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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The muscles in the left shoulder are twitching. Is it related to the heart?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 31-year-old female. I have been drinking a bottle of wine a day for weeks and not eating healthy. Five days ago, I woke up with a pounding heart pain in my chest. I now have a wide range of symptoms with pain in my left and right arm, pain in my left shoulder, muscle spasms in ...  Read Full »

Dr. Muhammad M. Hanif Md.

Cardiologist, Criticalcare Physician, General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Well, none of the symptoms warn me of any serious heart issue. When we see the whole scenario, there are different aspects of your health that may have caused this recent accentuation of the issues. High levels of the thyroid have a direct impact on heart rate and i...  Read Full »

My heart rate is more. Will I get a heart attack?

Query: Hello doctor,My age is 29 years, and married. Since two months every minute, I am feeling that I am going to get a heart attack. My mind is always running that next minute I am getting heart attack like that. I contacted two cardiologists, both examined the ECG and told that heart rate is more (112 ...  Read Full »

Dr. Arooj Najmussaqib

Psychologist Counsellor

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Feelings and symptoms like palpitations, getting a heart attack, difficulty in breathing, digestive concerns, and sleep problems can be a part of heart-related issues or anxiety. Since you have consulted with a physician and done all tests, its much clearer that its ...  Read Full »

I have GAD. Is there a chance that I could develop a heart attack?

Query: Hello,I am a 28-year-old female. I always worried about her heart. I have GAD specifically focus on health anxiety and often experience heart attack symptoms so much so that I have gone to my doctor and the ER many times (always to be cleared). I continue to worry whenever the symptoms come back. I ...  Read Full »

Dr. Muhammad Zohaib Siddiq

Cardiologist, General Practitioner

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. A heart attack usually occurs in those with risk factors for ischemic heart disease such as high BP, high sugar, high cholesterol, family history of a heart attack in young age, etc. Your tests are normal thats good. To estimate the lifetime risk of development of at...  Read Full »

Is stabbing pain under armpit serious?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 27 year old female. My weight is 195 lbs and height is 5'8". I have hypothyroidism and I am on Synthroid. I am taking Amoxicillin¬†for a lingering cold. Yesterday, I experienced a sharp pain on my left side, under my armpit, equal with my left breast. I had this episode of pain ...  Read Full »

Dr. Santosh Badaku Desai

General Practitioner, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern as your grandparents passed of a heart attack, the fear you have is genuine. But, just pain in your chest is not an indication of a heart attack. Since you gave a history of carbonated food and tablet Amoxicillin along with thyroid medication...  Read Full »

Are angioplasty and ring fixing safe in an 80-year-old with history of four heart attacks?

Query: Hello doctor, My mother’s age is 80+ and she had heart attack four times. Two attacks in quick succession a year back and two attacks quick in last one month. Her heart pumping capacity is about 35 % with kidney creatinine 3.4 mg/dl. But it is decreasing now. She never had diabetes. But alway...  Read Full »

Dr. Muhammad Zohaib Siddiq

Cardiologist, General Practitioner

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Although bypass or angioplasty can be done in old age, if the health of patient is promising, but if other health issues are present then it becomes a high risk case. As your mother's kidney function is poor, it becomes very risky to have an angiogram done because even...  Read Full »

Can you please tell me the difference between left and right bundle branch block?

Query: Hello doctor, Can you please tell me the difference between left and right bundle branch block? And why is left considered far more dangerous?  Read Full »

Dr. Muhammad Zohaib Siddiq

Cardiologist, General Practitioner

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Heart needs current to beat. Current is generated in sino-atrial node. It is like electric generator. It travels via bundle branches, which are like wires. Current goes from SA node to AV node via atrial bundles. Then from AV node to a small bundle called HIS bundle. Th...  Read Full »

My lipoprotein and hs-CRP is high. Can it cause heart problems?

Query: Hi doctor, I had high hs-CRP of 3.86 around 8 months back. I have got it rechecked and it has gone even higher to 5.36. I have attached the reports of blood test done a couple of days back. This blood test report includes other tests too apart from hs-CRP. I have previously been advised that high l...  Read Full »

Dr. Anoop Mathew


Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern regarding the raised hs-CRP (high-sensitivity C-reactive protein) and lipoprotein levels (attachment removed to protect patient identity). These biomarkers are predictors of future events. They tell you that there is an inflammatory state t...  Read Full »

Can E-cigarette be used to quit smoking and prevent heart attack?

Query: Hello doctor, My father is 58 years old, last week he had a heart attack and turned out he had a blockage of 75 percent in the left anterior descending artery (widowmaker). So, he had a cardiac catheterization and one stent, so we feared that the side effects of quitting smoking might affect his he...  Read Full »

Dr. Carlos L. Alviar Md, Facc

Cardiologist, Criticalcare Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I am sorry to hear about your father but I am glad he survived and was appropriately treated. If he wants to increase his survival and decrease the possibility of dying, having another heart attack or developing heart failure (weak heart), he must stop smoking. There is n...  Read Full »

What are the treatment options for peripheral artery disease (PAD)?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 47 year old female, who has had a 90 % blocked carotid artery and subsequent endarterectomy at the age of 42 years. A year later, I had a massive heart attack and 100 % block in my right coronary artery. I was just diagnosed with PAD (Peripheral Artery Disease) last week. Additi...  Read Full »

Dr. Vivek Chail

Family Physician, General Practitioner, Radiodiagnosis Physician, Radiologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have read through your query in detail. Please find my observations below. Statins are widely used to treat PAD. Depending on other conditions, antihypertensives and medicines to control blood sugar levels are prescribed to patients with hypertension and diabetes res...  Read Full »

What are the side effects of having multiple heart attacks over several years?

Query: Hello doctor, I was wanting to know the side effects of having multiple heart attacks over several years that is 10 heart attacks and 12 stents in the last 14 years. I would like to have something to read about it. I am currently taking Atorvastatin 80 mg, Metoprolol ER 25 mg, Lisinopril 10 mg, Clo...  Read Full »

Dr. Pooja Pardhi

General Medicine Physician, General Practitioner, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through your case and can well understand your genuine health concern. Heart attacks are caused by a blockage in the coronary arteries that is the arteries supplying blood to the heart. Multiple blocks in the coronary arteries at different places reduce the ...  Read Full »

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