Doctor, my husband is a runner. He loves doing marathons. But ever since COVID hit, his running habits have slowed down. These days, he’s been complaining about experiencing shortness of breath every morning. He is 49 years old. I am worried about him and have asked him to undergo a cardiology examination. He doesn’t think it is necessary as he feels the breathing difficulties will go away once he resumes his running habits. Can I have your opinion on this? Do you think an examination is necessary at this point in time?
My 74 year old father is complaining about chest pain. However, his overall health condition is otherwise good. Do we need to be concerned about the pain? What is your recommendation?
My daughter has congenital heart disease. She is now 5 years old and she gets tired easily. When should we start looking into treatment for her?
My wife had stent surgery in November 2020. Everything was fine until three days ago, there were red spots appearing on her chest. She mentioned her chest feels warmer than usual. Could this be internal bleeding?
I am 30 years old. I often experience sudden heart palpitations at night. When it happens, I perspire a lot and it'll last between one to two hours. I have to sit up, breathe slowly and drink a lot of water. For someone my age to be suffering from this, is this serious?
Is there any relationship between blood thinning medicine and heart palpitations? Ever since I started on the blood thinners, my heart will beat very fast for at least a few hours afterwards.
I am 31. I have slight chest pain whenever I lift something heavy. How do I know if this is a muscle or heart problem?
Ever since the lockdown started, I have started running more intensely. My family has no history of cardiac problems, only mild issues like high blood pressure for my dad. However, I’ve noticed sometimes after a long run, I experience chest pain and tightness, and feel like fainting occasionally. I read about cases where runners suddenly drop dead. What are the chances of this happening to me? Am I being paranoid?
My 40 year old brother has an enlarged heart valve. He has diabetes and asthma. Is surgery safe for him?
I am under treatment for aortic stenosis. Can I exercise? What exercises should I avoid? Are simple movements like push ups and sit ups safe for me?