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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stuart Higano
36 years experience Cardiology
Coronary stent: Coronary stents can not be "replaced" as such. However, they can be re-opened or restented if they renarrow , or restenose. The injury or trauma to t ... Read More
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shabbir Hossain
15 years experience Internal Medicine
Bad stuff: If a stent closes slowly (stenosis) or quickly (thrombosis) the net effect is the same. Reduced or complete absence of blood flow to the area that the ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Liviu Klein
22 years experience Cardiology
Stent: Coronary stent placement is done percutaneously (i.e. Through a small puncture in the groin or wrist) via an artery, and deploys a small tube/ mesh (t ... Read More
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shoaib Shafique
33 years experience Vascular Surgery
Open narrow coronary: Stents provide a scaffold to open a narrowed coronary artery. It is delivered typically via femoral artery or sometimes via radial or brachial artery.
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A 87-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ehsan Ansari
29 years experience Cardiology
See your doctor: Few things possible, medication slow or fast heart beat, low or high blood pressure. See your doctor.
A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience Cardiology
Palpitations: You may have had some scar formation after the contusion which predisposes to palpitations. If your stress echo was normal, you likely don't have to b ... Read More
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mary Engrav
30 years experience Emergency Medicine
It : It is not clear to me how long you you have had these symptoms. I am glad that you had a cardiac and carotid artery evaluation, and that your blood p ... Read More
A 60-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kathleen Hands
66 years experience Endocrinology
Black cohash: Avoiding caffeine. Sugars, and hot drinks. Add black cohash daily, if still bothersome consider hormone replacement.
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A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Jacobson
39 years experience Psychiatry
A number of diagnose: Need to be ruled out. Standard metabolic panel should be done, including tests for diabetes and thyroid disease. The following illnesses also need to ... Read More
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A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Aurea Tomeski
59 years experience Internal Medicine
Arrhythmia: It is hard to know if they are atrial or ventricular but because you are symptomatic, you should see your cardiologist for evaluation. You probably wi ... Read More
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A 54-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ira Friedlander
41 years experience Cardiac Electrophysiology
It appears that you: are taking a beta blocker (Propran.) It is common to feel leg heaviness as a side effect of these medications with exercise. Especially stair climbing ... Read More
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A 54-year-old male asked:
Dr. Morton Levitt
48 years experience Pathology
LVEF after stenting: You clearly had a significant csrdiac event. I am not clear what result you cite for your ef - was it 32% after the stent? Healthy hearts generally ha ... Read More
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A 49-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
56 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Hyperventilation?: Perhaps the caffeine in tea has increased your anxiety level leading to hyperventilation- manifested by sob, lightheadedness, and/or tingling on lips ... Read More
A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christopher Nicora
23 years experience Internal Medicine
Vasodilate: Hot showers can lower your blood pressure by opening up (vasodilating) your blood vessels. This should be a brief episode . If it persists see your do ... Read More
A 45-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Isobe
53 years experience Phlebology
Yes: Hot weather results in vasodilation of veins, and one can see more swelling. Check your compression hose which often lasts about 3-4 months, and if t ... Read More
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A 44-year-old male asked:
Dr. Creighton Wright
55 years experience General Surgery
Depends: That ef is adequate for a good life, if head and rest of organs are ok now. Follow up with cardiology and echocardiograms.
A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Anthony Fritz
32 years experience Internal Medicine
Heartburn: The activity caused increased adrenaline along with the heartburn to trigger irregular heart beats. See your doctor if it returns.
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Armando Russo
42 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Not likely: Unless, of course, you spend a long time in the bathroom. Use a thermometer, the temperatire should not be more than 99 degrees farenheit.
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
60 years experience Internal Medicine
Cardiologist: A cardiologist is best qualified to evaluate your accelerated heart rate. Postural orthostatic reflexive racing of the heart rate is possible, but a r ... Read More
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A 63-year-old male asked:
Dr. Rick Koch
Dr. Rick Koch answered
21 years experience Cardiology
Call your: Physician or head to er...Don't delay.
A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
60 years experience Internal Medicine
Rapid pulse: It would be helpful if you are able to accurately count your pulse(beats per minute) when you feel you're heart is racing to see if criterion for abno ... Read More
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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Feola
30 years experience Internal Medicine
PALPITATIONS W/U: CARDIAC WORK UP NEEDS TO Done exam/labs especially TFTS/EKG/Event Monitor/ECHO. If all testing is normal an EPS TEST NEEDS TO BE DONE TO TRY AND PRO ... Read More

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