Myocardial Infarction

Myocardial infarction is the medical term for a heart attack, which is a life-threatening condition that occurs when the blood supply to the heart is stopped. The symptoms include chest pain, shortness of breath, anxiety, profuse sweating, and dizziness.

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What is the life expectancy of a patient with myocardial infarction and aortic sclerosis?

Query: Hello doctor, My uncle is 68 years old. He got a myocardial infarction 23 years back, and another one before 13 years, he had four bypasses that year. In the same year, he was diagnosed with NYHA 2; he also had diastolic dysfunction, aortic sclerosis and akinesia in LV. Now he has shortness of bre...  Read Full »


Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

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

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. This does not mean stage D. This is likely stage C. However, he has to undergo echo for ejection fraction, which would tell us regarding stage. If, despite all medical treatment, he remains symptomatic and not able to do any activities then may be considered stage D...  Read Full »

Why do I get sharp shooting pan in chest with sore biceps?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 27 years old. I have been experiencing a shooting sharp pain in and around the left side of my chest. It comes and goes and does not last more than a second or two. It does not happen often, just here and there, but my bicep is also sore. What could this be?  Read Full »


Dr. Rashi Verma

General Practitioner, Family Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have read your query. If you experience pain, pressure or discomfort in the center of your chest or in your arms, back, jaw, neck or stomach, along with shortness of breath, a cold sweat, nausea, fatigue or lightheadedness, these symptoms may signal a heart attack or ...  Read Full »

Is it fine to have the same medicine for years together?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 66 years old male. My weight is 70 kg and height is 5'4". I had lost around 5 kg over a year. I am allergic to dust and will get sneeze and nose blockage following exposure. I am suffering from diabetes, BP, cholesterol, chronic fissure, constipation, occasional gastric problem. My...  Read Full »


Dr. Muhammad M. Hanif Md.

Cardiologist, Criticalcare Physician, General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have thoroughly gone through your case and can well understand your genuine health concerns.  Read Full »

After open heart surgery, how long will I survive?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 43 years old and had a heart attack. 45 days ago, I had angioplasty and a stent was placed. But now, the doctor says that one of my valves needs to be replaced as it is not functioning properly. My ejection fraction is only 30%. Is it safe to undergo open heart surgery now? For...  Read Full »


Dr. Rishu

Cardiologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have noted all your details. Valve malfunctioning is divided into three stages; mild, moderate and severe. The treatment protocol of every stage is different. Ejection fraction 30% can be because of the coronary artery blockage. You have not mentioned whether your angio...  Read Full »

Why am I getting chest pain while having food?

Query: Hi doctor,I am having chest pain or esophagus pain while having food for the last two days. The pain is repeated for every 5 to 10 minutes. Please help.  Read Full »


Dr. Pooja Pardhi

General Medicine Physician, General Practitioner, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. There are many causes of chest pain. Pain while eating food is related to esophageal disorders like esophagitis, esophageal erosions, gastroesophageal reflux disease, esophageal spasm or peptic ulcer disease. The serious causes of chest pain like heart related problem...  Read Full »

Why is there pain from breast bone to shoulder and down the arm?

Query: Hello doctor, I am having a pain that goes from my breast bone under my left breast up to my left shoulder and down my arm. It is a dull consistent pain but sometimes becomes sharp. I am a six time MI patient and have had two light strokes. I had a similar pain three years back during a massive hea...  Read Full »


Dr. Ilir Sharka

Cardiologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Your symptoms could be related to myocardial ischemia. Musculoskeletal pain cannot be excluded either. Coming to this point, I would recommend going to the ER (emergency room) for a careful physical examination and some tests as follows: Resting ECG (electrocardio...  Read Full »

I had high blood pressure and low heart rate. Is my ECG showing infarction?

Query: Hi doctor,I had high blood pressure, low heart rate. Is my ECG showing infarction? I have no chest pain. At the time of ECG, my blood pressure was 168/100 and heart beat 46.  Read Full »


Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

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

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through your ECG (attachment removed to protect patient identity). The reports mentioned on ECG are machine generated and are frequently inaccurate. There is no clear-cut evidence of myocardial infarction on ECG. As you also do not have any history of ch...  Read Full »

There is ventricular bigeminy and ectopics post MI. Do I need a device?

Query: Hi doctor, Post MI (after one year) ventricular bigeminy is diagnosed. I am describing my cardiac problem. Please give your valuable suggestion. My problem is exactly one year back which was MI. Treatment started after 20 minutes with Reteplase and other drugs. Next day at 9 AM, I underwent angiogr...  Read Full »


Dr. Vivek Pillai

Cardiologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through your reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Most probably, these VPC (ventricular premature contraction) are due to the scar in the RV (right ventricle). As advised by the cardiologists, I would also advise an EP study (electro...  Read Full »

My ECG shows left anterior fascicular block. What has to be done?

Query: Hello doctor, Yesterday, I got my ECG done. It shows sinus rhythm, abnormal left axis deviation, left anterior fascicular block. I am worried. I have long-term anxiety about heart. I am a smoker but not alcoholic. I always have a fear of heart disease. Kindly advice. My BP is 110/70 mmHg, triglycer...  Read Full »


Dr. Mahmoud Ahmed Abelrahman Abouibrahim

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

Answer: Hi,Welcome to icliniq.com.Left anterior fascicular block is always associated with left axis deviation and caused by either hypertension, myocardial infarction or idiopathic fibrosis. This block means that the pathway of electricity of the heart in the left ventricle is blocked which may or may not ...  Read Full »

Is the heart muscle becoming too weak?

Query: Hello doctor,My 59 year old father has hypertension from the past nine years and acidity problem. He got an acute MI last month. Prior to this, from past 10 days, he was suffering from a low blood pressure and our family doctor asked him to stop the BP tablet for a few days. At morning 5 AM, he got ...  Read Full »


Dr. Ritendra Nath Talapatra

Cardiologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Your father presented to the hospital late after the episode of acute MI (myocardial infarction) with a total occlusion of LAD. So, before intervention itself, a major part of his anterior heart muscle was damaged. Even after angioplasty, his LVEF deteriorated and yo...  Read Full »

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