Treadmill Test

Treadmill test is otherwise known as stress test, exercise electrocardiogram, or stress EKG. It a diagnostic test used to determine the risk of you having heart disease. Your heart rate, rhythm, and blood pressure are monitored while running on a treadmill.

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I get chest pain that goes up to throat. Should I be concerned?

Query: Hello doctor, I get heavy chest pains and sometimes it is unbearable. It goes up to my throat, upper jaw and sometimes to my back. Should I be worried?  Read Full »


Dr. Yashas Saipangallu

Family Physician, General Practitioner

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Chest pain in your case can be due to either cardiac disease for which I may need more elaborated details from you or it could be due to gastritis. Sometimes, pain from heart referred to left arm, jaw, throat and even some times to back which can be evaluated by,...  Read Full »

I have pain in my right arm. Should I check whether my arteries have clogged?

Query: Hello doctor,I am a 43-year-old. I have some not so mild pain in my right arm for the past two days. Since yesterday, I have some pain in my chest, towards the right. It pains when I cough or clear my throat. Pain is not unbearable but not mild also. Two days back, I felt a bit weak in my right arm,...  Read Full »


Dr. Ilir Sharka

Cardiologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome on icliniq.com. I passed carefully through your medical history and would like to explain that your clinical symptomatology does not seem to be cardiac-related. Pain modulated by coughing or body posture modulation goes in favor of an extra-cardiac cause, most likely a respiratory i...  Read Full »

I have attached my wife's transthoracic echo doppler report. Kindly advice is there something to worry?

Query: Hello doctor, My wife's transthoracic echo doppler report interpretations are as follows. 1. No regional wall motion abnormality (LVEF 60 %). 2. Normal cardiac chamber dimensions. 3. a.Trace MR. b. Trace TR, normal PASP. 4. IVC is normal in diameter. 5. No LV Clot, vegetation, pericardial e...  Read Full »


Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

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

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. This echo is normal, however considering her diabetes status and dyslipidemia, it is better to subject her to further testing like treadmill test or CT coronary angiography to know the status of cardiac vessels. Patients with such risk factors frequently have blockag...  Read Full »

Why do I have chest pain during deep breathing?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 68 year old male. My height is 5'4" and weight is 142 lbs. I stopped smoking at the age of 38. I drink on an average of half bottle of beer a day at most. I do prepare my own food, which is mostly organic. I eat meat, egg, little dairy, vegetables, a fair amount of raw food, seeds...  Read Full »


Dr. Rishu

Cardiologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. As your chest pain and heaviness is related to exertion (walking) a possibility that it is of cardiac origin cannot be neglected. A very important feature of stable angina is angina on exertion. The stabbing pain and dull nature, which can better be termed as chest hea...  Read Full »

Kindly explain the TMT findings for chest pain.

Query: Hello doctor,I was feeling pain in the chest sometimes so I wanted to confirm what it is. My 2D echo said to be fine. Here I am keeping findings from TMT exercise time: 6:04 minutes. Max HR attained: 148 bpm 77 % Of max predictable HR 191, max BP: 140/90, workload attended: 7.2 (fair effort toleranc...  Read Full »


Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

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

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Could you please attach the whole TMT tracings? The final impression of the TMT says it is positive, which means your chest pain is due to blockages in the heart (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Echo shows abnormalities in later stages and severe disea...  Read Full »

Do my TMT reports show anything serious?

Query: Hi doctor, My father has undergone angioplasty last year. He went for TMT review last week. His TMT report shows variations, but he has no symptoms. His blood profile is normal for blood sugar and cholesterol. He is currently taking the following drugs, Deplatt 75 mg (0-1-0), Rozat 5 mg (0-0-1) and...  Read Full »


Dr. Anshul Varshney

Criticalcare Physician, Diabetologist, General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician, Medical Gastroenterologist, Nephrologist, Pulmonologist, Rheumatologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have read your query in detail and I understand your concern. I need to know a few more details to help you better. Is there any history of diabetes or chest pain or hypertension? Does he get breathlessness on walking? Does he suffer from any swelling over the fee...  Read Full »

Could Omeprazole cause changes in ECG and increase the heart rate?

Query: Hi doctor, Please read my query and give me your best opinion. I am currently under a cardiologist due to fears that I have had a heart attack in the past and chronic chest discomfort. My cardiologist asked me to take a Holter monitor for 24-hours and the reports he gave me last week were normal. He...  Read Full »


Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

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

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Anxiety and panic are the first possibilities. Sudden onset of palpitations is a very unusual sign of heart attack. None of the investigation and symptoms are compatible with the heart attack. Although there are some ECG changes like Q waves, which can be present, are ...  Read Full »

I have pain on right side of chest 15 years after a heart attack. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I had a massive heart attack 15 years ago. I am 54 years old now with a height of 173 cm and weight 64 kg. Within two weeks, angioplasty was done for me in LAD (left anterior descending) coronary artery. After four years, I had undergone bypass surgery for four vessels. Every year, du...  Read Full »


Dr. Amit Arora

Cardiologist, Family Physician, General Practitioner

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I read through your entire case history. You are lucky that you have a good cardiac output. Your EF (ejection fraction) is all right and as per your stress test, there is nothing going in opposite and your heart is still doing well. Frankly speaking, heaviness on the ...  Read Full »

What does borderline ST segment response mean in TMT?

Query: Hello doctor, I do regular health checkups and last year my test reports were normal. I had another health checkup last week. In my TMT it showed the impression as borderline ST segment response. Fair exercise tolerance. What does it mean? How serious is this? What is the next step? Tests like ech...  Read Full »


Dr. Rishu

Cardiologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through your reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity) very carefully. Do not worry as ST-T changes less than 1 mm are not significant in inferior leads, and in the anterior leads also the changes are less than 1 mm. You achieved the targe...  Read Full »

What may be the cause of pinching pain in the chest?

Query: Hello doctor, I am writing this query for my father. He is 62 years old. He has BP and sugar but both are very much in control. He gets a slight pinching like pain on left chest and rarely on right chest. It stays only for few seconds. In a day, it comes like five to six times for every three to fo...  Read Full »


Dr. Anshul Varshney

Criticalcare Physician, Diabetologist, General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician, Medical Gastroenterologist, Nephrologist, Pulmonologist, Rheumatologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have studied the attached reports (attachments removed to protect patient identity). There are no significant changes in his ECG. In my opinion, such pinching kind of chest pain is less likely to be due to cardiac issues. However, since he has diabetes and hypertension...  Read Full »

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