Ecg

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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What exactly is a right bundle branch block?

Query: Hi doctor, My ECG report says that I have a right bundle branch block. What is it? Does it require attention?  Read Full »


Dr. Shoaib Javeed Khan

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. The heart works on electrical signals/impulses that are sent through a pathway. This finally reaches the side/part of the heart that produces the heartbeat. This pathway is complicated. And when there is any abnormality along this pathway, it can result in a conditio...  Read Full »

My ECG is borderline abnormal. Should I get a echocardiogram?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 32-year-old male. I have borderline ECG with no symptoms. Kindly give your opinion about ECG.  Read Full »


Dr. Muhammad Zohaib Siddiq

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thanks for writing in, and I understand your concern. I have gone through the reports (attachments removed to protect the patient's identity). ECG (electrocardiogram) is normal. Would you please tell me what the symptoms were when ECG was done?  Read Full »

Can an ECG detect my abnormal heart rhythm?

Query: Hello doctor, I am diabetic and hypertensive for the past 15 years. I took an ECG before six years. My BP was 140/90 mmHg, and I was prescribed tablet Telma 40 mg. After taking it, my BP came back to normal, and it was around 110/70 mmHg. I stopped the medications for three years, and my BP was s...  Read Full »


Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Do you have any symptoms like chest pain, heaviness, or breathlessness on exertion? Do you have any previous ECG (electrocardiogram) for comparison? In medical terms, your illness is called sinus rhythm. Your ECG report states left axis deviation, Left atrial...  Read Full »

I have pain in my upper left back region, and my ECG was abnormal. What does this mean?

Query: Hi doctor,I have pain in my upper left back region. My ECG was abnormal, but my echo was normal. My BP is 130/80 mmHg, random blood sugar is 184, total cholesterol is 124, and triglyceride is 463. I have panic disorder, and I am taking regular medicine.  Read Full »


Dr. Saravan Pramod Settipalli

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. The symptoms are suggestive of acute gastritis, which might be present as similar complaints as you mentioned. But to rule out heart conditions like angina, as ECG shows abnormal changes, kindly upload your reports to have proper information. I suggest you try taking tab...  Read Full »

What are the causes of panic attacks?

Query: Hi doctor, I have had panic attacks for the past 13 years. I have been to the hospital on multiple occasions and have been diagnosed with anxiety attacks every time. I have had EKGs and blood work done. All the reports are satisfactory. Sometimes, I have multiple panic attacks in a day, and also I ...  Read Full »


Dr. Seikhoo Bishnoi

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. There is a need to get a medical checkup done for panic attacks and persistent anxiety. Hyperthyroidism, cardiac issues like angina, etc., could cause an increased risk of panic attacks. So, if the panic attacks are persistent, get one ECG done to rule out heart cau...  Read Full »

My mother had a nosebleed two days ago. What can be the reason?

Query: Hello doctor, My mom is 54 years old. She had a nosebleed two days ago that lasted five to seven minutes. Her BP usually never crosses 106/66, but after the nosebleed, her BP is usually 148/99. Since the day of her nosebleed, she is feeling a pressure in her nose and eyes. I wonder if it was a sudd...  Read Full »


Dr. Ashish Jayanand Chandwadkar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. A nosebleed can be due to many causes and the most common is a local injury. But, in your case, it seems like the high blood pressure (BP) itself is causing the nosebleed. I recommend you check her BP at different times of the day and get an average. If it is still hig...  Read Full »

What is the treatment for elevated creatine kinase levels in my father, who had undergone a recent bypass surgery?

Query: Hello doctor, My dad had a bypass eight months ago. Now the creatine kinase level is 914. He does not have a chest pain or any other problems. We found this on a routine blood test. Is it because of a heart condition?  He is currently taking medications for his heart, high blood pressure, and diab...  Read Full »


Dr. Vivek Pillai

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I saw the files (attachment removed to protect patient identity). If his CK-MB (creatine kinase-MB) is normal, then his heart should be fine. CK-MB is more specific for the heart than plain CK. Also, his bilirubin levels are elevated. So, I would suggest a gastroentero...  Read Full »

What does left atrial enlargement with elevated CK indicate?

Query: Hello doctor, I have been experiencing chest pain. Symptoms first started four days ago, after which I went to the local ER, and an ECG was taken, which came back as abnormal. The ECG findings were - Sinus rhythm normal, atrial premature complexes, probable left atrial enlargement, anteroseptal inf...  Read Full »


Dr. Tanmai Yermal (jain)

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I went throught your query and your electrocardiograph (attachments removed to protect patient's identity). Before I could give my opinion, I would like to know some more details about your present symtoms. What is the exact location of your chest pain? Is it con...  Read Full »

My father has been suffering from a cough for the past month. Can it be cancer?

Query: Hi doctor, My 62 year old father has a cough since one month. It is a nagging cough which started after a fever. It is mostly dry, except for a colorless mucus which comes out sometimes. His CBC, blood test and chest X-ray were done last month and all were normal. He is right now on mild antibiotic...  Read Full »


Dr. Akshay Upadhyay

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Firstly, I would like to know if he smokes cigarettes or used to smoke before, or if there is a history of tuberculosis. Secondly, does he have a history of asthma? I do not think it could be cancer. Just do a complete blood count, X-ray, and an ECG and review with yo...  Read Full »

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 fur...  Read Full »


Dr. Muhammad Zohaib Siddiq

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. 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 »

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