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Heart Palpitations After Stent Placement
2 main ones: The 2 main problems with stents after placement are: 1) stent thrombosis where the stent clots off abruptly causing heart attack and risk of death, and 2) renarrowing of the stent. Renarrowing occurs in 5% of medicated stents and approximately 20% of unmedicated stents. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Palpitations is the symptom, not the diagnosis. They are the 'abnormal awareness of the beating heart'. This can include the heart going to fast, too slow, too hard, irregularly, skipping a beat. The causes are varied eg electrical problems (both sinister and not sinister), extra beats (mostly harmless), anxiety, thyroid problem. If persistent or worrying then get checked for ...Read more
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
Can increased heart rate sometimes during the day cause mitral valve leakage? Had mitral valve heart surgery three months ago.
Stent: What you describe isn't adequate to be sure what is going on. In the situation you describe it is best to consult the physicians who know the patient and the specifics of the patients status. It is possible that concern is appropriate and also possible that a lower level of concern is a appropriate, from here, no knowing. ...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
Drinking alcohol after having mitral valve heart surgery for leaky heart valve allowed? Will alcohol have any effects on repaired heart valve?
Drug eluting stent placed due to heart attack. Last night began having sharp pain middle of chest. Not like heart attack pain. Lasts seconds then gone?
Chest pain-To Dr Now: Call your doctor now and tell them what is happening. If you cannot reach the doctor, go to the ER. Stents can develop blockages, especially if you forget to take your medications. Do not drive yourself if you are having pain. Call the ambulance if there is nobody to drive you. ...Read more
Intermittent cardiac arrhythmia found during carotid cta 3 yrs ago. Experiencing seizures w/heart rate spikes could arrhythmia contribute to this?
There are several: The complications of aortic valve replacement include bleeding, blood transfusions, stroke, infection, renal failure, reoperation, atrial fibrillation and death. Therre are more as well. Fortunately the risks of aortic valve surgery are relatively small for most patients. The exact risks vary from patient to patient. The average risk of death is about 1-2% for most aortic valve replacements. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Having same symptoms 2 months after heart bypass surgery. jaw pain when walking at moderate pace?
Can CHF develop a year after heart surgery? Left atrium was re-constructed due to cardiac paraganglioma.
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
Yes: For the first 1-2 weeks following a catheter ablation, palpitations or a sense that the heart is beating irregularly, is common and are likely secondary to irritation of the heart from the ablation procedure. These symptoms are typically very brief. Symptoms of longer duration may represent recurrence of the arrhythmia for which the ablation was undertaken. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Diabetic heart patient with 2 stent 8 months ago. Feeling random short breathness specially after taking tea.. My cardio ruled out heart issue.
Stress test?: A stress test is indicated for new ( or recurrent) shortness of breath, particularly in someone with diabetes in whom shortness of breath can be a painless anginal equivalent, particularly in someone with a history of coronary disease. You need a stress test. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Palpitations are an awareness of extra heartbeats which most of us have. The sensation can be single or multiple and can sometimes last minutes. Different people may feel other symptoms along with them such as dizzy, lightheaded or short of breath. The palpitations are almost always atrial or ventricular premature beats. Usually benign but they are also ...Read more
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