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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. 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

Dr. Barbara Lavi
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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