Heart Defect

Any defect in the structure of the heart or its valves is called heart defect. These defects are often present at birth, so they are called congenital heart defects or CHD. The common signs and symptoms of a heart defect are bluish discoloration of the lips, breathing problems, sleepiness, and tiredness.

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Does maternal vaccine cause aortic stenosis in baby?

Query: Dear doctor, I was two months pregnant when I got vaccines to complete my citizenship status (immigration). My son was born with aortic stenosis. Is this because of the vaccine?  Read Full »


Dr. Babu Lal Meena

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Could you provide more information: What vaccines have you received? What was the content of the vaccine? Did you suffer from any infection during your pregnancy? Did you have any disease during pregnancy and receive any medication for that? Any family history of...  Read Full »

Would a 90 year old patient with diabetes be suitable for aortic dissection surgery?

Query: Hi doctor, The patient is an 89-year-old female. She is an insulin-dependent diabetic with a history of heart disease, found to have an aortic dissection. She became ill early in the morning and could not call for help. She was taken to the hospital eight hours after her first symptom. She has be...  Read Full »


Dr. Arvind Guru

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. It is a complex situation, and more information would be required for further advice. Most important of how is the patient's condition now and comprehensive knowledge of her stress-bearing capacity and accurate imaging reports of the aortic dissection and other diseas...  Read Full »

Why am I having terrible upper back pain and left shoulder pain?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 32 year old male, and I have a terrible upper back and left shoulder pain from past two years. The pain is radiating to the left side of the chest also. Whenever I move my neck, I hear some sound. With this pain, I feel drowsy and light-headed full day. I am not able to do routine...  Read Full »


Dr. Atul Prakash

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I would like the following details. Did you take any x-ray? Have you tried physiotherapy? Was the MRI with or without contrast? Do you feel missed heartbeats when you feel drowsy? Do you get sweaty or get a sinking feeling? If yes, then you need a 24- hour Holter ECG (...  Read Full »

Is polydactyly hereditary?

Query: Hello doctor,My 55 years old father has six fingers in the right hand. He has an extra finger near the thumb. My sister and I have five fingers on each hand. What are the chances that my sister's child will have six fingers in a hand? Will they have any other abnormality? Could there be any other po...  Read Full »


Dr. Sumit Srivastava

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thanks for your query. Polydactyly (extra finger), is usually autosomal dominant but it could be autosomal recessive in some cases. Normally, half of the progeny from the affected parent has polydactyly. But in your case, since both the son and daughter did not have an ex...  Read Full »

Is Ecosprin helpful for LAD bridge?

Query: Hi doctor, I have occlusive muscle bridge in LAD 50%, which was detected by angiography. I am on Ecosprin AV 75/20. Will it be helpful? I am 29 years old. Sometimes, I feel pain in my chest.  Read Full »


Dr. Amiya Kumar Chattopadhyay

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through your angiography (attachment removed to protect patient identity). You need not worry. Please continue medicine and follow up with your cardiologist. Yes, you have myocardial bridging in LAD (left anterior descending artery) and in general coronary art...  Read Full »

The ECG taken for palpitations show sinus rhythm and marked right axis. Kindly assess the further steps.

Query: Hello doctor,I have a patient who is an athlete, has a history of panic attacks. Yesterday, he had palpitations, and some tingling was then sent for an ECG. The findings are sinus rhythm, marked right axis deviation, and ECG without any abnormalities. Would you be able to see it and assess what furt...  Read Full »


Dr. Ilir Sharka

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I reviewed carefully your ECG images (attachment removed to protect patient identity) and would explain that besides right axis deviation, I also noticed the presence of prominent P waves in DII lead, which indicates a pattern or left the posterior fascicular block. ...  Read Full »

Can automatically closed heart hole cause any future health problem in baby?

Query: Hi doctor, My niece was born with a small hole in her heart. The hole was automatically closed when she was 18 months old. As per our doctor, the hole is permanently closed, and there will not be any problem in future. I just want to clarify that if there is any chance for problems in the future.  Read Full »


Dr. Faisal Abdul Karim Malim

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. It is less likely that a hole that has closed will open again. Hence as regards to the hole in the heart you need not worry if it has closed. A repeat 2D Echocardiogram would be advisable to see the exact status of the hole (if not done) to detect for any other anomali...  Read Full »

Are ASD (atrial septal defect) and PFO (patent foramen ovale), two separate problems?

Query: Hello doctor, My 11 year old daughter has been experiencing intermittent chest pains and fast pulse for about 18 to 24 months. She has had a normal ECG and physical examination, but echocardiogram has shown a mobile interatrial septum with a left to right flow. It was identified with color flow acr...  Read Full »


Dr. Isaac Gana

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Sorry to hear about your daughter's health issues. ASD (atrial septal defect) and PFO (patent foramen ovale) are two different things. No, there is no evidence suggestive of an aneurysm. Based on the findings, it is suggestive of a PFO rather than ASD. In most cases ...  Read Full »

Is surgery the only option in case of a heart defect such as ASD?

Query: Hello doctor, I recently went for an annual health checkup. I was diagnosed with a heart defect (ASD) and was recommended a surgical closure. In this regard, I need your opinion and guidance.  Read Full »


Dr. Amiya Kumar Chattopadhyay

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. As per your tests reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity), you have ASD (atrial septal defect), which is corrected only by surgical closure. It is usually asymptomatic but, when the symptoms start, it will be too late for a surgery. At the most, you ca...  Read Full »

How to find the reason for chest pain? Will you suggest tablet for gastritis?

Query: Hi doctor, My grandmother is 68 years old. She has a habit of drinking almost every evening, but not too much. For the past three days, she has had this acute pain in her back area right below her shoulders and has spread to the front of her chest. She has lost appetite and has not eaten much in the...  Read Full »


Dr. Sumit Srivastava

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Raised white blood count suggests infection and pain in the chest area indicates lung involvement or heart involvement. I would suggest you to carry out a chest x-ray and EKG (electrocardiogram) to rule out lung and heart pathology as the cause of her symptoms. ...  Read Full »

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