Get your health question answered instantly from our pool of 18000+ doctors from over 80 specialties

178 Doctors Online
Doctor Image
Dr. Andrew Rynne

Family Physician

Exp 50 years

I will be looking into your question and guiding you through the process. Please write your question below.

Suggest treatment for head cold, lightheaded feeling and slightly blurred vision

Answered by
Dr. Ilir Sharka


Practicing since :2001

Answered : 5761 Questions

Posted on Thu, 24 May 2018 in Hypertension and Heart Disease
Question: I have a head cold; I have an artificial heart valve I feel slightly lightheaded and occasional slight blurred vision
Answered by Dr. Ilir Sharka 1 hour later
Brief Answer:
I would recommend as follows:

Detailed Answer:

Welcome and thank you for asking on HCM!

I understand your concern and would explain that your symptoms could be related to possible TIA (transient ischemic attacks).

Are you taking any blood thinners?

Coming to this point, I would recommend consulting with your attending physician for a careful physical exam and performing some tests:

- a cardiac ultrasound
- an ambulatory 24-48 hours ECG monitoring to examine for possible cardiac arrhythmia
- a Doppler ultrasound of the carotid arteries to examine for possible atherosclerotic plaques
- blood electrolytes
- complete blood count for anemia.

You should discuss with your doctor on the above issues.

Hope you will find this answer helpful!

Kind regards,

Dr. Iliri
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar

The User accepted the expert's answer

Share on