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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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Is it fine to have sex after a heart attack?

Query: Hello doctor, Can you have sex after a heart attack?  Read Full »

Dr. Ilir Sharka

Answer: Hello, Welcome to This is a very common question among heart attack patients. I would explain that there is not a specific time to return to your sexual life after a heart attack. It depends on the individual basis of physical activity. It is usually recommended to start sexual interc...  Read Full »

What does the MRI report state regarding my 78-year-old father's condition?

Query: Hello doctor, My 78-year-old father recently underwent an MRI, and the results indicate prominent diffuse cerebral atrophy along with mild chronic ischemic changes involving the periventricular white matter bilaterally. He had a massive heart attack 15 years ago, and since then, he has been on bloo...  Read Full »

Dr. Ashok Kumar

Answer: Hello,Welcome to, Results of clinical reports, such as an MRI, need to be interpreted in the context of the patient's specific clinical symptoms. If your father does not exhibit any clinical symptoms despite the abnormal MRI findings, the results might be considered age-appropriate, and...  Read Full »

I suffered a heart attack a week ago. Kindly compare and give opinions regarding two ECGs that were taken.

Query: Hello doctor, A week ago, I suffered a heart attack. I was rushed to the hospital at 1:30 am in the morning due to severe back and jaw pain, and I was struggling to breathe. My oxygen level was at 69%. This has never happened before, but I have a history of heart disease and had a stent put in 13 ...  Read Full »

Dr. Yash Kathuria

Answer: Hello Sir, welcome to icliniq. Hello, Welcome to I read your query. I understand your concern regarding your recent symptoms of back and jaw pain with shortness of breath, especially given your history of previous stenting and diabetes. These factors do increase the risk for a reinf...  Read Full »

My 50-year-old father recently suffered myocardial infarction, and we would like to receive more information about myocardial infarction. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor,I am writing on behalf of my 50 years old father who recently got a myocardial infarction. We would appreciate more information on what exactly a myocardial infarction is, its causes, and the potential risk factors that may have contributed to my father's heart attack. Additionally, I h...  Read Full »

Dr. Kaushal Bhavsar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your queries and understand your concerns. Myocardial infarction means reduced blood supply to heart muscles due to blockage in heart vessels. Take regular medicines like blood thinners. Do regular exercise like walking especially after dinner. Avoid oily ...  Read Full »

My dad, 90 years had a heart attack. What is the best treatment?

Query: Hi doctor,My dad is 90 years old and had a heart attack 10 days back. His echocardiography is showing 25 to 28 % and severe MR. He was hospitalized on oxygen support due to pulmonary edema and his creatinine was 2.1%. Is angiography and angioplasty or other invasive procedure helpful or conservative...  Read Full »

Dr. Muhammad Zohaib Siddiq

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Sorry to hear your father had a heart attack. As per hospital notes from the attached reports (attachments removed to protect the patient's identity), his presentation was late. In cases of late presentation, if the patient has no chest pain, and no severe shortness of ...  Read Full »

I have a family history of heart disease. Heart attack risk?

Query: Hello doctor,I suffered from anxiety and had a history of panic attacks seven months ago this year. I am worried that I will get a heart attack. I went to the emergency room 48 hours ago, and the doctors performed an ECG, blood test, and X-ray. Everything came back unremarkable. My friend passed awa...  Read Full »

Dr. Muzaffer Bahcivan

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I reviewed your history and test reports (attachment removed to protect the patient's identity). All your results look normal. Your complaints are most likely related to your anxiety. Anxiety mimics cardiac complaints. But you have a family history of coronary heart dise...  Read Full »

What can be done to reduce the chances of a 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 S Narayan Pillai

Answer: Hi, Welcome to 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 »

How to improve heart function after a stent placement?

Query: Hello doctor,My mother had a heart attack four years back. She had a blockage of the left ascending artery and got it surgically corrected with a stent. She is also a diabetic patient. So please suggest to me how to improve her heart function with medicines. Kindly help.  Read Full »

Dr. Muhammad Zohaib Siddiq

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query and can understand your concern. Heart muscle weakens after a heart attack if the patient is noncompliant with medicines. However, after a heart attack, if timely angioplasty or bypass is done and medicines are taken as prescribed, then the weakenin...  Read Full »

Is angiography necessary for an inferior heart attack?

Query: Hello doctor, My 63-year-old father's ECG (electrocardiogram) and echocardiogram report shows that he got an inferior heart attack. Does it require angiography?  Read Full »

Dr. Muhammad Zohaib Siddiq

Answer: Hello, Welcome to It depends upon symptoms and when the attack occurred. Send me his ECG (electrocardiogram) and echocardiography. What were his symptoms? Also, details of his medications. Thank you.  Read Full »

My brother is critical due to a heart attack. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, My brother is having cardiac valve disease and he is currently still in critical condition after recovering from a cardiac arrest. The doctor told us that his blood pressure is too low (average 40mmHg) and is too dangerous to do surgery. However, it is also not safe if we just wait ...  Read Full »

Dr. Muhammad Zohaib Siddiq

Answer: Hello, Welcome to If you mean from a valve, a blockage in the artery, then treatment is immediate angioplasty. This will open arteries and blood supply to heart muscles will restore and blood pressure may improve. If you mean from the valve, the real valve like the mitral or aortic va...  Read Full »

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