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History of angina. Taking medication for cholesterol and blood thinning. Have head numbness and giddiness

My dad (70 years old).... angina issues in 2003... currently taking medication for cholesterol and blood thinning ( aspirin ). He also has spondilitis and back pain (prolasped disc). He has recently (over the past 3 months) started experiencing numbness on the head and giddiness (losing balance) infrequently. This usually (but not always) occurs when stopping after walking for a few minutes. This feeling lasts no more than a 10-15 seconds. This goes away by itself (dad generally holds on to something so that he doesn t lose balance and fall). Family history of high BP on dad s mom side. Need potential Diagnosis
Asked On : Sun, 3 Mar 2013
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Hi friend,
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The symptom brought on by effort and relieved by rest points to reduced blood supply.
With a history of angina before, he should be investigated for deterioration of his Coronary Artery Disease. Angio may be required.

If the tests are negative, he will need neurological assessment and assistance.
MRI / MRA may be required.

Take care
Wishing speedy recovery
God bless
Good luck
Answered: Sun, 3 Mar 2013
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