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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Which medicine can be taken to avoid heart attack in a diabetic?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 61 years old, male, 80 kg weight 165 cm height and I am a diabetic for the past 18 years and now I am on low carbo high fate diet (Keto). I am taking now januvia 100 mg tablet 1-0-1. I had a priking pain in the heart side of chest two days back and went to a hospital they have ta...  Read Full »


Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

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

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. It shows minor disease only. So, need to focus on healthy lifestyle which I guess you must be having, which includes healthy diet like avoiding oily fatty and high calorie diet. Regular exercises like walking or brisk walking according to your capacity. Such pricking...  Read Full »

Kindly explain the abnormal ECG showing incomplete right bundle branch block with inferior infarct.

Query: Hello doctor, Yesterday my wife on her annual checkup got an abnormal ECG. The report says: Normal Sinus Rhythm, Incomplete right bundle branch block, inferior infarct, age undetermined. She is 55, a little overweight, otherwise healthy. We are very worried.  Read Full »


Dr. Isaac Gana

Cardiologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand how worried you are about your wife's health, do not worry she will be fine soon. The ECG shows evidence that points to the fact that your wife has a injury to the right part of her heart. This can cause a disruption of electrical impulse traveling to th...  Read Full »

My mother lost his voice due to high sodium levels in blood. Why does it occurs?

Query: Hello doctor, My mom had a heart attack at my house. They did a stunt and then she had some brain bleed and had mini strokes. She was in a coma and recovered, even had a temporary tracheotomy. She went to a rehab facility and was very dehydrated so bad she had to go to the ER. The doctor said h...  Read Full »


Dr. Aida Quka

Neurologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern and would explain that it is quite normal to have high sodium levels due to dehydration. Anyway, there is no reason to lose voice while rehydration, which causes the normalization of sodium levels. Anyway, the changes in concentration of...  Read Full »

Are systemic hypertension and high BP the same?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 45 year old male. My weight is 96 kg and my height is 184 cm. My symptoms are breathlessness on exertion, neck constriction while walking, as well as on and off chest pain in the mornings that are unconnected with exertion. I am also suffering from severe sleep apnea. I had TMT pos...  Read Full »


Dr. Muhammad M. Hanif Md.

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

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I am really thankful for your kind comments. You have always been so nice and a health conscious person. I want to assure you do not worry as everything is going to be fine soon. I have thoroughly gone through your case and can well understand your genuine health conc...  Read Full »

Can chest pain with high BP mean heart attack?

Query: Hello doctor, My grandfather is feeling chest pain and High BP since last 2 days. We admitted him to the hospital and according to the doctor he had a mild heart attack. We want a second opinion about his health condition and further treatment. I will attach the reports.  Read Full »


Dr. Muhammad Zohaib Siddiq

Cardiologist, General Practitioner

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Heart attack in your grandfather's case is diagnosed on the basis of CKMB, and Qualitative Troponin T tests (attachment removed to protect patient identity). CKMB is not specific test to diagnose heart attack and it may come positive in many other conditions. Same i...  Read Full »

Will chronic exposure to lead and asbestos lead to heart disease and heart attack?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 42 years old. I had a heart attack 12 years ago and now have three stents. By the way, I have no family history of heart disease, high blood pressure, cholesterol and anything of that nature. I am a disabled military veteran and am 40% disabled as a result of being exposed to ...  Read Full »


Dr. Isaac Gana

Cardiologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. It saddens me to hear of the whole difficulties you have gone through in the past years. I must recommend you for staying strong in the face of all these difficulties. I have thoroughly gone through all your detailed explanation and here is my view. Although I have ...  Read Full »

Is there high risk of heart attack, if other family members die due to it?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 15-year-old female. My grandmother, her parents, and two of her brothers, as well as my father, all died before the age of 50 because of heart attack. Do I have a higher risk of dying of a heart attack before the age of 50?  Read Full »


Dr. Vivek H Nanda

Family Physician, General Practitioner

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. First of all, I would like to tell you that a strong family history of heart disease or heart attack does not place you at higher risk at all. So please do not worry about it. Now medically, heart diseases do have some level of genetic inheritance, but nobody can as...  Read Full »

Are acid reflux and chest congestion symptoms of GERD or a heart attack?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 25 year old male, who weighs 240 lbs, and I am 5.10 feet tall. Tonight I had what I think was acid reflux or heartburn. I was not sure about it, as I have never had it. I felt like something is stuck in my throat, and also I felt a chest congestion when I tried to cough. I was...  Read Full »


Dr. Sumit Srivastava

General Medicine Physician, General Practitioner, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thanks for your query. Let go of your anxiety. Gastroesophageal reflux disease is 80 % corrected by simple diet and lifestyle modifications. So, I would suggest you try the following. Lose your weight. If your BMI (body mass index) is 25 or above, you need to lo...  Read Full »

Is bypass suggested in an elderly aged diabetic pateint with muliple blocks and heart attack?

Query: Hello doctor, The patient is 72 years old male and moderately active. Symptoms: Initially, the patient reported moderate pain in chest and weakness. The patient was given medicine for gas. Since the symptoms continued for a couple more days, he also felt pressure and discomfort in the chest, he w...  Read Full »


Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

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

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Considering the blockages at multiple sites, which will require multiple stents to treat and his diabetic status says, the life of the stent is relatively shorter. CABG (coronary artery bypass grafting) is a preferred option. CABG involves the major surgery where ris...  Read Full »

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 »

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