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Exercizing After A Cardiac Stent In The Lad
After a major heart attack in February the heart cath caused a tear in my aorta.need to know if my risks are higher having another cath done?
Risk: The procedural risk is the same each time;doesn't increase with successive procedures ...Read more
Under went cardiac cath after having astrok in wall of heart decreased e.F tl 32%..Good condition of arteries after installing pillars, i am47y?
LVEF after stenting: You clearly had a significant csrdiac event. I am not clear what result you cite for your ef - was it 32% after the stent? Healthy hearts generally have fractions in the 60-70% range. A good stent result will bump the pre-procedure fraction up about 5%. At age 47, you have been issued a heavy duty warning shot and you and your cardiologist will need to monitor it carefully. ...Read more
Can I ride a roller coaster 3 years after having a heart attack due to blockage of the right coronary artery and getting stents implanted?
Enjoy ride: Hope you are not doing the tallest and fastest roller coaster. ...Read more
I had a major heart attack in aug 2012 with 100 percent blockage in LAD and one stent is inserted please give precaution?
What is likelyhood of having heart attack or angina after angioplasty (balloon) & stent placed on main artery?
Angioplasty/stent : Heart attack is not necessarily prevented by angioplasty or stent. We do treat the underlying disease aggressively as well as dual anti platelet therapy to prevent stent thrombosis. If you smoke it negates much of the treatment. Most people do well after angioplasty and stenting. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is 50% in Left and right Carotid Artery a major degree of Atherosclerosis or can this be treated with Clopidogrel and
fibrazate after TIA? 70+ Fem
Suffered heart attack in 2006. Was 28. Stent in artery. Lost 15% of heart muscle. What is the average life span of a stent?
Is the removal of the wires used to close the sterum after heart bypass sugery a valid option in an effort to reduce non-cardiac chest pain?
Apparently the artery was torn while placing a stent in my heart and they ended up placing 6 stents. Is this common and what are the complications?
Dissection: Dissection, or tearing of the inner layer of the artery, while doing coronary stenting is an uncommon risk of placing metal devices inside of an artery. In your case you probably had what is known as a "spiral" dissection, where the tear extends beyond the locally stented area. Once stented, you should do well, but make sure to take both your Aspirin and your other antiplatelet medicine. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I had my angioplasty done in 2001. Is there a possibility i would get another heart attack and the stents in the heart arteries get blocked again?
Absolutely: Heart disease and peripheral arterial disease (pad) are lifelong, chronic issues that never go away. A stent that was placed in 2001 is likely going to have some degree of narrowing or be totally blocked by now. Quitting smoking and doing all the right things will slow the process of "re-blocking, " but will never totally eliminate it. You should see your cardiologist regularly for this very reason. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
After a cardiac arrest in a normal person with heart attack, how long are patients in the hospital for?
Cardiology I have been having chest pain on exertion for a couple of years. After a stress test and a cardiac catheterization, the blockage is too small and behind the heart and hard to reach to place a stent. I am on plavix, zocor, (simvastatin) ecotrin,
Your : Your exertional chest pain (angina) is a result of poor blood flow to the region of your heart supplied by this small artery. Based on your description, this sounds like a lower-risk lesion for serious complications like major heart attack or sudden cardiac death; and so would not warrant surgical bypass or higher-risk stenting. The good news for you is that a recent large clinical trial (courage study) has taught us that this type of blockage is treated very effectively with aggressive medical therapy. You are already on good drugs, but you may benefit from increased doses and/or the addition of newer anti-anginal therapy like Ranolazine (ranexa). If you have not already been referred to cardiac exercise rehab, this may also help relieve your angina. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
46 years old with bifurcation aorta iliac artery atherosclerosis do I have to wait for a bypass or can a stent be placed severe heart disease in fam?
Get angiogram: If you have aortoiliac iliac disease an angiogram will help define the anatomy.stent are very effective in this location and are really the first line treatment. At age 46 with family history , modification of diet and life style are very important. No smoking! Cardiac evaluation with stress test with be added to your work up almost certainly. ...Read more
I had a heart attack and a stroke 10 months ago. 1 stent in LAD, 3 more to add in the future. Can I catch a two-hour flight?
Best: to get clearance from your Cardiologist. Make sure to take your medication with you. ...Read more
Can you do angioplasty stent on restively short 100% blockage in mid LAD and 100 % posterolateral branch of circumflex artery & both relatively small.
Generally yes: The real question is do they need to be done. An artery that has been closed for some time (cto), is usually no longer threatening to you. In some cases, with unacceptable symptoms despite appropriate meds, an attempt at opening the vessels may be considered. Ask an interventional cardiologist with experience in doing ctos to review your cath. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is it normal for a patient to loose weight every week and have a muscle cramp on thigh after heart attack followed by rescue pci (for LAD 100%)?
What part of the heart would receive less blood if the were a blockage in the left main coronary artery?
Left main: most of the blood to the left ventricle passes thru the left main. That is why it is such a serious lesion. ...Read more
After a heart attack I had 6 stents placed in my right coronay artery. Is it plavix (clopidogrel) forever now?
No: You should rely on your cardiologist's direction about how long to take plavix (clopidogrel). There are many variables and it's a high-stakes matter. It depends on whether your stents are bare metal or drug-eluting. There is another alternative platelet drug called effient. Note that a genetic test is available to see if Plavix (clopidogrel) is likely to be effective for you. Make sure you are treating the cause. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Can : Form restenosis at about 9 months so need to be checked. After that they can last several years. Need follow up. Make sure to take your blood thinner. ...Read more
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