Coronary Angiography

Coronary angiography is a procedure done to see how blood flows through the heart. Here, a dye is injected into the blood vessel, and X-rays are taken to see the flow. This is usually done along with the procedure called cardiac catheterization, which measures the pressure of the heart chambers.

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Are there any preventive measures to control high BP and diabetes?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 70 year old. I have issues with high BP and diabetes. The doctor has given me a medicine for the heart and cholesterol. Are these good medicines? Is there any prevention I need to take? In some reports, it says that something is passing through the urine. I do not understand...  Read Full »


Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through the reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Regarding your urine doubt, I did not find anything in the urine report and there is nothing abnormal mentioned regarding urine. So, please see to it and reupload the report if availab...  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 »

Kindly go through my father's medical report and share your opinion.

Query: Hi doctor, My father has got a heart attack and was admitted to the hospital. He had chest pain, shortness of breath and no palpitations. He also has diabetes. I will post the picture of the medical report. Please share your opinion.  Read Full »


Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. He has got heart attack and also had old asymptomatic heart attacks which were painless due to diabetes (attachment removed to protect patient identity). At present, his heart function is weak at around 30%. Normally, it is more than 55% and due to which his blood ...  Read Full »

Does my coronary CT angiogram show any abnormality?

Query: Hello doctor, I recently went for a coronary CT angiogram. I received the following report. While my GP explained my arteries were clear, he did not explain the anomaly apparently, which is in the middle line of the page I have attached. Should I be concerned about this? What does it mean exactly?...  Read Full »


Dr. Anshul Varshney

Answer: Hi. Welcome to icliniq.com. We are here to help you. I have studied your report (attachment removed to protect patient identity). One of your arteries is not following the normal anatomical course as in other people. However, this is a normal variant as is not going to harm you. There is no blocka...  Read Full »

Kindly explain my cardio report taken to assess the health of my heart.

Query: Hello doctor, Kindly explian my cardio reports.  Read Full »


Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Your reports are overall fine (attachment removed to protect patient identity) with some age-related and nonsignificant changes. ECG (electrocardiography) is fine, and echo shows some minor leakages, which are fine to have in this age group. So no significant a...  Read Full »

What is the treatment for coronary artery calcification?

Query: Hi doctor, I felt some chest discomfort for about three weeks. Last week, I had an ECG, blood tests, echo, stress test and CT angiogram and everything came back clear. But, there is something I am not sure about the CT angiogram. It is as follows. The heart is normal in size. No pericardial thickeni...  Read Full »


Dr. Rishu

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Your angiogram is perfectly normal (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Calcification is a normal phenomenon, which starts when we are at the age of 10 years. It starts with every individual and keeps on increasing gradually as time progresses. A calcificati...  Read Full »

Can malaria elevate CPK value?

Query: Hi doctor, My father, who is 70 years old, was admitted in a hospital for severe weakness, high fever (105 degrees Fahrenheit), shivering and lack of appetite. Blood tests revealed that he had malaria (Vivax) and a platelet count of 44,000, which is below normal. But, there was no dengue or typhoid....  Read Full »


Dr. Manish N Garg

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. CPK enzyme (creatine phosphokinase) is specific to the heart. It gets elevated only in cardiac disease and not in malaria. However, a more specific test would be troponin enzyme levels. Also, age does not cause CPK enzymes to increase. Low platelet is due to malaria and n...  Read Full »

Kindly explain my dad's echocardiography report and further treatment.

Query: Hello doctor, My dad underwent echocardiography. The LVEF % which used to be in the range of 45 % earlier has dropped to 30 % to 35 % range. He had an episode of VT before two years and had ICD embedded. I am attaching his earlier and latest report. Please explain.  Read Full »


Dr. Rishu

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through his reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Wall motion abnormality is seen in the echo report of your father. The heart is supplied by three arteries LAD, RCA, and LCX that is, left anterior descending artery, right coronary ar...  Read Full »

Can T-wave inversion result from radiation therapy?

Query: Hi doctor, The patient is a 65 year old, hypertensive and diabetic female with T-wave inversion V1 to V6 on ECG. ECHO and TMT have done to evaluate further, which was reported to be normal. The patient is on Metformin XR and Tazloc-H. The patient is asymptomatic. Six months back, ECG did not show t...  Read Full »


Dr. Manish N Garg

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Global T-wave inversion carries a very little significance (attachment removed to protect patient identity). I would suggest repeating the ECG again in six months if the patient is asymptomatic. If otherwise, you can get a CT coronary angiography to rule out any CAD ...  Read Full »

Is difficulty breathing after a workout sign of heart disease?

Query: Hi doctor, A few months ago, I have been having left side pain from my shoulder blade down to my arm till the tip of the last finger. I have had ECGs, blood work, chest x-rays and finally a CT angiogram. All were normal. I am tempted to go to the ER every time this happens, because I think this migh...  Read Full »


Dr. Muhammad Majid Hanif

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I appreciate you and have thoroughly worked through your case. I can well realize the sensitivity of the issues you are feeling right now. My discussion today will mostly comprise of reassurance and explaining the things in the best possible way for easy understanding. Th...  Read Full »

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