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If creatinine is 1.8 can angio and stenting be done or is it unsafe?What is the safest level of creatinine if person had a heart attack 15 days ago?

If creatinine is 1.8 can angio and stenting be done or is it unsafe?What is the safest level of creatinine if person  had a heart attack 15 days ago?

HIgh creatinine : With a creatinine (c) of 1.8 mg/dl, you have some chronic kidney disease (ckd). There is some potential for you to have some temporary impairment of your kidney function (kf) due to the dye used in the angio procedure. Discuss your c level with your cardiologist to see how you should proceed and with what precautions. Any impairment of your kf will probably be temporary, if it occurs. Good luck. ...Read more

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Dr. Creighton Wright
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Heart Attack (Definition)

Heart attack is a life-threatening condition in which the blood vessels that supply the heart becomes occluded and thus the heart itself is not longer receiving any blood flow. Without this blood flow, the heart muscle dies and cannot pump blood to the ...Read more


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My mother had a heart attack on friday. Can that cause an elevated creatinine level? She also went into dka, could that cause it?

My mother had a heart attack on friday. Can that cause an elevated creatinine level? She also went into dka, could that cause it?

No surprise: Not knowing what her creatinine is at usual baseline, years of diabetes can damage kidneys so this could be the result of her diabetes. She is very ill. Without knowing details, poor blood circulation because of heart attack and DKA could cause kidney damage that can sometimes improve, tho i don't know your mom's case. Dehydration cause could improve with hydration. Hope she quickly recovers. ...Read more

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My cousin had a heart attack, diabetic , non alcoholic and non smoker, in ccu for the last 8 days, creatinine and blood gas level not coming down, on vent?

My cousin had a heart attack, diabetic , non alcoholic and non smoker, in ccu for the last 8 days, creatinine and blood gas level not coming down, on vent?

Very sick: Sounds like he has what we call multi system organ failure where his whole body is struggling so hard each organ is not working right. It is very grave. His doctors are working together to to the best they can as he tries to heal. Pray for him. ...Read more

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Could you explain what is ldh level in terms of heart attack?

Could you explain what is ldh level in terms of heart attack?

LDH-1: It is an old test which is to relied upon anymore but the ldh subset 1 is found in heart muscles and become elevated when the heart muscles die and they are released into the blood stream. ...Read more

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Which levels of troponin during a heart attack are worrisome?

Which levels of troponin during a heart attack are worrisome?

Varies: This can vary depending on the particular assay... There is a troponin t and troponin i ... Also this could vary and is calibrated for lab to lab. ...Read more

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My cpr level is mildly elevated should I be worried about a heart attack?

CRP: High sensitivity c-reactive protein, a nonspecific market is systemic inflammation, is an independent predictor if adverse cardiovascular events. Not recommended for screening in general population. In patients with high risk factors, it may help prompt more aggressive treatment. Low levels may reclassify the same patient as a low risk. ...Read more

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What are other reasons other than heart attack for increased level of troponin?

What are other reasons other than heart attack for increased level of troponin?

Any heart problem: Troponin is an enzyme released by damaged heart muscle. While the major cause is a heart attack, and large increases are usually due to this, almost any condition affecting the heart can cause small increases. Viral infections of the heart, pulmonary embolus or medial procedures such as angioplasty often result in increases of troponin. ...Read more

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Has it really been shown that high levels of caffeine can cause a heart attack?

Not alone: Have to have other risk factors and blockage of coronaries smoking with your coffee is not a help! ...Read more

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Dr. Creighton Wright
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Myocardial Infarction (Definition)

Myocardial infarction, or heart attack, is a condition where part of the heart muscle loses its blood supply due to calcification in and ...Read more


Dr. Madhu Kandarpa
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Creatinine (Definition)

Creatinine is a byproduct of creatine phosphate, which is present in muscles. Creatinine levels increase if the ...Read more