Heart Block

About "Heart Block"

When the electrical system of the heart is affected, making the heart beat irregularly or slowly than before, it is called heart block. The symptoms of heart block are palpitations, shortness of breath, lightheadedness, chest pain, etc. There are three types of heart block, first-degree, second-degree, and complete heart block.

Related Terms: ECG, Coronary Artery Disease, Angioplasty, Chest Pain, Angiography, Heart Attack, Palpitations

Recently Answered Questions

Is it possible to cure heart block with medicines alone?
Query: Hi doctor, I was told that there is a 10 percent mild blockage in my heart that can be made to zero by medicine. Is it possible? How long I have to use medicine? And to clear any blockage is there any fruit juices or any remedy that can help? Doing daily exercise will be helpful to reduce blockage.  Read Full »
Dr. Muhammad M. Hanif Md.

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have reviewed your health query and want to add that it is all relative situation meaning that every patient has a different scenario. Some patients have no issues with cholesterol but some have a family history of raised cholesterol levels. Patients may also have a f...  Read Full »
Can medicines reduce heart block?
Query: Hi doctor, My father had a major heart attack 15 days ago. The angiography report showed LAD/Diagonal - type III LAD. Mid has 90% stenosis. LCX/OM non-dominant. Early OM1 has 90% stenosis. OM2 has 80% stenosis. PTCA with DES to LAD has been performed. Now, what to do with OM1 and OM2? Please gui...  Read Full »
Dr. Prashant Valecha
Cardiologist, General Practitioner

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Any blockage of more than 70% if possible should be stented. In your father's case heart attack was due to mid LAD block (left anterior descending coronary artery) which has been treated. OM (obtuse marginal) branches supply papillary muscles and posterolateral wa...  Read Full »
How to clear heart block through ayurveda?
Query: Hi doctor, I had a heart attack before 50 days. I consulted a doctor, and he said that I have 90% and 75% block in arteries. He suggested getting a stent. Please help me if there is an option and treatment to remove artery blockage.  Read Full »
Dr. Alka
Ayurveda Specialist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. In such case of 90% and 75% blockage, the blood supply to heart will not be proper. It may lead to multiple problems, which also includes heart attack. As your doctor advised you, please go for stenting and if you already did that then fine. But if not, then I adv...  Read Full »
What will you suggest for heart block, stent or bypass?
Query: Hi doctor, My brother-in-law went for angiography, and he has two blockages 60% and 80%. Now, his doctor saying that it is urgent to get an operation and they will fix two stents. What will you suggest? Is it fine to go with a stent? Will it work lifetime? Or shall we opt bypass?  Read Full »
Dr. Nageswara Rao

Answer: Hi. Welcome back to icliniq.com. If he does not have diabetes, then he can go for stents. Angioplasty cannot guarantee for lifetime. Angioplasty works well for a decade. Sometimes, a patient condition may not fit for CABG. Even CABG (coronary artery bypass grafting) also cannot give a lifetime gu...  Read Full »
What are the treatment options for heart block?
Query: Hello doctor, My 72 year old father, recently got some breathing problem, so we went to the doctor. The doctor said that his cholesterol is high, and told my dad to take medicines. After a month he went for angiography and the reports show some blockages in the arteries. He got a minor heart attac...  Read Full »
Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. His reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity) certainly show significant blockages in the arteries. It is not possible to comment on the treatment from the photos alone. You need to upload the final report of the angiography, mentioning the vessel a...  Read Full »
I am looking for ayurvedic cure for heart block.How effective will it be?
Query: Hi doctor, My mother is 73 years old. She suffers with heart problem. She is having three blocks in arteries. We have been advised to go for stent. The blockage is 90% in one artery, 80% in the second and the third is with 70% block. Now we do not like to go for stent. We are looking for medicines t...  Read Full »
Dr. Niveditha Srinivasamurthy
Ayurveda Specialist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I went through your query and the attached prescription (attachment removed to protect patient identity). It is an excellent prescription. I am sure that she will get some improvement with it. But, do remember that the effect of medication vary from person to person. ...  Read Full »
Is CT coronary angiography better than catheter based investigation for heart blocks?
Query: Hello doctor,320 slice CT scan machines have been introduced in my country. It is claimed that a CT coronary angiography done on such a machine will pinpoint accurately the blocks in the heart. Rendering a catheter based investigation unnecessary. Can you confirm whether this is true?  Read Full »
Dr. K. Murali

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. It is not always true. Even today catheter angiography is the gold standard. CTA (computed tomography coronary angiogram) is a good screening tool to evaluate coronary blocks in high-risk asymptomatic patients or to assess preoperative cardiac fitness in some patients a...  Read Full »
Is my left-sided chest pain due to acidity or heart block?
Query: Hello doctor,I have borderline high cholesterol for five to six years. My blood tests like homocysteine and troponin-I were normal before three to four months.Since last week, I have left sided mild pain usually assumed by me as associated with gas and acidity. More often, I observed that whenever I...  Read Full »
Dr. Sanjib K Sahu

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I reviewed all your reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity). An angiogram is not required. Serum uric acid, LDL cholesterol, and triglycerides are high. Vitamin D3 is borderline. Please take Fibator LS (Fenofibrate and Atorvastatin) once a day at n...  Read Full »
Is it necessary to get open heart surgery for block?
Query: Hi doctor,My uncle went to the hospital with breathing trouble before five days and they said he has a heart problem and there is more block and want to do open heart surgery. Kindly advise.  Read Full »
Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through an angiography report (attachment removed to protect patient identity). There are multiple blockages including a blockage in a left main coronary artery (LMCA), for which bypass is the best option. So, angioplasty is not possible and should undergo ...  Read Full »
My grandmother suffered a minor heart attack. Can medicines remove the heart block?
Query: Hello doctor, I have an 80 year old grandmother. She had unbearable chest pain two weeks back, due to which she was admitted to the hospital. After checking the ECG report, the doctor said that she suffered a minor heart attack. He said that my grandmother has a blockage in the heart. She does n...  Read Full »
Dr. Isaac Gana

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through your grandmother's test result (attachment removed to protect patient identity). I can see some changes, which confirms that she suffered a heart attack. Suffering a heart attack is not something anyone recovers from immediately, it will certa...  Read Full »


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