My 56 year old mom had heart attack, LAD was totally occluded, they put a bare metal stent in what is the outcome and her prognosis?
Type of stent. It depends upon the size of stent. Large stents stay open better than smaller ones. Typically for bare metals stents the renarrowing rate is between 1 in 10 and 1 in 20.
Short term good. Longer term needs to attend to risk factor modification and healthy activities. American hear assn has suggestions.
Stents. There are mainly 2 types of stents-bare metal or drug eluting stents. The bms does not have a medicinal coating and the des does. We use a variety of clinical reasoms to decide which type to use. The prognosis of your mom is based on her risk factors and her change in lifestyle including but not only, smoking, diabetes, hypertension and cholesterol.
If my lcx and LAD are less than 50% blocked (lcx due to stenting) but my ramus gets totally blocked, can this cause a heart attack?
Acute coronary syndr. Heart attack is a sudden blockage of an artery in heart such that there's no time to develop alternate ways to get blood to specific area of heart which then dies (causing chest pain/pressure etc in process). But if blockage develops slowly over time, heart may have time to develop corollary (alternate) flow, like driving on surface streets when freeway is blocked up. Work w/doc to optimize risk. 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?
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...
Due to a heart attack in 2005 I had a stent to my LAD. I also have diffuse atheromatous disease to my RCA. So, what is the reason of Ramipril 1.25.
Heart attack in 2005. Ramipril (& its family, the ACE inhibitors) have been shown to reduce the risk of heart attacks & vascular events (strokes) in pts who have had prior vascular events. Your greatest risk factor for another stroke or future heart attack is the fact that you (claim you) had one in 2005. To reduce future risk, you should take Ramipril & also aspirin, statin (RCA disease), & beta-blocker (an "-olol"). Read more...
Had heart attack with two stents currently having sharp pains left side of chest one in lad/ld the pain is like some one 56 year old female
See the cardiologist. U need to see your cardiologist! Read more...