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Calcified Lad Treatment
It depends.: Various factors influence the recommended treatment for coronary artery disease. Age, overall condition, other diseases (such as diabetes), blockages in other vessels, overall heart function, symptoms, viability of the affected muscle, and presence of other conditions that require heart surgery, are just some of the considerations that help decide what to do. See a doctor. ...Read more
What symptoms you feel if mid lad:100% stenosis. Distal circumflex: 100% stenosis. All others are good. What treatment needed. Do you treat with cabg.
Is plavix (clopidogrel) still a first line treatment for those with stents (i have 2 in lad) or is effient now the drug of choice?
I have a mild reversible mycardumyocardial ischemia due to muscle bridge LAD. Is it dangerous & treatment. Please?
Talk to cardiologist: A muscle bridge is a strap of muscle running over the top of the artery. When the muscle contracts it squeezes down on the artery and narrows it causing reduced blood flow to that part of your heart. It can cause angina. If it is a threat - treatment would be to cut the band. The other option may be medication. Since the diagnosis has been made-discussion with your cardiologist is the plan. ...Read more
My father in law aged 54 recently diagnosed to have single vessel disease, with totally occluded lad, ef-45 percent. Angioplasty not done, what is the best treatment to be provided?
My CT coronary angiogram reported lm ectasia cx proximal ectasia with LAD proximal mild ectasia with irregularity what is the treatment?
Ct coronary angiography shows narrowing of ostium of ramus 50-60% and LAD 30-40%, lca 20-30%. Suggest further investigation and treatment?
Next step will be: To correlate those results with your clinics. Are you having any symptoms of chest pain? During exercise? A nuclear stress test vs echocardiogram stress test and possibly a cardiac catheterization next possibilities for further assessment. Depending of your symptoms and the above results, the decision for medical management vs revascularization procedure will be next. Talk to your cardiologist. ...Read more
Epigastric pain: Chronic pancreatitis is caused by chronic inflammation of the pancreas. No matter what the cause, the danger lies in the complications that can arise such as pancreatic-pseudo -cyst, decrease exocrine and endocrine function. Eventually, the pancreas will not work at all and you will have to take the enzymes that it usually produces to help in the digestion process. Treat symptoms. Watch etoh. ...Read more
I'm suffering frm chronic calcific pancreatititis and diabetes mellitus. I'm 28yrs. What's the future treatment.
Unknown: Many people who develop diabetes as a result of pancreatitis require Insulin for treatment. This is because the beta cells that make Insulin are located in the pancreas, and are injured by pancreatitis. Loss of sufficient beta cells causes type 1 diabetes. It is important to control blood sugars to prevent long term complications of diabetes, such as eye, kidney, nerve, and vascular disease. ...Read more
I was diagnosed with heavily calcified arteries and a 99 percent occlusion of the LAD through an angiogram. I had no symptoms. How is that possible?
Hello Dr. I have got a case of acute on chronic calcific pancreatitis. Is ercp with eswl only treatment option available or any medicines??
Ultrasound report found two tiny calcific shadows in each scrotum. That is scrotal pearls. Is it dangerous, is required treatment. Is there any perman?
A scrotal: Pearl is a benign incidental finding, no treatment required. ...Read more
Calcific tendonitis measuring 4x1 mm involving the olecranon insertional fibers of tricep tendons. Will this heal? Risks? Advice? Treatment? Thanks
Varies: When a tendon has chronic or multiple of episodes of inflammation and/or injury, calcifications can develop. At 4x1 mm they are extremely small. They don't really heal. One way to look it is they are really just a symptom of of chronically irritated tendon. Treatment involves addressing the cause of the tendinitis. ...Read more
77yrs. CABG-'98, EF-LV 52%, Mild COPD-'12. Treatment/stable. HDL/LDL, BP, SpO2 normal. Carotid doppler-hemdynamically signifc calcific plaque, 75%?
Stroke history?: Hi. I assume you've not had a stroke or TIA; please clarify if you have. That's what you want to prevent. Regardless of your LDL and HDL, you should be on a high dose statin. Regardless of your BP, you should be on an ACE inhibitor. You should be on some anti-platelet agent (e.g., clopidogrel). You should absolutely NOT smoke (I trust you've quit!). Good luck! ...Read more
HX Nstemi Aug10, distal LAD occlusion, med therapy Crestor20mg, Toprol (metoprolol) XL 100 mg, Plavix75mg, Nov13, TC100LDL60HDL35TG60 LpPLA244 Lpa50 recommendations?
What's your Question: Looks like your numbers are pretty good with a good drug regimen. See your cardiologist, looks like he is doing a good job! ...Read more
No: With a Xience you need at least 6 months of DAP. No compromises on that PLEASE, until unless your doctors have told you something otherwise. ...Read more
Cholesterol medicine: If you have hypertension, diabetes, obesity you should be on cholesterol lowering agent. The calcification on the artery is causing inflammation of your vessels. Diet and exercise is very important. Avoid process food, fats. Diet of increase vegetables, fiber, fruits and lean protein. ...Read more
Biopsy: At first, the biopsy should be performed to understand why calcifications are here. And after that treatment. ...Read more
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