Good evening, Doc. My name is Irvan, and I am 30 years old. In 2013, I did a check up at Adventist Penang Hospital. I was diagnosed with secundum ASD (Atrial Septal Defect), with a 2.4cm hole. In 2018 I did another check up in Penang and the hole got bigger, at 2.8cm. That time I didn’t feel anything. But, this week I have been feeling my breath is tight. I plan to undergo surgery. Is my tightness of breath due to my ASD? What should I prepare for my surgery? I want to undergo this surgery in Singapore or KL. I am afraid, Doctor, because this is related to my heart. I want to ask for your input, what should I prepare for this surgery? Is this kind of surgery dangerous? Please give me information, Doctor. Thank you
Doctor, my mother is 69 years old and she has pneumonia. I want to ask, how dangerous is this condition? Can it be cured? What is the best treatment for it?
Doctor, it has been around 1 month. I feel my chest is tight and I find it hard to breathe. Sometimes my heart beats fast. Usually it happens at night before I go to sleep. What is the likely cause? Is this a heart problem?
When I breathe normally, it doesn’t hurt, but when I take a deep breath, I feel something stabbing my heart. Why is this so, Doc?
My father was hospitalized once because the doctor said there is mucus in his lungs - it is likely due to his smoking habit. Two days ago, he suddenly complained about pain in his chest. But then, it recovered by itself. I am worried it will happen again. Is this a heart attack? What examination should he undergo?
Doctor, I feel chest pain everyday. Also, I feel like there is some dirt in my chest that causes me to dry cough everyday. What condition is this?
Doctor, my child often cries and complains about pain in his chest. 10 minutes later, the pain is relieved. This happens quite often. What condition is this?
Doctor, my child has suffered from excessive coughing for years. We took her to a doctor to examine her lungs, but the doctor said there was no problem. Sometimes she coughs so hard until she vomits. What should I do?
Doc, can coronary heart disease be permanently cured or will the patient have to be dependent on certain medications or treatment all his life?
Doctor, I feel a burning sensation now in my chest everytime I smoke. I have been smoking for almost 25 years now. Honestly I am worried about cancer. But so far as I know the symptom of cancer is coughing. I don’t cough. I just feel something hot in my chest. What condition is this?