my dad who was 93 when he died a few years ago of what they called myocardial infarction. My dad had been...
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my dad who was 93 when he died a few years ago of what they called myocardial infarction. My dad had been kept overnight at the hospital, was scheduled to be discharged the next day. I stayed at the hospital all night with him the night before he died and he kept trying to remove the cathater. 1) Is is possible that the catheter was what helped to cause the catheter the next day? whilte still at the hospital, my sister told me that he started throwing up very dark liquid which got progressively more violent and within 1/2 hour, my dad died. is there anything that the doctor &nurses could have done for my dad to make his last moments on earth less violent? thank you for your response.View Thread
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My uncle is 57 years old. Leads a very sedentary lifestyle, vegetarian, not a smoker and doesn't drink alcohol. Borderline overweight. Has a family history of CAD both parents and siblings.
Upon a general checkup last week found that his cholesterol and triglycerides were in good range but his TMT was positive, which was stopped due to fatigue. Doctor suggested coronary angiogram, which showed
1.Distal LMCA has mild disease which extends up to LAD and LCX.
2. LAD is a type 3 vessel, Ostioproximal LAD has 60-70% irregular lesion, mid LAD has mild irregularities, distal LAD is free of significant focal disease. D1 is 1.5mm in size and irregular. D2 is 2.5mm in size has bifurcation and has 99% Ostioproximal lesion.
3. Circumflex: non dominant vessel. Proximal LCX has 40% disease. OM1 and OM2 are tiny. After OM2, LCX has 20% disease . OM3 is 1.5mm in size and normal, OM4 is 2.5mm in size, bifurcating and normal. Distal LCX is small
4. RCA: dominant vessel. Mid RCA has 20-30% disease. Distal RCA is irregular. PDA and PLV are irregular.
Impression: Single vessel coronary artery disease
He has a minor atypical pain on his left arm frequently which doesn't subside on administration of painkillers. ECG is normal, repeat ECG also normal no signs of attack. Troponin negative. LDH slightly raised,View Thread
I have been on 20 mg simvastatin for a year now with no issues and worked very well. Lowered my cholesterol from 220 to 178 and LDL from 158 to 101. I was experiencing some chest pain and had a calcium CT of my heart which found some build up. My primary care doctor immediately doubled the dose to 40 mg. At my next blood test they found that both my LDL and total cholesterol increased, 249 overall and 158 LDL ! My liver function also doubled. The PA said it makes no sense and I am going for another test tomorrow. Does any one have a clue as why this would happen. I am 49, exercise frequently, eat well, drink moderately and smoke a little.View Thread
I HAD 2 BYPASS GRAFTS 3 YEARS AGO BUT NOW I CANNOT DO ANY EXERCISE WITHOUT PAIN. SPECT SCAN SAYS DEFECT IN PERFUSION TO ANTERIOR WALL OF THE HEART WITH SUBTLE REVERSIBLITY. DOES ANYONE KNOW WHAT THAT MEANS? THANKS A MILL!View Thread
Hi - say I have been on Lipitor for many years - started on 10 mg, then 20 mg and now 40 mg so my numbers...
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Hi - say I have been on Lipitor for many years - started on 10 mg, then 20 mg and now 40 mg so my numbers are good now. My mom had high cholesterol and dad very little so guess I take after my mom. She lived to be 95 years old anyway.
Here's my question - Had my dosage increased last few months - last year my glucose was 104 and now it is 111. Had an A1c today and it was 6. Two years ago it was 5.7. Dr. said not to worry. I am thin, 70 years old, BMI 23 and work out every day 5-7 days a week for an hour on treadmill, nustep etc. I eat tons of fresh fruit and vegetables - I do have a sweet tooth though - so decided only one dessert or the most two once a week only and will recheck my A1c.
This is my question - doing a lot of searching on the net now - does Lipitor cause type 2 diabetes? My mother was on pravachol and it seems they have a lower risk???? Is this so. Neither my parents or family ever got diabetes - I surely don't want the Lipitor to cause this. Should I ask my dr to switch to pravachol?
Need some help here - dont know what to do. Asked my dr today and he didn't think Lipitor was causing this but when I do internet searching there is a 22% chance for older women? Should I be worried? Thank you - will look for a response.View Thread
Im 49 years old male with no history of heart problems. active, blood pressure and cholesterol levels ok. I recently noticed I get tired too quickly playing sports but not short of breath during normal activities so had EKG, echo and nuke test done I was shocked to see this result but my cardiologist used the terms possibility and minor Can someone tell me what this result mean, it doesn't say anything about blockage?:
Myoview scan report: on the post exercise images there is decreased uptake in the left ventricular apex. this demonstrates good reversibility on the resting study. there is also mildly decreased intensity in the inferior wall but is likely due to diaphragmatic attenuation artifact. the ejection fraction is %57 post exercise and 61 at rest. there is no focal wall motion abnormality.
impression: clinically negative, electrically negative but perfusion positive study. mild reversible perfusion defect was noted at the apex. LVEF %57 post exercise and 61 at rest. findings are suggestive of coronary artery disease in the distal LAD territory. clinical correlation recommended.
I am 52 years 75kgs. TG-350, LDL-86, TSH-14.71. BP-130/80 my TMT report is as follows:- He exercised fro...
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I am 52 years 75kgs. TG-350, LDL-86, TSH-14.71. BP-130/80 my TMT report is as follows:- He exercised fro 6.15 mimutes on Bruce protocol at a maximum work load of7.4 METS and achieved 99% of target heart rate. Base line ECG was normal. BP was normal. He developed 1-1.5mm horizontal ST depression in leads II,III avf during stage I at a heart rate of 145BPM. Changes reverted to normal within 1 minutes of recovery period.. No. Significant arrhythmia was observed during exercise. TMT was mild positive for reversible myocardial ischemia. I am already on tablet thyroxin-50mg OD, and tablet Adlip 135mg OD, now advised to have aspirin 75mg. Kindly advise meView Thread
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