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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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 »

What causes chest tightness, sweaty palms, and uneasiness?

Query: Hi doctor,My son-in-law aged 44 years, slightly overweight, had symptoms of tightness of chest, sweaty palm and uneasiness. The tests showed blood pressure reading as 140/80 mmHg and ECG showed left ventricle irregularity. Please advise.  Read Full »


Dr. Rishu

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Left ventricular hypertrophy is because of hypertension, however, ECG is just a baseline test of cardiology. The tightness of chest associated with sweating can be stable angina. Stable angina is chest pain or discomfort that most often occurs with activity or emotio...  Read Full »

Three months back, I got CAD with angina. What to do?

Query: Hi doctor, Three months back, I got CAD with angina on exertion. I also had SR with two blockages. Please guide me. What is exactly critical in my report? Can I do angiography to confirm it?   Read Full »


Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. You have two blockages in two vessels. The first one is LAD (left anterior descending artery). It is an important vessel and the calcium has blocked it. The second important vessel present on the right is affected with stenosis. Your best option is bypass surgery and it...  Read Full »

What causes pressure with pain in chest and arm?

Query: Hello doctor, Two weeks ago I was sitting in front of my computer. I suddenly felt as if a band of pressure surrounded my chest and worsened. The pressure with some pain extended down both arms to my fingers and into my neck and head. It lasted for a few minutes. I have heart disease and 5 stents i...  Read Full »


Dr. Muhammad Zohaib Siddiq

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have read your query, I can understand your concerns and worries and pain you are going through. I hope my reply will clarify your concerns and give you a sigh of relief. - 2 arteries are blocked 40-50%, yes this is moderate disease and do not require stenting. If yo...  Read Full »

Will aortic dilation cause potential anuerysm?

Query: Hello doctor, I just received the report from a cardiac calcium scoring CT scan, and while my calcium score is zero, the report notes that my aortic root is dilated up to 3.7cm.I am a 42-year-old male. I had the CT scan performed because of recurring pain and tightness in my left arm, left side of m...  Read Full »


Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. If you have classical symptoms of angina, like chest pain occurring every time or most of the time you exert (rather than occasional symptoms), then you will also need to undergo stress test as well. Because calcium scoring is not a reliable test to rule out the pos...  Read Full »

Are left-sided chest pain and middle finger tip pain symptoms of heart problem?

Query: Hello doctor, When I touch the tip of my middle finger I feel pain there as well as on the left side of my chest. It just started yesterday. Is this a sign of a heart problem?  Read Full »


Dr. Isaac Gana

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I am sorry to hear about your pain, please do not be worried. You will be fine. It is not a definite sign of heart disease. There are arthritis, angina, etc. Do you have a history of heart diseases in your family? Do you experience shortness of breath? Have you expe...  Read Full »

What are the causes of panic attacks?

Query: Hi doctor, I have been having 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 fine. Sometimes, I am having multiple panic attacks in a day and also...  Read Full »


Dr. Seikhoo Bishnoi

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

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