Echocardiogram

An echocardiogram is an ultrasound scan of the heart. It uses sound waves to produce images of your heart. It can spot blood clots in the heart, the presence of fluid around the heart, cardiomyopathies, and problems in the aorta.

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Is it possible to have hypertrophic cardiomyopathy at 32 years of age?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a male of 32 years old with a weight of 183 kilograms and a height of five feet ten inches. I have an LV mass of 176 g/m2 and an RWT of 0.67. I do not have high blood pressure. What is the cause?   Read Full »


Dr. Ilir Sharka

Cardiologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have reviewed your echocardiography report and I am willing to explain the cause for the increased LV (left ventricular) mass value. It can be due to true hypertrophic cardiomyopathy or due to phenocopy. A cardiac magnetic resonance examination has to be done. You nee...  Read Full »

What is the treatment followed for bicuspid aortic valve?

Query: Hi doctor,I want to know about the treatment for a bicuspid aortic valve.   Read Full »


Dr. Malay Shukla

Cardiologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Bicuspid aortic valve (BiAV) is a common condition affecting one to two percent of world's population. There are millions of people with the bicuspid aortic valve. Most of them try to live their life normally without knowing that they have a bicuspid aortic valve. Some ...  Read Full »

Which valve is suitable for open heart surgery, mechanical or tissue valve?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 46-year-old male. I recently got the echo done and found issues with the aortic valve. The reports show: bicuspid, lateral cusp shows a 6.4 x 6.8 mm structure attached to its free surface? Healed vegetation over lateral aortic cusp, severe eccentric AR, Mild TR, No PAH. Mit...  Read Full »


Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

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

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. You should go for a mechanical (metal) aortic valve. In patients with age less than 55 years, mechanical valves are recommended. The reason being, the life of the bioprosthetic valve is not great in this age group, and it is bound to degenerate, requiring repeat va...  Read Full »

Why am I prescribed Xarelto for arrhythmia?

Query: Hello doctor, I have been diagnosed with heart arrhythmia and have been prescribed Xarelto and ACE inhibitor. I have had my heart re-booted via day procedure, so proper function has been restored. I would like to know why I have been prescribed Xarelto as ongoing treatment and the ACE inhibitor fo...  Read Full »


Dr. Vivek Pillai

Cardiologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. My guess is the cardiologist wants to reassess you after a month, especially regarding the response to Xarelto.Coming to the statement, in simple terms, you were assessed by the noninvasive echocardiography test i.e., TTE, after which they cardioverted your arrhythmia (mo...  Read Full »

Kindly interpret my ECG.

Query: Hi doctor, My ECG report showed left axis deviation, left anterior fascicular block and prolonged QT interval. Is this an abnormal ECG? What kind of health issue I am having? I am a 48 year old female. Also, I am diabetic since four years.  Read Full »


Dr. Rishu

Cardiologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Left ventricular hypertrophy is the most important cause of left axis deviation and left anterior fascicular block. Hypertension (high blood pressure) can very often result in left ventricular hypertrophy causing left axis deviation. QT prolongation can be because of many...  Read Full »

My father has gout with stroke. Kindly analyze and advise regarding the echocardiogram reports.

Query: my dad recently completed ecocardiogram. The result is here with me in photo. i like doctor to interpret the result and provide appropriate advise. last year he had this report and one doctor has advise not to do surgery because of his age. he was taking medications since then and continue taking it...  Read Full »


Dr. Muhammad Zohaib Siddiq

Cardiologist, General Practitioner

Answer: Thanks for the query He has to continue medicines. Surgery will be risky in his case. If symptoms are very uncontrolled on maximum tolerated medicines then surgery is an option but he will need Coronary Angiography first and then if indicated 3 surgeries will be combined. 1. CABG (ByPass), 2. Mitra...  Read Full »

What are the treatment options for heart attack?

Query: Hello doctor, A few days back, my friend had severe pain in his arm and sweated a lot. He consulted a doctor who took a few tests and ECG and was diagnosed with heart attack. I would request you to go through his reports and prescription and advise on treatment.  Read Full »


Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

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

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through all the attachments (attachment removed to protect patient identity). ECG (electrocardiography) is fine without any significant abnormalities. But based on his symptoms, there remains a possibility of a heart attack. So he should undergo...  Read Full »

Can mini-stroke cause stabbing chest pain and breathlessness?

Query: Hi doctor, A good friend of mine was headed to work one morning. He got a stabbing pain in his chest and his vision went blurry. The pain went down his left arm and hand. It eased up, but the numbness stayed in his hand for about a week. He ignored it. A few nights later, he woke up gasping as if he...  Read Full »


Dr. Rishu

Cardiologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I am really sorry to hear about it. Chest pain with radiation to arms associated with breathing difficulty and blurry vision points towards classical angina. According to the symptoms, a cardiac event is more likely than a stroke. As per the history mentioned by...  Read Full »

What is the meaning of ballerina foot?

Query: Hi doctor, I have been told that I have ballerina foot. Is this dangerous? Does it mean I have a heart disease? Or is it a common finding?  Read Full »


Dr. Vivek Pillai

Cardiologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. It means that you have a condition known as mitral valve prolapse. Mitral valve prolapse predisposes to mitral regurgitation that is valvular leak. So, you have to be monitored annually to see the degree of valve leak. For further information consult a cardiologist onlin...  Read Full »

Can a heart attack patient be treated without bypass surgery?

Query: Hi doctor, My uncle recently got a mild heart attack, which occurred for the first time in a country where he is staying. So he was admitted to a hospital. The doctors there have suggested to get a bypass surgery done for him. But he and his family want the treatment to be done in their own country...  Read Full »


Dr. Muhammad Zohaib Siddiq

Cardiologist, General Practitioner

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thanks for the query. There are three options for treatment in general. 1. CABG (coronary artery bypass graft). 2. PCI (percutaneous coronary intervention). 3. Only medicines. CABG will be best in your uncle's case because all the three vessels and the left main a...  Read Full »

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