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 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

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 »

Can an ECG detect my abnormal heart rhythm?

Query: Hello doctor, I am diabetic and hypertensive for the past 15 years. I took an ECG before six years. My BP was 140/90 mmHg, and I was prescribed tablet Telma 40 mg. After taking it, my BP came back to normal, and it was around 110/70 mmHg. I stopped the medications for three years, and my BP was s...  Read Full »


Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Do you have any symptoms like chest pain, heaviness, or breathlessness on exertion? Do you have any previous ECG (electrocardiogram) for comparison? In medical terms, your illness is called sinus rhythm. Your ECG report states left axis deviation, Left atrial...  Read Full »

I have pain in my upper left back region, and my ECG was abnormal. What does this mean?

Query: Hi doctor,I have pain in my upper left back region. My ECG was abnormal, but my echo was normal. My BP is 130/80 mmHg, random blood sugar is 184, total cholesterol is 124, and triglyceride is 463. I have panic disorder, and I am taking regular medicine.  Read Full »


Dr. Saravan Pramod Settipalli

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. The symptoms are suggestive of acute gastritis, which might be present as similar complaints as you mentioned. But to rule out heart conditions like angina, as ECG shows abnormal changes, kindly upload your reports to have proper information. I suggest you try taking tab...  Read Full »

Is it dangerous to have low HDL and LDL cholesterol and increased weight?

Query: Hi doctor,I am a 6 feet tall male, who is 31 years old, and I weigh 88 kg. I recently got a lipid profile done, and the report showed my HDL to be 23 mg/dL and LDL to be 80 mg/dL. I feel a slight left-sided chest pain sometimes. I gained 20 kg in the last two years. I do not drink or smoke. What sho...  Read Full »


Dr. Amiya Kumar Chattopadhyay

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Your lipid profile is good, except your HDL (high-density lipoprotein) and LDL (low-density lipoprotein) are low. Low LDL is good, so do not worry. As you gained 20 kg in the last two years and for mild chest pains, I suggest you get the following tests done: Free T4, T3...  Read Full »

On considering my cardiac health, is it good to operate gallbladder stones?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 60 year old female, who weighs 78 kg. I have multiple stones in the gallbladder. And my vomits are greenish or yellowish in color. Once, I threw up brownish vomit, which my doctor said is blood, due to repeated vomiting. The gastric pipe gets torn and abraded a little, and ...  Read Full »


Dr. Arvind Guru

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. The short answer, in my opinion, is yes, let them operate for gallbladder stones. Here is why. The surgeon's job was to see that the patient will be safe, so he asked for a cardiac assessment. Here dobutamine stress echocardiogram (DSE) was requested most likely as it mu...  Read Full »

Kindly check my parent's health check-up results and advise.

Query: Hi doctor, Please check the attached annual health check-up results of my parents and advise if any medications are required. They already take cholesterol and blood pressure medicines.  Read Full »


Dr. Parth R Goswami

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. All attached reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity) are normal, except reactive eosinophilia is present in your dad's report. Eosinophils are elevated in allergic conditions, certain skin disease, parasitic infection, etc. Is there any history of congest...  Read Full »

How long can angioplasty be postponed in a patient with positive TMT and 50 to 70% blockage?

Query: Hi doctor,My father had chest pain 15 days ago. We visited a cardiologist. He is a diabetes patient. TMT was positive. SGPT was 215. Sugar was 143. TSH is 0.14. After doing CT, angiography LAD shows 50 to 70% blockage, LCX shows 50%, and OM1 shows more than 50%. He is taking Metformin, Aspirin, Vild...  Read Full »


Dr. Muhammad Zohaib Siddiq

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. TMT (treadmill test) was positive, so direct angiography should have been done. Why was CT (computed tomography) angiography done? If the patient has chest pain despite maximum medicines, then revascularization is necessary, either bypass or angioplasty, depending upo...  Read Full »

Is ECG enough to determine the underlying heart problem?

Query: Hi doctor,My father is 56 years old, and he also has diabetes and BP. Can you please investigate his ECG report?  Read Full »


Dr. Tanmai Yermal (jain)

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I investigated your ECG (electrocardiograph) (attachment removed to protect the patient's identity), and it indicates that it is in sinus rhythm, normal axis, with t-wave inversion in leads v1 to v5. Overall, ECG has some minor changes, which may not be very significan...  Read Full »

I have chest pain with discomfort in my jaws for a few days. What is the cause?

Query: Hi doctor, I have chest pain for quite a few days and have discomfort on jaws and back. I also have neck pain and arm pain. I have gone through lipid test, ECG twice, echo and TMT. All are normal. My BP remains 115/75 mmHg, my cholesterol is 163, HDL 47 and LDL 98. In TMT, I achieved 13.8 METs maxi...  Read Full »


Dr. Rishu

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have noted all your details. As your echo and treadmill test are normal with excellent exercise tolerance, the chances of it being a cardiac pain are highly unlikely. Please mention your age and smoking habits. TMT and 2D echo are more than 85% sensitive to rule out co...  Read Full »

What causes chest tightness, sweaty palms, and uneasiness?

Query: Hi doctor,My son-in-law aged 44 years, slightly overweight, had symptoms of tightness of chest, sweaty palm and uneasiness. The tests showed blood pressure reading as 140/80 mmHg and ECG showed left ventricle irregularity. Please advise.  Read Full »


Dr. Rishu

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Left ventricular hypertrophy is because of hypertension, however, ECG is just a baseline test of cardiology. The tightness of chest associated with sweating can be stable angina. Stable angina is chest pain or discomfort that most often occurs with activity or emotio...  Read Full »

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