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Suggest tests to check for any blockage in heart arteries - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 14-May-2014
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Very Good Posted in: Hypertension and Heart Disease
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Doctor:Hi, .
Please proceed with your query
User:Hi. I need a Cardiologist heart specialist doctor
User:Would you help?
Doctor:Sure, what area are you looking in?
User:Heart related information like Angigraphy, ECG and ECHO reports
Doctor:I am a neurologist myself but I will look at the tests right now if you like
User:ok
User:I want to know if I want to make sure that there is no blockage in Heart artiary, then which report should I proceed with?
User:artery*
Doctor:You need a Coronary Angiogram. That would be the test that would need to be done to check the blocoage of such arteries
Doctor:blockage*
Doctor:Is there anything else I can help you with?
Doctor:Thanks for visiting me here. Bye for now.
User:Hi, I want to know Coronary Angiogram means Angiography or something else?
Doctor:it means the same
Doctor:Coronary Angiogram and Angiography are the same
User:how this test is done? someone told me that now a days some pipe is inserted through mouth and then some chemical is inserted in heart
Doctor:all right?
Doctor:Not like that
Doctor:it is done by injecting a XXXXXXX or contrast into the blood vessels and tasking serial pictures of the blood vessels of the heart
User:Injecting through injection without any cut on body?
Doctor:watch the procedure at this link
Doctor:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kY5gKdFWT3k
Doctor:yes, something like an injection
Doctor:Do you have any more queries?
User:yes
Doctor:please ask me
User:so this is necessary that if some blockage is found in angiography then surgery should be done immediately or we can skip surgery for 2 months and take precautionary medicines etc
User:because I am waiting for medical policy which will be active after 2 months and my father TMT reports are positive
Doctor:is this for your father?
User:yes
Doctor:He can wait depending on the nature of block
User:So should I go for angiography and find the nature of block first?
Doctor:yes, that is right
User:or TMT repeating will also work instead of angiography
Doctor:NO
User:ok
Doctor:TMT is not substitute for Angio
User:how will I ensure that block of what nature?
User:means if I need to do it right away or should wait
Doctor:The cardiologist will give a detailed report on that
User:I don't understand those doctric terms :)
Doctor:The cardiologist will explain to you
User:ok
Doctor:You can also share the report with me when you get it , so that I can explain to you whether to go for surgery or not
User:ok
User:if doctor pressure me after angiography outcome report so should I wait to show you report or go for surgery instead
Doctor:you can come on chat to discuss about it immediately or you can request for a doctor call as well
Doctor:One of our doctors should be able to guide
User:ok
User:any direct contact # is there to call you immediately?
Doctor:you can call our customer care team at this number
Doctor:0000
User:gr8..thanks
User:I will go for angiography as soon as possible
User: XXXXXXX hospital is good for that?
Doctor:where is this XXXXXXX Hospital?
User:near Pilakhua- http://ramamedicalcolleges.com/rmc_ghaziabad/
Doctor:yes, it should be good
User:http://www.ramamedicare.com/
Doctor:you can go ahead
User:ok
User:thanks and Good bye...
Doctor:Thanks for visiting me here. Bye for now.
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