Apu Akkad, MD

Internal Medicine

Internal Medicine

Medical Center, South Santa Monica Boulevard, Beverly Hills, CA, USA

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Board certified Attending Physician with a demonstrated history of working in the hospital & health care industry. Skilled in Nonprofit Organizations, Epidemiology, Statistical Modeling, and Literature Reviews. Strong healthcare services professional with a M.D. focused in Medicine from UMass Medical School.

Education

  • MD: University of Massachusetts Medical School

  • BS: Brandeis University

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Internal Medicine

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Apu Akkad, MD

4 months ago

Videos

Dr Apu Akkad – Introduction

Hi, my name is Dr. Apu Akkad. I’m from Massachusetts. I went to the University of Massachusetts medical school, where I’m from. I moved to LA, several years ago and did my training in internal...

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Apu Akkad, MD

4 months ago

Videos

Congestive Heart Failure – Immune Suppression Medication

After transplant, you would need to take medications called immune suppression in order to suppress your immune system from rejecting the new organ. Typically there’s two medications that are used more frequently. These are called...

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Apu Akkad, MD

4 months ago

Videos

Congestive Heart Failure – Causes

Congestive heart failure is a disease in which your heart doesn’t pump enough blood to your body to meet its needs. It can happen for many reasons, including ischemic heart disease, which is disease of...

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Apu Akkad, MD

4 months ago

Videos

Congestive Heart Failure – Lifestyle Effects

Congestive heart failure is a very difficult disease to live with as it requires many adjustments to the way that you’ve been living your life. A lot of risk factor modifications, including diet and exercise,...

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Apu Akkad, MD

4 months ago

Videos

Congestive Heart Failure – Follow-Up Testing

“It’s very important to follow up with your primary care doctor regularly in order to monitor your risk factors for heart failure. Now, it’s really important over time to be tested usually annually for heart...

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Apu Akkad, MD

4 months ago

Videos

Congestive Heart Failure – Ejection Fraction

After you’ve started on medications for heart failure, typically after six months or so, your doctor will want to look at the function of your heart. This is called the ejection fraction or EF for...

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Apu Akkad, MD

4 months ago

Videos

Congestive Heart Failure – Associated Conditions

There’s many associated conditions with heart failure that put you at a greater risk for having heart failure. The most common of these is coronary artery disease or ischemic heart disease. A lot of risk...

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Apu Akkad, MD

4 months ago

Videos

Congestive Heart Failure – Alternative Treatments

There’s also other treatments besides medications that may help control your symptoms. Some of these are compression stockings in order to help control the swelling in your legs, as well as cardiac rehab, which is...

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Apu Akkad, MD

4 months ago

Videos

Congestive Heart Failure – Definition

Congestive heart failure is a disease in which your heart is not able to pump enough blood to your body to meet its needs. This can happen for several reasons, including ischemic heart disease, meaning...

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Apu Akkad, MD

4 months ago

Videos

Congestive Heart Failure – Prevalence

So heart failure is a really common disease that affects about 40 million people globally and 6 million people in the US each year. This translates to about 10% of people over age 65 are...

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Apu Akkad, MD

4 months ago

Videos

Congestive Heart Failure – Medication Side Effects

These medications do come with their side effects. Blood pressure medications can need to be titrated accordingly to each patient to prevent low blood pressure. Some of the cholesterol medications can cause liver damage or...

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Apu Akkad, MD

4 months ago

Videos

Congestive Heart Failure – Heart Transplant

Heart transplants are quite rare. And even some of the leading centers in the country only would do up to about 40 heart transplants a year. Some of the reasons that it’s so difficult to...

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Apu Akkad, MD

4 months ago

Videos

Congestive Heart Failure – Treatments

There are many different treatments for heart failure. Once the diagnosis is made, typically medications will need to be started at the time of diagnosis. These can be talked about with your doctor. There are...

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Apu Akkad, MD

4 months ago

Videos

Congestive Heart Failure – Symptoms

Common symptoms of congestive heart failure are shortness of breath, and this can be manifested in many different ways. Typically, people can have shortness of breath on exertion. This can be while running or walking....

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Apu Akkad, MD

4 months ago

Videos

Congestive Heart Failure – Swelling In Your Legs

Typically you can get swelling in your legs as well. This can be caused as in heart failure, your heart isn’t strong enough to pump blood throughout your body as well as normal. So over...

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Apu Akkad, MD

4 months ago

Videos

Congestive Heart Failure – Surgical Treatment

In refractory disease, meaning if all medications fail, there is the option for surgical treatment. This would involve what’s called an LVAD or a ventricular assist device. Also commonly known as an artificial heart that...

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Apu Akkad, MD

4 months ago

Videos

Coronary Artery Disease – Tests

EKGs can be done pretty much instantaneously and the doctor can look at the results fairly quickly after it’s done. Some other tests (such as a stress test) may take a little while to come...

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Apu Akkad, MD

4 months ago

Videos

Coronary Artery Disease – Surgery

If medical treatment fails or if you have certain indications, surgery is another option to treat coronary artery disease. The surgery is called CABG (or a Coronary Artery Bypass Graft.) Some indications for this include...

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Apu Akkad, MD

4 months ago

Videos

Coronary Artery Disease – Symptoms

The most common symptom in CAD is chest pain. This chest pain can occur on exertion (which is called stable angina) or it can occur at rest or with various changes in the amount of...

Watch and Share
Apu Akkad, MD

4 months ago

Videos

Congestive Heart Failure – Treatment Options

Many different medications and treatments that are directed at heart failure, some may work for some people, some may work for other people,. Medications and other interventions to modify lifestyle and modify risk factors need...

Watch and Share
Apu Akkad, MD

4 months ago

Videos

Dr Apu Akkad – Introduction

Hi, my name is Dr. Apu Akkad. I’m from Massachusetts. I went to the University of Massachusetts medical school, where I’m from. I moved to LA, several years ago and did my training in internal...

Watch and Share
Apu Akkad, MD

4 months ago

Videos

Congestive Heart Failure – Immune Suppression Medication

After transplant, you would need to take medications called immune suppression in order to suppress your immune system from rejecting the new organ. Typically there’s two medications that are used more frequently. These are called...

Watch and Share
Apu Akkad, MD

4 months ago

Videos

Congestive Heart Failure – Causes

Congestive heart failure is a disease in which your heart doesn’t pump enough blood to your body to meet its needs. It can happen for many reasons, including ischemic heart disease, which is disease of...

Watch and Share
Apu Akkad, MD

4 months ago

Videos

Congestive Heart Failure – Lifestyle Effects

Congestive heart failure is a very difficult disease to live with as it requires many adjustments to the way that you’ve been living your life. A lot of risk factor modifications, including diet and exercise,...

Watch and Share
Apu Akkad, MD

4 months ago

Videos

Congestive Heart Failure – Follow-Up Testing

“It’s very important to follow up with your primary care doctor regularly in order to monitor your risk factors for heart failure. Now, it’s really important over time to be tested usually annually for heart...

Watch and Share
Apu Akkad, MD

4 months ago

Videos

Congestive Heart Failure – Ejection Fraction

After you’ve started on medications for heart failure, typically after six months or so, your doctor will want to look at the function of your heart. This is called the ejection fraction or EF for...

Watch and Share
Apu Akkad, MD

4 months ago

Videos

Congestive Heart Failure – Associated Conditions

There’s many associated conditions with heart failure that put you at a greater risk for having heart failure. The most common of these is coronary artery disease or ischemic heart disease. A lot of risk...

Watch and Share
Apu Akkad, MD

4 months ago

Videos

Congestive Heart Failure – Alternative Treatments

There’s also other treatments besides medications that may help control your symptoms. Some of these are compression stockings in order to help control the swelling in your legs, as well as cardiac rehab, which is...

Watch and Share
Apu Akkad, MD

4 months ago

Videos

Congestive Heart Failure – Definition

Congestive heart failure is a disease in which your heart is not able to pump enough blood to your body to meet its needs. This can happen for several reasons, including ischemic heart disease, meaning...

Watch and Share
Apu Akkad, MD

4 months ago

Videos

Congestive Heart Failure – Prevalence

So heart failure is a really common disease that affects about 40 million people globally and 6 million people in the US each year. This translates to about 10% of people over age 65 are...

Watch and Share
Apu Akkad, MD

4 months ago

Videos

Congestive Heart Failure – Medication Side Effects

These medications do come with their side effects. Blood pressure medications can need to be titrated accordingly to each patient to prevent low blood pressure. Some of the cholesterol medications can cause liver damage or...

Watch and Share
Apu Akkad, MD

4 months ago

Videos

Congestive Heart Failure – Heart Transplant

Heart transplants are quite rare. And even some of the leading centers in the country only would do up to about 40 heart transplants a year. Some of the reasons that it’s so difficult to...

Watch and Share
Apu Akkad, MD

4 months ago

Videos

Congestive Heart Failure – Treatments

There are many different treatments for heart failure. Once the diagnosis is made, typically medications will need to be started at the time of diagnosis. These can be talked about with your doctor. There are...

Watch and Share
Apu Akkad, MD

4 months ago

Videos

Congestive Heart Failure – Symptoms

Common symptoms of congestive heart failure are shortness of breath, and this can be manifested in many different ways. Typically, people can have shortness of breath on exertion. This can be while running or walking....

Watch and Share
Apu Akkad, MD

4 months ago

Videos

Congestive Heart Failure – Swelling In Your Legs

Typically you can get swelling in your legs as well. This can be caused as in heart failure, your heart isn’t strong enough to pump blood throughout your body as well as normal. So over...

Watch and Share
Apu Akkad, MD

4 months ago

Videos

Congestive Heart Failure – Surgical Treatment

In refractory disease, meaning if all medications fail, there is the option for surgical treatment. This would involve what’s called an LVAD or a ventricular assist device. Also commonly known as an artificial heart that...

Watch and Share
Apu Akkad, MD

4 months ago

Videos

Congestive Heart Failure – Overview

Congestive heart failure is one of the most common conditions. And it’s due to having a decreased perfusion of blood to your body. It’s caused by various conditions, most commonly ischemic heart disease, or decreased...

Watch and Share
Apu Akkad, MD

4 months ago

Videos

Congestive Heart Failure – Treatment Options

Many different medications and treatments that are directed at heart failure, some may work for some people, some may work for other people,. Medications and other interventions to modify lifestyle and modify risk factors need...

Watch and Share
Apu Akkad, MD

4 months ago

Videos

Coronary Artery Disease – Symptoms

The most common symptom in CAD is chest pain. This chest pain can occur on exertion (which is called stable angina) or it can occur at rest or with various changes in the amount of...

Watch and Share
Apu Akkad, MD

4 months ago

Videos

Coronary Artery Disease – Tests

EKGs can be done pretty much instantaneously and the doctor can look at the results fairly quickly after it’s done. Some other tests (such as a stress test) may take a little while to come...

Watch and Share
Apu Akkad, MD

4 months ago

Videos

Coronary Artery Disease – Surgery

If medical treatment fails or if you have certain indications, surgery is another option to treat coronary artery disease. The surgery is called CABG (or a Coronary Artery Bypass Graft.) Some indications for this include...

Watch and Share
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