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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 want a second opinion about my echo results. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, I have been having chest pain, heart palpitation, increased resting heart rate, mild swelling in my legs and arms, fatigue, and mildly elevated CRP. Also, some difficulty in breathing while lying down occasionally. I want a second opinion about my echo results. Kindly help.  Read Full »

Dr. Muhammad Zohaib Siddiq

Answer: Hello, Welcome to You have a thyroidectomy, and you are taking thyroxine; I would recommend having your thyroid profile checked. Overdose of thyroxine can cause a faster heart rate. You had COVID-19. COVID-19 sometimes causes inflammation of heart muscles called myocarditis, which can...  Read Full »

Does a mitral valve prolapse need surgery?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 21 years old. I had been diagnosed with a mild mitral valve prolapse four years ago. I have been prescribed beta-blockers for the same. Last year when an echo was performed, it showed that the prolapse had reduced. But, in the last few months, due to an increased amount of activity a...  Read Full »

Dr. Muhammad Zohaib Siddiq

Answer: Hello, Welcome to If you have only MVP (mitral valve prolapse), and no other complication such as valve leakage, there is nothing much to worry about. Have you ever had a stroke? I want to see your current ECG (electrocardiogram) and echocardiography report to guide you properly. Rega...  Read Full »

My OBG advised me to have a 2D echo as the fetal heart size is 64% instead of 50%. What to do?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 8 months pregnant. My obstetrician did an ultrasound, and according to her, my unborn child's heart size is at 64% when it should be less 50%. She advised me to have a 2D echo done, and I have not received the result yet. Is my child in danger?  Read Full »

Dr. Muhammad Zohaib Siddiq

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Thanks for the query. Fetal echocardiography is not 100 percent reliable, so cardiac defects cannot be solely decided on imaging. Comprehensive patient history, other illnesses, medicines taken during pregnancy, and family history are important. If the fetus is normal w...  Read Full »

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

Query: Hi doctor, My dad recently completed echocardiogram. The result is here with me in photo. I need a doctor to interpret the result and provide appropriate advise. Last year he had this report and one doctor has advised not to do surgery because of his age. He was taking medications since then and con...  Read Full »

Dr. Muhammad Zohaib Siddiq

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Thanks for the query. He has to continue taking medicines. Surgery will be risky in his case. If symptoms are very uncontrolled on maximum tolerable medicines can be taken. If it does not help, then surgery is an option but he will need Coronary Angiography first and then...  Read Full »

I have my heart's ultrasound reports. Please help me to understand.

Query: Hi doctor,I would like to email my heart ultrasound results and have a cardiologist review them with me.Thank you.  Read Full »

Dr. Muhammad Zohaib Siddiq

Answer: Hi,Glad to hear from you.I am here to answer all your questions.Your Echocardiography report is normal. Some trace valvular regurgitations which are normal. Please tell me why echocardiography was done and what symptoms do you have. Also, share your ECG (electrocardiography) if your heart has any rh...  Read Full »

Kindly review my echo results taken for heart failure.

Query: Hello doctor, I need help reading the results of my echo a few months back. I am just not receiving the results. I had a baby a few months back and then was back in the hospital a week later with pneumonia. During my visit back to the hospital with pneumonia, the doctors said my blood work kept comi...  Read Full »

Dr. Muhammad Zohaib Siddiq

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Your hearts' left ventricle is a bit weak (attachment removed to protect patient identity). It has a mild dysfunction. This occurs sometimes during the last month of pregnancy or five months after delivery. Many times this condition reverts to normal or almost normal wi...  Read Full »

I experience ectopic beats sporadically. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I had an echo, stress test, and 14-day Holter tests, that came back showing arrhythmia or reduced heart function. I have brought it up to my regular doctor that sporadically I get ectopic beats when I go out for my evening walks. I have noted them on different days and found that my he...  Read Full »

Dr. Muhammad Zohaib Siddiq

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Your Holter monitoring report is normal. The palpitations you felt, were not due to heart rhythm issues. Few premature beats are normal. These increase due to anxiety, excessive caffeine intake, or electrolyte abnormalities. You said echocardiography was normal, so n...  Read Full »

Are surgery complications likely for my 5 cm aortic aneurysm?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 73-year-old female, and I have an ascending aortic aneurysm. One year ago, it measured 4.3 centimeters. I went back to my cardiologist a few months ago for a new echocardiogram to see what it now measures. If it has increased to 5 centimeters, would the risks involved in the surger...  Read Full »

Dr. Muhammad Zohaib Siddiq

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your concern. The decision to repair an ascending aortic aneurysm is typically based on the size of the aneurysm and the rate at which it is growing. Aneurysms larger than 5 centimeters are generally considered at higher risk for rupture, and surgery is typ...  Read Full »

There is increasing VSD in a baby. When can surgery be done?

Query: Hi doctor, I did an echocardiography of my two-month-old baby last year. First, a ventricular septal defect of six millimeters was found. Then we have done next echocardiography this year, and the ventricular septal defect increased to eight millimeters. Baby is now five months old, and his weight i...  Read Full »

Dr. Muhammad Zohaib Siddiq

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your concern. A ventricular septal defect usually closes by the age of two years and even up to ten years. The ventricular septal defect is not causing left ventricle or right ventricle enlargement. Still, the issue of concern in this echocardiography...  Read Full »

My electrocardiogram shows left ventricular hypertrophy. What does this suggest?

Query: Hello doctor, I went to a cardiologist as per recommendation from my doctor, and they did an EKG. I read the report as follows, electrocardiogram complete (93000) result was PR interval: 140 ms, QRS: 98 ms, QT interval: 390, rate: 62 beats per minute, rhythm: normal, sinus rhythm, chamber hypertroph...  Read Full »

Dr. Muhammad Zohaib Siddiq

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I can understand your concern. Your ECG (electrocardiogram) suggests left ventricular hypertrophy. This occurs in those with chronic hypertension or those who exert a lot, with valvular disease, or primarily have heart muscle disease. Please note that ECG findings ar...  Read Full »

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