Heart catheterization bypass

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Avatar n tn I have been told that I would need to have another heart catherization to see what is going on. I threw a blood clot from the last heart cat two years ago and had to undergo groin bypass surgery. I am very afraid of going through this procedure again, but am afraid not to. Could you make any suggestions as to what should be looked at and any possible explanations for my symptoms. Any response would be greatly appreciated.
Avatar n tn Is it common procedure to do a heart catheterization on an individual who has an aortic annurism? and "Is it possible to combine two major surgeries and to repair the annurism and the heart damage at the same time? J.
Avatar m tn I have a triple heart bypass in July 1995. I had July 22, 2010 Heart Catheterization and it shows two bypasses are blocked. What are my alternitives?
Avatar n tn My brother is 40 years old and has three heart catheterization done in past 4 years. Recently, he had an angiogram done recently. He has 90% blockage on the front artery, 70 to 80 % blockage in radial artery, 70% blockage in right artery ( heart catheterization was done on this artery multiple times). Will MIDCABG instead of CABG will be better for him? Can he be candidate for robot-assisted bypass surgery? He lives in Canada, we're looking into if we get the surgery done in USA.
Avatar n tn I do not feel that the test can absolutely rule out areas of ischemia so I would order a cardiac MRI or PET scan and if there is any viability then I would perform a diagnostic heart catheterization and possible intervention or bypass depending on the findings.
Avatar n tn ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Dear Patti With symptoms and an abnormal stress test, most doctors would advise a repeat heart catheterization. If there are several blockages, bypass surgery may be indicated as the next step. There are currently no good non-invasive alternatives to a cardiac catheterization.
Avatar n tn We are doing it both on the beating heart and a heart placed on bypass. Through a variety of approaches, most arteries can be bypassed. As your case does sound a little complicated, we would need to review the actual data, such as your most recent catheterization films, before we could decide on the safest surgical approach for you. Furthermore, the actual decision is often made in the operating room itself. I hope this has been useful. I wish you the best of luck. Feel free to write back.
Avatar f tn Two ECG's showing probable posterior infarct. My physician does not seem concerned as I am 45 years old. After doctor saw I was concerned now has recommended a stress echo that he feels will show nothing and I am perfectly fine. Both grandfather's had significant heart problems-including multiple bypass surgeries.
Avatar f tn The timing of bypass surgery is often determined by several factors including the location of the obstructions (i.e. does it involve the left main, and if so, how severe), presence of symptoms, and/or other co-morbidities. It is not uncommon to see bypass surgery scheduled several days after a catheterization is performed.
Avatar n tn s been referred by the surgeon to an excellent cardiologist to schedule the heart catheterization. This cardiologist also wants to evaluate the state of my father's carotid arteries, since 15 years ago one of them was giving off clots (discovered by his ophthalmologist) and was cleaned out surgically. In our discussion with the surgeon, he mentioned that the catheterization would show whether or not my father needed bypass surgery as well as the aortic valve replacement.
287578 tn?1198549844 s comorbid conditions (Diabetes, heart failure) this can be fixed either by stents or by bypass surgery. The procedure is not painful, the patients are typically sedated and don;t feel much or remember much.
Avatar n tn It is likely that one of her vein grafts closed, and could not be detected during heart catheterization. I would discuss this with your doctor to see which graft is closed and he/she will likely have other medical recommendations.
Avatar n tn The harvested vessel for a bypass can devleop the same problems of the natural vessel, but there should not be any related heart problems for many subsequent years. There could be blockage of the bypass or another vessel and that would be the underlying cause for the angina. If the medication does not provide relief from angina, then a stent implant is the best option.
Avatar n tn I am 57 years old and had a heart attack in March 2008. The heart catheterization found blockages - 100% that caused the heart attack, 90% in the ostial lesion of the LAD area of the left descending artery, 70% in the right main coronary artery, 40% in the lower left descending artery. I have had different opinions from doctors about what to do and I am very confused.
Avatar m tn Starting having numbness and pain in left arm and chest. Had nuclearstress test nothing showed then had heart cath and it shows that all 4 bypass have scared over and are blocked on both sides of the grafts. Have been told to go to Cleveland Clinic. Basically am totally blocked just like before the surgery. What would you suggest?
Avatar f tn My husband had a stress test followed by a heart catheterization and was diagnosed with 2/3 blockage of his LAD artery and also blockage of the cirumflex artery. His doctor said he did not stent because of the size of the blockage and could not do CABG because of the location of the blockage (he said there is nothing to bypass to). His ejection fraction at time of catheterization was 35%. Was put on Coreg 3.125mg bid and lisinopril 2/5mg at night. My question is how should this be treated?
Avatar m tn I recently had a heart cath and discovered my LAD is blocked in several places at 70%. My cardiologist shared with me that a stent would have been the first choice, however, the placement of the stent would have blocked blood flow to two other arteries that run off my LAD right where one of the stents would be place and that would cause chest pain for me. We are meeting to discuss bypass surgery. I'm nervous about bypass surgery but want to do the right thing.
Avatar n tn Posted By Miriam on August 03, 1998 at 14:19:01: I've written to the forum before regarding my 86-year-old father's condition and your replies have been very helpful. My father, who has severe aortic valve stenosis, has finally met with the surgeon who would be doing his aortic valve replacement surgery. He's been referred by the surgeon to an excellent cardiologist to schedule the heart catheterization.
Avatar n tn It is usual clinical practice to perform a cardiac cath after a heart attack so that the coronary arteries can be directly imaged. The risks of a catheterization are very small unless a patient has multiple other medical problems. Based on the results of a cath, one of three options is usually recommended: medical therapy, angioplasty, or bypass surgery.
Avatar n tn The rcommended course of therapy by AHA/ACC is to treat coronary vessel occlusions with medication if there is relief from angina pectoris (stable angina). If there is unstable angina and no relief from medication then a cath. If a cath option is not appropriate due to location, size, etc., then a bypass. The blockage therapy pertains to 70% or greater blockage as almost always there is no problem with blockage less than 70%.
Avatar n tn It sounds like he needs to have another heart catheterization to make sure one of his bypass grafts is not occluded now and the reason for his severe angina. There is no other test other than a heart catheterization to figure this out and stress tests are only right 80% of the time! We have to use dye so that we can see the blood vessels and obstructions during the heart catheterization.
Avatar m tn im 52 yrs male had triple coronary bypass 4 ys back immediately after bypass 1 sten was placed after 5 days then 2 more stens after 3 months still having tightness in the chest shortness of breath hardly can walk 1 block sometimes sharp pain in the chest for seconds am confused cant work.
Avatar n tn Here at the Cleveland Clinic we are accustomed to performing repeat cardiac bypass surgery. Repeat bypass surgery is riskier, but can be done successfully. If there are no conduits (veins or arteries) to use to bypass any blockages in the coronary circulation, another option would be to do try experimental therapies. One example is laser therapy to create new channels in the heart to increase blood flow. Another is gene therapy to create new blood vessels (angiogenesis).