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Chest Pain

Chest pain varies depending on the intensity, location, and duration. It might be a sign of some severe heart conditions like a heart attack, or sometimes it can be due to some other conditions that are not life-threatening. Acid reflux, pneumonia, pulmonary embolism, and bronchospasm might also cause chest pain.

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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 Sharma

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Left ventricular hypertrophy is because of hypertension, however, ECG (electrocardiogram) 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 a...  Read Full »

What causes chest pain and blurred vision?

Query: Hello doctor, My father had PTMC twice. He had also undergone an MVR before 10 years. Unfortunately, his heart rate always seems to rise to 150 or 160. Two years back, he had a cardioversion and was fine with the drugs Renozex and Sotalex. After the MVR, he was on Warfarin and his INR was fine. This...  Read Full »


Dr. Rishu Sharma

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have noted all your details. The Holter reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity) of your father reveal his baseline rhythm to be atrial fibrillation. The rapid heart rate associated with atrial fibrillation can result in chest pain or discomfort (angin...  Read Full »

I have chest pain with discomfort in my jaws for a few days. What is the cause?

Query: Hi doctor, I have chest pain for quite a few days and have discomfort on jaws and back. I also have neck pain and arm pain. I have gone through lipid test, ECG twice, echo and TMT. All are normal. My BP remains 115/75 mmHg, my cholesterol is 163, HDL 47 and LDL 98. In TMT, I achieved 13.8 METs maxim...  Read Full »


Dr. Rishu Sharma

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have noted all your details. As your echo and treadmill test are normal with excellent exercise tolerance, the chances of it being a cardiac pain are highly unlikely. Please mention your age and smoking habits. TMT (treadmill test) and 2D echo are more than 85% sensitiv...  Read Full »

What causes fast heartbeat and chest pain?

Query: Hi doctor, I have been having fast heartbeat and severe chest pain. When I consulted a doctor, he prescribed Atenolol for me. It relieved the pain for some time, but now it continues. There are no further investigations. The onset is sudden and for the past six months, I am having severe chest pai...  Read Full »


Dr. Rishu Sharma

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. You have not mentioned your smoking habits. Smoking is a sole risk factor for all cardiac diseases. You were on Atenolol for hypertension. You have neither mentioned the BP nor the dose of Atenolol. Chest pain for six months cannot be overlooked. Is your pain dull aching...  Read Full »

Why do I have chest pain in the daytime and not at nights?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 29 year old female. I have been experiencing chest discomfort like an achiness for the past couple of months. It comes and goes. I cannot tell if it gets worse with certain foods or after I eat. Sometimes I think it does, but then I tell myself that I might just be making that up. ...  Read Full »


Dr. Rishu Sharma

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Cardiac origin of chest pain is highly unlikely in a 29 year old female. Female has a cardioprotective hormone called estrogen, which usually delays the onset of coronary artery disease till 65 years. The pain you get is most likely because of high levels of your anxiety...  Read Full »

I have frequent pain in shoulders, arms, legs, and chest. Is it due to anxiety?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 34 year old man. My weight is 306 pounds, but I am pretty active despite my weight. I am neither easily fatigued from being active nor do I ever feel breathless other than normal. There is no history of peripheral artery disease in my family or coronary artery disease and to my kno...  Read Full »


Dr. Rishu Sharma

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. It is good to see your detailed history for which I have asked for. Firstly, your ECG is perfectly normal. For anything to be wrong in case of ECG, the changes should be present in at least two consecutive leads at a time. In your case whether it is a T-wave or Q, it i...  Read Full »

I am experiencing chest pain, nausea, and muscle weakness. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor,I feel pain in my heart, like vomiting, if I take any of the medicine. My legs and hands are like pulling. Cough when pain is going to occur sir, please, I request you to show me a solution. Thank you.  Read Full »


Dr. Rishu Sharma

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I read your query and understand your concern. As per your query, I would suggest you switch over to Nexium (Esomeprazole). Initially take it 40 milligrams twice daily. However, if not relieved doses can be increased to 80milligrams twice a day. Though Esomeprazole is o...  Read Full »

Why am I having chest pain even though lipid profile and echo are normal?

Query: Hello doctor, I am suffering from chest pain in the left side for 4 to 5 days, but my lipid profile and 2D echocardiography both reports are normal. What to do? What is the reason of chest pain?  Read Full »


Dr. Rishu Sharma

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Chronic reflux of stomach acids into your esophagus can irritate your esophagus. In severe cases, it can cause dysphagia. Scar tissue can develop in your esophagus. The scar tissue can narrow your esophagus. This is known as an esophageal stricture. In some cases, dysph...  Read Full »

What are the causes for continuous chest pain?

Query: Hello doctor, I am suffering from chest pain since last three years. About two weeks back, I felt uneasiness, shortness of breath and mild chest pain. The ECG was abnormal. I was admitted to the hospital and was on Lomo injections. They advised me for an angiography and the reports were normal. But,...  Read Full »


Dr. Rishu Sharma

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Creatine phosphokinase-MB (CKP-MB) is an indicator of the cardiac event, but it is not very specific. There are a number of conditions in which CPK-MB could be raised apart from cardiac issues. Troponin I is a better indicator. Troponin I has very high sensitivity level ...  Read Full »

What is Ecosprin AV 75 used for?

Query: Hi doctor, Sometimes, my father used to get chest pain. Angiography showed that he has a LAD bridging and vessels are normal and clear. His echo is normal. His BP, blood sugar and cholesterol are normal. After the chest pain, he was given the following medicines for one year. They are Stator, Ismo, ...  Read Full »


Dr. Rishu Sharma

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have noted all details of your father. A myocardial bridge means that a group of muscle fibers are present on the top of coronary artery instead of on the bottom. In almost 40% cases, it is asymptomatic. However, in some patient the bunch of muscles pushes the coronar...  Read Full »

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