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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Why does my mother have fluctuations in the oxygen saturation levels?

Query: Hello doctor, My mother is 97 years old. She had a minor heart failure with a BNP of 110. Recently, she had a bad UTI and asthma. Up to that point, her O2 saturation levels without supplemental oxygen were 95 to 96. Now that she is recovering from UTI, her O2 levels are 97 to 98 with 2 liters of su...  Read Full »


Dr. Anshul Varshney

Criticalcare Physician, Diabetologist, General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician, Medical Gastroenterologist, Nephrologist, Pulmonologist, Rheumatologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I do not understand the correlation between urinary tract infection (UTI) and low oxygen saturation. If the UTI has caused sepsis and multiorgan failure, then only it can affect lungs and saturation would drop. Asthma is a chronic disease and does not occur suddenly....  Read Full »

Should my friend opt for heart surgery?

Query: Hi doctor, My relative has got heart attack some days before. I have his reports. We need a second opinion about surgery whether he should go or not. His presenting complaint includes chest pain and high blood sugar. He is under diabetes medicine.  Read Full »


Dr. Rishu

Cardiologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Kidney function tests of your relative are deranged (attachment removed to protect patient identity). His serum creatinine levels and potassium levels are high. What do you mean by surgery? Is that open heart surgery or stenting? However, the surgery c...  Read Full »

What are the treatment options for heart attack?

Query: Hello doctor, A few days back, my friend had severe pain in his arm and sweated a lot. He consulted a doctor who took a few tests and ECG and was diagnosed with heart attack. I would request you to go through his reports and prescription and advise on treatment.  Read Full »


Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

Cardiologist, General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician, Family Physician, General Practitioner

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through all the attachments (attachment removed to protect patient identity). ECG (electrocardiography) is fine without any significant abnormalities. But based on his symptoms, there remains a possibility of a heart attack. So he should undergo...  Read Full »

Can you please interpret the attached EKG report?

Query: Hello doctor, My mother takes Losartan to manage her BP for a few years now. This week her BP went up to 190/115; she took an additional Losartan (50 mg) dose, which got better. The BP has been fluctuating since but has not been that high. She feels a little lethargic, with a dull headache and a li...  Read Full »


Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

Cardiologist, General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician, Family Physician, General Practitioner

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Her EKG (Electrocardiogram) shows Q waves in III AVF (Arteriovenous fistula), and no significant ST T abnormalities are seen. These Q waves mean there might be a possibility of an old heart attack. So she should undergo an ECHO to rule out the case of an old heart at...  Read Full »

Are panic attack patients more prone to heart atttack?

Query: Hello doctor, I just wanted to know the difference between a panic attack or anxiety and a heart attack. I have been feeling some sort of difference in my heart region, no pain, or no breathing issues. I am experiencing the feeling that something really bad is happening to me, feeling as though I a...  Read Full »


Dr. Sugreev Singh

Internal Medicine Physician, General Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Panic attack is when something disturbing happens in life and suddenly you become hyperactive like what I should do now. You worry a lot and then there is an increase in body activity. In some case, you may have heart attack when you have some existing heart problem alo...  Read Full »

Can a heart attack patient be treated without bypass surgery?

Query: Hi doctor, My uncle recently got a mild heart attack, which occurred for the first time in a country where he is staying. So he was admitted to a hospital. The doctors there have suggested to get a bypass surgery done for him. But he and his family want the treatment to be done in their own country...  Read Full »


Dr. Muhammad Zohaib Siddiq

Cardiologist, General Practitioner

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thanks for the query. There are three options for treatment in general. 1. CABG (coronary artery bypass graft). 2. PCI (percutaneous coronary intervention). 3. Only medicines. CABG will be best in your uncle's case because all the three vessels and the left main a...  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 »

When can I do an angiography after a heart attack?

Query: Hi doctor, Can you tell me within how many days angiography must be done after a heart attack?  Read Full »


Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

Cardiologist, General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician, Family Physician, General Practitioner

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. After a heart attack, angiography should be done within the first 24 hours. But, if it is not done and if the patient is on thrombolytic medicines like streptokinase medicine, and no symptoms, then it can be delayed. There is no exact time, but it is better to get i...  Read Full »

Is difficulty breathing after a workout sign of heart disease?

Query: Hi doctor, A few months ago, I have been having left side pain from my shoulder blade down to my arm till the tip of the last finger. I have had ECGs, blood work, chest x-rays and finally a CT angiogram. All were normal. I am tempted to go to the ER every time this happens, because I think this migh...  Read Full »


Dr. Muhammad M. Hanif Md.

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

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I appreciate you and have thoroughly worked through your case. I can well realize the sensitivity of the issues you are feeling right now. My discussion today will mostly comprise of reassurance and explaining the things in the best possible way for easy understanding. Th...  Read Full »

Should one worry about heart attack at the age of 32?

Query: Hello doctor,My wife had an echo, stress test, and several EKGs and a 30-day event monitor done about three and a half years ago. She still gets a slight pain in the chest area from time to time. Her grandparents were the only ones that had any heart trouble. She also has extreme health anxiety abou...  Read Full »


Dr. Muhammad M. Hanif Md.

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

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Unfortunately, I got no clues on what were the results of those cardiac investigations. If possible, can you please elaborate a little bit on what was the outcome of those hearts tests you mentioned earlier? If I assume there was not much they found abnormal in the ...  Read Full »

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