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If a male 89 has a heart attack is in ICU with low blood pressure has had Blood thinners should there be operation at some point for heart blockage?

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Dr. Robert Stachler
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
4 doctors agree

In brief: MI and need for surg

The decision to operate is based on evidence of coronary vascular disease.
It appears that the angiogram was negative recently. He also had valvular disease which complicates things. Other factors come into play, the rest of his medical history will be used to determine his risks for surgery if needed. When the cardiologist determines why the heart attack occurred you can address fixing it.

In brief: MI and need for surg

The decision to operate is based on evidence of coronary vascular disease.
It appears that the angiogram was negative recently. He also had valvular disease which complicates things. Other factors come into play, the rest of his medical history will be used to determine his risks for surgery if needed. When the cardiologist determines why the heart attack occurred you can address fixing it.
Dr. Robert Stachler
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Dr. Daniel Greenfield
Internal Medicine

In brief: Not necessarily

if the angiogram was "fine" it was probably not a blockage that caused the heart attack.
they probably had a heart attack that was caused by mismatch between the heart muscle's oxygen needs and the body ability to supply it- low blood pressure, low oxygen, and sepsis are a few of the causes of this type of heart attack. in these cases the heart attack is treated by treating the underlying cause

In brief: Not necessarily

if the angiogram was "fine" it was probably not a blockage that caused the heart attack.
they probably had a heart attack that was caused by mismatch between the heart muscle's oxygen needs and the body ability to supply it- low blood pressure, low oxygen, and sepsis are a few of the causes of this type of heart attack. in these cases the heart attack is treated by treating the underlying cause
Dr. Daniel Greenfield
Dr. Daniel Greenfield
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