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Can someone have an angiogram if their platelets levels are at 50?

Can someone have an angiogram if their platelets levels are at 50?

Yes: Yes, if the patient is cleared by a hematology specialist. However if an intervention is planned and then a blood thinner might be used during the intervention and after, a problem could arise. The risks are different - higher - for a patient with platelets of 50 that for a patient in the normal range because there is less of a 'cushion' in case of a complication. ...Read more

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Angiogram (Definition)

An angiogram is a picture of the inside of ones blood vessel (vein or artery) created by injecting a clear liquid (radiopaque dye) which appears to be white (or ...Read more


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How can you be negative for anti-TPO antibodies if they are detected, even if they are in the normal range? Does anyone have a value of 0 for these?

How can you be negative for anti-TPO antibodies if they are detected, even if they are in the normal range? Does anyone have a value of 0 for these?

Lab practice: This is an arcane subject in clinical pathology. Antibodies are detected based on activities, not the specific identification of molecules. A lab sets a decision level at which an assay is reported as likely to indicate disease, with the understanding that what is really being measured is the ability of all the proteins totaled to bind to the test antigen. ...Read more

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Hemoglobin level at 14. If you were to have leukemia would your hemoglobin show up to be low?

Hemoglobin level at 14. If you were to have leukemia would your hemoglobin show up to be low?

Not always: Patients with acute leukemia very often will be anemic but someone can have chronic leukemia (cll for example) and have normal hemoglobin. ...Read more

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Is there an optimal age to donate a kidney ? (ie donors who wait until they are 30 are less likely to have negative health effects)

Is there an optimal age to donate a kidney ? (ie donors who wait until they are 30 are less likely to have negative health effects)

No optimal age: We usually wait until donors are past the age of consent so we have a better idea they are not being coerced into donating. Also we do want the kidney to be fully developed so a child wouldn't be ideal. There really isn't a difference n donor outcome between a 20 year old and a 30 year old though. ...Read more

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Can someone have an angiogram if his or her platelet level is at 50?

Can someone have an angiogram if his or her platelet level is at 50?

Low limit: 50, 000 is an abnormal value and the lower limit for which an invasive test can be performed without increased risk of bleeding. At this level the value should be confirmed just before the exam to make sure it has not decreased further. ...Read more

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If someone gets high blood pressure, are they stuck with it for life (like diabetes )? Why does BP tend to increase with age ?

If someone gets high blood pressure, are they stuck with it for life (like diabetes )?  Why does BP tend to increase with age ?

great question: BP does tend to increase with age. If i could answer why, there would be a nobel prize waiting for me! if you're overweight or salt your food, you may be able to reverse it by losing weight and avoiding salt. Otherwise, you'll need medicine. The good news: outcome studies show that when BP is well controlled, you lower your risk of heart failure, heart attack, stroke, kidney failure, and death. ...Read more

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What are the standard blood tests people who take mtx should have

What are the standard blood tests people who take mtx should have

It depends: It depends on the dose. At the very least you should have a cbc. In addition, liver and kidney function needs to be monitored periodically. ...Read more

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How many years of having high blood pressure would it take to develop an anuerysm if at all ?

How many years of having high blood pressure would it take to develop an anuerysm if at all ?

Hypertension: Hi, you are on the right track. Hypertension is a chronic disease that causes problems over decades. Family history, smoking, uncontrolled high blood pressure all play a role in aneurysm formation. There are also aneurysms that are found for seemingly no reason as well. Hope this helps! good luck, dr. H. ...Read more

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Do you know which drug should not be taken by someone who has high blood pressure?

Do you know which drug should not be taken by someone who has high blood pressure?

Decongestants : meds for runny nose with Ephedrine (ephedrine sulfate) and Pseudoephedrine are often best to avoid for people with HTN, at least chronic use or continued use of this class of medications. Sudafed would be a common brand name of this type of med. ...Read more

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What do you advise if I'm on blood pressure meds. also people with normal blood pressure.how high can their numbers be at certain times?

Varies: If you are on meds and doing well stay on them and take them regularly It means they are working. BP varied through the day probably between 95 and 140 systolic for the average adult. People believe 120/70 is a solid number but it is not our BP changes minute by minute. Persons with high BP can at times get dangerously high with the diastolic ( lower #) going above 110 which increases risks ...Read more

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If 1 in 50 people has a brain aneurysm, why aren't all people screened for them?

If 1 in 50 people has a brain aneurysm, why aren't all people screened for them?

Statistics: Though 1/50 people may have a small aneurysm, but the incidence of larger aneurysms that do pose a higher risk is much lower. Only 1/10,000 will cause symptoms. If we operated on everyone with small aneurysms, we would harm more people than will be harmed by the aneurysms! ...Read more

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Would you give an elderly person a beta blocker (no history of mi) with a heart rate in the 50's , even if they were not symptomatic of the low hr?

Would you give an elderly person a beta blocker (no history of mi) with a heart rate in the 50's , even if they were not symptomatic of the low hr?

No: Indications for beta blockers include prior mi, symptoms of cad, palpitations, tachycardia. Should consider other options in cases of baseline bradycardia, particularly in elderly patients with likely conduction system disease. ...Read more

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I am informed someone who's parents have high blood pressure and that thy might be in risk of a heart attack. Does this mean they will die?

I am informed someone who's parents have high blood pressure and that thy might be in risk of a heart attack. Does this mean they will die?

Of MI? No. : High blood pressure increases risk of heart attack. It does not necessarily mean one will die of one. Treating high blood pressure can decrease this risk, as will a healthy diet, exercise, controlling blood sugar, cholesterol, and avoiding cigarette smoke. ...Read more