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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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
People have heart attacks. Should a person take 3 baby aspirins at home if he/she thought they were having one after 911 is called? Value to aspirin?
Several: Prolongation of the p-r interval, an increase in qrs duration, and an increase in q-t interval. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Without having an instantaneous blood draw, how can one know for sure if their near-death experiences are from adrenal emergencies? (Dangerously low cortisol and aldosterone)?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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?
I had blood test & the results are as follows INR 1.12
APTT ratio 1.16
Beta-2 Microglobulin 1.50mg/L. Can you tell me if they are normal?
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?
My blood pressure was fine this morning. Would anyone who has high cholesterol know if their symptoms are in the danger zone?
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