Hi, 3 yrs back CT Angio showed 40% blockage in my Father's LAD artery and Dr. Suggested to practise good diet and excercise. Since then my father is under strict diet and excercise (walking 6 Kms in the morning and 3 Kms in the evening with timely diet). He is kind of well disciplined person and strictly maintains diet with regular excercise. When he visited Dr. yesterday, CT Angio showed 60% blockage (From 40% 3 yrs ago..)and no complaints on Cholesterol. They are planning to go for Coronary Angiogram soon. Can any one suggest me how serious is this condition and what are the possibilities for him to have stent and how soon will be the recovery time and what would be the post stent complications and recurring chances and will he be fine provided he maintains the currect diet and excercise?.. Thank you VijayView Thread
Hi Bill, First of all thank you so much for your inputs and suggestions. > The reason for him having CT angio was, He goes for physicals almost once a year as he is higher 50s and Diabetic. When he went 3 yrs back, they identified partial blockage and went with treadmill test and he passed that. So, his cardiologist put him on medication (at that time also my father din't have any complaints of chest pain, shortness of breath but cholesterol levels were little high. Since then, he keeps visiting but due to lack of those symptoms, they haven't done CT or something. But he is planning his visit to US for 6 months next month hence we thought of consulting Dr. once to check his heart conditions and that's the time they did CT Angio. Since they identified that blockage being increased from 40 to 63% in last 3 yrs, his Dr. Suggested Coronary Angio. Now his cholesterol levels are normal and blood pressures levels and sugar levels are also normal. And he doesn't booze and smoke and Don't consume Ghee. Thanks Again VijayView Thread
No he doesn't have any complaints. He starts his day with Yoga (deep breathing and few other postures) and then goes for about 3 miles walk. Eats Sprouts with pomegranate. And in the evenings he walks about 2 miles. In the morning walk he runs for about half a mile and he takes stairs everyday and never complaints Shortness of breath and never feels tired. And he never has Angina too.View Thread
Hello Dr.James, I just got the Summary Report and here are the findings it stated. 1. Mild Calcium Burden 2. Triple Vessel disease with complex plaques in LMCA with upto 63% stenosis, calcific plaque in LAD (<40%) Osteal Stenosis of LCX upto 50%, Stenosis of Proximal Right CA (55%). 3. Angio Correlation Suggested.
PS: He is Diabetic which is under control. could you please comment on those symptoms?. He is scheduled for Coronary Angio next Monday.View Thread