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Complications post a heart attack - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   How may i help you?
User :   Hi, my husband had a heart attack July 1st. he is was in the hospital for 4 days and had angiogram
User :   he's on a bunch of meds now
User :   bp is 114 over 74
User :   heart rate is 57
Doctor :   ok
User :   he's having pain in his left arm
User :   but nothing else
Doctor :   ok
User :   should we take him back to hospital? I think it's side effects of the meds
Doctor :   what does the angiogram report says
User :   ramipril, plavix,lorazapam,ASA,bisoprolil, crestor
User :   some of his tubes are 60-70% blocked but they didn't put a stint in because they said had to be 75%
User :   He's a major athlete...cycled over 200km's the day of and before his heart attack
Doctor :   ok
User :   he's always doing fitness and keeping healthy... but he has high cholesterol
Doctor :   from whenhe is having pain in his left arm ?
User :   he said since yesterday
User :   it's continual
User :   no chest pain or any other pains
Doctor :   what is the nature of teh pain ?
User :   what do you mean?
Doctor :   is the pain like dulll aching, or shock like or just vague discomfort ?
User :   continual discomfort
User :   dull achey
Doctor :   does the pain increases or decreases with the moment of the left arm
User :   he said it decreases if he stretches it
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   the medicines do not cause pain in the left arm
User :   okay
User :   so what is our course of action?
Doctor :   since there is 60% and above block in few tubes of the heart vessels tna high cholosterol ischemia again needs to be rules out first
User :   so should we go back to hospital?
Doctor :   please take him to hospital and get it evaulated
User :   k thanks.
User :   doing ambulance this time
User :   not driving like last time .
Doctor :   can go on your own vehicle
User :   he had heart attack within a minute of me driving him.
User :   okay. thanks
Doctor :   but he should not be driving
Doctor :   thanks for consulting health care magic
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