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Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   in pune angioprim treatment avaliable
Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   may I know your age and is this for you?
User :   hi from pune india
Doctor :   Hi
User :   28 yrs,dsa test result=significant 75% flow retarding stenosis of L intracranial VA
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   ok
User :   in pune ahere is angioprim treatment avaliable
Doctor :   may I know if angioprim was advised by a doctor?
User :   my net information only
User :   in my case does it works
Doctor :   Angioprim one of the chelating agents is known to dissolve clots.
Doctor :   However this is yet to be recognised as the treatment in case of blocked blood vessels.
User :   doctor suggest me left intracranial va stenting
Doctor :   There are no scientific proof if such drugs are effective and how significant these drugs are when compared to other treatment modes such as surgery or angioplasty.
Doctor :   Yes, surgery/angioplasty and stenting are right now the treatment options if there are symptoms of stenosed arteries
Doctor :   or in more than 60% asymptomatic stenosis.
User :   is angioplasty will work for me after that there is no side effect from the same
Doctor :   There are no sufficient proof if angioprim really works.
Doctor :   Angioplasty comes with advantages and disadvantages.
User :   which are them
Doctor :   The type of treatment needed - stenting or angioplasty depends after analyzing the benefits and disadvantages of the procedure.
Doctor :   Angioplasty is a procedure where the blocked vessels are dilated with baloons
User :   ok
Doctor :   stenting is angioplasty combined with placing an spring like structure at the dilated vessel to prevent it from collapsing again.
Doctor :   usually doctor recommend angioplasty combined with stenting.
Doctor :   Since they are minimally invasive procedure, they are the most widely practised treatment.
User :   what will be life for same process
Doctor :   The disadvantages of these procedures are
Doctor :   1. They can't be performed if the blocks are many
Doctor :   2. They cannot be performed if the blocks are very severe
Doctor :   3. There is small chances that over a period of time re stenosis(blockage) can happen.
Doctor :   These are the 3 main disadvantages.
Doctor :   Now coming to your question,
User :   ok
Doctor :   Depending on the quality of the stents(which your doctor will explain)
Doctor :   the stents can be effective for 10 to 15 years to life long.
User :   medicated & non memedicated stents
Doctor :   Effective, the chances of reblocking is less with good quality products, with long life.
Doctor :   Yes, the quality of the product is dependent on the material used as well as medicated or non medicated ones.
Doctor :   Medicated ones are much more effective than non medicated ones.
User :   after the angioplasty does i will have any medine on regula basis for long time
Doctor :   Medicated ones are more costlier than non medicated ones.
Doctor :   Let me explain to you.
User :   ok
Doctor :   The stents/angioplasty which needs to be done
Doctor :   is to treat the present blockage/stenosis.
Doctor :   You will still need medications. they will help in preventing restenosis of the current artery as well as preventing stenosis at other areas.
Doctor :   Since various factor cause stenosis, the medications given are to control those factors to prevent
Doctor :   stenosis of other areas.
Doctor :   So you will still need medication inspite of doing the angioplasty + stenting.
Doctor :   Have you followed what I have suggested?
User :   medication is not possible to my case
Doctor :   I think you have not understood it.
Doctor :   Let me put across in simple words.
Doctor :   1. The current treatment that is effective in treating the blocked artery are - stention or by pass surgery.
Doctor :   This will be decided based on the size, number and severity of the blocks.
User :   do u we have case of 30 yrs to 35yrs patient who goes ffor such case
Doctor :   2. After the procedure, your doctor may/will advice you certain medications
Doctor :   which you need to use them.
Doctor :   These medications are not given for the current blockage.
Doctor :   They are to be used to prevent such blockages happening again.
Doctor :   Such blocks are usually seen in middle aged/elderly individuals.
Doctor :   secondary to diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol.
Doctor :   Occasionally young individual less than 40 can too develop this problem.
Doctor :   Other factors apart from diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol that probably may be contributing to early development of blocks
Doctor :   need to be found.
Doctor :   If found you will need treatment for those factors too, so that such episodes can be averted later.
User :   consider to my age is it ok angioplasty for me
Doctor :   Angioplasty is a minimally invasive procedure
Doctor :   and you can get the procedure done as you need it.
Doctor :   You need to discuss with your doctor/ neuroloist
Doctor :   that may have caused it.
Doctor :   who will evaluate you in determining the factors
User :   what will cost for angioplasty in medicated stain
Doctor :   Treatment on those factors, lifestyle changes, exercise, proper stress management will be necessary to prevent them.
Doctor :   The cost of the treatment is mainly dependent on the type and number of stents needed.
Doctor :   This will also vary depending on the centre where you are planning to get the procedure done.
Doctor :   Accordingly, the procedure may cost you between 40,000 to over a lakh Indian Rupees
Doctor :   Have you followed what I have suggested?
User :   in pune which hospital do u suggest
User :   yes
Doctor :   A vascular surgeon, Neurologist or a neurosurgeon can do the procedure.
Doctor :   If you have an insurance,
Doctor :   I would suggest you to get the procedure done at one of the multispeciality hospital such as Birla hospital.
Doctor :   Since I am from Bangalore,
User :   no not yet does i stay for 1 & 1/2 month
Doctor :   my knowledge of doctors at Pune is restricted.
Doctor :   No,
Doctor :   the procedure
Doctor :   is a simple one.
Doctor :   You may need to stay in the hospital
Doctor :   for a few days and to a week.
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