Dr. Kanwar Gill is a cardiologist practicing in Commack , NY. Dr. Gill specializes in diagnosing, monitoring, and treating diseases or conditions of the heart and blood vessels and the cardiovascular system. These conditions include heart attacks, heart murmurs, coronary heart disease, and hypertension. Dr. Gill also practices preventative medicine, helping patients maintain a heart-healthy life.
Education and Training
SGRD Institute of Medical Sciences & Research. MD 2006
Stony Brook Internal Medicine Residency. MD 2011
General Cardiology Fellowship From Mount Sinai Beth Israel, Manhattan, NY MD 2015
Interventional Cardiology Fellowship From Stony Brook University Hospital MD 2016
Adolescent Medicine (Internal Medicine)
Kanwar Gill's Expert Contributions
Dental plaque and plaque in heart or other arteries i.e atherosclerotic plaque are two completely different entities and not related. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. READ MORE
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. 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. 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 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. 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. 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. READ MORE
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Faculty Titles & Positions
- Asst. Prof of Medicine Stony brook University Hospital 2016 - 2017
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- Hypertension: When Should I Call a Doctor?
Emergency situations with high blood pressure, called hypertensive crisis, are common when blood pressure is very high. This is a serious situation, as it may lead to organ damage. If the increase in blood pressure is not too high to cause any problems to any of the organs it is referred to as...
- Alternative Treatments for Congestive Heart Failure
Congestive heart failure is a serious heart condition where the heart cannot pump the required amount of blood needed for the body’s circulatory system. Prevention is the most important step for congestive heart failure, and this can be achieved through a healthy diet and lifestyle. If the usual...
- Fried Foods Aren't as Dangerous as We Thought
Spanish researchers have found that foods fried in healthier oils, like olive or sunflower oil, may not cause heart disease and premature death. The study was conducted on 40,000 adults who were followed up for 11 years to track the food intake and risk of heart disease. Although the study brings...
- A New Form of Spaghetti Has Been Designed to Reduce the Risk of Heart Disease
Scientists have developed ‘super spaghetti’, a variant of the normal form made from barley flour and this new form of noodles is supposed to reduce the risk of heart disease. Super spaghetti was developed by the scientists in Italy and Spain and the report is published in, Journal of...
- Pain that Requires Prompt Medical Attention
The following are a list of different painful experiences that one must seek medical attention for:Severe headache“If headache is accompanied by a cold, it could be sinus headache”, says Sandra Fryhofer, MD, MACP, spokeswoman for the American College of Physicians. If the headache is severe and...
- Everything You Need to Know About Cutaneous Lupus Erythematosus
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