
A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Anita Prakash
Cardiology 30 years experience
Statin therapy: Any of the statin drugs along with lifestyle changes. Statins have pleitropic benefits,
A 61-year-old female asked:
Dr. Anita Prakash
Cardiology 30 years experience
Suggestive of ischem: A small area of anterior septal ischemia of the LV = small area of reduced blood flow at peak stress test. Few things to be mindful: Small refers to ... Read More
A 44-year-old male asked:
Dr. Anita Prakash
Cardiology 30 years experience
Most likely not : LVEF quantification by LV angiogram less accurate, reproducible, user dependent and quality of cath. CMRI clearly shown to be more accurate in assessm... Read More
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Anita Prakash
Cardiology 30 years experience
Metabolic syndrome: You have high TG, low HDL and insulin resistance which suggests metabolic syndrome....included in this syndrome is abdominal adiposity and hypertensio... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Anita Prakash
Cardiology 30 years experience
Vasovagal syncope: Still related to perturbations in vascular tone and/or inappropriate tachycardia, also benefits from compression stockings.
A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Anita Prakash
Cardiology 30 years experience
8weeks: Typically at 8 weeks gestation a heart is seen by abdominal US and the heart beat can be heard. If a intravaginal US used, then even @ 6-7 weeks, hear... Read More
A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Anita Prakash
Cardiology 30 years experience
FLu shot yes: Not sure why you need Vitamin b12 shot, unless you are a vegan and/or have documented low B12 blood levels.

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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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