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Negative Personality Changes After Heart Stent
45y, f having rapid heartbeat and high BP sometimes, diagnosis unstable angina II b, in angiography test having mild coronary artery disease. Need advise?
A heart stent is a small, 2.25-4.5 mm diameter (when expanded) stainless steel tube. The walls are cut with a laser, into varying patterns due to patent designs. They are compressed onto a balloon catheter that is advanced over a very small wire, (0.014" diam.) to the site of blockage, then the balloon is inflated with liquid, deploying the stent, at pressures up to 10-20 ...Read more
26 yrs old male.
14/11/2014 : stress test + echo + X-ray + blood test (thyroid) all normal after abnormal EKG (EkG had mention of 743: Possible inferior infarction III aVF ).
A month ago was admitted to hospital for palpitations and irregular heartbeat.
Palpitations : Can be caused by a variety of things: stress and lack of sleep, due to increase in adrenaline, stimulants such as caffeine, drugs, anxiety, or paroxysmal arrhythmias. Or any combination of the above. They already ruled out hyperthyroidism, another potential cause. If symptoms continue you can ask for a holter monitor to evaluate your heart rhythm. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Fibromuscular dysplasia secondary BP 160 over 118 today heart was 85 narrowing right renal artery disection stent and angioplasty being done in 3weeks?
Had ekg, echo, &blood tests normal. Any reason to fear cardiac arrest? Severe anxiety & hypochondria. Nauseous and sweaty. 18 years old
No reason.: Your age and the normal tests which i assume were part of a normal physical evaluation appear to make you anextremely low risk for cardiac arrest. So now you have to figure out why you are so anxious about getting sick and dying. Seeing a therapist would be the next step to help you get over this uncomfortable feeling. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Negative stress-echo with calcium coronary score of 0.What's negative predictive value of having CAD or heart attack in next 10 yrs in 61 year old man?
Low: Fortuitously, this has been studied and published in 2016. See article to see if pertains to your specific situation. Best wishes. A 15-Year Warranty Period for Asymptomatic Individuals Without Coronary Artery Calcium: A Prospective Follow-Up of 9,715 Individuals https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26189116 ...Read more
Sometimes: Although many patients experience some effects on the brain as the result of cardiac bypass, personality changes are not particularly common. The most common changes require sophisticated neuropsychological testing to detect. Drugs and unanticipated adverse outcomes can also affect personality following surgery. Off pump surgery has been touted as a solution, however this has not been born out. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I am experiencing shortness of breath (time frame: gradual onset) (severity: moderate) (worsened by: exercise or physical activity) abnormal echo 3 years ago with LVH, elevated RVSP, now ekg & stress test show RAE but current echo normal?
Improved echo: Your improved left ventricular enlargement suggests that there may have been improvement in systemic hypertension or a viral cardiomyopathy, for example. You didn't mention it the ejection fraction was reduced at that time which could have explained the shortness of breath and pulmonary hypertension. Because you're still experiencing dyspnea, maybe a consultation with a pulmonologist is indicated ...Read more
32 yr male had afib episode runner no health problems normal echo 2008 potassium 3.4 @ hosp very anxious person in general. What brought this on?
Magnesium: Atrial fibrillation is associated with a slightly higher risk of throwing a blood clot and/or having a stroke. So if the afib persists, you might want to consult a cardiologist who could place you on a blood thinner (to prevent clots). In the meantime, consider baby Aspirin or nattokinase (a natural anticogulant). Try supplementing with magnesium to ease your mental & physical stress. Good luck. ...Read more
Endopat test: blood pressure cuff inflated i got anxious w/panic waves. Score=145. Test not done by cardiologist but had clean bill of health with him 3 weeks ago. Bad score from panic attack?
What?: An endopat score of >2.1 is normal. Your score of 145 seems to indicate that you come from another planet? Let's be clear: the endopat score is not a crystal ball. It has a 70-80% correlation with endothelial function which is only one factor in vascular health. How much did they charge you for this esoteric, non-mainstream, test that was a fad about 10 years ago? ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What heart tests are done before a decision for a heart cath .Ive had several . EKG, stressecho, Ct score, lexiscan, echo, 21 day monitor. All normal?
Normal nuclear stress, echo, holter 2011. Normal exercise test 7/12, 12 recent ekgs normal. Worth the risk of cath to deal with ongoing chest pain?
Possibly: Depends on type of pain you're having. None of the mentioned tests are perfect and all have false-negatives. If typical pain, consider cath. As with any test, risks should be weighed against benefits. Discuss further with cardiologist. ...Read more
Before start of stress test bp was 150/100 (not usually so high) After treadmill bp 120/80. Results show no blockages, now want pet scan to re test?
All heart tests ok. Developed anxiety after fundoplication,heart racing always after eating. Blood work normal.Vagus nerve?
Chances of having arrhythmia caused by CAD only nine months after clean echo and cardiolite study. Also, no significant lifestyle changes since then.
Atfer massive heart attack angioplasty LAD 100% done for female 58 yrs not enough time to get eco and blood test then hat will be her survival chance?
Slight chest pressure after light activity, 2 normal stress test, over 12 normal ecg, 2 normal echo's, should I do coronary angiography or its gerd?
I have had regular stress test. Nuclear stress test echocardiogram and heart catherization. All normal what's chance missed blockage or pulm htn?
Father, 67, had silent heart attack 1 month back. Angiogram revealed 100% lesion in left anterior & circumflex. Bypass was suggested but later rejected due to deceased artery. Treatment options needed?
Personality Changes (Definition)
Personality change is a symptom in which a person's personality (the sum of his traits, emotions, behaviors, and thought patterns) has altered. Temporary changes can be due to fatigue, hormonal changes, drug abuse, medication side effects, etc ...Read more
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