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Kanwar Gill

Cardiologist

Dr. Kanwar Gill is a top Cardiologist in commack, . With a passion for the field and an unwavering commitment to their specialty, Dr. Kanwar Gill is an expert in changing the lives of their patients for the better. Through their designated cause and expertise in the field, Dr. Kanwar Gill is a prime example of a true leader in healthcare. As a leader and expert in their field, Dr. Kanwar Gill is passionate about enhancing patient quality of life. They embody the values of communication, safety, and trust when dealing directly with patients. In commack, NY, Dr. Kanwar Gill is a true asset to their field and dedicated to the profession of medicine.
13 years Experience
Kanwar Gill
  • commack, NY
  • SGRD Institute of Medical Sciences & Research.
  • Accepting new patients

Gum disease and heart disease

Dental plaque and plaque in heart or other arteries i.e atherosclerotic plaque are two completely different entities and not related.

I have symptomatic PVCs. When do they become dangerous?

It depends on the location of the triger focus of the pvc, with most pvc from right ventricle depending upon the location can be ablated. But usually thease can be suppressed with READ MORE
It depends on the location of the triger focus of the pvc, with most pvc from right ventricle depending upon the location can be ablated. But usually thease can be suppressed with medication. These can become a problematic depending upon how many a patient has in 24 hour period and can affect heart function.

What are the possible triggers of left side chest pain?

Family history is a very strong risk factor for cardiac disease especially coronary artery disease(CAD) . And family history of premature CAD has even significant impact. Chest READ MORE
Family history is a very strong risk factor for cardiac disease especially coronary artery disease(CAD) . And family history of premature CAD has even significant impact. Chest pain can be from many reasons but most important to rule out is one with significant morbidity i.e cardiac. Its a prediction based on risk factors.

Is plavix( clopidogrel ) a blood thinner?

Aspirin and placix are used as antiplatelet drugs. It protects the stents and unstable plaque. If a patient has a stent with heart attack its recommended to use aspirin and plavix READ MORE
Aspirin and placix are used as antiplatelet drugs. It protects the stents and unstable plaque. If a patient has a stent with heart attack its recommended to use aspirin and plavix for minimum 12 months and aspirin there after. People on aspirin and plavix have increased tendency for bleeding. There mechanism of action however is different from what in cardiology we call blood thinner like coumadin. The decision to stop plavix shd be discussed with your cardiologist and is based on the urgency and patient preference.

Are there alternatives to a catheter ablation for atrioventricular reciprocating tachycardia

Avnrt or av nodal reentry tachycardia has good cure with ablation and the risk and benefits needs to be discussed with your cardiologist. Its usually a safe procesure in experience READ MORE
Avnrt or av nodal reentry tachycardia has good cure with ablation and the risk and benefits needs to be discussed with your cardiologist. Its usually a safe procesure in experience hands.

Regaining strength after a stroke

It has to be a significant stroke to make someone debelitated. Minor stroke or TIA ususlly has very good recovery. Patients in general shd be involved on PT/Ot and general exercise READ MORE
It has to be a significant stroke to make someone debelitated. Minor stroke or TIA ususlly has very good recovery. Patients in general shd be involved on PT/Ot and general exercise program.

Valve repair success

The decision for valve repair vs replacement is dependent on the valve involved, the etiology and severity of the valve disease, patient characteristics and surgeon.

Abdominal aneurysm prevention

Most important part is the screening for abdominal aortic aneurysm(AAA). There might be subtle signs but hard to recognize by many patients. AAA usually is associated with other READ MORE
Most important part is the screening for abdominal aortic aneurysm(AAA). There might be subtle signs but hard to recognize by many patients. AAA usually is associated with other cardiac and vascular conditions but can be isolated.

Is running ever bad for your heart?

Moderate amount of exercise is healthy. Running should alternate with some mild to moderate intensity strength training. Road running is different from treadmill. Road running READ MORE
Moderate amount of exercise is healthy. Running should alternate with some mild to moderate intensity strength training. Road running is different from treadmill. Road running neads to have proper technique and has to be at the intensity depending on your needs and health. For cardio as a goal the heart rate with running should usually be 130-160

Is chest heaviness related to my past heart issues?

There are numerous causes of chest heaviness or discomfort. One to rule out is heart. Your sysmptom can be related to your heart depending on the circumstances at and during the READ MORE
There are numerous causes of chest heaviness or discomfort. One to rule out is heart. Your sysmptom can be related to your heart depending on the circumstances at and during the episodes.

Will my hip replacement put me at risk for heart disease?

The risk is based on your risk profile. From what you are describing based upon your medical history alone in your question seems to be low but a lot of other factors need to considered READ MORE
The risk is based on your risk profile. From what you are describing based upon your medical history alone in your question seems to be low but a lot of other factors need to considered also.

Don't want to have surgery for enlarged heart--any other options?

Specific to your question the enlarged heart on CXR needs to be further evaluated and needs further testing before we could determine that it needs any intervention or not. I would READ MORE
Specific to your question the enlarged heart on CXR needs to be further evaluated and needs further testing before we could determine that it needs any intervention or not. I would start with non invasive cardiac testing to determine the structure and function of your heart.