Angiography

Angiography is an imaging technique that uses X-rays to visualize the blood vessels of the heart. It is normally carried out to see if there are any obstructions to the blood flow to the heart. In this technique, a dye is injected into the heart's blood vessels, and an X-ray machine takes images of these colored vessels.

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What causes involuntary puffing?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 45 year old male. A month back, I was diagnosed with sleep apnea. I have enclosed my report here. I feel breathless at night while lying down and I was advised it as because of sleep apnea. I have been trying to use a CPAP. For past two months I am experiencing breathlessness on...  Read Full »


Dr. Vivek Chail

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have read through your query and reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity) in detail. Please find my observations below. There is a probability of having a parasomnia which is defined as sleep disorders that involve abnormal movements and features like...  Read Full »

My one-year-old angiography report was normal, but I still have chest pain; Why?

Query: Hi doctor, One year ago, I had chest pain. I thought that it is may be due to some excessive spicy food I took the last night and also I did not sleep till late due to some work. So, I just ignored it and left for my work. That day, I had to go somewhere driving myself and I thought it as just a min...  Read Full »


Dr. Muhammad Majid Hanif

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I want to assure you, do not worry as everything is going to be fine if proper care and treatment is opted in for. I have thoroughly gone through your case, reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity) and can well understand your genuine health concerns.  Read Full »

Can you explain the echo reports?

Query: Hello doctor,Ten days ago, my dad collapsed on the street. We rushed him to the hospital and made an echo. Also, he was suffering from high blood pressure but, nowadays his blood pressure is low. This was the first time it happened to him after he took Avodart and Tamsulin. His reports read as f...  Read Full »


Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. He probably fell due to low blood pressure induced due to Tamsulosin. However, there are possibilities like heart rhythm abnormalities and rapid heart rate as his heart function is also low. The echo report indicates that his heart function is low and it is 39...  Read Full »

What is the risk of postponing an angiography?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 45 year old male. My height is 184 cm and weight is 97 kg. I have breathlessness on exertion. I get some pain in my throat while walking, but not always. I had a TMT test which was positive. I did TMT for 6.3 minutes and stopped due to breathlessness. The ECG showed ST depression o...  Read Full »


Dr. Muhammad Majid Hanif

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I welcome you and want to assure you do not worry as everything is going to be fine if proper care and treatment is opted in for. I have thoroughly gone through your case and can well understand your genuine health concerns.  Read Full »

Is it normal to have mild supraventricular tachycardia in a healthy individual?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 74 year old male in excellent health, and I am not on any medications. Recently, I had a strange chest sensation. It felt like my heart stopped or skipped, and I felt lightheaded like I might pass out. I had an EKG, echocardiogram, and a Holter test done. The EKG results were n...  Read Full »


Dr. Muhammad Majid Hanif

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand you are a little worried about your heart and have been on the Holter monitor for a while. I appreciate that you have uploaded the reports in full for my consideration (attachment removed to protect patient identity).  From the fact that you are not on an...  Read Full »

How to treat the blood clots present in the arteries of the neck?

Query: Hi doctor, My mother has blood clots in the left and some right side arteries around the neck. The blood is not going to the brain from these clotted arteries. She did not get any brain stroke, but she has tremors, and sometimes she is unable to move her left hand. We took her to the hospital, and...  Read Full »


Dr. Arun Tungaria

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I think you are talking about carotid vessel disease, with blockage both sides. Management depends on the degree of blockage on an investigation called an angiography. So, the next step is to get a CT or MRI angiography. For more information consult a neurosurgeon onlin...  Read Full »

Kindly see my father's reports and say whether he has a heart problem.

Query: Hello doctor, My father was admitted to the hospital last month, due to pain in the stomach, left hand, and shoulder. He is hypertensive from the last two years. After doing some tests, the doctor said that there might be a problem in the heart. I am attaching his reports and prescription. Please gi...  Read Full »


Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have carefully gone through your father's reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity). He has got two problems, a heart disease called coronary artery disease and gastritis. His ECG shows abnormalities and his troponin level is also elevated, i...  Read Full »

My mother's ECG is abnormal even though she does not have chest pain. Why?

Query: Hi doctor, My mother is 65 years old and diabetic for the last 15 to 20 years. During her last blood and urine test, there were some issues with lipid profile test apart from sugar fasting and PP. When doctor performed ECG, there was some problem with that also. Now the doctor had recommended CAG. M...  Read Full »


Dr. Isaac Gana

Answer: Hello,Welcome to icliniq.com.Your mother's test results show abnormalities. That is why the doctor has recommended CAG (coronary angiography).The ECG shows ST segment flattening at V, which indicates ischemia (reduced blood supply) and can lead to a heart attack. It can occur in patients without ch...  Read Full »

Which has to be given priority among angioplasty and pacemaker placement?

Query: Hi doctor, My mother is 64 years old. She has diabetes and hypertension. She suddenly fainted after taking BP medicine. Her pulse rate went down to 30. She is admitted to the hospital with a low pulse rate of 50 to 55. The angiography is showing two blockages. One is 70%, and the other is 90%. The ...  Read Full »


Dr. Muhammad Zohaib Siddiq

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. According to your query, two vessels are diseased. Her heart rate went to 30, and she fainted after taking BP (blood pressure) medicines. 1) Why angiography was done? 2) Did she have heart attack or just uncontrolled angina? 3) What medicines is she taking for BP ...  Read Full »

For heart block, which is better - bypass or stent?

Query: Hi doctor, My brother-in-law went for angiography, and he has two blockages 60% and 80%. Now, his doctor saying that it is urgent to get an operation and they will fix two stents. What will you suggest? Is it fine to go with a stent? Will it work lifetime? Or shall we opt bypass?  Read Full »


Dr. Nageswara Rao

Answer: Hi. Welcome back to icliniq.com. If he does not have diabetes, then he can go for stents. Angioplasty cannot guarantee for lifetime. Angioplasty works well for a decade. Sometimes, a patient condition may not fit for CABG. Even CABG (coronary artery bypass grafting) also cannot give a lifetime gu...  Read Full »

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