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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How to treat feet and ankle swelling due to a heart problem?

Query: Hi doctor,My mother is 62 years old. She has a severe heart problem. She has high blood pressure for a long time but she is not taking any medication. Now her feet and ankles are swollen. The doctor suggested her to take Triforge 5/160 12.5 mg with Loprin 75 mg. Her blood pressure is under control n...  Read Full »

Dr. Muhammad Zohaib Siddiq

Cardiologist, General Practitioner

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Your mother is taking good medicines. In this age, medicines can cause electrolyte imbalance and renal function impairment. So blood urea, creatinine, and electrolytes should be taken after starting this medicine within a week. Swelling of feet can occur due to righ...  Read Full »

Are heart patients more prone to get swelling in the feet?

Query: Hi doctor, My aunt is 89 years old. She has a pacemaker and chronic bronchitis. She is complaining of swelling on both feet with more swelling on the left foot. It gets better when she exerts herself less. She has anxiety due to this. Also, she has a lot of phlegm, especially at night, which makes h...  Read Full »

Dr. Prabhu Prasad N.c


Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. As you have mentioned, she is a known case of bronchitis and now having phlegm. It looks like she must be experiencing some lung attack, maybe due to some infection. Swelling of feet could be due to long-standing chronic bronchitis or heart ailment per se. She nee...  Read Full »

Does my ECG report reveal cardiomyopathy?

Query: Hi doctor, I recently had an ECG as I have been short of breathe on exertion and occasionally I have palpitations and dizziness. The 12 lead ECG said sinus rhythm. QRS (T) contour abnormality. Consider anterolateral myocardial damage. HR 95 minutes. Intervals: RR 632 ms. P 96 ms. PR 116...  Read Full »

Dr. Muhammad Zohaib Siddiq

Cardiologist, General Practitioner

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Your ECG (electrocardiography) is normal. The symptoms you described do not seem to be related to the heart. In your case, palpitations and shortness of breath on exertion may be due to anxiety, anemia, thyroid disorder, and sedentary lifestyle leading to deconditionin...  Read Full »

Do all chest and shoulder pain indicate a cardiac problem?

Query: Hi doctor,I have severe chest and shoulder pain for the past two days. I have a lot of fear about it, and I cannot concentrate on anything the whole day thinking if I have any heart issues.  Read Full »

Dr. Muhammad Zohaib Siddiq

Cardiologist, General Practitioner

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Your history of pain is very insufficient to diagnose. Please provide the following information. What is the exact location of pain? Since how long do you have this pain? Where did pain originate first? What is the character of pain (burning, aching, pressure)? D...  Read Full »

Why do I get pounding and burning sensation in the mid-chest?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 66-year-old female. I have been experiencing a pounding sensation in my mid-chest for a few months just before sleep. Also, sometimes it is accompanied by a burning sensation in the same area. Please suggest to me what needs to be done. My current medications are Teczine and N...  Read Full »

Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

Cardiologist, General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician, Family Physician, General Practitioner

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Teczine is an antiallergic, and Novoret is a supplement. These are unlikely to affect the current symptoms directly. Telmisartan is for blood pressure, and Aztor (Atorvastatin) 20 is for cholesterol, so those are unlikely to help your palpitations. Regarding possi...  Read Full »

Do I need to change the dose of statins?

Query: Hi doctor,Three years ago, I had a stent in my LAD, which had been 96% occluded. At that time, my cardiologist put me on Plavix for a year and ongoing 81 mg Aspirin therapy. I am also taking 50 mg Atenolol. It was 25 mg until this month and was increased due to palpitations probably stress related. ...  Read Full »

Dr. Muhammad Zohaib Siddiq

Cardiologist, General Practitioner

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Good to know that you are in good control of your lipids. First of all, statins must be used when one has had any heart attack or stroke. The dose of statin is set by the level of LDL (low-density lipoprotein). LDL must be lowered to one half. In your case, Crestor (Ro...  Read Full »

Why do I get slight chest pain with extreme hand movement and deep breath?

Query: Hello doctor, Whenever I do extreme hand movement or take a deep breath, I feel a slight pain in the left upper chest for the last few days. I used to smoke daily, and I work in a highly polluted area.  Read Full »

Dr. Suneetha B S

Diabetologist, Family Physician, Microbiologist, Nutritionist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Any pain in the chest should not be neglected. You may not have any major problems, but it is always better to be safe than sorry. Sometimes, even gastric irritation or acidity can present with chest pain. But I would advise you to visit a doctor as soon as possible...  Read Full »

What could be the reason for radiating chest pain to neck and jaw in a diabetic?

Query: Hello doctor, I have chest pain for more than one month, on and off radiating to neck and jaw sometimes. I also get pain in both shoulders sometimes. I am diabetic and hypertensive. Please explain my ECG reading. I am currently on Irbesartan and Metformin.  Read Full »

Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

Cardiologist, General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician, Family Physician, General Practitioner

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Your ECG is fine (attachment removed to protect patient identity). There are no significant abnormalities seen in ECG (electrocardiogram). Machine generated report mentioned at the top is frequently inaccurate so not to get panic with it. Now in cardiac pain, the pain...  Read Full »

Why am I feeling dizzy and extremely hot?

Query: Hello doctor, The following event has happened twice. I start feeling dizzy and extremely hot. I can feel my body heat through my shirt. I feel nauseated and was about to faint. Oddly, today, when I went to the kitchen to check my food in the microwave, I opened the fridge instead. When I tried to c...  Read Full »

Dr. Tim Evans

Family Physician, General Practitioner, General Surgeon

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I think the main thing to consider is whether this is something significant related to any cardiac or circulatory problems or whether this is something relatively minor. I would certainly suggest you visit your GP or family doctor. You will need to undergo an ECG (elec...  Read Full »

Are left-sided chest pain and middle finger tip pain symptoms of heart problem?

Query: Hello doctor, When I touch the tip of my middle finger I feel pain there as well as on the left side of my chest. It just started yesterday. Is this a sign of a heart problem?  Read Full »

Dr. Isaac Gana


Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I am sorry to hear about your pain, please do not be worried. You will be fine. It is not a definite sign of heart disease. There are arthritis, angina, etc. Do you have a history of heart diseases in your family? Do you experience shortness of breath? Have you expe...  Read Full »

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