Doctor Q&A for Dr. Francis Uricchio

A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Francis Uricchio
38 years experience Cardiology
Yes: Younger patients can have heart attacks and cardiac arrest. The reason may be coronary disease (same as older patient) but also may include congenita ... Read More
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A 54-year-old male asked:
Dr. Francis Uricchio
38 years experience Cardiology
Yes.: There are many reasons why your feet may swell. One of them is congestive heart failure. Others include liver disease, nephrotic syndrome, and chron ... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Francis Uricchio
38 years experience Cardiology
Yes.: The five major risk factors for coronary artery disease are hypertension, elevated cholesterol, diabetes, smoking, and family history. You have a pos ... Read More
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A 44-year-old male asked:
Dr. Francis Uricchio
38 years experience Cardiology
No: No, we do it all the time. Although it is unusual, I have put in as many as 7 stents at one time. The average number of stents per patient is 1 .5.
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Francis Uricchio
38 years experience Cardiology
Depends: There are 2 types of stents: medicated and unmedicated. Medicated stents require Plavix (clopidogrel) for one year. Unmedicated stents require Plavi ... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Francis Uricchio
38 years experience Cardiology
Yes: The presence of a heart stent has no effect on the function of a defibrillator.
A 41-year-old male asked:
Dr. Francis Uricchio
38 years experience Cardiology
Heart strength: During cardiac catheterization, the overall strength of the heart is evaluated. In addition, the strength of individual segments of the left ventricl ... Read More
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Francis Uricchio
38 years experience Cardiology
There is some risk: The risk of diagnostic catheterization for the average patient is 0.1% or one complication in 1000 procedures. If the illness you are looking for is ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Francis Uricchio
38 years experience Cardiology
Yes: Is not possible to have bypass surgery without first having cardiac catheterization. The surgeon requires a detailed picture of the coronary anatomy ... Read More
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A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Francis Uricchio
38 years experience Cardiology
See below: The ejection fraction is the percentage of blood in the heart at rest which is ejected with the following heartbeat. The end-diastolic pressure is th ... Read More
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