The LAD is the main artery which feeds the heart. If it has disease it means it is getting clogged up with fat and cholesterol. Sometimes people need an operation or a stent to open up the blockage. It is best to watch your cholesterol and not to smoke... that way you won't have LAD disease in the first place! Hope that helps.
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Hi i have a weak heart. LAD totally blocked even after 2 stents. I need to travel . What precautions would u suggest ?? My age is 56 . Ht is 5 ft 7 inches weight is 78 kg. I suffered a heart attack in 2007 & 2 stents were put in LAD.on 13ththis month i felt chest pain and 1 more stent was put. My EF is 29% Plz advise
I had a stent put in 5 months ago in my lAD. I had not had previous problems just never feeling good. Went gor post stress test yesterday and found out I have abnormalities so I am scheduled for a cathurterization tomorrow and possible more stents. Picture of heart looked worse than before initial stent. I have eaten right taken mess faithfully and don t understand what happened. Any thoughts?
I am 44 years old. I had a mild heart attack at 33 and a stent put in. I had a single LAD bypass in 2009. In March this year, I had irregular heart beats (PVCS). It felt like my heart skipped a beat, then a strong beat after that. They put in five more stents in my RCA s. I am still having the pvc s, but my cardiologist said it s nothing to worry about. It really bothers me, because its the same feeling that made me go into the ER in the first place. I don t feel that he corrected the problem. I worry all the time that I m going to die, although the pvc s give me no symptoms. I hate feeling this way. What should I do ?
5'6" 175lbs in great shape. I run and walk and weight train. my heart started to "stutter" about 4 or 5 days ago and is increasing in occurence. sometimes multiple stutters. 47 years old. no history of heart disease. low cholesterol levels. low blood pressure.
My husband's heart is beating loudly and seems to be beating irregularly. I took his blood pressure and it was normal. His heart rate was 102bpm. He also has an urge to cough periodically. He's had these episodes happen before and the cough has helped at times. Do we need to be concerned? His father died from heart disease and started having an irregular heart beat when he was 35.
l am a 51yrs old sudanese schoolteacher 5 ft six inches of height 55kgs weight diagnoesd in Kuwait chest hospital in 1989 as a vsd sevesre pulmonary hypertension and not indicated for surgery i got married in 1998 with three duaghters 12_10_8 .l know my case very well and l ve heart disease history a younger brother had died of heart failure and four youger brothers died in their baby hood they were likely have the same disease .my parents are close relatives and they still alive with reasnable health according to thier age.l was hospitalised in1986and 2006 for haemoptasis. I have been suffering recently from feet swelling and neck and shoulders stiffness specially when l carry any something over ten kilos of weight accompanied with a high fever and l feel the area very hot a two days ago echo showed that the case is normal a chest xray showed in the day that heart is not enlarged but not in good health other lab results 2days ago esr 8 mm/h.hb119.5percent uricacid 6.0 my question is what are the exepected symptoms and comlications in this case and how to deal with them.email: YYYY@YYYY cell 0000
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