Heart Problem

Diseases that affect the heart are called heart problem. It includes conditions of the blood vessels (coronary artery disease), problems in the heart rhythm (arrhythmias), and congenital heart defects. The symptoms of heart problems are chest pain, chest tightness, dyspnea, etc.

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Are pounding heart and skipped heartbeat signs of atrial fibrillation?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 46-year-old female. My blood pressure is low and normal. I have never had any heart issues except palpitations when pregnant 10 years ago. They did a cardiac ultrasound at that time, which was normal. Just over a week ago, I started feeling, intermittently during the day, as if...  Read Full »

Dr. Rishu

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through your detailed narration and understand your concerns. The ECG (electrocardiogram) recordings are clearly suggestive of atrial fibrillation (AF) and there is no doubt about it. The P-wave is absent and the rhythm is irregular. Both are suggestive o...  Read Full »

When should I seek medical advice for SVT?

Query: Hi doctor, When I was 13 or 14 years old, I was diagnosed with SVT. During initial days, it would last several minutes, and by the age 15, it was down to a few seconds (10-15). I saw a cardiologist, and he said that for the age 15 the SVT was so irregular. Also, he stated that I do not have to go fo...  Read Full »

Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. The episode that you described is probably an SVT (supraventricular tachycardia) episode. The warning signs are the same which you had such as sudden palpitations, dizziness, shortness of breath and chest pain, and lastly, it can lead to syncope. However, these are no...  Read Full »

My dad is about to be sixty years old and has an LVEF of 25 percent. What precautions should he take?

Query: Hi doctor, My dad is about to be sixty years old and has an LVEF of 25 percent, and rest is normal and no other diseases. What precautions should he take? How to cure this? Kindly help.  Read Full »

Dr. Kaushal Bhavsar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can understand your concern. Take regular cardiac medicines. Avoid oily, spicy, and junk food. Avoid fatty food. Also, restrict the fluid intake to less than 1.5 liters per day. Unfortunately, there is no cure to reverse this condition. Thank you.  Read Full »

I have had mild AML prolapse in the echocardiogram. Why so?

Query: Hello doctor, I consulted a cardiac specialist and got an echocardiogram; the doctor said everything was normal, but the result showed mild AML (anterior mitral leaflet) prolapse. Kindly help.  Read Full »

Dr. Muhammad Zohaib Siddiq

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I read your query and understand your concern. The echocardiogram results are normal. However, mild MVP (mitral valve prolapse) is of no concern and is sometimes reversible. Gaining weight in low-weight people will help to resolve this. As your weight is low, it will be...  Read Full »

Was my father's death due to pulmonary edema or medical negligence?

Query: Dear doctor, My father died during angioplasty. The treating doctor said that the death is due to pulmonary edema. But we suspect it may be because of a medical negligence. I need a second opinion.  Read Full »

Dr. Saumya Mittal

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. What happens in a heart attack is that the patient's heart is not functioning properly. It does not maintain the speed and pressure required. And therefore, the blood and the fluid collects in the body including the lungs. When the fluid collects in the lungs, a person ...  Read Full »

How to treat ventricular septal defect in a newborn child?

Query: Hello doctor, My newborn child was detected with heart-related issues. Could you please help me understand the severity? Please suggest further treatment.  Read Full »

Dr. Isaac Gana

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Sorry to hear about your child's heart condition. Congenital heart disease is quite common amongst many children. To be able to tell you the severity, you should mention what is the exact condition that the doctor told is wrong with your child. So, I can tell you what...  Read Full »

What causes involuntary puffing?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 45 year old male. A month back, I was diagnosed with sleep apnea. I have enclosed my report here. I feel breathless at night while lying down and I was advised it as because of sleep apnea. I have been trying to use a CPAP. For past two months I am experiencing breathlessness on...  Read Full »

Dr. Vivek Chail

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have read through your query and reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity) in detail. Please find my observations below. There is a probability of having a parasomnia which is defined as sleep disorders that involve abnormal movements and features like...  Read Full »

I have panic attacks, and I am worried if it is related to a heart problem. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor, Before, I used to feel tension and panic. I also got panic attacks. Since then, I have been experiencing all these symptoms. Is this anything heart-related? I am taking capsule Betacap TR 20 mg and tablet Nexito Plus 5 mg. Please help me. Thank you.  Read Full »

Dr. Vivek Pillai

Answer: Hi,Welcome to icliniq.com. The echo is normal, and the echocardiogram is of sinus tachycardia, very much in line with panic or anxiety. Still, I would suggest a thyroid profile as thyroid disorders closely mimic panic attacks.Regards.  Read Full »

My calcium computed tomography (CT) scan shows a high Agatston score, and I am worried that I am in danger. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor,I recently had a calcium CT scan. My Agatston score was 1703. Am I in imminent danger? I am currently taking medications like tablet Carvedilol 225 mg twice daily, tablet Lisinopril 20 mg once daily, and tablet Atorvastatin 40 mg once daily. Thank you.   Read Full »

Dr. Isaac Gana

Answer: Hello,Welcome to icliniq.com.Although your Agatston score is significantly high, it does not mean nothing can be done to help your situation.1. When was the last time your lipids were checked? Can you upload the results of your latest lipid test?2. Do you have any symptoms, such as chest pain or sho...  Read Full »

How long will it take for my grandmother to recover from a stroke?

Query: Hi doctor, My grandmother's right hand and right leg were affected recently, and she was unable to walk or lift the hand. We admitted her to a hospital where CT scan was taken. The doctors discharged her in three days with some prescriptions. She is doing physiotherapy at home daily. She has a hi...  Read Full »

Dr. Hitesh Kumar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. It seems that your grandmother had an acute stroke. The recovery depends on the following factors: Size of stroke in the brain. The exact area involved in the brain by the stroke. Associated comorbidity like diabetes, hypertension, heart problem, etc. The age (lesser the ...  Read Full »

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