Coronary Artery Disease

Coronary Artery Disease (CAD) or Ischemic Heart Disease (IHD) is a form of cardiovascular disease that causes reduced blood flow to the heart due to constricted blood vessels. It is the most common type of heart disease. The kinds of CAD are stable angina, unstable angina, myocardial infarction, and cardiac death.

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Can high cholesterol lead to CAD?

Query: Hello doctor, My current total cholesterol is 185 and LDL is 114, and HDL 53, and triglycerides are 89. But before that, I had cholesterol 210 and LDL 170 for the past seven years. Should I go for further tests for CAD? Am I at the risk of CAD?  Read Full »


Dr. Muhammad Zohaib Siddiq

Cardiologist, General Practitioner

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thanks for the query. Your current lipid profile is near normal, and no need for further tests per se, but some information is needed to guide you further regarding management. Tell me that are you taking lipid-lowering medicine such as statins? How LDL lowered? Do y...  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

Cardiologist

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 »

My father was suggested surgery for heart blockage. Kindly give your opinion.

Query: Hello doctor, My father have been advised for a heart operation, as heart blockages found in the medical examination. I am attaching the report (scan copies). I need a second opinion from your side. Please help and advise further.  Read Full »


Dr. Rishu

Cardiologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through all the reports of your father (attachment removed to protect patient identity). He has got a triple vessel disease and all the three major coronary arteries are critically blocked. The main problem before giving a suggestion is that you have not...  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

Cardiologist

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

Cardiologist, General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician, Family Physician, General Practitioner

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 persistent tachycardia in me without chest pain?

Query: Hi doctor,I have persistent tachycardia of 90 to 110 beats per minute. I do not have chest pain. Before five months and last month, I did EKG and went to the emergency. The results showed nonspecific T wave abnormality and tachycardia in the reports.  Read Full »


Dr. Isaac Gana

Cardiologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. There is a possibility of having plaque build up in the inferolateral part of the heart. It can cause reduced oxygen supply to that area of the heart causing tachycardia. This does not confirm the presence of ischemia. Please mention whether you have done a fasting lipi...  Read Full »

Please suggest ways to lower triglycerides and cholesterol levels.

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 36 year old male with borderline cholesterol. Total cholesterol 200 and triglyceride 200 to 350 mg/dL. I had TMT test and heart echo last year, which were normal. This year, I checked homocysteine, troponin-I and myoglobulin, which were also found to be normal. My three months old...  Read Full »


Dr. Rishu

Cardiologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have seen all your reports in detail (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Firstly, I would say that you are a non-smoker and a normotensive person. You are in late 30s. Your TMT and echo were normal and all the cardiac enzymes are normal. Your only sole r...  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

Cardiologist

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 »

Why do I have chest pain during deep breathing?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 68 year old male. My height is 5'4" and weight is 142 lbs. I stopped smoking at the age of 38. I drink on an average of half bottle of beer a day at most. I do prepare my own food, which is mostly organic. I eat meat, egg, little dairy, vegetables, a fair amount of raw food, seeds...  Read Full »


Dr. Rishu

Cardiologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. As your chest pain and heaviness is related to exertion (walking) a possibility that it is of cardiac origin cannot be neglected. A very important feature of stable angina is angina on exertion. The stabbing pain and dull nature, which can better be termed as chest hea...  Read Full »

Should my dad opt for bypass surgery?

Query: Hi doctor, The patient is a 62 year old male. He complained of pain in the chest and became unconscious following sweating. We have been advised to do bypass surgery to cure the disease. My father has never had any heart issue so far and now it is a shock to us. Last year too, he had some chest pai...  Read Full »


Dr. Pramod Bhanudas Narkhede

Cardiologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I got an idea from the attachments (attachment removed to protect patient identity) that the patient is having severe blockages in coronary arteries. These blockages were gradually progressed over years to the present state. The patient if diabetic may not get any signifi...  Read Full »

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