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Doctor insights on: Refractory Angina

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Is angina pectoris deathly? 

Is angina pectoris deathly? 

Angina: Angina pectoris is chest pain thought tone cardiac in nature. It is a true warning sign of a heart attackand should be taken seriously. If left untreated it can be potentially life threatening ...Read more

Dr. Gutti Rao
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Angina (Definition)

Angina is chest pain that is caused by poor blood flow to the heart muscle. Angina is not an actual disease, but rather a symptom of an existing heart problem. Most commonly, this underlying problem is due to an obstruction of the coronary blood vessels that surround the heart. There are different types of angina including stable angina, unstable ...Read more


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Experiencing angina/ time for angioplasty?

Experiencing angina/ time for angioplasty?

Possibly: If you are experiencing chest discomfort/pain/pressure, you should see your physician right away! depending on your risk factors, you may or may not need angioplasty as angina can sometimes treated medically. Angina is a serious condition, and medical evaluation should not be delayed. ...Read more

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Is angina reversible?

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Is angina reversible?

Yes: Angina is treatable by intervention and/or medications. Talk to your cardiologist. ...Read more

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What is angina pectoris?

What is angina pectoris?

Heart disease : This condition is usually the result of coronary artery disease (obstructive) leaving the smooth muscles of the heart w/out enough supply. It varies from mild to severe pain and can be fatal - but the pain is not indicative of the threat. You need treatment if you have this condition. ...Read more

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Define?accute anteroseptal myocardial infarction, atherosclerotic obstructive coronary artery disease, pulmonary edema, cardiogenic shock, hypokalemia

Define?accute anteroseptal myocardial infarction, atherosclerotic obstructive coronary artery disease, pulmonary edema, cardiogenic shock, hypokalemia

Here are some...: A 400-letter space is impossible to address many indicated subjects as questioned here. Why not type in the terms as keywords to search online? Thereby you surely gain a lot of pertinent information to feed your appetite of knowledge. Or you may just ask your doc who should be able to answer your questions to the point much easier. ...Read more

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Do patients with untreated stable angina end up developing unstable angina leading to myocardial infarction?

Very likely: The key is untreated. Medical treatment is effective. See your doctor and get treated. ...Read more

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How are angina pectoris and myocardial infarction different?

How are angina pectoris and myocardial infarction different?

Continuum: Angina can be quite severe and respond to rest, oxygen, nitroglycerin. And fully recover with no muscle death. The pain fibers are the same source. Some myocardial infarction can be asymptomatic all the way to the worst, ominous, pain ever! there is heart muscle death as the defining entity may need surgery or intervention. ...Read more

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Can I prescribe beta blockers in post-coronary artery bypass surgery with LBBB patient?

Can I prescribe beta blockers in post-coronary artery bypass surgery with LBBB patient?

Yes: Beta blockers are strongly indicated in a post CABG patient. The vast majority of patients with a left bundle branch block (lbbb) will tolerate them well. If there are other arythmias (second degree heart block etc) much more care would need to be taken. ...Read more

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Does unstable angina require hospitalization?

YES: And likely some sort of revascularization procedure unless one's anantomy is not amenable to stenting or bypass. ...Read more

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How effective is coronary catheterization for treating cardiac arrest?

How effective is coronary catheterization for treating cardiac arrest?

Cardiac arrest: Cardiac catheterization is not a treatment for cardiac arrest. Cath is a diagnostic procedure not a treatment. Cardiac arrest means you're dead unless the status is changed immediately. It requires immediate treatment and diagnosis afterward assuming treatment causes return to a status compatible with life. ...Read more

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Male 22. Nuclear stress show myo ischemia and angina. Coronary arteries clear and perfect? Have postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome. Ideas?

Male 22. Nuclear stress show myo ischemia and angina. Coronary arteries clear and perfect? Have postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome. Ideas?

Vasospasm?: Positive stress with clear coronaries...... Coronary vasospasm could cause angina and positive stress even if coronaries are clear. Any drug use history? ...Read more

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For coronary artery spasm , which medication is more effective, CARTIA or CARDIZEM ?

Should be the same: Both Cartia XT & Cardizem are diltiazem, a calcium channel blocker. These drugs relax your heart muscle & coronary arteries. Cartia XT is a longer acting/sustained release preparation. Often this is prescribed in order to simplify your drug taking regimen, having to take Cartia XT only once a day. But ? more expensive. It probably is a choice between convenience & cost:) ...Read more

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Is continuos medication required for congestive heart failure patients?

Is continuos medication required for congestive heart failure patients?

Depends: Usually, CHF pts will need to be treated daily for life but there are exceptions depending on the cause of the chf, the severity of the symptoms, and whther there were extraneous factors that caused a flare of symptoms. Please note: if this is about you, chewing tobacco is very dangerous in the presence of CHF (can precipitate dangerous arrhythmias). ...Read more

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How do you get angina?

How do you get angina?

Angina: Angina is the pain produced by not enough blood flow to the heart muscle. Both exercise and stress increase the heart need for blood flow to the muscle. When the demand rises and the narrowed arteries don;t allow the supply to increase, angina results. ...Read more