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Dr. Budi Bahureksa
30 years experience Cardiology
Invasive: But overall data reported less than 1 percent risk of heart attack or stroke or death with the procedure.

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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Ajluni
34 years experience Cardiology
Not very: Ptca w stenting has come a long way in recent years with better equipment and easier to place devices (smaller caliber stents). Drug-eluting stents ... Read More
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kyle Shank
12 years experience Dentistry
No: If your dentist has recommended this procedure to treat periodontal disease, it is very important that you follow through with it. Periodontal disease ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
31 years experience Psychiatry
Deep cleaning: Not likely, if cleared by your cardiologist.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dan Fisher
26 years experience Internal Medicine
Yes.: Not having coronary angiography when necessary is also dangerous. Every procedure has associated risks and benefits. Not doing a procedure has risks ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Strader
21 years experience Cardiology
Yes and no: The complication rate for serious adverse events with a routine heart cath is on the order of 1/1000 to 1/10000. While rare, when they do happen t ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Stern
45 years experience Cardiology
1 in 500 chance : There is a 1 in 500 chance of a serious complication, including heart attack, stroke, and death.
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience Cardiology
Angina: Angina means pain. Angina pectoris is chest pain caused by heart artery disease and is a serious problem.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Binford
37 years experience Thoracic Surgery
Can be very: Coronary artery disease is blockages in the arteries supplying blood to the heart. A clot or blockage in one of the coronary arteries can cause a hea ... Read More
A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carla Enriquez
49 years experience Pediatrics
Maybe: The risk of the procedure needs to weighed against the benefit it will provide to your doctors in caring for the child. Only you and your doctors can ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience Cardiology
Heart rate: Normally heart rate responds to exercise or physiologic demand levels. Usually we don't see it go over 180-200 even with high levels of exercise. This ... Read More
A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. Rick Koch
Dr. Rick Koch answered
21 years experience Cardiology
Is it possible?: Yes. Useful? Yes if you are having symptoms or on going ischemia is weakening your heart muscle.
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Norman Chideckel
41 years experience Vascular Surgery
Minimal: Minimally invasive but everything has potential risks ask your doctor to discuss prior to the procedure.
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience Cardiology
Carotid: Carotid artery surgery has stroke as one of its complications. As such it is not without significant risk.
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Mott
28 years experience Thoracic Surgery
Not very: The average mortality rate from CABG nationally is about 2-3%. This increases in older, sicker patients with more medical illnesses, and those with he ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alon Gitig
19 years experience Cardiology
Blocks blood flow: Arteriosclerosis is dangeous if it restricts blood flow to vital organs by causing build-up of plaque that narrows the inside of arteries. However the ... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Irv Loh
Dr. Irv Loh answered
48 years experience Cardiology
Depends: Atrial fibrillation is a very common arrhythmia, often unclear in origin, but usually due to enlarged upper heart chambers (atria). High blood pressu ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jimmy Lin
Dr. Jimmy Lin answered
25 years experience Internal Medicine
Yes, reasonably safe: Cardiac ablation is a procedure that cardiac electrophysiologist use to burn out some extra pathway where the heart's electrical current might initiat ... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Spetzler
49 years experience Neurosurgery
No: This surgery, when performed by experts, can be very safe. Surgical outcomes do depend on the experience of your surgeon.
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Henson
31 years experience Cardiology
Refers to the volume: a grade 1 murmur you can barely hear a grade 2 murmur is obvious a grade 3 murmur is louder a grade 4 murmur you can hear and feel it rumble on the ch ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Francis Uricchio
37 years experience Cardiology
Risk of stroke: Cardioversion is often performed for atrial fibrillation. There is a small risk of stroke as the heart is restored to a normal rhythm. This can be m ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Frederick Tibayan
22 years experience Thoracic Surgery
It depends: Factors like your age, general health, other health problems you might have, prior heart surgeries, pumping function of your heart, and, of course, wh ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Malinchak
29 years experience Family Medicine
Angioplasty: Yes, it is a common procedure in the cardiology field.

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