A stress ECG (echocardiogram) is the test that shows how well your heart works under stress or physical activity. This test is done to diagnose coronary artery disease, heart rhythm problems (arrhythmias), and other cardiovascular diseases. Your doctor might also use this test report to evaluate how well the treatment for a heart condition is working.
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What is the treatment for LV diastolic dysfunction?
Query: Hello doctor,What is LV diastolic dysfunction grade 1? The doctor suggested stress echocardiography. And conclusion includes this line. I can show you the reports. What is the treatment for this? Any medicines? Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Various causes of LV diastolic dysfunction include advanced age, hypertension, diabetes, and obesity. It has stages 1 to 4. In your case, it is grade 1, mild diastolic dysfunction. Treatment for it is to treat underlying causes like hypertension, and diabetes and to ... Read Full »
Chest pain, arm pain, and shortness of breath worsening with time. Please advise.
Query: Hello doctor, From past one month, I am suffering from chest pain, left arm pain, jaw pain, shortness of breath, sweating and weakness. Day by day, it is worsening and my fear is also increasing day by day. I am 19 years old with no bad habit and with a healthy diet and BMI. I used to go to the gym ... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I noted your symptoms and reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Frankly, they are all normal. I would like to suggest the following medicines and to see if the problem persists. Take Capsule Veloz L (Rabeprazole and Levosulpiride) OD AC to con... Read Full »
I had two EKGs one before the activity and one after it. Kindly review and confirm if there is any abnormality.
Query: Hello doctor, I had two EKGs one before the activity and one after it. I am attaching the reports of it. Kindly review and confirm if there is any abnormality. Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern regarding chest discomfort. I have looked at both of your ECGs (electrocardiogram) (attachments removed to protect the patient's identity), after activity, there are some ST and T wave changes seen, but their significance at present is debat... Read Full »
I am a 23-year-old and experienced a severe chest pain that radiated through my jaw, head, and left arm. Can it be indicative of a heart problem?
Query: Hello doctor, I am 23 years old and experiencing severe pain in my chest, jaw, and arm. It happened while I was driving my truck. I had a severe jolt of pain in my chest that radiated through my jaw, head, and left arm. The pain lasted for five to ten minutes then faded away. It came back after 20 t... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have read your query and understand your concern. You are very young to have chest pain due to cardiac disease. However, I would like to know more about your medical history to understand your case better. Do you feel pain in the chest after physical exertion? Do y... Read Full »
Can anxiety cause breathlessness?
Query: Hello doctor, Three years ago, on Christmas Eve, I was traveling to my sister's home about 45 minutes from my home. My grandmother gave me a peppermint and as I swallowed it felt as if a piece got stuck in my throat. I got a strong sensation that I could not breathe. When I reached my sister's home,... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have the following recommendations to you. If you really want to help yourself, then start immediately. Quit smoking immediately. Follow a healthy diet and start losing weight. Initially, start with a 10 minute physical exercise and increase it gradually. By that, I... Read Full »
Can Adenosine injection have a harmful effect on me?
Query: Hello doctor, I am a 54-year-old female with a history of smoking and alcohol consumption daily for 20 years. I have left smoking for the last seven years and alcohol intake for the past two years. I have been scheduled for a cardiac MRI stress test in the coming day, and I have heard that Adenosine... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. Why is a stress CMR (cardiovascular magnetic resonance) test advised? Did you have chest pain? Stress CMR is done to assess cardiac muscle viability and function and to see previous heart attacks. Adenosine's side effect is that it can cause... Read Full »
I always tend to overthink and imagine the worst. Do I have a disorder?
Query: Hello doctor, I always overthink things that are really impossible to happen, and I feel it becomes a reality. I start to panic and feel like I am going to be crazy at any time. I feel like there is no safe place to go, and I am shaking. It feels like I forgot to breathe. I cannot even focus on my t... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concerns. Your panic attacks can be controlled by medication. The underlying cause of panic attacks needs to be evaluated. It can be that you were exposed to a lot of stress in the early years of your life while escaping from the burning house, et... Read Full »
What do slow and hard heartbeats with mild chest pressure that resolves in a few seconds conclude?
Query: Hello doctor, The only symptom I can think of is slow and hard heartbeats with mild chest pressure that resolves in a few seconds. The first image is with the weird T waves, and the second one is with a normal one. Both were taken a few minutes apart. Are these biphasic t waves? Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I read your query and understand your concern. Did you undergo any other tests? Do you get any symptoms of exertion like walking, climbing stairs, etc.? Do these symptoms occur at rest or on exertion? Are there any other precipitating factors? Yes, these are biphasi... Read Full »
Is high BP the cause of my head spinning?
Query: Hi doctor,I am a 25 year old male, who weighs 245 lbs and 6 feet tall. I work at a prison, which is a state job. A month ago, I looked up casually after walking away from some of my coworkers to some other ones and everything was spinning, and I could not walk straight. They had to walk me down to t... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Likelihood of finding anything on stress test is less. I think all your problems is due to high blood pressure. So, the priority is to control your blood pressure and weight. I suggest you lose some weight. You being a young hypertensive patient, you will first need e... Read Full »
Can a patient get a heart attack in the middle of a stress test?
Query: Hi doctor, I am worried about my grandmother. She is 80 years old. She has done some stress tests eight years back. Two years back, she got chest pain and heart attack while doing stress tests. Now, she is advised to do stress tests again. Her blood pressure remains fluctuating. She is weak and p... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. She is an aged person. She has placed three stents with CABG (coronary artery bypass grafting). She has done stress tests in the past which were not completed due to chest pain and heart attack. I do not prefer doing exercise stress tests ... Read Full »