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Internal bleeding post angioplasty leading to death - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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User :   any cardiologist
Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   How can I help you
User :   ?
Doctor :   I am a General Practitioner, I believe I can help you within my expertise and If required I shall recommend a specialist.
User :   after andioplasty what are the chances of internal bleeding?
Doctor :   What are the medications that the patient is on now
User :   she is no more now
User :   she had an andioplasty done and it was 100% suceesful
Doctor :   Sorry about that.
Doctor :   ok.
User :   after 10 hours she developed internal bleeding..
User :   how can it happen?
User :   she was talking, having food etc..
Doctor :   risks include excessive bleeding, perforation of the blood vessels, heart injury or rhythm abnormalities, failure to open the blockage, amputation and stroke.
Doctor :   are always associated with Angioplasty
Doctor :   Recurrence of angina
Discomfort in the chest,
Bleeding from the point of insertion which is usually the groin,
Bruising
User :   well, the blockage was opened
Doctor :   It could have recurred
Doctor :   did you do the Postmortem.
User :   no
User :   all the parameters were strictly monitored all the time
User :   she was in CCU
User :   no Postmortem
Doctor :   There are chances of Hematoma Formation at the site of the catheterize and that could have caused the Block
Doctor :   how many hours later after the procedure did
Doctor :   She Pass away.
Doctor :   Are you there XXXXXXXX ?
Doctor :   I have to close this window since there is no response from your side, please get back to us if you need further medical advice. We are available from 9AM to 9PM IST everyday.
Doctor :   hi
Doctor :   how can i help you?
Doctor :   are you there?
User :   i am sorry
User :   i was away
User :   u there
User :   ?
Doctor :   yes
Doctor :   please go on
User :   There are chances of Hematoma Formation at the site of the catheterize and that could have caused the Block
User :   what does this mean?
Doctor :   haematome means collection of blood
User :   r u the same doctor as I was chatting before?
Doctor :   yes
User :   u remember my case?
Doctor :   it means that a clot of blood may have collected at the catheter site and blocked it
User :   can,t they detect that and provide medication?
Doctor :   some times no
Doctor :   was she a high BP patient?
User :   she had BP
Doctor :   ok
User :   but that day it was normal
User :   she is a diabetic
Doctor :   high BP can sometimes lead to spontaneous rupture of vessels
Doctor :   it could sometimes suddenly increase
User :   she omitted blood (very little) after 5-6 hours of angioplasty
Doctor :   ok
User :   doctors told thats due to over medication
Doctor :   that could be a sign
Doctor :   ok
User :   after 3 hours doctors told that her BP is going down becaus she is having inernal bleeding
User :   all looks very strange to me
Doctor :   no that can happen as a risk of any procedure
Doctor :   it can sometimes spontaneously happen in a high bp patient
Doctor :   a vessel can rupture
User :   will it lead to death?
Doctor :   it can happen to anyone
Doctor :   it can
User :   medical science cannot solve a vessel rupture?
Doctor :   it can occur very dramatically
User :   even the doctors were not able to give solid reason to which y she died
User :   she was very fine after angioplasty
User :   and suddenly they are telling to bring blood bottles
Doctor :   it might have occured dramatically
Doctor :   so they couldnt help her
User :   well,ok....
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User :   k
User :   r u practicing doctor?
Doctor :   i am a general practitioner
User :   ok
User :   in bangalore?
Doctor :   yes
User :   can i know the name of ur hosp?
Doctor :   Is there any thing else that I could help you with?
Doctor :   we are not a hospital
User :   alright
Doctor :   we provide onlne medical consultation only
Doctor :   any thing else ?
Doctor :   are you there ?
Doctor :   I have to close this window since there is no response from your side, please get back to us if you need further medical advice. We are available from 9AM to 9PM IST everyday.
Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   How can I help you
User :   ok
User :   well since u told me that u r practioner, i thot u would be working in some hospitals
User :   hosps
Doctor :   no
User :   thats y i asked the hosp name
User :   if it is confidential, no worries..
Doctor :   no
User :   thank you very much
Doctor :   anything else i can help you with?
User :   have a nice day
User :   catch u later.
User :   no tks
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   bye
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