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The tests indicated a blockage. I am now waiting for an angiogram. They put me on drugs after the test. I am on 1.25mg Monocor, 5mg Norvasc, 10mg Crestor as well as ASA 81mg - one per day. Now I wait for Angiogram. I am quite freaked out. So I am scheduled for an angiogram on Feb 5th. They tell me there are risks in this test. The risk is 1 in 1000 people die, stroke or have a heart attack during this proceedure. My question is this, Should I get a 64-slice Coronary CT Angiograph​y?
Neurontin levels are not followed like Dilantin levels, because the range of levels which controls seizures is much larger. They can be checked, and used as a guide, but this is not common practice. A good dose of Neurontin for seizure prevention is most likely 1800mg per day or higher. Since the Dilantin is being stopped, there is no need to check a level. I hope this helps. Good luck.
Thanks for the info. An angiogram has been suggested more then likely I will have the proceedure, As someone said keeping still for several hours is the hardest part. My results were from a stress test,which I was able to do physically without pain, at the end I was out of breath but not breathing laboriously. If I could resolve this problem without surgery I would. Can that happen? Thru excercise and diet?
I saw a cardiologist last week and he has me scheduled for an angiogram next week due to abnormalities on my nuclear stress test and signs of possible blockage. I also have a high angaston score of 957 predominately in the LAC. He seemed to be rather laid back about how big of a deal this could be because I'm not having angina or shortness of breath.
I just found out today that my insurance company will not authorize a CT angiogram. Sooo, I will talk to my Dr about alternative medication WITHOUT a CT angiogram. I will keep you posted as to future treatment. Again, thank you!!
Most likely, he will recover to normal mental status as his body clears the medications. One of the rare complications of a coronary angiogram (about 1 in 10000) is stroke, caused by dislodgement of cholesterol that enters the blood stream and goes to the brain. This seems unlikely to be the case, as you describe him already improving.
My dad has just gone thru a Coronary Angiogram with the results as shown below: LMCA: Normal LAD: Normal Circumflex: Non-dominant, normal. LV Angio: LVEF- 10%. Severve generalized hypokinesia. Advice: Medical management. In your opinion what would be the best way forward? Hi age: 72 Non smoker, alcohol: 60-90ml per day very active. has a history of High-BP and taking daily medications for the same. He has also been adviced to restrict liquids to 1-litre/day.
Not bad, not great so he wants to do an Angiogram to find out why I am experiencing this arrhythmia. He scared me because he spoke of blockages and surgery and all that. Of course he also said that it may come up clean and the arrhythmia is not related to a blockage. I also have a family history and my father had bypass surgery in the 80s when he was in his early 60s. I guess my question is could a blockage form so quickly within a year?
Sir/Madam, My mother(53 years old)recently had gone thru a treadmill test in which she had some problem doctors recommended her to go thru a angiogram test. is this test a must to diaganose blockages in veins? is there any test to be taken before going to angiogram? what are the chances for the result to be normal? can the blockages be treated thru medications?is angioplasty an effective treatment? what are the chances for the blockages to occur again?how effectvie is the treatment?.
Either my left jugular vein is clogged or I might have a fistula, and now an angiogram has been ordered to find out if its a fitsula or blood clots causing it. Its sad to find out that since its been like that for a few months its not save to unclogged it, all this time while the doctors said nothing was going on. He also took the time to ask me about my family and mine history and a lot came up that was helpfull.
I usually go to a cardiologist in another city. But my cardiologist could not perform my scheduled angiogram. My symptoms before this angiogram were chest pain with exertion of any kind. After this angiogram, I have had blood pressure problems, breathing problems, dry cough, shortness of breath and all the other symptoms that my cardiologist wanted me to do an angiogram for. He had said that if I needed an other stent put in. I would need a bypass even though I have small vessels.
Lipitor, Atenanol, felodopine, asprin, femtran. I am now quite unwell again and my life is impaired..badly..breathless all the time And tired and pains in ankles feet and arms. though somehow I still manage to have a sense of humor. I would like the results of my Angiogram explained to me me "plainly"..and honestly.. I want to be able to make an informed decision as to what path to take if anything can be done to better my condition..or if not ..what the prognosis would be..
18, Soft plaques seen in proximal LAD and D1 segment. ....You had a CT angiogram and included is a separate procedure a calcium score. The CT angiogram views the channel (lumen) of the vessels for any hard plaque buildup that would cause a narrowing of the vessel for blood flow and if serious could cause symptoms of chest pain, etc. Soft plaque resides between the layers of the vessel To add what others have said.
Hello, My Maternal uncle has recently undergone a Angiogram and the report is as given below. Heart Rate : 84 BPM Access : Right Radial Artery -5Fr Catheters Used : TIG- 5 Fr. LMCA : Normal LAD : Type III vessel, mid LAD shows 25-50% stenosis, distal LAD is normal. Diagonal;s : Normal LCX : Non-dominant artery, normal OM'S : OM1 shows 25-50% discrete eccentric stenosis.
The angiogram is the "gold standard", meaning that it shows you real anatomy. The stress test looks at perfusion (blood flow) to an area so that when it is abnormal it implies blockages in certain blood vessels may be there. In women the nuclear (thallium) stress test often is false positive due to breast tissue and this is the same territory as the LAD. To me, 'sluggish emptying' doesn't mean much as you either have a blockages or you don't.
primary angioplasty to LAD i can see in the recent angiogram OMI ostioproximal 60%stenosis, OM2 normal whereas 9 years back angiogram report typed above says OM1 normal, major OM2 shows proximal eccentric 30% leison, is this a typo error of the hospital report am not sure. one more ques what does it mean when they say PDA PLV has diffuse disease?
Because of continuing chest discomfort (the elephant I call it), I had another angiogram that showed an artery on my left side slightly blocked and spasming. I take Atenolol, Norvasc, Baycol (put on prior), asprin, nitro (when needed), and a little over a month ago a long lasting nitro. To complicate matters, my right illiac artery has seen three agiograms itself, dissolving, two stents and is now closing in three more areas. My leg arteries spasm during procedures and are very small (4mm).
MYHEART RATE IS RELATIVELY LOW(55-60 AT REST) PROBABLY DUE TO MY DEDICATION TO EXERCISE.. THIS PLUS MY SENSITIVITY TO MOST MEDICATIONS PREVENTED ME FROM TAKING BETTA BLOCKERS FOR PREVENTATIVE MEASURES. LAST YEAR AN AVIONICS SHOWED NON SUSTAINED RUNS OF V-TAC AND CAUSED THE INSTALLATION OF AN IMPLANTED DEFIBILATOR. ALSO ECHOS SHOWED A DECREASE IN EJECTION FRACTION FROM40-45% TO 35% AT BEST.
What is the risk of doing this surgery without an angiogram?? What exactly will the angiogram tell? I am wondering if it has been found, either through clinical trials or studies, that MRI/MRA and Ultrasound are not very reliable indicators of the degree of stenosis??
pac's for 9 years, had every test you can possibly imagine, eg Thallium, angiogram, EP study, 24hr holter, echocardiogram TFT (Normal), event monitor, CT angiogram (new test), stress test etc, all done within the last 2 weeks..
Hi: I have to go in for an angiogram cause I was told thru my thallium stress test that I have a blockage. In addition the test results show a scar on the heart which maybe the result of a heart attack which I am not aware....Is it possible that markings on the heart could be a mistake. Also would cardiologist try extra hard to to an angioplasty or stent in place of bypass and is there anything new that can be used to destroy blockages without going for a bypass.
After 4 days of medication in the hospital, he is referred to Angiogram. Please find the Angiogram report information stated below. Please check and confirm if he is required to undergo ByPass surgery or medication helps. He is diabetic and BP patient . Please advice..Thanks in advance. LCMA : Normal LAD Proximal : Type 3 vessel, 70% Lesion. Mid : Two Tandom Tight Lesions. Distal : Mild Disease. Diagonal : Tight Lesion.
All things considered, it's really making me want the angio less and less, but then I'm worried if they actually do find something, then they have to radiate me again to do the angiogram. My cardiologist wanted me to go the route of the angiogram first rather than CT because he didn't want me exposed to high doses of radiation, and because if something was found, they could fix it right away. Still super apprehensive.
My cardilologist was out of town, so one of his partners did the angiogram... He is the one that said medication would b the best treatment for me saying stent would b too risky.... When the BP got so low, I called my regular doctor and he wanted to see me. At first he said he thot he needed to try a stent ( however explaining to me how RISKY it would be) He then said to me..." you are VERY unlikely to have a heart attack".... I said, 'then why do I need a stent?
medications posted by ttyler on June 18, 1998 at 14:09:10: I HAD AN MI IN1984 AT THE AGE OF 39 FOLLOWED BY AN ANGIOPLASTY IN 85 AND ANOTHER ATTEMPTED ANGIOPLASTY IN 86 WHICH RESULTED IN EMERGENCY BYPASS SURGERY ON THE ONE ARTERY. UP UNTIL LAST YEAR I HAD DONE PRETTY WELL EXERCISING DAILY AND KEEPING ON A VERY LOW FAT DIET.
69 yr male collapsed with chest pain severe . Hospital are performing an Angiogram today. yesterday they picked up a back echo.
The dye injected for performing an Angiogram would react with the medications taken for the heart ailment, advises my cardiologist.
will there be any need for invasive procedures like angiogram or angioplasty if thrombolysis was done for a heart attack victim at the proper time ? Since streptokinase medications clear up clogged arteries does one have to worry about blockages?
Now have cardiomyopathy left side and lad is blocked again. My doctor will not do bypass only medications why?
hi ..i would like to know how your father is doing now and what had caused his joint pain ?? my father is going through the same problem . waiting for your reply thanks This discussion is related to <a href="/posts/Heart-Disease/Problems-after-angiogram-angioplasty/show/1439758">Problems after angiogram/angioplasty</a>.
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