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What is likelyhood of having heart attack or angina after angioplasty (balloon) & stent placed on main artery?

What is likelyhood of having heart attack or angina after angioplasty (balloon) & stent placed on main artery?

Angioplasty/stent : Heart attack is not necessarily prevented by angioplasty or stent. We do treat the underlying disease aggressively as well as dual anti platelet therapy to prevent stent thrombosis. If you smoke it negates much of the treatment. Most people do well after angioplasty and stenting. ...Read more

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Dr. Katharine Cox
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Stenting (Definition)

In general, a stent is a metal tube used to keep a vessel open. Stents can be placed in a huge number of places, including blood vessels, bile ducts, even in the colon ...Read more


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I'm AF , My EF 60%, I haven't heart attact, no symtomps, no angina& haven't stenting. After CABG & LAA ligation, need anticoagulant or antiplatelet?

I'm AF , My EF 60%, I haven't heart attact, no symtomps, no angina& haven't stenting.  After CABG & LAA ligation, need anticoagulant or  antiplatelet?

Antiplatelets: Usually anti-platelets are the stand treatment to prevent a further heart attack in the setting of a known coronary artery disease and post CABG. Anticoagulants could be used in such instances like atrial fibrillation or history of DVT or PE. Left atrial appendage exclusion reduce but does not eliminate the risk of strokes from atrial fibrillation therefore often times anticoagulants are continued ...Read more

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Husband had a quadruple bypass. Experiencing increased angina, had angio today to put stent in.Instead, radial artery not functioning?

Husband  had a quadruple bypass.  Experiencing increased angina, had angio today  to put stent in.Instead, radial artery not functioning?

Not sure: Not sure what you mean by radial artery not functioning. Was there a failed attempt at radial puncture? Was the radial artery used as bypass graft? Radial artery has mostly been abandoned as an option for bypass graft and is only used as a last resort. Please clarify. ...Read more

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Is age 51 young to be taking 60mg daily? I have had 2 heart attacks. & 5 stents. Bad angina. Also take 2000mg daily of renexa.

Is age 51 young to be taking 60mg daily? I have had 2 heart attacks. & 5 stents. Bad angina. Also take 2000mg daily of renexa.

Well...: Because you have Diabetes, you are not too young to have heart disease, especially if you are not having adequate control. Your Average A1c should be below 6.7% ...Read more

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What could be causing my head, neck and shoulder pain and extreme fatigue I have two stents, hbp, cardiovascular disease and angina .

What could be causing my head, neck and shoulder pain and extreme fatigue I have two stents, hbp, cardiovascular disease and angina .

Check heart first: While head , neck and shoulder pain is most often musculo-skeletal and non-life threatening, anyone with a significant cardiac history should always have a new onset of symptoms evaluated promptly by their doctor.Heart problems do not always present as typical chest pain esp. in patients who have a prior history of cardiac issues. This should be ruled out first before accepting another diagnosis. ...Read more

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Hi there, thank you for bring online! A little bit embarrassed to have to ask... Is it common to have a swollen angina after sex?

Hi there, thank you for bring online! A little bit embarrassed to have to ask... Is it common to have a swollen angina after sex?

Vaginal swelling: Repeated sexual activity especially when it may be an infrequent occurrence can produce acute swelling vaginally. After a few days of inactivity sexually , this should subside. If you experience a discharge or odor in a couple days, see your healthcare provider to make certain there is no infection. ...Read more

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What if after treating angina the tonsils dose not come to the normal size ?

What if after treating angina the tonsils dose not come to the normal size ?

Translation problem: Please try your question again. Try another word variation. The English translation didn't make sense. We're not sure what you're asking. ...Read more

Dr. Gutti Rao
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Angina (Definition)

Angina is pain in the chest area due to poor blood flow to ...Read more