Heart Disease

Heart diseases are the conditions that affect the blood vessels, functioning of the heart, congenital heart deformities, heart valve diseases, heart muscle diseases, infections affecting the heart, etc. The indications of heart disease are chest pain, shortness of breath, palpations, numbness in the extremities, pain in the upper abdomen, etc. Quitting smoking, having a healthy diet, stopping the consumption of alcohol, regular exercise, etc., can prevent heart disease.

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I am diagnosed with heart disease and also dealing with stress. How can I cure this?

Query: Hello doctor, I’ have been having “heart issues” over the past month. Like pain and skipping a beat, I also suffer severe anxiety. I have been diagnosed with an enlarged heart. I did have high blood pressure for almost a year. I was very stressed combined with the stress, I have d...  Read Full »

Dr. Isaac Gana

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. The calcium score is good, but the X-ray states enlargement (attachment removed for patient's identity). Although the heart might be enlarged on X-ray, this might not affect its function. Would you please tell me the following, 1) Do...  Read Full »

I have shortness of breath which ceases as I wake up and sit upright. Should I be concerned?

Query: Hi doctor,I am a 24-year-old male with shortness of breath (once or thrice a week) after 1/2 an hour of night sleep, which ceased as I wake up and sit upright. Should I be concerned about this?  Read Full »

Dr. Anshul Varshney

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Such kind of breathlessness occurs due to two reasons: 1. Heart problems. 2. Anxiety. Tell me, Do you have any chest pain, ghabrahat, sweating, palpitations, or swelling in the legs and face?  Read Full »

How dangerous is diastolic dysfunction grade 2?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 40-year-old healthy female. I am mildly obese. I have diastolic dysfunction grade 2, normal ejection fraction, structurally normal heart, some palpitations, and have NSVT at times. I had no diastolic dysfunction seen on echocardiogram until three years back. But three years back, ...  Read Full »

Dr. Isaac Gana

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thanks for writing in, and I understand your concern. For proper evaluation, I need some more information, Do you have shortness of breath or fatigue? Do you have any foot swelling or any episodes of cough? Do you have any history of high blood pressure? Kindly rev...  Read Full »

What does a left ventricular hypertrophy in ECG signify/

Query: Hello doctor, I had an ECG (electrocardiogram) done three years ago, which showed up LVH (left ventricular hypertrophy), so I went and got an echocardiogram done, and it was normal. I had an ECG done again last week, and my doctor said it is still showing up LVH but more severe than three years ago...  Read Full »

Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have seen your reports (attachments removed to protect patient identity). How much do you weigh, and how is your built? (your weight is incorrect in your medical records). Now, if you are lean and thin, everything is normal because ECG can show left ventricular...  Read Full »

Why do I have heaviness in my chest and heart with heavy breathing?

Query: Hi doctor,I am taking medicine for the last five months. I have heaviness in my chest and heart. I feel very weak. My breathing is heavy. What to do?  Read Full »

Dr. Malay Shukla

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. It appears that you have chest heaviness and breathing difficulty for the past five months now. You have mentioned your one HbA1c (hemoglobin A1c) value of 7.5 percent. It seems that you have type 2 diabetes. You have not mentioned the medications taken by you. You have...  Read Full »

What could be the reason for sharp chest pain radiating to shoulder blades with breathing difficulty?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 20-year-old female. My height is 5'1" and weighs around 160 pounds. I am having sharp burning pain in my chest and back in the mid to left side between the shoulder blades and under the breast bone. It lasts between 30 minutes and a few hours of this sharp pain. Usually, it becom...  Read Full »

Dr. Tanmai Yermal (jain)

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through your query. I would like to know some more details about your present complaint. What type of murmur has your doctor described? History of which heart disease your family has and who has it? Is your chest pain associated with any other symptoms l...  Read Full »

Is it safe to use Klonopin when at increased risk of QT prolongation?

Query: Hello doctor, I have been suffering from panic attacks and anxiety for several years, and on top of that essential tremor affects my everyday life. A couple of weeks ago, my doctor prescribed Klonopin (Clonazepam) for me, but there are some things I am worried about after googling a bit. Does Klono...  Read Full »

Dr. Vivek Pillai

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Long term Clonazepam, as well as high dose clonazepam, puts you at a risk for developing acquired long QT, having said that a QTC of 447 msec is within the prescribed i.e < 460 msec limit for women. Oxazepam is safer but if you combine either of these with anot...  Read Full »

Shortness of breath | Pain in shoulder

Query: Hello doctor, I have shortness of breath, and pain in the shoulder for past eight years. Currently, I am taking Zolahart 40, Stablon, Flavedon MR, Rabekind Dar, Ezidoc 20, Ecosprin 75, and Pregaba 75.  Read Full »

Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Your ECG is showing changes (attachment removed to protect patient identity) which indicate some kind of heart damage either ischemia, hypertension induced or other. You mentioned here about angiography and it is showing only 30 percent blockages. So have you undergo...  Read Full »

My ECG shows low voltage with QRS 86 mm. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor, My ECG shows low voltage with QRS 86 mm. I am physically fit and active with no such issue a year ago. What could be the cause and solution?  Read Full »

Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Could you upload your ECG picture? It must be 86 msec, I guess. Low voltage ECG may be seen as a normal variant, also seen in obese individuals, smoker or patients with heart disease like fluid around the heart or in lung disease. But, if you do not have any symptoms...  Read Full »

Will Nitroglycerin patch prolong life of an elderly person?

Query: Hello doctor, My 96-year-old mother is getting to where she only eats breakfast. She has hearing loss and is blind. Does the Nitroglycerin patch she is using will prolong her life? She is miserable and ready to go. She is sleeping a lot and had three seizures two weeks back. She has refused to go t...  Read Full »

Dr. Vedprakash Verma

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. As you mentioned, your mother has deafness and blindness, you did not mention why she is using Nitrogen glycerine patches. It is only useful when the patient is suffering from heart disease with recurrent anginal chest pain (heart attack), but it is used to reduce BP...  Read Full »

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