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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

Dr. Gutti Rao
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Angina (Definition)

Angina is chest pain that is caused by poor blood flow to the heart muscle. Angina is not an actual disease, but rather a symptom of an existing heart problem. Most commonly, this underlying problem is due to an obstruction of the coronary blood vessels that surround the heart. There are different types of angina including stable angina, unstable ...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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How do you get angina?

How do you get angina?

Narrowed arteries: If you have angina, one or more of your heart (coronary) arteries is narrowed. This causes a reduced blood supply to your heart muscle.
When your heart works harder (when you walk fast or climb stairs and your heart rate increases) your heart muscle needs more blood and oxygen. If the extra blood that your heart needs cannot get past the narrowed coronary arteries, the heart responds with pain ...Read more

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Can teenagers develop angina?

Can teenagers develop angina?

Unlikely: Yes, it is possible but very rare and generally the result of a structural problem, like an abnormal origin of one of the coronary arteries or coronary artery changes after an earlier episode of kawasaki dz. Angina from cholesterol plaques is very rare in adolescence, except in homozygous familial hypercholesterolemia, where the cholesterol may be several times nl levels (e.g., 700 or 800 ng/dl). ...Read more

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Is angina considered very serious?

Is angina considered very serious?

Yes it is: Especially if it is new, or changing (unstable). Many people deny 'pain' with angina. It is described as a 'twinge', pressure, more rarely as a sharp knife like pain. Regardless, angina suggests that circulation is not adequate to portions of the heart, and is a warning that heart attack may occur. Have it checked, control your risk factors, consider treatments recommended.. ...Read more

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Help! Is 'angina' a serious issue?

Help! Is 'angina' a serious issue?

Can be: It can be serious, especially if it's of new onset, getting more frequent, more severe, coming on with less effort, or lasting longer. ...Read more

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What are some of the tests for Angina?

What are some of the tests for Angina?

The tests for Angina include:: Electrocardiogram, Echocardiogram, Cardiac enzymes, Complete blood count, Basic metabolic panel, Lipid panel, Coagulation profile, Xray of chest, Coronary angiogram, Myocardial perfusion scan with exercise, CTA of coronary artery, CT of chest. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: angina?

What is the definition or description of: angina?

Chest pain: Angina is pain in the chest area due to poor blood flow to the heart muscle. Http://www. Nhlbi. Nih. Gov/health/health-topics/topics/angina/. ...Read more

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I'm just wondering, if you have angina would you feel discomfort all the time?

I'm just wondering, if you have angina would you feel discomfort all the time?

Angina pectoris: Angina pectoris is usually an episodic phenomenon generally related to stress caused by physical or emotional or physiologic stressors. ...Read more

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What is unstable angina?

What is unstable angina?

Ischemic chest pain: Angina is chest discomfort caused by a coronary artery blockage. Unstable angina is angina that: 1) occurs at rest, 2) is increasing in severity or frequency, or 3) is new or recent in onset. ...Read more

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What is unstable Angina?

What is unstable Angina?

Unstable angina: Unstable angina is sudden persistent unprovoked chest pain related to coronary artery disease that is not relieved with rest or nitro glycerine. It may also be associated with shortness of breath and low blood pressure. ...Read more

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Can you describe microvascular angina?

Can you describe microvascular angina?

Unseen vessel: Hello paris --
microvascular angina is more common in women -- these are chest pain caused by smaller blood vessels within the heart muscle -- and usually undetectable by the naked eyes. ...Read more

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How serious is having microvascular angina?

Serious: This is small vessel disease. It is usually best treated with Ranexa (ranolazine) - but since each patient is different, and may have other comorbidities, a comprehensive evaluation by a cardiologist is essential. ...Read more

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Would angina increase troponins? Not an actual MI?

Would angina increase troponins? Not an actual MI?

Yes: You can have elevated troponins without heart damage. Usually this is of concern and that type of elevation warrants close observation. Other causes for elevated troponin, include hypertrophic heart, and if renal problems troponin can be elevated. ...Read more

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What is treatment for angina?

Several: Treatments for angina include lifestyle changes, medicines, medical procedures, cardiac rehabilitation (rehab), and other therapies. The main goals of treatment are to:

reduce pain and discomfort and how often it occurs
prevent or lower your risk for heart attack and death by treating your underlying heart condition. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for angina?

What is the treatment for angina?

SEE BELOW: Medical therapy is the workhorse of therapy, however, frequently revascularization with angioplasty/stenting and bypass surgery is necessary. See your doctor/cardiologist. ...Read more

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Is it safe to travel with angina?

Is it safe to travel with angina?

Travel with angina: Angina not specifically attributed to a known and adequately treated etiology would be a risk for travel. I would not advise travel if you're having chest pains that have been termed "angina" if the exact etiology has not been identified and adequately treated. ...Read more

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How dyslipidemia can cause angina?

How dyslipidemia can cause angina?

Leads to plaque: Dyslipidemia where specifically, a high cholesterol or triglyceride level in your blood can cause plaque to form in your blood vessels. This plaque results in blockage and slows the blood flow to your heart. This decreased blood flow can cause less oxygen to get to your heart which then causes chest pain or angina. The pain is pronounced during high activity when the heart demands more oxygen. ...Read more

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Does angina feel like a muscle pull?

Does angina feel like a muscle pull?

It can...: Feel like many things, heartburn, jaw or toothache, back pain, nausea, shortness of breath are examples. In general, the easy way to differentiate these different types of pain from angina, is whether or not the symptom gets better, worse or stays the same with exertion, like walking or running in place. Angina will get worse with exertion and better with rest, the others will not do that. ...Read more

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Is angina genetic? What are common remedies?

Is angina genetic? What are common remedies?

Angina.: "Angina" refers essentially to a chest pain attributable to a reduction in blood perfusion to an area of the heart. While angina itself is not heritable, factors that can lead to angina, or heart disease in a more general sense, are heritable - hypertension, diabetes, high cholesterol, and family history of heart disease to name some. ...Read more

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I want to ask about the treatment af angina?

I want to ask about the treatment af angina?

Angina: It needs to be evaluated by a cardiologist, certain tests need to be one to determine the underlying problem and treatment is given accordingly, both medical and surgical options are available depending on the condition of the heart and its vessels. ...Read more

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Why does angina cause pain and breathlessness?

Why does angina cause pain and breathlessness?

Lack oxyen: Lack of oxygen causes pain in any muscle when oxygen demand out strips suply. In the legs its called cludication. As for the shortness of breath it can be due to the dysfunction of the left ventricle due to poor oxygen suply. Much like an engine sputters if the fuel line is clogged. Along with heart failure pain and anxiety can also cause shortness of breath. ...Read more

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Why does a higher stroke volume reduce angina?

Why does a higher stroke volume reduce angina?

Stroke volume: Stroke volume is the amount of blood ejected from the heart with each beat. A higher stroke volume implies increased cardiac contractility which means more oxygen demands by the heart muscle. In the presence of significant coronary artery disease, this increased contractility will increase, not reduce, angina. ...Read more

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How does angina affects the circulatory system?

How does angina affects the circulatory system?

Other way around: Angina is caused by problems in your circulatory system. It does not cause them. Here's a good read on Angina: http://www. Mayoclinic. Org/diseases-conditions/angina/basics/causes/CON-20031194
Talk w/ your doctor to best manage this condition. It can make all the difference! Best regards. ...Read more

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If my chest pain is not angina, then what is it?

If my chest pain is not angina, then what is it?

Chest pain: Other causes of chest pain are costochondritis, esophageal spasm, gastroesophageal reflux, pericarditis, aortic aneurysm, tumors in the chest. ...Read more

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Why we don't use b2 agonist for angina pectoris?

Antagonist: A beta agonist will stimulate beta receptors on the heart, which will cause the heart to beat more forcefully and more rapidly, both will increase oxygen demand, and may increase angina. A beta blocker (antagonist) will have the opposite effect. ...Read more

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Do people with unstable angina have a lot of pain?

Do people with unstable angina have a lot of pain?

No, but.: Many people deny 'pain' with angina. It is described as a 'twinge', pressure, more rarely as a sharp knife like pain. Regardless, angina suggests that circulation is not adequate to portions of the heart, and is a warning that heart attack may occur. Have it checked, control your risk factors, consider treatments recommended.. ...Read more

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My dad died of angina, am I more likely to get it?

Yes: Your dad likely died of the medical conditions that cause angina - atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease and hypertensive cardiovascular disease. These diseases are passed on in families. So you have a likely chance to also have those diseases. ...Read more

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When could eecp treatment be used for people with angina?

When could eecp treatment be used for people with angina?

Must meet criteria: Only certain patients qualify for eecp treatment. Some criteria include: being no longer helped by medicinal therapy, having angina that is restricting one from doing daily activities, being at high risk of complications if catheterization or surgical treatments were to be done, not having blood pressure, heart rate, or heart valve problems that would disqualify one for eecp, etc... ...Read more

Dr. Abraham Jaskiel
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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