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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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Is it true that excess intake of potassium chloride causes cardiac arrest?

Query: Hi doctor, By mistake, I had potassium chloride powder of 5 mL 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 »

Dr. Bharat Patodiya

Answer: Hi, Welcome to If you do not have any kidney dysfunction, then there is nothing to worry about. 5 mL will provide potassium equivalent to around 50 to 60 meq, and our body can excrete that amount if there are no previous kidney and cardiac complaints. It may cause acidity, so ensure yo...  Read Full »

My father died of heart failure. Can it be inherited?

Query: Hello doctor, Recently, my 75-year-old father passed away due to heart failure. Concerned about my own risk, I am curious if there is a chance of inheriting the same condition and if there are any medicines available for heart failure. Considering my family history, what is the likelihood of me inhe...  Read Full »

Dr. Sugandh Garg

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern. You are definitely at risk, but it is not confirmed. I suggest you follow the following: Maintain a healthy and active lifestyle. Go for a walk or do yoga. Exercise as health permits. Start gradually. Stay away from alcohol, smoki...  Read Full »

Please explain the impact of circadian rhythm on the heart.

Query: Hello doctor,I am a 60-year-old woman, and I am growing increasingly concerned about maintaining a healthy heart and overall well-being. I have come across information suggesting that circadian rhythm and diet play significant roles in heart health. Could you please explain what circadian rhythm is ...  Read Full »

Dr. Albana Greca

Answer: Hello, Welcome to It is great to hear about your interest in heart health. Circadian rhythm refers to the natural, internal process that regulates the sleep-wake cycle and repeats roughly every 24 hours. This rhythm is influenced by external cues such as light and darkness. Disruptio...  Read Full »

I need advice on the effects of high cholesterol. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor, I want to know the potential risks of high cholesterol and its impact on cardiovascular health. Me and my family usually have foods with more oil. If I cook with less oil, they do not eat. So I am stuck here. Also, are there any lifestyle factors, genetic predispositions, or other conside...  Read Full »

Dr. Muhammad Zohaib Siddiq

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have read the query, and I can understand your concern. High cholesterol levels can increase the risk of cardiovascular diseases. Lifestyle factors, genetics, and diet contribute to elevated cholesterol. Foods high in saturated and trans fats can raise LDL (bad ch...  Read Full »

I am taking extra tablets and have been heart patient. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor,I have been a heart patient for years. I am taking extra tablets, but I have noted that the pills are not absorbed in my body and are excreted intact. Why so?  Read Full »

Dr. Amarendra Kumar Singh

Answer: Hi, I am glad you chose icliniq for your medical-related queries. I understand your concern and will try to help you with it. You can change the tablet with another brand with the same dosage and see if it solves the problem. Thank you. I appreciate your trust in and for giving me the c...  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 »

Dr. Isaac Gana

Answer: Hello, Welcome to 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 »

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 »

Dr. Raveendran S R

Answer: Hi, Welcome to 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 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 »

Dr. Muhammad Zohaib Siddiq

Answer: Hello, Welcome to 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 »

I have been diagnosed with cardiomegaly, and my heart has two holes. The doctor suggested only the bigger hole would get surgical treatment. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor, I have been diagnosed with cardiomegaly. Further tests revealed that there are two holes in the heart. Report says Ostium secundum atrial septal defect 11.8mm left to right shunt. Devoid of the aortic rim, with an adequate superior rim. Not suitable for device closure. Advised surgical c...  Read Full »

Dr. Isaac Gana

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Sorry to hear of your health issues. The decision to wait for a year will depend on your clinical symptoms alongside other factors. Only your attending physician can decide this. Usually, big ASDs (atrial septal defect) up to 11.8 mm are surgically closed, while smalle...  Read Full »

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 »

Dr. Anshul Varshney

Answer: Hi, Welcome to 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 »

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