Atherosclerosis

When the blood vessels that supply the heart gets narrowed by the buildup of a fatty substance called plaque, it is called atherosclerosis. High levels of triglycerides, aging, sedentary lifestyle, obesity, smoking, diabetes, and hypertension can increase the risk of atherosclerosis. Atherosclerosis can result in symptoms such as chest pain, shortness of breath, tiredness.

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Does mild atherosclerosis cause sharp chest pain with purple foot in an SVT patient?

Query: Hi doctor,Can you please tell me the significance of mild atherosclerotic vascular calcification on CT scan aorta or retroperitoneum? I am only 38-year-old. I have normal BP and lipid panel. I am not overweight do not smoke or drink. Sometimes get sharp chest pain and purple feet independent positio...  Read Full »


Dr. Tanmai Yermal (jain)

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I went through your query of chest CT (computed tomography) scan. Please upload the CT scan report. I need to know some more details about your chest pain. 1) Where is the exact location of your chest pain? 2) How long does it exist? 3) Is it on exertion or walk...  Read Full »

Do atherosclerotic calcifications cause leg pain and blue feet in a dependent position?

Query: Hi doctor,I have SVT. I have been having back pain and leg pain. I have a previous history of GERD and premature ovarian failure. I got CBC and CMP done. Can you tell me what mild atherosclerotic vascular calcification in CT scan means and if it is dangerous? Kindly guide me.  Read Full »


Dr. Muhammad Zohaib Siddiq

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Aorta is the largest artery in the body. It gets atherosclerotic changes over the lifetime of a person. Some have fast, and some have a slow process of atherosclerosis. Mild atherosclerotic changes are not dangerous. Every person has these changes. Some have more, some ...  Read Full »

What is causing the shooting pain in my legs?

Query: Hi doctor, Sometimes I get a weird shooting or stabbing pain in my legs. I do not get pain simultaneously in two legs but it can either be the left or right one. It usually last for a second and or last for ten seconds maximum.  Read Full »


Dr. Zubayeralam

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thanks for the query. I can understand your concern. According to your statement, you have been suffering from a weird shooting or stabbing type of pain in your legs, alternatively for 10 seconds occasionally. Such type of sharp shooting or stabbing pain in the leg may...  Read Full »

Does sudden shortness of breath indicate an underlying heart attack?

Query: Hi doctor, My wife is suffering from anterolateral ischemia and atherosclerosis of the thoracic aorta. I have attached the reports kindly comment.  Read Full »


Dr. Muhammad Zohaib Siddiq

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thanks for the query. The patient has a moderately reduced left ventricular ejection fraction (40%). Aortic and mitral valve thickening and calcification are age-related, and it is considered a normal age-related finding. Regarding reduced ejection fraction, the pa...  Read Full »

I am hearing music in my head. What to do?

Query: Before you get bored with my lengthy question – the end is ‘I had a stroke’; no one can tell me if this is related. About 5 months ago I started hearing music in my head (I’m almost 70 and this has never happened); it started as just music, not even a particular song but mo...  Read Full »


Dr. Aida Quka

Answer: Hello! Welcome on icliniq! I read carefully your question and would explain that the music could be related to a temporal lobe dysfunction, probably due to low blood flow in this area. You should know that chronic narrowing of blood vessels in the brain (due to atherosclerosis) can lead to brai...  Read Full »

What is the possible diagnosis of symptoms such as lightheadedness, chest pain and shortness of breath?

Query: Hello doctor, A 56-year-old patient went to his physician for evaluation of recurrent episodes of lightheadedness, chest pain, and shortness of breath with exertion. One week earlier, he experienced an episode of syncope while walking up the stairs of his house. Vitals: Heart rate - 116 bpm, BP ...  Read Full »


Dr. Penchala Prasad Kandikattu

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Did he lose consciousness while walking upstairs? Is he a diabetic? His cholesterol report seems abnormal, along with hypertension and uncontrolled blood pressure. His color Doppler report showing aortic stenosis. Possible diagnosis is age-related atherosclerosis with ...  Read Full »

Is 92-year-old patient with atherosclerosis a right candidate for stent?

Query: Hello doctor, My mom is a 92 years old with congestive heart failure. CT scan showed extensive atherosclerosis of the aorta. Probable high-grade stenosis of the right common iliac artery and the bilateral common femoral artery. She also has kidney disease in the left kidney and extreme fatigue for...  Read Full »


Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. This is a non-contrast CT (computed tomography) so it is not accurate in estimating the extent of stenosis. (attachment removed to protect patient identity). She will need a contrast CT angiography of abdominal vessels. However, the common iliac artery and femoral...  Read Full »

I read we can hear our blood flow when in extremely silent zero DB room. Is it true?

Query: Hello doctor,This is more of science question, I read somewhere we can hear our blood flow when in extremely silent room zero DB room, Is that true?  Read Full »


Dr. C Elanchezhian

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Yes, you can hear not only the silent room. Average person's carotid artery pulse and blood flow sounds can be heard in ears. During palpitations, we can hear the condition aortic stenosis blood flow sound. So many valvular diseases can be understood.  Read Full »

Why is my resting heart rate above 100?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 25 years old. My resting heart rate is above 100. What is the reason?  Read Full »


Dr. Muhammad M. Hanif Md.

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have worked through your query and understand your health issues. I assure you not worry as you have consulted the appropriate expert physician who will take care of all of your medical concerns. The reasons for tachycardia are as follows. Thyroid disease. Poor b...  Read Full »

How to reduce the increased lipoprotein level?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 42-year-old female. I am not taking any medications till now. Recently, I did my yearly medical tests and saw my LP(a) at 54.3 mg/dL. Please suggest.  Read Full »


Dr. Parth R Goswami

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Usually, LP(a) level should be less than 30 mg /dL. But, you have an increased level. High level of LP(a) signifies the increased risk for atherosclerosis of vessel and heart disease like ischemic heart disease. The doctor usually prescribes this test when there is a hi...  Read Full »

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