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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Query: Hi doctor, I am 70 years old. I have intermittent chest pain. For the past three months, I could not walk fast and climb stairs. But, I was doing it before normally. I suffer from shortness of breath with palpation and when the chest pain persist the breathing problem is severe. I underwent ECG and ... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have noted all your details. Your symptoms can be most likely because of congestive cardiac failure. Cardiac failure is not an indicative of a defect in the heart, but it is a situation when the heart pumps weaker than what is deemed as natural. Therefore, the b... Read Full »
Query: Hi doctor, My cousin brother, who is 6 years old, has a minute hole of 2 mm in his heart. Sometimes, he takes a deep breath and is feeble by birth. His birth was a C-section. His father also has some chronic heart disease. His father's sister passed away because of heart disease. All the necessary t... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Your brother is suffering from congenital heart disease. It is most likely it can be an atrial septal defect (ASD) or ventricular septal defect (VSD) or patent ductus arteriosus. I would suggest you get a 2D echo done. It will help us locate the exact cause and locat... Read Full »
Query: Hello doctor, I do regular health checkups and last year my test reports were normal. I had another health checkup last week. In my TMT it showed the impression as borderline ST segment response. Fair exercise tolerance. What does it mean? How serious is this? What is the next step? Tests like echoc... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through your reports (attachment removed to protect the patient's identity) very carefully. Do not worry as ST-T changes less than 1 mm are not significant in inferior leads, and in the anterior leads also the changes are less than 1 mm. You achieved the t... Read Full »
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 »
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 you, the ... Read Full »