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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
43 years experience Cardiology
Aspirin: Aspirin for life unless bleeding. He should also be on a statin for life if tolerated. Any other medicines would be dictated by his condition(s), for ... Read More
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A 51-year-old male asked:
Dr. Rodney Del Valle
35 years experience Anesthesiology
Different life: Do you have an acute coronary episode (heart attack)? Or the coronary artery disease discovered by stress test due to angina? Anyway you should go thr ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rodeen Rahbar
19 years experience Vascular Surgery
Most anything: After angioplasty, assuming there are no complications, i generally let tell my patients to eat a regular diet. Of course, i encourage all of my patie ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Korona
32 years experience Interventional Radiology
Not really: Depends on amount of plaque and size of vessel. Smaller vessels close faster. Long lesions close faster.
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience Cardiology
Angioplasty: Low BP after angioplasty is not unusual especially if BP lowering drugs are added such as calcium blockers or nitrates.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jason Beasley
19 years experience Family Medicine
Possibly: If you are experiencing chest discomfort/pain/pressure, you should see your physician right away! depending on your risk factors, you may or may not ... Read More
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Sanders
66 years experience Vascular Surgery
X-ray vs. treatment: Angiogram is x-ray of a blood vessel to establish a diagnosis of what is wrong. In contrast, angioplasty is repair of a blood vessel. It can be done ... Read More
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Rasak
32 years experience Cardiology
Many: There are techinical causes. If the stent is too small or the lesion wasnt completely covered. Complex bifurcation lesions and long lesions are more l ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
56 years experience Family Medicine
LOW BP/POST ANGIOPLA: It may be from meds you are prescribed like beta blockers and ace inhibiters.
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Nolan
34 years experience Vascular Surgery
Atherectomy v balloo: typically blocked arteries can be opened more widely by inflating a balloon inside the vessel. The balloon is then deflated and removed from the vess ... Read More
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