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Why am I getting chest pain with no major blockages in my heart?

Query: Hello doctor, Three months ago I had chest pain with nausea and shortness of breath. Since the BP got controlled, the sob decresed. Though they increased the Nitropatch to 0.6 and started the beta blockers, I am having a fewer episodes. I had an angiogram last week. It showed no major arteries blo...  Read Full »

Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

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

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Microvascular angina can be diagnosed on nuclear stress test with perfusion defects if any and also on angiography which shows slow flow in the absence of blockages in major arteries. So, if these tests are showing any abnormalities, then we have to consider the poss...  Read Full »

Will Nitroglycerin patch prolong life of an elderly person?

Query: Hello doctor, My 96-year-old mother is getting to where she only eats breakfast. She has hearing loss and is blind. Does the Nitroglycerin patch she is using will prolong her life? She is miserable and ready to go. She is sleeping a lot and had three seizures two weeks back. She has refused to go t...  Read Full »

Dr. Vedprakash Verma

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

Answer: Hello, Welcome to As you mentioned, your mother has deafness and blindness, you did not mention why she is using Nitrogen glycerine patches. It is only useful when the patient is suffering from heart disease with recurrent anginal chest pain (heart attack), but it is used to reduce BP...  Read Full »

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