Angiography for coronary artery disease

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Contraindication for EECP: Peripheral <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>artery</span> d<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>is</span>ease or peripheral vascular disorders (blockages in the arteries or veins of the legs) I think that venothini should, therfore, follow ed's34 advice - as much as anybody should follow advice given here by non-cardiologists.
The doctors have prescribed some tablets for the d<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>is</span>ease and they said that the d<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>is</span>ease can be cured by tablets itself. is that so.. is it is necessary to a surgery. could you please clarify this.....
we wz advsd for angiography in the angio der is 90 %blkge in prxml left anterior dscdng <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>artery</span>..50% mid and distal lad stenosis..95% distal lft crcmflex artery discrete stenosis90%prxml OM1 discrte stenosis 40 %prxml RCA stenosis...90% at two brnches of circumflex while one of brnch of crcmflex is normal. in the RCA der is non sgnfcnt blkges as per reprt.he is RCA dominant. We r advsd with CABG...plz guide me whthr we shld go fr CABG or nt...he wz smoker in past...
Left Main Stem: Short Bifurcating vessel Left Anterior Descending artery: Tight proximal stenosis followed by subtotal mid occulsion. Large sized D2 shows tight ostial stenosis. Distal vessel fills late andegradely. Left Circumflex artery: Dominant vessel.
(RR 6F / NI) Left <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>coronary</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>artery</span>: Left Main Stem: Mild Irregularities Left Anterior Descending artery: Mild Generalized Irregularities and total occlusion at apex Left Circumflex artery: Dominant vessel with mild irregularities and a long moderate stenosis in proximal OM2. right coronary artery: Non-dominant vessel with mild irregularities LV Angiogram: Antero apical akinesia with moderate LV systolic dysfunction.
The distal RCA is diseased.Thus three vessle <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>coronary</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>artery</span> d<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>is</span>ease. 2 Recent IWMI 3 Mild LV dysfunction I too feel medication should be the first option. When twice lucky I may be lucky third time too.
MY FATHER HAS TRIPLE vessel <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>coronary</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>artery</span> D<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>is</span>EASE WITH EF 20%. DOCTOR SUGGESTED TO DO 6 BYPASS GRAFT(CABG). AS PER ANGIOGRAPHY REPORT - 1. LMCA- is CALCIFIED OTHERWisE APPEARS NORMAL. 2. LCA - is CALCIFIED UPTO mid SEGMEN. mid LAD AFTER ORIGinOF D1 is 99% OCCLUDED. THERE AFTER LAD is UNDERFILLED. APICAL LAD SHOWS SEVERE DIFFUSE DESEASE. FIRST DIOGNAL is LARGE BRANCH WITH mid SEGMENT 70% LESION. 3.RAMUS - is A SMALL vessel WITH 40% OSTIAL LESION. 4.
The obtuse marginal also looks a bit high, 70% but in his case this is not dominant, this area of the heart is mainly fed by the right coronary artery.
Dominant vessel with total promimal occlusion. Distal vessel fills retrogradely from left system. Note: Also remember my mother in your prayers.
After undergoing a <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>coronary</span> angiography, my mom was told that 4 of her arteries are blocked at 50%, and the remaining 3 over 75%. The doctors advise bypass surgery. She has had 3 strokes in the last 10 years (2 most recently in '06 and last month) and has had diabetes over 35 years. What are her chances of surviving the surgery? Can medication help her at this point or is too late for that?
Here's the problem with the accepted gold standard of practice for identifying <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>coronary</span> blockages. Almost half of all people who have heart attacks are completely asymptomatic prior to having their event and almost half of people will die from the first heart attack. Additionally, we here stories all the time about people who had negative stress tests, calcium scoring and cardiac caths which show only mild blockages-only to go on and have a life ending heart attack shortly afterward.
Virendrav, These results from your <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>coronary</span> angiography suggest you have just isolated <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>coronary</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>artery</span> d<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>is</span>ease at the left main artery (the beginning part of the left circulation system of the heart) and otherwise normal coronary arteries. It is impossible to give you any advice about what to do going forward without knowing a bit more about you (i.e. if you have exertional symptoms like chest pain, shortness of breath, etc).
Virendrav, These results from your <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>coronary</span> angiography suggest you have just isolated <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>coronary</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>artery</span> d<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>is</span>ease at the left main artery (the beginning part of the left circulation system of the heart) and otherwise normal coronary arteries. It is impossible to give you any advice about what to do going forward without knowing a bit more about you (i.e. if you have exertional symptoms like chest pain, shortness of breath, etc).
Hi I am a 50 year old female who has already had left cartid endarterectomy in 2010 and have just recently had a stent for left circumflex <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>coronary</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>artery</span> approximately 90% in severity. Upon reading my results I came across some information I don't understand in the reading it said mild diffuse disease in LAD but high grade stenosis. I understand that it means blockage of some degree but does this mean I have future issues to worry about?
NATIONAL HARBOR, MD. – <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>coronary</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>artery</span> d<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>is</span>ease was significantly more prevalent in patients with hepatitis C virus infection, compared with control subjects, based on a retrospective review. The findings were presented at the annual meeting of the American College of Gastroenterology. "An association of coronary artery disease [CAD] with hepatitis C has been suggested, but definitive data are still lacking," said Dr.
Also other life style changes such as low fat diet, avoiding smoking etc as suggested for CAD (<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>coronary</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>artery</span> d<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>is</span>ease), would need to be followed. Hope this is helpful. Take care!
Dear mistertalented, Based on these results probably your best option is to go for bypass surgery. This is severe <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>coronary</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>artery</span> d<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>is</span>ease in someone who is quite young. in addition to surgery you need to drastically modify your lifestyle. If you are smoking you must stop. You need to discuss with your doctor changes in your diet and other healthy changes.
Based on this report, it suggests that there is <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>coronary</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>artery</span> d<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>is</span>ease affecting all 3 <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>coronary</span> arteries. It also comments that 2 of the major arteries - the left anterior descending and right coronary artery have significant obstruction in the middle of the vessel. Unfortunately it is not only impossible to make a treatment/medical recommendations on just a coronary angiography report.
If you have known <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>coronary</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>artery</span> d<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>is</span>ease, a traditional <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>coronary</span> angiogram may be a better option, since you can also receive treatment for your artery blockages during a traditional coronary angiogram. Since you are symptomatic but do not have known coronary artery disease, you can go ahead with the CT scan, based on these findings further therapy can be planned. Regards.
All indicated good blood flow to the heart. I wanted a CT scan to rule out any <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>artery</span> d<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>is</span>ease as a contributor to my a fib, but my cardiologists told me it was not medically necessary. I finally convinced them that it was for my peace of mind even if they thought it was unnecessary, and I would pay for it. The scan, a very simple and quick procedure, suggested I was 40-70% blocked in two arteries.
Tight distal stenosis involving the origin of obtuse marginal branch. right <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>coronary</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>artery</span>: Dominant vessel with total proximal occlustion. Distal vessel fills through left system. LV ANGIOGRAM: Good LV systolic function.
<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>coronary</span> calcium scans, also known as heart scans or CT angiography provide pictures of the <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>coronary</span> blood vessel (blood supply to the heart). They provide information regarding the presence of calcium in these arteries and in some cases, the degree of blockage within the vessel Doctors and researchers dispute whether the coronary calcium score is actually useful.
Left Main Stem: Bifurcating vessel with Mild irregularities. Left Anterior Descending artery: Moderate ostial disease followed by tight mid stenosis. Fair sized second diagonal branch shows tight ostial stenosis. Left Circumflex artery: Tight Proimal stenosis followed by total mid occlusion. Distal vessel fills faintly late. right coronary artery dominant vessel with mild generalized irregularities. LV ANGIOGRAM: Fair LV systolic function.
(RR 6F / NI) Left <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>coronary</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>artery</span>: Left Main Stem: Mild Irregularities Left Anterior Descending artery: Mild Generalized Irregularities and total occlusion at apex Left Circumflex artery: Dominant vessel with mild irregularities and a long moderate stenosis in proximal OM2. right coronary artery: Non-dominant vessel with mild irregularities LV Angiogram: Antero apical akinesia with moderate LV systolic dysfunction.
- Co-dominant diffusely diseased vessel with moderate proximal disease followed by severe disease in mid and distal parts LV Angiogram: - Mild to moderate LV systolic dysfunction - Ejection Fraction=40% Conclusion: - Severe three vessel disease - Mild to moderate LV systolic dysfuction Management Decision: - coronary artery Bypass Surgery Any help will be appreciated. Thankyou.
High blood pressure that is the most common cause of DD, also the cause can be <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>coronary</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>artery</span> d<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>is</span>ease (occluded vessels) and treatable. An aerobic exercise can improve the diastolic function of your heart, and you should consult with your doctor the best exercise for your condition...an exercise program can be very useful and a possibility of substantial recovery to increased EF and/or increase the heart's compensitory cardiovascular system. Hope this helps.
Stenosis of LAD greater than 70% is an indication for <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>coronary</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>artery</span> Bypass Grafting. This may again depend on the clinical symptoms and general health condition. So, discuss with your doctor the best course of therapy. Hope this helped and do keep us posted.
From your results I think it is likely you have some collateral feeds going on somewhere because the d<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>is</span>ease is quite significant. On the left side, your left main <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>coronary</span> artery is 70% blocked and this vessel supplies all the left arteries from the aorta. Going down the left side, your LAD is 80% blocked, the Diagonal 1 is 100% blocked, the ramus is diffusely diseased (spread out), the left circumflex is 95% blocked at the obtuse marginal 1.
Though rare, you may have a heart attack during the procedure. <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>coronary</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>artery</span> damage. Your <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>coronary</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>artery</span> may be torn or ruptured (dissected) during the procedure. These complications may require emergency bypass surgery. Kidney problems. The dye used during angioplasty and stent placement can cause kidney damage, especially in people who already have kidney problems. If you're at increased risk, your doctor may give you a medication to try to protect your kidneys. Stroke.