ECG stands for Electrocardiography, which is a non-invasive diagnostic test that records the electrical activity of the heart. This electrical activity, which is caused by electrical charges created by the heart as it beats, is picked up by the electrodes that are placed over the skin. It is useful to assess the heart rhythm, identify any heart disease, and for evaluation of cardiac efficiency.
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Reports suggest high cholesterol levels. What medicines do you suggest?
Query: Hello doctor, My mom is 66 years old. She is living a healthy life. She has no health complications as such, but she complains that she is exhausted after doing very little work. So, just as a measure, we got her blood test done. The reports (lipid profile) suggest that there is some issue with cho... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have evaluated your mother's reports (attachment removed to protect patient's identity). Her cholesterol is high and at this age, she should be started on medicines. Her thyroid levels were high in the previous reports. I want to know the current status. Followin... Read Full »
How long can one survive after a triple bypass surgery?
Query: Hello doctor, My dad has had tripple bypass surgery this summer. He does not have a history of stroke and infarction. He is a 54-year-old and has an asymptomatic carotid occlusion. How many years can he survive on an average? Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Asymptomatic carotid occlusion as such does not affect survival. Survival depends on left ventricular function on 2D (two-dimensional) Echocardiography. If his left ventricular function is normal, he may have normal survival. In case of a LV (left ventricular) dysfu... Read Full »
I took an ECG, which revealed septal infarction of undetermined age. What should I do now?
Query: Hello doctor, I took ECG today as a routine check-up, showing slight changes; then, I was asked to do an ECHO which was normal. However, after some time, I took a second ECG, which revealed septal infarction of undetermined age. I am a smoker; what should I do now? Kindly help. Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. An ECG (electrocardiogram) is not the best tool to diagnose myocardial infarctions. The ECG findings should be correlated with the patient's symptoms, the blood tests (cardiac enzymes), and the cardiac ultrasound report (a past myocardial... Read Full »
I experienced chest pain while walking fast, and my ECG reports suggest an abnormal right branch block along with right axis deviation. Kindly help.
Query: Hello doctor, I am 36 years old and have high cholesterol (total - 230 mg/dL , LDL - 130 mg/dL, HDL - 63 mg/dL, and triglycerides - 188 mg/dL). I had Kawasaki disease when I was five years old. Last weekend I experienced chest pain while walking fast, and I still have dull aching pain. I visited a ... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have read your query and understand your concern. RBBB (right bundle branch block) is a change seen in most healthy people. You have a history of Kawasaki disease, which puts you at an increased risk of aortic rupture. This can present itself as intense chest pain... Read Full »
How to get cured from peripartum cardiomyopathy?
Query: Hi doctor, My wife is suffering from peripartum cardiomyopathy for the past six months. She is taking beta blockers and diuretic medicine for the past four months. Her heart EF is 38 % with flat T in ECG reports. Her heart function is normal. How many days does it take to get cured? Read Full »
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Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Peripartum cardiomyopathy is a condition with an unknown cause. It follows after delivery for a few days to few weeks and manifests with the symptoms of heart failure. Beta blockers and diuretics are suitable. But the condition is not completely curable. The symptoms ca... Read Full »
Why does my ECG show low-amplitude waves that suddenly become crisp waves?
Query: Hello doctor, I use an ECG device to keep an eye on my heart. I'm under treatment for High blood pressure and mitral valve prolapse and have incomplete LBBB. I notice that sometimes when I take my recording, I have these very low amplitude waves, which suddenly snap back into nice crisp waveforms.... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can understand your concern. It might be due to device takes some time to get stable conduction . otherwise looks good.,font worry. You can get a normal 12 lead ecg to confirm once in a while. Read Full »
Should my friend opt for heart surgery?
Query: Hi doctor, My relative has got heart attack some days before. I have his reports. We need a second opinion about surgery whether he should go or not. His presenting complaint includes chest pain and high blood sugar. He is under diabetes medicine. Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Kidney function tests of your relative are deranged (attachment removed to protect patient identity). His serum creatinine levels and potassium levels are high. What do you mean by surgery? Is that open heart surgery or stenting? However, the surgery can be done only ... Read Full »
My doctor suggested 2D echo and TMT after reviewing my son's ECG. Is there any problem?
Query: Hello doctor, My 18-year-old son got an ECG and blood tests last month as a requirement for medical screening. He jogs every night for 30 minutes. He looks healthy. We consulted our cardiologist early this month and he requested for 2D Echo and treadmill stress test. Unfortunately, we were schedul... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Could you upload his ECG (electrocardiogram) if it has been taken and also his echo and treadmill results? Read Full »
I was having palpitations, so I took an ECG. Could you help me interpret it?
Query: Hello doctor, I was having palpitations so I had conducted an ECG. I now need to interpret the ECG reports. Kindly suggest. Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. According to ECG (electrocardiogram) reports (attachment removed to protect the patient's identity) - sinus tachycardia and nonspecific ST wave changes. Explanation - Heart rate is more than 100 (approximately 115 bpm) and because of the high rate there are some non... Read Full »
Why are there abnormal readings in my ECG?
Query: Hello doctor, I am 55 years old and I got an ECG done. I will upload a photo of the ECG printout. I would like it to be reviewed whether it is a normal ECG. Thank you. Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Your ECG (electrocardiogram) report shows (attachments removed to protect the patient's identity), sinus rhythm early RBBB (right bundle branch block) has no significant ST (the interval between ventricular depolarization and repolarization) and T wave abnormalities ... Read Full »