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Angiography and double vessel disease - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   My mom has gone through Angiography recently whose finds are "double vessel disease". Does she need stents?
Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   I am Dr.
User :   hello doctor!
Doctor :   Yes she needs stent placement or by pass surgery
Doctor :   options are ur
Doctor :   *urs
User :   is it an immediate requirement?
Doctor :   But many people prefer stent placement
Doctor :   It is not urgent but important
User :   let me give you her coronary angiography profile...
Doctor :   Just impression
Doctor :   last words
User :   Left Main: normal; left ant desc: normal; diagonal 1: normal; diagonal2: ostial 90% stenosis length is dscrete contour is smooth, type is concentric ; small vessel
User :   diagonal 3: normal
User :   left circumflex: Paque
User :   obtuse marginal: proximal 90% stenosis. length is dscrete contour is smooth, type is concentric ; distal vessel has TIMI 3 flow
User :   obt marginal 2 and 3 are normal
User :   RCA is mid 99% stenosis
User :   post des, posterior and RV are normal
Doctor :   RCA is mid 99% stenosis: obtuse marginal: proximal 90% stenosis
User :   so..what do you make out?
Doctor :   Major arteries are fine
Doctor :   Major arteries are: Doctor :   ; left ant desc: normal;
User :   ok
Doctor :   left circumflex: Paque but it did not say how it is blocked
Doctor :   more than 50% needs stent
User :   1 moment pliz
Doctor :   probably not blocked that much
User :   there is another line: Doctor :   Another major artery is RCA
Doctor :   go ahead....
User :   it says "complication: NIL"
Doctor :   verygood
User :   so..what should I do?
Doctor :   some doctors prefer to place stent in obtuse marginal: proximal 90% steno sis. some not
Doctor :   I prefer stent there
Doctor :   she has only one major artery disease
Doctor :   one minor artery
User :   suggested is PTCA to Obtuse marginal and PTCA to RCA
Doctor :   Yea
User :   u mean PTCA to RCA?
Doctor :   RCA is also no that dangerous
Doctor :   yes
Doctor :   but go for stent
Doctor :   PTCA involves stent or ballooning
Doctor :   I prefer stent
User :   Doctor..the problem is I dont have that much cash with me to do both the stents
User :   she doesnt have any mediclaim...
Doctor :   ok
User :   what would be the best advise?
Doctor :   then go for PTCA
Doctor :   and have the angioplasty after 2-3 years
User :   PTCA to obtuse marginal?
Doctor :   x some leave it without doing nothing
Doctor :   some place stent
User :   how much that would cost?
Doctor :   some do balloning
User :   ok ok
Doctor :   roughly $3000
User :   Any idea..how much that should cost in XXX?
User :   by the way..she is reponding well to ecospirin and ceruvin
User :   no chest pain...hand pain ..nothing
Doctor :   it cost around 1.5 lacs
Doctor :   u can manage medically also
Doctor :   it is all upto u
User :   here..a doctor told me that it would cost 2.5 lacs
Doctor :   better t worse
Doctor :   yea min 1. 5 max 5lacs
Doctor :   depends on institution
Doctor :   but 2. 5 is good deal
User :   You said "Doctor: u can manage medically also"...does it mean that..if she continue to take medicine properly and maintain a proper diet there wont be a problem..
User :   Are you there?
Doctor :   yes
Doctor :   you need good medicines
User :   ok ok
Doctor :   With medicines you can wait for 2 years and repeat the angigraphy
User :   she is taking ecospirin, ceruvin, nikoran and storvas
Doctor :   As I said I am giving u the option
Doctor :   u can buy some time
User :   besides sorbitrate
Doctor :   those godd meds
User :   that ok
User :   I need to buy time..
User :   Where ru located?
User :   Can I get her checked by you?
Doctor :   no
Doctor :   I am online MD
Doctor :   I work from
User :   ok
User :   I was thinking about taking her to
User :   but they dont do it for people above 55...and she is 68
Doctor :   Ok
User :   Other than these private hospitals..can you suggest any good cahritable or govt or trustee operated hosiptal?
Doctor :   I do not have any idea
User :   any good cahritable * charitable
Doctor :   search Ask XXXXXXXX .com
User :   ok
Doctor :   DId I answer ur Q
User :   Dr...thanks a lot
User :   You have answered my Qs
User :   may god bless you for your good suggestions
Doctor :   Thank you
User :   you have given me positive energy
Doctor :   Good bless u too
User :   thanks again
User :   bye bye
Doctor :   happy new year
Doctor :   Bye
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