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exercizing after a cardiac stent in the LAD

A 54-year-old male asked:
Dr. Nathan Almeida
23 years experience Cardiology
Depends: What you are referring to, is opening a totally blocked LAD long after it has closed off. Depends if there are collaterals ( natural bypass vessels of ... Read More
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Dr. James Wilentz
45 years experience Cardiology
Yes, if needed: Total blockage may occur suddenly - this is what causes a heart attack. Then the goal of the procedure is to get the blocked artery open asap (<90min) ... Read More

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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Douglas Fronzaglia ii, do, ms
21 years experience Geriatrics
Yes: You should try to eat healthy and maintain a proper weight. Have regular check-up from your family doctor who will monitor for other risk factors.
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Dr. Brian Mott
29 years experience Thoracic Surgery
Yes: One of the risk factors for atherosclerosis is heredity. The others are hypertension, diabetes, smoking, obesity, and hyperlipidemia.
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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 66-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stephen Hofkin
28 years experience Radiology
There may be options: Plavix (clopidogrel) is a platelet inhibiting drug. The purpose of the medication is prevention of future myocardial infarction and death following a ... Read More
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A 66-year-old female asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
51 years experience Cardiology
Anti platelet Rx: We use dual antiplatelet therapy for at least 6 months to minimize stents occluding after placement. Usually either aspirin or plavix (clopidogrel) i ... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Anita Prakash
29 years experience Cardiology
Atleast 1 year: In order for struts of stent to be fully endothelialised and before one can even consider altering dual amtiplatelet therapy, a full 12 months ought t ... Read More
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A 47-year-old male asked:
Dr. Creighton Wright
56 years experience General Surgery
Check: Sounds like he has a cardiologist range of activity can be guided by last stress test. No smoking weight loss and graded exercize are reasonable. ... Read More
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A 53-year-old male asked:
Dr. Charles Rocamboli
18 years experience Family Medicine
Yes: Yes it's very common to have a pinching pain in your chest after a stent is placed. However, the pain should be stable, if it changes, get to an er ot ... Read More
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A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gary Reiter
Specializes in Ophthalmology
No: I would avoid this, personally. Ask your cardiologist for a more definitive reply.
A 49-year-old male asked:
Dr. Lynne Weixel
36 years experience Clinical Psychology
I'll let MDs reply: On the rx issue, i must allow mds to reply. But - whatever they say, i'll strongly recommend that you also look into techniques that will help with al ... Read More
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