Get your Health question answered in 3 easy steps
A Doctor will be with you shortly
Ask a Doctor Now
120 Doctors are Online

Can smoking lead to angioplasty ?

What causes angioplasty? Is smoking a cause? Lyposuction a cause? And is this something to write out a will for? I love my mom but she can over dramatic and she loves medical attention. She is trying to get everyone scared and to fly out here to see her through. But we re hearing it is not worth all that... please let me know. Thanks.
Asked On : Thu, 17 Dec 2009
Answers:  1 Views:  443
Report Abuse
Share on Facebook
Share on Twitter
Share on Google+
Question is related to
Medical Procedures
Medical Topics
  User's Response
The most common cause of arterial blockage is diet. Smoking probably doesn't help, as some research suggests that it narrows the arteries. I don't know anything about how lyposuction would effect the arteries around the heart. As far as writing out a will -- I think she is being a little dramatic. I've had multiple angiograms (basically the same procedure without the balloon) and a handful of angioplasty procedures. (In my case it's a heart defect.) There is always some risk, but it's miniscule. (Less than 2 percent of people die during angioplasty.) More people probably die from falling in the bath tub.
Answered: Thu, 17 Dec 2009
Disclaimer: These answers are for your information only and not intended to replace your relationship with your treating physician.
This is a short, free answer. For a more detailed, immediate answer, try our premium service [Sample answer]


Loading Online Doctors....
© Ebix, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
All the information, content and live chat provided on the site is intended to be for informational purposes only, and not a substitute for professional or medical advice. You should always speak with your doctor before you follow anything that you read on this website. Any health question asked on this site will be visible to the people who browse this site. Hence, the user assumes the responsibility not to divulge any personally identifiable information in the question. Use of this site is subject to our Terms & Conditions
Already Rated.
Your rating:

Ask a Doctor