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My dad underwent angioplasty and he has had two stints put into his heart. The problem is that he drinks alcohol like rum, etc once a week or so. Help?

My dad underwent angioplasty and he has had two stints put into his heart. The problem is that he drinks alcohol like rum, etc once a week or so. Help?

Don't worry: Actually alcohol in moderation defined as 2 drinks or less a day is healthy for the heart. However, binge drinking can be as dangerous as well. This is usaually defined as drinking more than 5 drinks in one sitting a week. Loving and caring advice and not critisizm works the best as well as providing him education on the effects of alcohol taken the wrong way can help a lot. ...Read more

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Angioplasty (Definition)

Angioplasty is vascular modification -- a vascular repair procedure ...Read more


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Sex after angioplasty?

Sex after angioplasty?

Possible: This should be discussed with the doctor who performed the procedure since they have information about your overall health. Generally, should be fine. ...Read more

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How serious is an angioplasty procedure?

How serious is an angioplasty procedure?

Minimal: Minimally invasive but everything has potential risks ask your doctor to discuss prior to the procedure. ...Read more

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What is the success rate of angioplasty?

What is the success rate of angioplasty?

Long Term the Issue!: Short term technical success rates have become >95% in experienced hands with carefully selected pts. & lesions. However, PTCA only hydraulically stretches the vessel, does nothing about underlying disease (indeed complicates it). Thus bigger issue is long term outcomes. PTCA=only about symptoms; more important to aggressively change the Ds. Drivers: lipoproteins (not Chol), HbA1c, BP, no smoking. ...Read more

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What is the success rate for angioplasty?

What is the success rate for angioplasty?

2 gen'l to answer: Depends upon location, extent of disease, risk factors, patients overall health, whether stents or other additional measures are needed. In general, though, it is 1st line treatment when anatomy of problem is favorable. ...Read more

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How could an angioplasty s function be tested?

Stress test: A stress test is indicated if recurrent symptoms. Repeat cathetrisation if stress test is abnormal. ...Read more

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How often will angioplasty need to be repeated?

Angioplasty: I feel that you should discuss this with the physician who ordered the angioplasty. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: angioplasty?

Vascular change: Angioplasty is vascular modification -- a vascular repair procedure commonly to treat blockages. ...Read more

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Is low BP after angioplasty normal?

Is low BP after angioplasty normal?

Angioplasty: Low BP after angioplasty is not unusual especially if BP lowering drugs are added such as calcium blockers or nitrates. ...Read more

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Experiencing angina/ time for angioplasty?

Experiencing angina/ time for angioplasty?

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 need angioplasty as angina can sometimes treated medically. Angina is a serious condition, and medical evaluation should not be delayed. ...Read more

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What is an angiogram versus an angioplasty?

What is an angiogram versus an angioplasty?

Picture/Intervention: An angiogram is an image of the lumen of a blood vessel, typically done with due from within a vessel. If the angiogram shows a narrowing or stenosis, an angioplasty may be performed, which is inflating a balloon within the vessel to dilate it. ...Read more

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What can cause restenosis after angioplasty?

Many: There are techinical causes. If the stent is too small or the lesion wasn't completely covered. Complex bifurcation lesions and long lesions are more likely to restenose. Using multiple stents and working on stents that have already stenosed before. There are patient related causes. Pts that smoke or have diabetes (especially if its poorly controlled) have higher rates of restenoses. High cholest. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have low BP after an angioplasty?

Is it normal to have low BP after an angioplasty?

LOW BP/POST ANGIOPLA: It may be from meds you are prescribed like beta blockers and ace inhibiters. ...Read more

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What is the benefit of an atherectomy over an angioplasty?

What is the benefit of an atherectomy over an angioplasty?

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 vessels. At times, heavy calcium makes the arteries so hard they won't open w/ the balloon. Some of those lesions can be addressed w/ Atherectomy, a device that shaves the plaque down creating a more wide flow channel. ...Read more

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What precautions should you take after you had angioplasty?

Need more info: The specific artery or vein which was angioplastied would determine what precautions, lifestyle changes, etc. Would be needed. In general, if the access site was through the groin, you would need to avoid heavy lifting, straining or climbing stairs for 5-7 days to allow the entry wound to heal. ...Read more

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What is the difference between angiograms and angioplasties?

What is the difference between angiograms and angioplasties?

Diagnose and fix: The angiogram is a roadmap of the inside of the artery showing where the narrowings and blockages are. The angioplasty is a stretching of the artery at the narrowing to open it up. Angiogram to diagnose first, then fix with the angioplasty. ...Read more

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What is the difference between an angiography and angioplasty?

What is the difference between an angiography and angioplasty?

Diagnosis vs treatmet: angiography is the placement of contrast (dye) in an artery. angioplasty is the dilatation of an artery usually with a balloon. ...Read more

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What is the difference between an angiogram and an angioplasty?

What is the difference between an angiogram and an angioplasty?

Difference: Angiogram is a study to see the blood vessels. Angioplasty is a procedure to widen the vessels with a balloon. ...Read more

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Could you explain what is atherectomy's benefit over angioplasty?

Heavy calcification: Angioplasty can't dilate some types of blockage because they're too heavily calcified. Atherectomy can be successful sometimes where angioplasty can't. ...Read more