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Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   I have HOCM
Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   I am Dr.XXXhere
User :   Dr I have severe HOCM
Doctor :   Ok
User :   I want a cardiologist
Doctor :   May I know your age, gender, height and weight?
Doctor :   I am a General Practitioner
Doctor :   and can help you with my expertise
Doctor :   If there is a need, I shall recommend you to consult a cardiologist
User :   ok
Doctor :   We do have cardiologist
Doctor :   with whom you can consult over phone/email
User :   I am Male 45 trs old 180 cms ht and 80 kg
Doctor :   ok
User :   By birth I have HOCM
Doctor :   Since when are you having this problem?
Doctor :   Ok
User :   from 1993
Doctor :   Sorry, you said since birth
Doctor :   and then 1993
Doctor :   Could you clarify it?
User :   Dr told that yhis is a by birth defect
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   and was detected in 1993
Doctor :   Right?
User :   ya
User :   By Colour Echo from XXX they found
Doctor :   Ok
User :   I was advised to take Inderal 40
Doctor :   ok
User :   Beta blocker
Doctor :   I know
User :   I was comfortable.Just a year before low lipido started.dr changed different medicine.Now I am taking lopressor 50
Doctor :   Ok
User :   My present problems is
User :   After breakfast or lunch or dinner,ie after taking food,within 15 to 20 mts,i am feeling very heavy pain in chest and transfer to shoulder and then to finger.Max time i consume soda,After taking soda i will be comfortable to 75% of times.
Doctor :   ok
User :   Some time it will extend.I may not able to do any activity.even walking i can not do
Doctor :   ok
User :   After roughly 1 hr,after food digestion only i feel comfortable.
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Have you reported this to your treating doctor?
User :   All morning,before bfast i am very comfotable,i can even run
User :   ya
User :   is this problem relates to heart or some thing else
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   I shall explain you
Doctor :   when there is slight pressure built on the chest area
Doctor :   due to consumption of food
User :   what is your advice.I feel this is due to lack of blood and heart blocks.
Doctor :   susceptible individuals do have such issues
Doctor :   What did your doctor opine regarding it?
User :   no he did not tell any
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   the reason is once food enters the stomach
User :   ya
Doctor :   it shall put an upward pressure
Doctor :   on the diaphragm
User :   ok
Doctor :   which shall pass it to the heart as well
User :   ok
Doctor :   that is why cardiac prone individuals
Doctor :   are advised to have
Doctor :   frequent light foods
Doctor :   rather than a normal or heavy meal
User :   ok
Doctor :   How is your HOCM, have you got any further tests done?
Doctor :   like angiogram
User :   do u think angio gram is required
Doctor :   that shall be done if there is any doubt after doing the ECG and echo
User :   i am from south.I want to do at a latest and best place done by a best dr.i prefer in XXX
Doctor :   Ok
User :   Where I can take best angio gram
Doctor :   I shall give you the information for XXX
Doctor :   give me a minute
User :   ok
User :   Is it risk in case of my severe HOCM
Doctor :   It does require certain invasive procedures
Doctor :   to clear the hypertrophy
Doctor :   and the associated dynamics
User :   ya
Doctor :   for that, cardiac catherization shall be followed in the necessary cases only, not in all cases
Doctor :   your cardiologist shall be the best person to decide upon that
User :   ok
Doctor :   InXXX, you can go for XXX
User :   any ref is required
Doctor :   Not necessary
User :   what will be approx charges,how long i will have to stay
Doctor :   Around 30 thousand shall be required
Doctor :   for investigations
Doctor :   around 20 to 30 thousand
User :   how many days i have to stat
User :   stay
Doctor :   Around 3 days
Doctor :   for diagnosis, it can be done in a day
User :   any perior appointment is required
Doctor :   it shall not be possible in a single visit
Doctor :   you visit the hospital first
Doctor :   with all your previous records
User :   can u guide how to get in touch with XXX
User :   ok
Doctor :   XXX
Doctor :   +(91)-00)-0000, 0000, 0000, 0000
User :   ok
User :   Thanks a lot
User :   bye
Doctor :   Thanks for consulting, bye for now
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