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76 male on dialysis since 2011. Was also treated for heart and got 2 stents in 2012. Now feels chest pressure on walking fast. What could be reason?

76 male on dialysis since 2011. Was also treated for heart and got 2 stents in 2012. Now feels chest pressure on walking fast. What could be reason?

CHEST DISCONFORT: Based on your age and comments about your medical history, you have at least three primary risk factors for heart disease, at least one of which confirms that diagnosis (stents). There are many things that can cause your exertional chest discomfort, however ischemia (decreased blood flow to the heart muscle) is the leading candidate until it is ruled out. Plan to see your cardiologist as soon as is the leading candidate until it is ruled out. Plan to see your cardiologist as soon as possible! ...Read more

Dr. Quresh Khairullah
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Dialysis (Definition)

Simple answer is that it is a medical technology used primarily to provide an artificial replacement for lost kidney function in people with renal failure. Hemodialysis remove wastes and excess water from the blood by circulating blood outside the body through an external filter, called a dialyzer. Blood and dialysate flow through in opposite directions and the ...Read more


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I had stenting done 11 days ago, is it normal to still be having chest pains?

I had stenting done 11 days ago, is it normal to still be having chest pains?

No: In general no. You need to contact physician who implanted stent and make them aware of this. Stents can form clots which can be life threatening. This often happens in first 6 weeks of stent implant. Stents can also form blockages but this typically happens at a later time usually in the first year. You should not miss any doses of the medications that were prescribed for stent ...Read more

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Is it normal to have chest pain after stent placement

Is it normal to have chest pain after stent placement

Sometimes --: But you need to let the cardiologist know about this. ...Read more

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Coronarary stent placed 11/2014. lightheadedness and some chest pain, 1/15 through 3/15. Passed out/fell on 2 occasions July 2015.What possible cause?

Large differential: Your symptoms may or may not be connected to stent placement. Among the most common possibilities, Gi bleed, stent restenosis, arrhythmias or hypotension are frequently encountered in practice. Your best resource remains your cardiologist if symptoms are strongly believed to be connected to stent placement. ...Read more

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5 stent 7 month ago rconsulted cardio small artey still blocked to small to do anything still chest pain and breathlessness any advice?

5 stent 7 month ago rconsulted cardio small artey still blocked to small to do anything still chest pain and breathlessness any advice?

Opimize medicines: It is very important that your cardiologist have you on all the medicine that optimise cardiac outcomes and mitigate angina. That you have 5 stents, I hope alleviated your angina....but now if you have chest pain still please be sure you are on a beta-blocker, DAPT, nitrate, and Ace inhibitor...the "holy water". If after that, still with chest pain, try ranazasolne.Trust you had cardiac rehab too. ...Read more

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My boyfriend is an avid triathlete and ended up with a 95% block in the LAD and had a stent placed. Why would he still have chest pressure and sob?

My boyfriend is an avid triathlete and ended up with a 95% block in the LAD and had a stent placed. Why would he still have chest pressure and sob?

LAD stent: Your friend should not be having chest pain and shortness of breath if the lad block was stented successfully and it was the only problem. It is necessary to report these symptoms and be re-evaluated for other problems e.g. Silent heart attacks, congestive heart failure, failure of the stent, blood clots and other problems. It is wise to see the doctor frequently and meanwhile follow directions. ...Read more

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My father, a diabetic patient & now undergone dialysis having needle sensation if on his chest skin.Can u explain about it & how to cure it?

My father, a diabetic patient & now undergone dialysis having needle sensation if on his chest skin.Can u explain about it & how to cure it?

Unfortunately: Unfortunately when you have kidney disease and need dialysis your skin does not work correctly. You can have a secondary dermatitis and unusual skin sensations. Please see your dermatologist for evaluation and to discuss treatment options. ...Read more

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I'm on hemo dialysis. I have chest cath. I have had a low grade fever for 2 weeks now starting in late afternoon through evening.now diarrhea?

I'm on hemo dialysis. I have chest cath. I have had a low grade fever for 2 weeks now starting in late afternoon through evening.now diarrhea?

It is very important: that you have this evaluated. I cannot imagine the dialysis people are unaware of this. You need to have blood cultures and a complete search for the source of this fever! Act NOW! Hope this will help! Be WELL! Dr Z ...Read more

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Why everytime im upsit my chest hurting? It was a werd chest pain, recently i undergo a stent in my heart? I am heavy smoker and i try to stop?

Angina: People who have coronary artery disease (blocked arteries in heart) often get chest pain with physical activity or emotional upset. This is called angina. The symptom you are feeling could definitely be coming from a blocked heart artery. You need to do 2 things: 1) tell your heart doctor about your symptoms. 2) quit smoking, or you will definitely be back for more stents, or worse. Good luck. ...Read more

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Still having chest pain. Could I benefit from stent after heart attack?

Still having chest pain. Could I benefit from stent after heart attack?

Depends on cause....: Depends on what is causing your chest pain and what type of blockages if any is seen on your coronary angiogram. The best person to answer your question is your cardiologist. You should ask him/ her to explain findings of the angiogram or stress test and whether your chest pain is being potentially caused by a blockage. ...Read more

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Dr. Michael Gabor
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Stenting (Definition)

In general, a stent is a metal tube used to keep a vessel open. Stents can be placed in a huge number of places, including blood vessels, bile ducts, even in the colon ...Read more