Heart Attack

A heart attack is caused when there is a sudden blockage of any artery of the heart, cutting off the oxygen supply and causing the heart muscle to die. The warning signs of a heart attack are chest pain, sweating, nausea, fatigue, and trouble breathing. The risk factors include obesity, smoking, stress, and high cholesterol levels.

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What could be the reason behind my 70-year-old father's sudden seizure?

Query: Hello doctor, Yesterday, my 70 year old father woke up at about 8 AM. He was sitting on the sofa. Just after a minute, he started losing his consciousness and was trying to speak, but was unable to do so. His body and hands started twisting. Some liquid started coming from his mouth. We immediately ...  Read Full »

Dr. Muhammad Majid Hanif

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have reviewed your health query and want to add that such a pass out episode can be due to hypoglycemia (low blood sugar levels), low or very high blood pressures, heart-related issues like heart attack, etc. There is a diverse range of events that can be responsible...  Read Full »

Was my father's death due to pulmonary edema or medical negligence?

Query: Dear doctor, My father died during angioplasty. The treating doctor said that the death is due to pulmonary edema. But we suspect it may be because of a medical negligence. I need a second opinion.  Read Full »

Dr. Saumya Mittal

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. What happens in a heart attack is that the patient's heart is not functioning properly. It does not maintain the speed and pressure required. And therefore, the blood and the fluid collects in the body including the lungs. When the fluid collects in the lungs, a person ...  Read Full »

Can anyone explain my mother's echo report stating reduced diastolic compliance?

Query: Hello doctor,I want to know about the echocardiography report of my mother. It says regional wall motion abnormality. Dilated LV cavity, moderate left ventricular systolic dysfunction with reduced diastolic compliance. No pulmonary arterial hypertension. Please explain.  Read Full »

Dr. Muhammad Zohaib Siddiq

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Does she have diabetes or hypertension? Does she have any history of heart attack or angina? Please tell me what medicines is she taking? There is an abnormality in the echo (echocardiogram).  Read Full »

My mother is having a sudden decrease in her blood pressure. Is this normal?

Query: Hi doctor, My mother has been a BP patient for the last ten years and has been taking tablet Telmisartan 40 mg. She has got a minor heart attack ten years back, and since then, she has been on the same medication. But her blood pressure has fallen very low for the last two weeks. Is this normal? Wha...  Read Full »

Dr. Kaushal Bhavsar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to iCliniq.com. I read your query and can understand your concern. It is not a normal finding. Therefore, I would suggest taking an ECG (echocardiogram) followed by an echo (echocardiography) and recommend reducing the dosage of the antihypertensive drug. I hope this will be helpful.   Read Full »

I am still tired one week after an episode of left-sided chest pain. Do I need few more tests?

Query: Hi doctor,Last week at 4 am, I had an ache and pain on the left side of my chest. My whole body was shivering. I waited for 30 to 40 minutes and then went to the hospital. The doctor did a checkup, and all the reports came back normal. The ache lasted the whole day, and by evening the pain subsided ...  Read Full »

Dr. Ramesh Kumar S

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have seen the reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Your ECG is not normal. There are significant Q waves in the left precordial leads and inferior leads, which can be an indicator of a heart attack. I suggest doing a 2D echo test to rule o...  Read Full »

Is it true that menopause increases the chances of heart attacks in women?

Query: Hi doctor,I have successfully entered menopause as I do not have a period for a year, and I am 50-years-old. But now I fear a heart attack. I know the female hormone protects women from heart attacks, so I guess I will be low on it. So suggest to me all the imperative things that I should follow to ...  Read Full »

Dr. Monica Mathur

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. The risk of getting a heart attack becomes higher than in men, along with the risk of osteoporosis. You are supposed to take phytoestrogens and dairy products like milk and milk products. Binge less on fat and junk foods which may increase your cholesterol levels. Have ...  Read Full »

My uncle suffered a heart attack last month. What can be done to reduce his chances of suffering another heart attack?

Query: Hi doctor, My uncle, aged 50, suffered a heart attack last month, and luckily he was saved and is under medications now. He is taking blood thinners. How much is his risk of the next attack? What can he do to reduce his risk apart from taking the prescribed medications? Our family has a history of ...  Read Full »

Dr. Vivek Pillai

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can understand your concern. He has a significantly high risk of attacks, given that there is a strong family history. He must always maintain an average blood sugar level, treat hypertension and should be at optimal levels, quit smoking (if he is a smoker), and exerc...  Read Full »

The doctor suggested that I undergo a 2D echocardiogram. What does my ECG report indicate about my health?

Query: Hello doctor, I have no complaints, but I am submitting my electrocardiogram (ECG) report. The doctor suggested that I undergo two-dimensional (2D) echocardiogram. Please let me know if I am healthy.  Read Full »

Dr. Muhammad Zohaib Siddiq

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I request you to share the electrocardiogram (ECG) report. I would also like to know about your symptoms and cardiac problems. For example, do you have hypertension, diabetes, or a family history of cardiac diseases?  Read Full »

The patient had a heart attack nine months ago. Please assist me in understanding the report.

Query: Hello doctor,The patient had a heart attack nine months ago. Currently, she is taking Aspirin, Clopidogrel, Atorvastatin, Atenolol, and Enalapril. In addition, she has had a stent implant. I am trying to understand this report. Please assist in describing in normal terms what is wrong.LAD: Small cal...  Read Full »

Dr. Vivek Pillai

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. The lady in question has suffered a heart attack (myocardial infarction), which is visible in the enclosed echocardiogram (attachment removed to protect the patient's identity). However, the coronary angiogram report does not show any of the affected vessels ideals f...  Read Full »

My uncle, who underwent angioplasty recently, has on and off chest pain. Is it normal?

Query: Hi doctor, One of my uncle had heart attack. He was hospitalized later and treated with angioplasty. He was stable at hospital and discharged last month. But, it seems he has pain in the middle of the chest. It just comes and goes. Is this pain common after the angioplasty? If so, how long it prevai...  Read Full »

Dr. Muhammad Majid Hanif

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have thoroughly gone through your case and can well understand your genuine health concerns. This type of pain has two elements. Physical, due to cardiac intervention in angioplasty and psychologic that is after having a heart attack, patient gets fear of dying. When a ...  Read Full »

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