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How Many Stents Can You Put In A Heart
There is no specific: Number. It depends on the stenosis/lesion and multiple other risk factors. If a more complete revascularization can be provided by bypass then that would be considered. ...Read more
Can you tell me in particular blood thinners and a heart attack, can these affect one's ability to have laporoscopic procedures?
How much time can a person be in cardiac arrest and survive with little to no brain damage when they are in icy?
Varies: Less than 5 minutes is the normal temperature answer. There have been anecdotal events of people that have been hours in icy water that regain consciousness with no brain damage, it is thought to be due to a decrease in metabolism. No real time known due to the fact that we can't really experiment to find out, and we only see it when it happens in real life. Not so common. ...Read more
Very rare: Surprisingly enough, blood clots in the arms do not tend to be associated with pulmonary emboli as often as those clots in the legs. If your clot is in a superficial vein, it will never move, and so it poses no danger. If you have a deep clot (DVT) you need to be seen by a vascular surgeon to determine your risk of embolism and whether you need to be on a blood thinner. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hi. Please can you tell me if a Pulmonary Embolism and a Heart Attack can happen at the same time or can a Heart Attack cause a Pulmonary Embolism.. ?
I'm wondering how much time can one have between heart failure and defibrillation in order to survive?
More oxygen: Getting blood supply with oxygen to the affected areas is important. This can be done both with catheter based approaches and surgical based approaches. Reducing the work of the heart and oxygen consumption of the muscle is beneficial as well. All of this is why you have about a six hour window from the onset of the mi to restoration of blood flow to minimize the amount of damage. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Angiogram going through groin to heart, what type of anastetic do they use and how dangerous with possible shunt put in?
Angiogram: For an angiogram for evaluation and possible placement of cardiac stents they are likely to give you a local anesthetic injection in your groin. A small amount of sedative and a small amount of a narcotic. Most likely: local-lidocaine sedative-valium or Ativan (lorazepam) or Midazolam (versed_ narcotic- fentanyl. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Will I be able to talk to the perfusionist before my open heart surgery. I have a lot of questions about cognitive problems from bypass machine.?
Possibly: Your surgeon should also be able to address these questions, as they are certainly well-versed in the complications related to bypass, and also what sort of bypass will be needed for your case. On the other hand, i'm certain most centers could easily arrange for you to spam with the perfusionist... ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Survival rate : Of people that receive initial emergency treatment by ambulance is less than 5%, with 15% returning to spontaneous circulation. With defibrillation within 3-5mins the survival can increase to 30%. Survival depend on the cause of the arrest, circumstances, age. Every minute without oxygen to the organs, specially the brain, decrease the recovery without permanent damage. ...Read more
Yes.: Actually, most of the time, coronary stents are placed to resolve angina (chest pain or shortness of breath due to arterial blockage). If a patient comes to the emergency room while they are having a heart attack, angioplasty may prevent the dying of the muscle that would normally result from the heart attack, it may event save the person's life. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Cardiac catheteriz: Cardiac catheterization is an important procedure but should not be done unless information from it is needed in decision making for the patient. There are risks. Right heart catheterization without angiography as is done to follow pulmonary hypertension is quite benign. When right/left heart cath and angiography are done the risks go up. ...Read more
?: People don't die of these anymore, they get them repaired. ...Read more
Can there be anything in specific that someone should eat after a heart transplant to aid in the recovery?
Healthy diet : A healthy diet with fruits, vegetables, lean meats and low fat diary products is best for overall cardiovascular health, including post heart transplant. One caveat is to wash your fruits and vegetables thoroughly with plenty of soap and water as you are more susceptible to infections now due to your immunosuppressive medications. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Same as anyone else: Remove gb and the stones. Age itself has no effect on surgery risk. It is the diseases like high bp, heart disease diabetes etc., that go along with age that affect the risk to performing surgery. If the patient has gallstones and symptoms consistent with them, then surgery to remove gb is the only true cure. Drainage tube put in gb may buy time to get person healthier and allow surgery. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Can vs. Should: Since coronary artery disease can affect all the major coronary arteries, the presence of significant blockage may occur in many vessels & branches. So the answer is dependent on the skill & courage of the operators, whether it be angioplasties & stents, or coronary artery bypass by arterial or venous grafts. Most patients get less than 6, but i've had colleagues that did up to 15 (in 1 patient). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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