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: Age: 62 years My mother has severe heart problem. She had high blood pressure from long time but didnt get any medication. Now her feet and ankles are swollen. A doctor recommended Triforge 5/160/12.5+Loprin 75mg. Her BP is managed now, but she feels high heart rate, palpitations and cold sweating...  Read Full »


Dr. Muhammad Zohaib Siddiq

Cardiologist, General Practitioner

Answer: Thanks for the query Medicine is good, but in this age this medicine may cause electrolytes imbalance and renal function impairment. So blood urea, creatinine and Electrolytes should be done after starting of this medicines within one week. Regarding cardiac point of view, swelling of feet may be ...  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

Cardiologist

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 »

What could be the reason for mild chest pain?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 30-year-old female. Since last night I am suffering from mild chest pain. I took Digene and gastric medicine thinking it is a gastric problem but I do not find any difference. Please help.  Read Full »


Dr. Zubayeralam

Family Physician, General Medicine Physician, General Practitioner, Pulmonologist, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can understand your concern. According to your statement, you have been suffering from chest pain with some numbness in the left arm. Chest pain can result from various conditions such as: Muscle strain inflammation of the muscles and tendons around the ribs can r...  Read Full »

What is the suggested non-vegetarian diet for a heart patient?

Query: Hello doctor, My husband has a heart condition that means his arteries build up a plaque at a much higher rate than normal. He had to have a stent put in his heart and will be medicated for the rest of his life. He has been told that it is vital he eats low fat and low cholesterol diet. I cook for ...  Read Full »


Dr. Sumiya Sulthana

Nutritionist, Dietician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern on the high-fat diet and follow the mentioned points below. Just to make it easy, we need some fat which is good and HDL (high-density lipoprotein) like almonds and walnuts are good as these are rich in omega 3 and 6 fatty acids. Similarly, th...  Read Full »

Can Azathioprine cause heart pain in catastrophic antiphospholipid syndrome patients?

Query: Hello doctor, I have been diagnosed with catastrophic antiphospholipid syndrome before three years and had a brain stroke in the same month due to blood clots. Since then I have not encountered any blood clot and have been on Acitrom 5 mg, Ecosprin 75 mg and Azathioprine 100 mg. Three weeks back ne...  Read Full »


Dr. Prakashkumar P.bhatt

Internal Medicine Physician, General Medicine Physician, Neurologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. What treatment did you get during Catastrophic antiphospholipid syndrome? Was your APLA, LA test was positive? Azoran is an immunomodulatory drug and has some role in APLA syndrome. HCQS is a good drug for APLA as it has an anti-inflammatory plus anticoagulant effe...  Read Full »

What can cause sudden transient loss of vision?

Query: Hello doctor, Early this morning I lost vision in one of my eyes for about two minutes. My vision then came back gradually over a period of couple of minutes. I could not see any light at all. It was not painful and I have not experienced this before. I experienced an allergic reaction to a Progeste...  Read Full »


Dr. Vaibhev Mittal

Eye Care Ophthalmologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Sudden painless transient loss of vision suspects that some vegetation got dislodged from your heart valve and blocked blood vessel supplying the eye leading to blindness and it got dislodged later with systolic heart beat leading to recovery of vision. It is better to...  Read Full »

I get palpitations after sex and my partner's sex drive is also low. Do you have any suggestions?

Query: Hello doctor, I and my partner have two children. I am 33 years old and she is 32 years. Over the past four or five years, our sex life has almost completely fallen apart. I have several heart issues, right bundle branch block, bicuspid aortic valve, patent formen ovale and high blood pressure. Ri...  Read Full »


Dr. Shazia Anjum

Family Physician, Psychiatrist, Psychologist Counsellor, Psychotherapist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I got your concern. The main issue in both of you is fear, you being a heart patient keeps on having fear which you actually do not have consciously but subconsciously this fear is there. And if these kinds of things when the partner comes to know or if she used to ...  Read Full »

Please explain my 18 days old baby's echo reports.

Query: Hi doctor, Please find the attached¬†echo reports of my 18 days old baby boy. Please review and give your feedback. Thank you.  Read Full »


Dr. Babu Lal Meena

Child Health Specialist, Family Physician, General Practitioner, Medical Gastroenterologist, Paediatrician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through the echocardiogram reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity). This kind of connection presents in some new borns and rarely persists for lifelong. This usually does not cause any symptom, but may cause congestive cardiac failur...  Read Full »

Will chronic exposure to lead and asbestos lead to heart disease and heart attack?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 42 years old. I had a heart attack 12 years ago and now have three stents. By the way, I have no family history of heart disease, high blood pressure, cholesterol and anything of that nature. I am a disabled military veteran and am 40% disabled as a result of being exposed to ...  Read Full »


Dr. Isaac Gana

Cardiologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. It saddens me to hear of the whole difficulties you have gone through in the past years. I must recommend you for staying strong in the face of all these difficulties. I have thoroughly gone through all your detailed explanation and here is my view. Although I have ...  Read Full »

How often re-admission required in a heart surgery patient?

Query: Hello doctor, My question is regarding post-surgery care in heart-related ailments. How is the monitoring done? How often does re-admission occur? How to prevent this?  Read Full »


Dr. Muhammad Zohaib Siddiq

Cardiologist, General Practitioner

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Regarding the care of non-cardiac surgeries in cardiac patients, If you are suffering from cardiac problems such as previous heart attack, heart failure, any cardiac valve problem you have to take cardiac fitness before surgery. If fit, then go for surgery. After the...  Read Full »

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