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Risk of heart attack post angioplasty - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Doctor :   Hi
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How can I help you?
User :   I am a 36 years old from India who recently was detected to have acute coronary syndrome with troponin T up to 0.98 ng and underwent PTCA and drug eluting stent placement to the left circumflex artery which was found to have 100% stenosis in the angiogram(single vessel disease in the LCx). Now that after 35 days the PTCA, I am highly worried about getting a second heart attack, or myocardial infarction, or even sudden death. My doctor said there is nothing to worry since I have adequate LV function, but I want to know whether it will be possible for me to live without the fear of having a second heart attack at least for the next few years?
Doctor :  
Let me read it
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Give me a couple of minutes
Doctor :  
The chances of having second heart attack reduce post angioplasty
Doctor :  
as they days progress
Doctor :  
the studies say the chances of recurrences is less than 10 % after 7 yrs
Doctor :  
of angio
User :   all over the net it has been said that acute coronary syndrome recurs within two months and 24% of men who had heart attack die within one year
Doctor :  
That is not true
User :   sir, thank you very much for your guidance.. as i am in the office, I want to chat more with you at around 7. p.m. can I ask for the same doctor that is you?
Doctor :   Yes
Doctor :  
You may take a secondopinion from cardilogist here
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