The heart pumps blood to all parts of the body. This blood carries oxygen, hormones, essential components, etc., to all the body cells. Preventing heart disease is better than cure. Having healthy foods, avoiding smoking and alcohol drinking, regular exercise, managing stress, etc., help in preventing and maintaining good heart health.
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I had a cardiac MRI for chest pain. Please interpret it.
Query: Hello doctor, I had a cardiac MRI done and wanted to see if you can interpret it for me. I am worried. Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. We are here to help you. I evaluated your report (attachment removed to protect patient identity), and it looks normal to me. Your report does not signify the presence of any ischemic heart diseases to you. It means your cardiac functions are good as per the report. Now... Read Full »
Why do I have strong heartbeats?
Query: Hi doctor, I am a 24 year old male, who weighs 171 pounds and is 5' 9" tall. I do not consume alcohol, but smoke two cigarettes per day. Since the past few years, I feel my heartbeats are very strong. I can feel my heartbeat all the time. I have consulted three cardiologists already for this problem... Read Full »
Answer: Hello,Welcome to icliniq.com.You are feeling your heartbeats because of your enlarged and thickened heart. Thickening of the heart is typically seen in athletes. The heart size increases to cope with the increased stress, it is called as physiological cardiac hypertrophy. As a result, the heart beat... Read Full »
I have a premature ventricular contraction and anxiety. Can I take clonazepam for anxiety?
Query: Hello doctor, I need a review of my review of my ECG ( electrocardiogram), which I am attaching. I have premature ventricular contractions (PVC), and I have anxiety. I want to go to the emergency room and do ECG. Can you look at it, please? Can you see the PVCs? The doctor said the ST was abnormal. ... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Do not worry. In this ECG strip, I do not find any PVC. Your ECG is within normal. Your heartbeat is 58/min at rest. It is fine. You need not take any medicine for that. For your anxiety, I suggest you follow non-pharmacological treatment : Breathing exercises for fi... Read Full »
I am a 31-year-old male with chest pain. ECG and other tests are normal. What could be the cause?
Query: Hi doctor, I am an anxious 31-year-old male who is not a smoker or diabetic and has no family history of heart problems. I get an intense chest ache that lasts for six seconds, but sometimes only a second, and I have strained chest muscles and tender areas on my chest. Before, I experienced jaw and ... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern regarding ECG changes and fast heart rate. I have looked at every report that you have provided. Your ECG shows a benign RBBB (right bundle branch block) pattern, which is of no concern because your echocardiogram (ECHO) and stress ECHO is e... Read Full »
Can stroke volume of the heart change during day time?
Query: Hello doctor,Can the stroke volume for the heart change during the day? Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Stroke volume depends upon many factors. The faster the heart rate lowers the stroke volume, the more force of contraction more the stroke volume. More preload, more stroke volume. More afterload less the stroke volume.No diurnal variation in stroke volume. I hope I ... Read Full »
Can a smartwatch be used in an 80-year-old male with heart problems?
Query: Hello doctor, My grandfather is over 80-years-old and has suffered from severe heart conditions for quite a long time. He underwent a bypass surgery 12 years back and has a heart valve replacement which is not functioning normally; he is considered unfit to undergo surgery to correct it due to his ... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have read your query and understand your concern. I read about the smartwatch. As your grandfather has breathing difficulty, this watch would help monitor his SpO2 (percentage of oxygen in the blood) levels. It would alert if there are any variations in heart rate... Read Full »
Can I have sexual activity even if I had a heart surgery?
Query: Hello doctor, I am an 80-year-old man who has had heart surgery, replaced the valve, and repaired the aortic aneurysm. But now I am doing well health wise. I had heart surgery four years back for valve replacement and aortic root repair. Can I take a deep kiss while getting involved in sexual relat... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can understand your concern. Yes, you can kiss, and if your blood pressure is normal, you can even have soft sex. I hope this helps. Thank you. Read Full »
Can people with heart problem practice yoga?
Query: Hello doctor, I have a question regarding my bicuspid aortic valve. I have mild aortic insufficiency, and my left ventricle was dilated. I am taking tablet Losartan 50 mg daily and practicing yoga (plough pose and the front bend). Does bending the body inward increase pressure on my heart? And does ... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Sorry to hear about your health issues. Bending inwards does not affect your health condition. I only advise that you do exercises moderately and stop if you have any shortness of breath or dizziness during any workout. Best regards. Read Full »
Why am I having cramps on my left arm and hand when running or walking?
Query: Hi doctor, I am a 39-year-old male. I have been having a tingling sensation down on my left arm and hand when walking or running. I had taken ECG and blood tests, and also I have seen a physiotherapist and massage therapists, and they have said I have a very tight shoulder and muscles in that regio... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. As per your reports (attachment removed to protect patient's identity), ECG (electrocardiography) is normal. Do you have a fear of angina? How do you get chest pain? Do you have a family history of cardiac issues? Do you have hypertensi... Read Full »
Does excessive intake of potassium chloride cause cardiac arrest?
Query: Hi doctor, By mistake, I had potassium chloride powder of one teaspoon today, just before an hour. When I checked on the internet, it says that it may cause cardiac arrest. How true is that? What should I do now to avoid any side effect? Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. If you do not have any kidney dysfunction, then there is nothing to worry. One teaspoon will give potassium equivalent to around 50 to 60 meq and for which our body has capacity to excrete that if there is no previous kidney and cardiac complaint. It may cause acidity, so... Read Full »