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Ischemic Heart Disease

Ischemic heart disease, otherwise called coronary heart disease or coronary artery disease, is when the blood supply to the heart is reduced due to the narrowing of the major blood vessels of the heart. Fatty deposits (plaque) on the walls of these blood vessels is the cause. The symptoms of this disease include chest pain, shortness of breath, and heart attack.

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My cardiologist recommended angioplasty. Please suggest.

Query: Hello doctor,I have a very localized discomfort under my sternum when I exercise. Generally, it does not occur with just walking on level ground but on even a gentle slope (incline), I begin to notice it. I have had an echocardiogram. The cardiologist recommended an angiogram and possibly an angiopl...  Read Full »

Dr. Muhammad Majid Hanif

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have reviewed your health query and have understood you may be having what is called ischemic heart disease. In this disease, the vessels supplying blood to the heart muscles itself, get clogged due to any reason. When there is the partial blockage (incomplete bloc...  Read Full »

Kindly share your opinion about the health condition of my mother.

Query: Hello doctor, I would like to ask you for a second opinion on the treatment prescribed for my 53-year-old mother by a cardiologist. She was diagnosed with chronic ischemic heart disease following a routine ECG which I would like to send you, and the blood tests indicated a cholesterol of 280 mg/dL. ...  Read Full »

Dr. Ilir Sharka

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I reviewed the therapy prescribed by the doctor and I agree with it. It contains a blood thinner (Aspirin and Clopidogrel) to help prevent blood clots in the coronary arteries, a beta blocker to lower the heart rate, a nitrate to help increase the blood flow in the c...  Read Full »

I have neurological problems. Please review my MRI reports.

Query: Hello doctor, I am diabetic and hypertensive and have neuro problems. Please look at my MRIs (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) reports and advise me accordingly. I have attached the reports.  Read Full »

Dr. Ambekar Sudheer

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have gone through the attachments (attachments removed to protect patient identity). The MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) report says chronic ischemic changes suggestive of small vessel ischemia. These changes are usually seen in people with underlying diabetes and h...  Read Full »

Why do I feel short of breath after walking a short distance?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 60-year-old female, type 2 diabetic. Over the past few months I have become increasingly breathless when walking a short distance even on flat surfaces. Can you please give me some advise?  Read Full »

Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

Answer: Hello, Welcome to This is likely a cardiac issue. There is a possibility of ischemic heart disease. So, you should get your cardiac work-up done. You need to have ECG and echo, and may need further investigations based on the results of these. Diabetics are more prone for ischemic he...  Read Full »

Can anticoagulants be taken after knee surgery? Kindly help.

Query: Hello doctor, An 80-year-old man underwent a recent septic arthritic joint surgery and was hospitalized for 20 days. The medications prescribed were Levothyroxine 150 mg, Atorvastatin 20 mg, Ramipril 10mg, Bendroflumethiazide 2.5 mg, Metformin 500 mg twice daily, Tamsulosin 400 mg, and Lansoprazole ...  Read Full »

Dr. Sapkal Ganeshrao Patilba

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have gone through the details you provided. The patient has had recent joint surgery. He has ischemic heart disease. But you have not mentioned angioplasty, bypass, or any blockages. If the patient has knee or hip joint surgery, he will need anticoagulant medication. ...  Read Full »

I want Ayurvedic treatment for a 70 percent block. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor, I am suffering from diabetes and high blood pressure. A day back, I had an angiography due to diabetes and high blood pressure. One day before, l had angiography due to my two NYSE (healthcare index) having a block up to 70 percent. What should I do to cure it? My age is 37, and the docto...  Read Full »

Dr. Mahmoud Ahmed Abdelrahman Abouibrahim

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your concern. The appropriate management of your ischemic heart disease includes: 1. Strict control of blood sugar level (HbA1c (glycated hemoglobin) below 7 percent). 2. Strict control of blood pressure (below 130/80 mm/Hg). 3. Regular medications for ...  Read Full »

I am suffering from erectile dysfunction. Kindly help.

Query: Hello doctor, I have been suffering from erectile dysfunction for many years and recently underwent angioplasty surgery. Kindly help. Thank you.  Read Full »

Dr. Ramchandra Lamba

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Erectile dysfunction is common and sometimes a precursor of ischemic heart disease. As you have undergone angioplasty recently, it is advisable that before starting a drug like Viagra (Sildenafil), you consult your cardiologist about the safety of this drug. It is co...  Read Full »

What can cause sudden chest pain?

Query: Hi doctor, My mom got sudden chest pain. Why? I have attached her echocardiography for reference.  Read Full »

Dr. Muhammad Zohaib Siddiq

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Thanks for the query. I saw your mother's Echocardiography (echo). It is very normal (attachment removed to protect patient's identity). Please attach ECG (electrocardiogram) also. Does she have diabetes, hypertension, kidney, and thyroid issue? Does she have any...  Read Full »

Is it likely to have a cardiac disease with normal ECG and Holter report at a young age?

Query: Hello doctor,I am a 20-year-old female. I am having chest pain continuously on my left side. Sometimes I feel like it spreads to the left side. Once or twice it extends to the right side too. My BP fluctuates often, and I get low BP. Sometimes I had High BP. I was also having ectopic beats and did a...  Read Full »

Dr. Noorul Hadi

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Your age and gender make you a low-risk case for ischemic heart disease. Your ECG (electrocardiography) and 24 hours Holter were reported to be normal. That is also a good sign. Your pain is atypical, which is on the right side and present for a long. I will recommend y...  Read Full »

Are angiography and stent good for ischemic heart disease?

Query: Hi doctor, My mother got a sudden heart pain. I took her to the hospital. After ECG and further processing, we came to know that she got ischemic heart disease and her two valves of the heart are closed. She has diabetes and blood pressure problems due to which atherosclerosis occurred three days ag...  Read Full »

Dr. Vivek S Narayan Pillai

Answer: Hi, Welcome to An angiogram has to be done in your mother's case to know the extent of the blocks. Also, since she has blocked valves as you said, open heart surgery and valve replacement will be an option for her rather than stenting. In terms of diet to prevent heart disease, it is ...  Read Full »

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