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Can you tell me what is the best treatment to remove 70% stenosis from LAD in heart?

Can you tell me what is the best treatment to remove 70% stenosis from LAD in heart?

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

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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.

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.

LAD Stenosis: Most likely cabg. Although, in some selected cases angioplasty or stenting can be performed depending on the anatomy.

Symptoms may vary from person to person :
chest pain
shortness of breath
jaw pain
heart failure - swelling of legs. ...Read more

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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?

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?

Clopidogrel: Clopidogrel (plavix) and Aspirin remain the primary treatment. Effient may be used if clopidogrel fails or if genetic testing indicates that clopidogrel may not be effective. ...Read more

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I have a mild reversible mycardumyocardial ischemia due to muscle bridge LAD. Is it dangerous & treatment. Please?

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

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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 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?

Bypass: If he is symptomatic, after best medical care, the coronary bypass with left internal thoracic artery may be an option. It depends on other risk factors and the appearance of the LAD as a "target" vessel. ...Read more

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My CT coronary angiogram reported lm ectasia cx proximal ectasia with LAD proximal mild ectasia with irregularity what is the treatment?

My CT coronary angiogram reported lm ectasia cx proximal ectasia with LAD proximal mild ectasia with irregularity what is the treatment?

Usually...: Aspirin, statins and surgery depending on the severity. Your doctors will likely recommend a left heart catheterization to look at the arteries in more detail. Best of luck! ...Read more

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Ct coronary angiography shows narrowing of ostium of ramus 50-60% and LAD 30-40%, lca 20-30%. Suggest further investigation and 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

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Briefly explain chronic calcific pancreatitis.....Causes....? Treatment...? Life expectancy.....?

Briefly explain chronic calcific pancreatitis.....Causes....? Treatment...? Life expectancy.....?

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

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What are some treatment options for calcific tendonitis of the shoulder?

What are some treatment options for calcific tendonitis of the shoulder?

Calcific tendonitis: Conservatively: rest, nsaids, injection, pt, modalities. Operatively, scope debridement of the tendon with removal of calcific deposits. ...Read more

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I'm suffering frm chronic calcific pancreatititis and diabetes mellitus. I'm 28yrs. What's the future treatment.

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

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Hello Dr. I have got a case of acute on chronic calcific pancreatitis. Is ercp with eswl only treatment option available or any medicines??

Hello Dr. I have got a case of acute on chronic calcific pancreatitis. Is ercp with eswl only treatment option available or any medicines??

No meds: There are no medications that will help with the stones. Surgical treatment by a surgeon with experience and interest in chronic pancreatitis has the best chance at longer lasting pain relief, but is obviously more invasive than ERCP with ESWL. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Calcific tendonitis measuring 4x1 mm involving the olecranon insertional fibers of tricep tendons. Will this heal? Risks? Advice? Treatment? Thanks

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

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77yrs. CABG-'98, EF-LV 52%, Mild COPD-'12. Treatment/stable. HDL/LDL, BP, SpO2 normal. Carotid doppler-hemdynamically signifc calcific plaque, 75%?

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

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Can dual antiplatelet therapy (ASA + Plavix) last 3 months only? One stent Xience V on LAD.

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

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What is treatment for arterial calcification?

What is treatment for arterial calcification?

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

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What's the best treatment for endometrial calcification?

Biopsy: At first, the biopsy should be performed to understand why calcifications are here. And after that treatment. ...Read more

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Which would be a effective treatment for calcification of the left iliolumbar ligament?

Which would be a effective treatment for calcification of the left iliolumbar ligament?

Physical therapy: Physical therapy is a good option used to help restore normal function and decrease pain associated back pain. This may include stretching, strengthening weak muscles, use of heat/ice, as well as education to help prevent the recurrence of pain. ...Read more