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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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I have pain in my right arm. Should I check whether my arteries have clogged?

Query: Hello doctor,I am a 43-year-old. I have some not so mild pain in my right arm for the past two days. Since yesterday, I have some pain in my chest, towards the right. It pains when I cough or clear my throat. Pain is not unbearable but not mild also. Two days back, I felt a bit weak in my right arm,...  Read Full »

Dr. Ilir Sharka

Answer: Hello, Welcome on I passed carefully through your medical history and would like to explain that your clinical symptomatology does not seem to be cardiac-related. Pain modulated by coughing or body posture modulation goes in favor of an extra-cardiac cause, most likely a respiratory i...  Read Full »

Does a heart hole closing at 18 months pose future health risks?

Query: Hi doctor, My niece was born with a small hole in her heart. The hole was automatically closed when she was 18 months old. As per our doctor, the hole is permanently closed, and there will not be any problem in future. I just want to clarify that if there is any chance for problems in the future.  Read Full »

Dr. Faisal Abdul Karim Malim

Answer: Hi, Welcome to It is less likely that a hole that has closed will open again. Hence as regards to the hole in the heart you need not worry if it has closed. A repeat 2D Echocardiogram would be advisable to see the exact status of the hole (if not done) to detect for any other anomalie...  Read Full »

I underwent ECG. Please review my reports.

Query: Hi doctor, I want to know about my ECG report. I have attached it. Please suggest.  Read Full »

Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have gone through the attachment (attachment removed to protect patient identity). There is an irregular rhythm called atrial fibrillation, which is usually not life-threatening but needs evaluation for the cause. Also, there are Q waves in the inferior leads which su...  Read Full »

I am diagnosed as hypertensive. Is it causing my LVH?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 40-year-old male with a weight of 216 pounds and a height of six feet. I felt choking last month and I rushed to the hospital. It was there I got to know that my blood pressure was very high. In fact, I have been hypertensive for some time now. I did a series of tests including ...  Read Full »

Dr. Talapatra Ritendra Nath

Answer: Hello, Welcome to You are not likely to drop dead. You are hypertensive for a long time and that is why you are having left ventricular hypertrophy due to left ventricular remodeling. If you control your hypertension there can be reverse remodeling of your heart and your LV (left vent...  Read Full »

I get palpitations with Holter showing maximum heart rate of 190. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, I am 25 years old. I have palpitations for the past three months. No anemia, TFT is normal, MRI abdomen and chest are normal. Echo shows atherosclerotic aortic valve with ejection fraction 60%. Holter shows minimum HR-120 bpm and maximum HR-190 bpm. I have associated fatigue at times...  Read Full »

Dr. Muhammad Majid Hanif

Answer: Hello doctor, I have thoroughly gone through your case and can well understand your genuine concerns. First of all, you have a high BMI (body mass index). Try to reduce the weight as you know it is high for this age and height. Ejection fraction of 60% shows you have aortic stenosis due to sclerose...  Read Full »

My echo showed RWMA, trivial MR, grade I LV diastolic dysfunction. Should I get angiography?

Query: Hello doctor, As I am feeling tired of walking, my company doctor suggested for ECG, and it showed no abnormality, after which he suggested going for ECHO. The ECHO report shows as follows, ECHO diagnosis RWMA, trivial MR, grade I LV diastolic dysfunction, no pericardial effusion or clot. Now docto...  Read Full »

Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have gone through your reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity). In ECG, there is RBBB (right bundle branch block), and ECHO shows RWMA (regional wall motion abnormality) and mild LV systolic dysfunction. There is a mild cardiac dysfunction, so you ...  Read Full »

Kindly share insights about my echo 2D and TMT results.

Query: Hello doctor, I had pain in left side of my chest. I consulted the cardiologists and he advised me for echo 2D and TMT. Here is the report. All cardiac chambers dimension normal in size. No regional wall motion abnormality. Normal LV systolic function. LVEF is 60 %. Grade 2 LV diastolic dysfunction...  Read Full »

Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

Answer: Hello, Welcome to The possibility of cardiac cause for chest pain is less likely as your tests are already negative. Now, there are two possibilities, gastroesophageal reflux disease, and muscular pain. Do you get any nausea, vomiting, bloating, burping, increase in pain on food or ly...  Read Full »

I have mitral valve prolapse. Can I do crossfit training?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a mitral valve prolapse patient. I did an echo test last year, and as per the doctor, it is not serious. Can I go for Cross Fit training?  Read Full »

Dr. Muhammad Majid Hanif

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have reviewed your health query and want to add that the echo report you had uploaded (attachments removed to protect the patient's identity) is an old one and is not applicable to assess your health status today. I need to know the current status of your heart. It...  Read Full »

I recently had chest pain in the center and on the right side. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 21-year-old male. I recently had chest pain in the middle and right side. I did ECG, ECHO, and, X-ray and all were normal. What could be the reason? It is heart-related? Please help.   Read Full »

Dr. Kaushal Bhavsar

Answer: Hello, Thanks for your question on icliniq. I can understand your concern. No need to worry about anything serious. This is mostly musculoskeletal pain. Get vitamin B12 and D3 levels checked as deficiency of these can also cause similar symptoms. If you have a deficiency then you will need supplemen...  Read Full »

I recently underwent an echocardiogram. Could you give me a detailed explanation of the findings?

Query: Hello doctor, I recently underwent an echocardiogram (ECHO) and would like a more detailed explanation of the findings. Here are the results SPAP (Systolic Pulmonary Arterial Pressure) is estimated at 27 mmHg, Trace tricuspid regurgitation, Left atrium area: 15.5 cm², Left atrium volume: 37 ml / 19...  Read Full »

Dr. Yash Kathuria

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concerns regarding your echocardiography report. Upon reviewing the findings of the echo, I did not identify any abnormalities in your heart. The purpose of an echocardiogram is to assess various aspects of your heart, including the size of the cham...  Read Full »

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