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Blood pressure, artery blockage, done angiography, taking Nitrocontin, headache. Okay to continue?

Hi Dr Koregol, My mother is 63, she has high blood pressure and artery blockage. The last time she had an angio graphy it was 28% blocked (3-4 years ago), it has increased but not sure how much. She s been prescribed with Nitrocontin every day. She s been taking it for 3 weeks and suffers headache . Is it OK for her to continue like that? Is it safe for her to travel to Malaysia for holiday next week , while taking the medicine? Thanks Ava
Asked On : Sat, 13 Oct 2012
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the headache is the common side effect of the drug she is taking which is vasodiator. she can travel with the drug taking but it is recommended to have angioplasty with stent passing on time before the artery is completely blocked or she develop ischemic symptoms

Answered: Sun, 14 Oct 2012
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