Angina

Chest pain caused by a reduced flow of blood to the heart is called angina or angina pectoris. This type of chest pain is often described as squeezing, heaviness, or tightness in the chest. The other symptoms that might be associated with angina are fatigue, shortness of breath, and sweating.

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I underwent cardiac catheterization and there were no blockages. Why am I not suggested to take a cardiac MRI?

Query: Hi doctor,I was diagnosed with heart failure. I underwent cardiac catheterization and there were no blockages. But my doctors are not sure about the cause for pain. Why am I not suggested to take a cardiac MRI?  Read Full »


Dr. Muhammad Zohaib Siddiq

Answer: Hi,Welcome to icliniq.com.Pain can be muscular, skeletal, pulmonary, or psychological. Please tell details about pain, exact location, severity, origin, relief, and associated symptoms. Send me your reports.  Read Full »

Is there a permanent cure for diabetes and angina in me?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 54 years old, and I feel pain in my chest, I have symptoms of angina pectoris, and I am a diabetes patient (type 2). Can I have sex or masturbate? I have been visiting my doctor no results; how can I cure this?  Read Full »


Dr. Muhammad Zohaib Siddiq

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. If you can climb two flights of stairs and can walk three to four blocks without symptoms of chest pain or shortness of breath, you can do sex. But it would help if you had a workup for angina. If it occurs frequently, you should have angiography done.  Read Full »

Can a smartwatch be used in an 80-year-old male with heart problems?

Query: Hello doctor, My grandfather is over 80-years-old and has suffered from severe heart conditions for quite a long time. He underwent a bypass surgery 12 years back and has a heart valve replacement which is not functioning normally; he is considered unfit to undergo surgery to correct it due to his ...  Read Full »


Dr. Basuki Nath Bhagat

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have read your query and understand your concern. I read about the smartwatch. As your grandfather has breathing difficulty, this watch would help monitor his SpO2 (percentage of oxygen in the blood) levels. It would alert if there are any variations in hear...  Read Full »

Was my father's death due to pulmonary edema or medical negligence?

Query: Dear doctor, My father died during angioplasty. The treating doctor said that the death is due to pulmonary edema. But we suspect it may be because of a medical negligence. I need a second opinion.  Read Full »


Dr. Saumya Mittal

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. What happens in a heart attack is that the patient's heart is not functioning properly. It does not maintain the speed and pressure required. And therefore, the blood and the fluid collects in the body including the lungs. When the fluid collects in the lungs, a person ...  Read Full »

I have pain in my upper left back region, and my ECG was abnormal. What does this mean?

Query: Hi doctor,I have pain in my upper left back region. My ECG was abnormal, but my echo was normal. My BP is 130/80 mmHg, random blood sugar is 184, total cholesterol is 124, and triglyceride is 463. I have panic disorder, and I am taking regular medicine.  Read Full »


Dr. Settipalli Saravan Pramod

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. The symptoms are suggestive of acute gastritis, which might be present as similar complaints as you mentioned. But to rule out heart conditions like angina, as ECG shows abnormal changes, kindly upload your reports to have proper information. I suggest you try taking tab...  Read Full »

What are the causes of panic attacks?

Query: Hi doctor, I have had panic attacks for the past 13 years. I have been to the hospital on multiple occasions and have been diagnosed with anxiety attacks every time. I have had EKGs and blood work done. All the reports are satisfactory. Sometimes, I have multiple panic attacks in a day, and also I g...  Read Full »


Dr. Seikhoo Bishnoi

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. There is a need to get a medical checkup done for panic attacks and persistent anxiety. Hyperthyroidism, cardiac issues like angina, etc., could cause an increased risk of panic attacks. So, if the panic attacks are persistent, get one ECG done to rule out heart cau...  Read Full »

Kindly give your opinion on my brother's stabbing type of pain in his chest region.

Query: Hello doctor, My brother has been having mild stabbing pain in the chest region for 20 days now. The pain is constant, and sometimes the intensity is powerful, as if the heart was so heavy that it would fall. Because of so much pain, he asked me to take him to the emergency room. In the end, afte...  Read Full »


Dr. Isaac Gana

Answer: Hello,Welcome to icliniq.com.I have seen his reports (attachments removed to protect the patient’s identity). Calcium buildup in the arteries can lead to atherosclerosis. This, in turn, can predispose him to a heart attack. The level of his triglycerides and cholesterol, along with his weight, put...  Read Full »

Will stress cause on and off slight chest pain?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 24 year old male, who weighs 80 kg and I am 6 feet tall, and I have no previous cardiac problems. I have a slight chest pain, almost like the type caused by grief. I work a lot, especially over the last month. The pain has been on off all day since two weeks. I do not want to wast...  Read Full »


Dr. Isaac Gana

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your worries, but there is absolutely nothing to worry. Chest pains can be caused by a lot of factors, from cardiovascular-related to non-cardiovascular related. For example heartburn, costochondritis, angina, etc. Your chest pain is non-car...  Read Full »

Can a patient get a heart attack in the middle of a stress test?

Query: Hi doctor, I am worried about my grandmother. She is 80 years old. She has done some stress tests eight years back. Two years back, she got chest pain and heart attack while doing stress tests. Now, she is advised to do stress tests again. Her blood pressure remains fluctuating. She is weak and p...  Read Full »


Dr. Muhammad Zohaib Siddiq

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. She is an aged person. She has placed three stents with CABG (coronary artery bypass grafting). She has done stress tests in the past which were not completed due to chest pain and heart attack. I do not prefer doing exercise stress tests ...  Read Full »

How can one stop coronary artery disease (CAD) from progressing?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 72 years old female from a rural area. I feel tired or chest heaviness after climbing stairs and while doing household chores. What is the issue?  Read Full »


Dr. Malay Shukla

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. So, as you mentioned, you feel tired and, more importantly, feeling chest heaviness while performing home chores and climbing stairs or streets. CAD (coronary artery disease) is caused when there is a partial or complete obstruction in the blood vessels supplying the mu...  Read Full »

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