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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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My father had three blocked arteries. Can a CABG help?

Query: Hello doctor, I want to get a second opinion for my father. He was recently hospitalized for a myocardial infarction resulting from blocked three coronary arteries: the left anterior descending artery, circumflex artery, and right coronary artery. Due to complete stenosis, a percutaneous coronary in...  Read Full »

Dr. Muzaffer Bahcivan

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query and can understand your concern. I reviewed your father's history. However, since I could not watch your father's moving coronary angiography images, I cannot say whether coronary vessels will be grantable for CABG (coronary artery bypass surgery)....  Read Full »

What causes pain in chest and hands in an elderly woman?

Query: Hello doctor, My grandmother had pain in her chest and hands. She is basically a heart patient. When she consulted a doctor, he gave her Retelex injection for immediate recovery and kept her under observation for one day. I would like to know what this treatment is and what the recovery status is. T...  Read Full »

Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

Answer: Hello, Welcome back to She has got a heart attack, which is an AWMI (anterior wall myocardial Infarction). This occurs due to a blood clot in the heart vessel and injection is given to dissolve those clots. Usually, the patients recover in three to four days if no complications occur....  Read Full »

I had high BP and a 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 mmHg and heart beat 46 beats per minute.   Read Full »

Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

Answer: Hello, Welcome to 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 c...  Read Full »

I have a pain from breast bone to the shoulder. please help.

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 hear...  Read Full »

Dr. Ilir Sharka

Answer: Hello,Welcome to 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. Do Resting ECG (electrocardiograp...  Read Full »

Kindly evaluate the cardiac drugs of my father for heart attack.

Query: Hello doctor, My father recently had a heart attack and a stroke. Then had two heart valves repaired and they want to put a stent in. His list of medications does not seem to make sense and although he loves his cardiologist. I do not think he is paying enough attention. I am in the medical field an...  Read Full »

Dr. Rohit Jain

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Let us evaluate all medications your father is receiving. Diagnosis: Valvotomy, CAD with MI (coronary artery disease with myocardial infarction) and CVA (cerebrovascular accident) (recovered). Tablet Metoprolol is essential in patients with heart attacks as it slows the...  Read Full »

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 breat...  Read Full »

Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

Answer: Hello, Welcome to 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 »

My father who is a diabetic,underwent CABG and the wound is taking long time to heal. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, My father is diabetic and had MI with a heart block. He underwent CABG surgery and sternal debridement before three years. The wound has not healed still now. He is on Meropenem 1000 mg medication, and Colistimethate Sodium is also being used. Please help.  Read Full »

Dr. Muhammad Zohaib Siddiq

Answer: Hello, Welcome to As your father is diabetic, he has low immunity against infection. Wound healing may take some time. Deep sternal wounds are very common after CABG (Coronary artery bypass grafting). Both antibiotics he is using are very powerful. If they are not effective, then I wo...  Read Full »

Can my grandmother recover from the paralytic attack and lead a normal life?

Query: Hi doctor, I am very concerned about my grandmother. She has recently been diagnosed with acute myocardial infarction. Nearly one month back, she had severe chest pain and shortness of breath, and we took her to the hospital. Her ECG (electrocardiogram) showed acute myocardial infarction, and her ch...  Read Full »

Dr. Muhammad Zohaib Siddiq

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your concern. But usually, in acute myocardial infarction, there is no cardiomegaly. However, cardiomegaly occurs in old heart failures. This can be because the heart has been diagnosed with troponins, increasing heart failure. In such STEMI (ST-elevation ...  Read Full »

Please suggest tests that can confirm a heart attack.

Query: Hello doctor,As someone in my family is at risk of myocardial infarction, I would like to be informed about the diagnostic tests performed during a potential heart attack emergency. Could you clarify the purpose and reliability of tests like angiography and cardiac biomarker assays in quickly diagno...  Read Full »

Dr. Muhammad Zohaib Siddiq

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I went through your query. In the case of the symptoms of myocardial infarction (MI), I suggest performing an immediate ECG (electrocardiogram). If the symptoms are also suggestive of aortic dissection, perform an immediate chest X-ray also If troponins are negati...  Read Full »

My father has heart rate changes after angioplasty. Why?

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

Dr. Talapatra Ritendra Nath

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

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