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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Can a patient get a heart attack in the middle of a stress test?

Query: Hello! I am reaching out because I am worried about my grandmother (80 years old) having a stress test done and that it goes totally wrong (i.e., gets a heart attack). Here’s why I am concerned: she has gotten a few stress tests done the past 8 years. The last couple of times she has had that...  Read Full »


Dr. Muhammad Zohaib Siddiq

Cardiologist, General Practitioner

Answer: Thank you for the query This is Dr Zohaib, assisting you today. I have read your query, I can understand your concerns and worries and pain you are going through. I hope my reply will clarify your concerns and give you a sigh of relief. She is old age and already 3 stents placed and CABG done. If...  Read Full »

How to overcome the fear of heart attack?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 23 year old guy. I am getting panic all the time. My father died of a heart attack three years ago. I have only my mother with me and my bonding is not well with her. I was too close to my father. I am obese and having high BP too. Usually, I do not share my feelings with mom. I...  Read Full »


Dr. Lisa Barros Mascarenhas

Psychiatrist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your fear. You have made a good start by showing a physician and started on medications for your blood pressure. It is good to be aware of your health. I am sure that they already advised lifestyle changes, so I will not go into its depths. Every ...  Read Full »

Should I be worried about the side effects of diuretics on kidneys?

Query: Hi doctor, Three months ago, I had a heart attack. Then, I went through angioplasty with stenting. Post heart attack, I was diagnosed with moderate systolic HF with EF at 35%. Currently, I am on Clavix, Rozucor 10 mg, Tide 5 mg, Metocard-XL, Planep 25 mg and Telma 20 mg. I am improving well. My EF ...  Read Full »


Dr. Muhammad M. Hanif Md.

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

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I appreciate your concerns. After thorough review of your health query, I want to answer those questions. Do not be overconscious regarding the issue of the lipid profile. It seems to be fine to go with this. Keep taking healthy diet. Your profile is not too low to worry...  Read Full »

What are the treatment options for coronary artery disease?

Query: Hi doctor, My father is diagnosed with coronary artery disease and triple vessel disease with LM. I have attached the angiogram report for your reference. Is the CABG only solution or partial stenting may work? Or is it fine to give only the medication as there are not much clinical symptoms? His TM...  Read Full »


Dr. Muhammad M. Hanif Md.

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

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have carefully reviewed your health query and feel sorry for your father's health issues. It is a concerning disease process. I never recommend to leave it as such and do nothing much for an advanced coronary artery disease. He has got triple vessel involvement and...  Read Full »

Am I prone to get a heart attack?

Query: Hi doctor, I had a CT scan of my heart to check for calcium buildup in my arteries. The score is 5.83 cubic mm and there is a break down in left anterior descending and no detectable calcification. An approximately 2 mm calcification is present within the proximal aspect of the left circumflex coron...  Read Full »


Dr. Vivek Maroti Celerio Mandurke

Cardiologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. We follow so many patients, but these are just a predictor of screening patient who are at risk. Even, a low score person also gets a heart attack. You need to show your report to your cardiologist rather than doing interpretation by yourself. Even we had seen so ...  Read Full »

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 »

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