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Q. Can you explain what is wrong with my dad's heart?

Answered by
Dr. Isaac Gana
and medically reviewed by iCliniq medical review team.
This is a premium question & answer published on Aug 20, 2017

Hello doctor,

My 65 year old father has a heart problem. I am attaching his medical reports with this message.

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Hello,

Welcome to icliniq.com.

I have gone through your dad's results (attachment removed to protect patient identity).

  • The echo investigation indicated an evidence of diastolic dysfunction. This can be caused by cardiomyopathy, or in aged patients with diabetes or hypertension, etc.
  • I  generally recommend a treatment only if the patient is symptomatic. In the case of symptoms, beta blockers are what I first prescribe with an ACE inhibitor (angiotensin converting enzyme).

I suggest you discuss this option with his specialist. I wish him a quick recovery.

For further queries consult a cardiologist online --> https://icliniq.com./ask-a-doctor-online/cardiologist

Hello doctor,

Thank you for the quick response. I had a discussion with his cardiologist. The details of the discussion are attached. Please check whether it is in order.

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Hello,

Welcome back to icliniq.com.

I have gone through the cardiologist's prescription (attachment removed to protect patient identity).

  • I suggest you continue with all the medications as prescribed by him.
  • His recovery will take time as this is a chronic disease. Also, he should reduce his salt intake.

Best regards.

For further queries consult a cardiologist online --> https://icliniq.com./ask-a-doctor-online/cardiologist


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