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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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Do I need to consult a cardiologist in-person to evaluate my right bundle branch block?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 45-year-old male. My BMI is 29. I have been diagnosed with an incomplete right bundle branch block QRS duration of 97 milliseconds. I do not have high blood pressure, and I exercise daily. My doctor said no further action was needed. Do I need a cardiologist appointment for furt...  Read Full »

Dr. Muhammad Zohaib Siddiq

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Is there any family history of a cardiac issue or sudden cardiac death? Did you ever have syncope? Kindly attach your ECG (electrocardiogram) report to help you better. Regards.  Read Full »

Can an ECG detect LVH?

Query: Hi doctor,I am a 37-year-old female. Three years ago, I had an ECG done, and it showed up LVH. So I had an echocardiogram, and there was no evidence of LVH. I had another ECG last week in the hospital, and it showed up LVH again, worse. And I am so scared. Can the echocardiogram change in three year...  Read Full »

Dr. Muhammad Zohaib Siddiq

Answer: Hi, Welcome to ECG (electrocardiogram) is not reliable for detecting LVH (left ventricular hypertrophy). An echocardiogram is the best test for it. ECG may show LVH patterns in thin, lean persons. If the echocardiogram is normal, then no need to worry. Do you have hypertension? What a...  Read Full »

Could you help me understand the ECG report of my father, who has shortness of breath and difficulty swallowing?

Query: Hello doctor, I want to discuss the ECG report of my father. He has shortness of breath and has difficulty swallowing food. His CT scan and Endoscopy were done today, but we are still waiting for his reports. Could you please help us to understand his ECG report? Thank you.  Read Full »

Dr. Muhammad Zohaib Siddiq

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Electrocardiogram (ECG) is normal, but the diagnosis depends upon symptoms, signs, and other known diseases. An electrocardiogram is always interpreted in the context of clinical history. Does your father have any known cardiac issues? Is he diabetic, hypertensive, o...  Read Full »

I have symptoms of breathlessness even after having a pacemaker. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor, I have done ECG strip analysis. I have symptoms of breathlessness on climbing stairs. I am having a DDDR-CLS rate-responsive dual-chamber pacemaker. I have type diabetes, hypertension, hypothyroidism, and Parkinson's syndrome.   Read Full »

Dr. Muhammad Zohaib Siddiq

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Your ECG (electrocardiogram) seems to be normal (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Your rate, rhythm, axis, and everything are within the range. Please mention the reason for having DDDR (dual chamber rate-adaptive pacemaker) implantation and when you did...  Read Full »

I am quite anxious and feeling strange to catch my breath. Why?

Query: Hi doctor,I recently visited the doctors as I was unable to catch my breath and was feeling strange. The doctor performed a breath test which came back fine. I had an ECG and the doctor said that my ECG showed possible left ventricle enlargement. He then asked me to perform different breathing while...  Read Full »

Dr. Lohit Chauhan

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Did you ever have chest pain or symptoms of excessive sweating with pain? If your ECG is fine, then there are very fewer chances of you having a cardiac pathology. Left ventricular hypertrophy develops after prolonged hypertension in individuals, but as you have sai...  Read Full »

I am suffering from dizziness and low BP. Shall I continue Atenolol 50 mg?

Query: Hi doctor, I am on medication Atenolol 50 mg for the last two years. Nowadays, I am going through low blood pressure. Yesterday, my blood pressure was 115/65 mmHg. I am also having dizziness. I had gone through dizziness and low blood pressure of 110/65 mmHg last month and it remained for four to fi...  Read Full »

Dr. Amit Kumar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I would like to ask a few questions. Do you ever complain of chest pain associated with palpitation? Is there any family history of heart disease? Since how long you are taking Atenolol? Do have complained of shortness of breath or edema over legs and fee...  Read Full »

I get on and off bout of dizziness. Is this related to heart problem?

Query: Hello doctor, I have been getting bouts of dizziness on and off for the last one and a half years. It comes while at rest and out of the blue over this period. I have had done treadmill tests, echo, stress echo tests (twice), 24-hour tapes, 36-hour tapes, plac2 test, thyroid test, cholesterol tests...  Read Full »

Dr. Isaac Gana

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand exactly what you are going through at the moment. Please do not worry you will be fine. This dizziness is most likely not heart related. Heart related dizziness is just like other forms of dizziness and often is caused by reduced red blood cells or conge...  Read Full »

My heart suddenly accelerates despite normal reports. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, My heart suddenly starts beating very fast from the last three years. My echo and ECG are always normal. Nowadays, I can feel the chest pain and some kind of picking in my right arm. My thyroid test is also normal. I do not know what to do. Doctors here do not know what my actual probl...  Read Full »

Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

Answer: Hello,Welcome to can be cardiac arrhythmia like PSVT (paroxysmal supraventricular tachycardia) or atrial fibrillation, in which heart rate suddenly goes up and also suddenly decreases. How much is your hemoglobin? Have you ever counted your pulse rate during the episodes? Have you u...  Read Full »

My heart rate is fluctuating within minutes. Why?

Query: Hello doctor,I am 28 years old. Recently, I had checked ECG thrice, and it was normal with sinus rhythm. I always have negative thoughts and worry about it. When I first checked, my heart rate was 83 BPM, the second time, it was 68 BPM, and the third time, it was 95 BPM. I had seen in a web video th...  Read Full »

Dr. Basuki Nath Bhagat

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your concern. Let me read your query patiently and reply to you in a short time. Do not worry. You are healthy and fine. I hope this helps. Thanks.  Read Full »

I did exercise and started having breathing issues. What to do?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 25-year-old and never had any medical issue. Three days ago, after running and skipping I am having breathing problem, earlier I was facing shortness of breathe (like I was breathing forcefully) then I visited a doctor they did electrocardiogram (ECG) (which is perfectly normal)...  Read Full »

Dr. Mashfika N Alam

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Does it hurt anywhere in your chest when you take a deep breath? If yes, it could be that you may have strained a muscle in your chest. Give it some time, and it should go away. However if there is anyone in your immediate family who has asthma or if you were ever dia...  Read Full »

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