Angioplasty

What is Angioplasty?

Reconstitution or recanalization of a blood vessel; may involve balloon dilation, mechanical stripping of intima, forceful injection of fibrinolytics, or placement of a stent.

Questions and answers on "Angioplasty"

Sir, I underwent angioplasty on 09th july 2012. Since then i have been taking nikoran 5mg, asprin 75mg, clopidol 75 mg and metoprolotartrate 25 mg per day. 2 d echo test and lipid tests were taken after one month of angioplasty gave normal results and I do not have B.P. and sugar. I have been walking for 2 hours per day after 1 month of angioplasty. Please advise How long i should be on medication?

doctor1 MD

hello,I have gone through your question.Thanks for using HCM.Once you have undergone angioplasty with stenting you have to continue aspirin for life time.continuation and duration of clopidogrel depends on type of stent which has been deployed in your case.If you have drug eluting stent then you...

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I had angioplasty a month before & has resumed normal work.Prior to that i was regular in walking exercise & some exercise in gym as to chest or muscles.Can i resume that? I have a good sex life also & do not have problems in erection.Can i resume that? My age is 49 and i am treated for hypertention with medicine for last 5 years.

doctor1 MD

Hi,

Thanks for your query.

Angioplasty holds no restrictions on physical exercise and sexual activities. Let the heart rate not exceed 145 beats per minute.

Most patients get back to their activities in 2-3 weeks following angioplasty. Since it has been a month, you should not have any problems...

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Hello Doctor,

This is regarding my father who has the habit of tobacco chewing since past more than 35 years.

He is 61 years old now and underwent an angioplasty in the month of Nov'2011...

Now he has completely quit tobacco chewing with the fear that he may get blocks in the heart again. There is also a 70% block now for which no angioplasty is done given the reason that it is in a risky area of the heart.

My question now is, after he has stopped tobaacco chewing he looks very dull, lost weight and has lost interest in life...looks more depressed...

Can he resume the habit of tobacco chewing ...does it have any impact on the heart after angioplasty....

Exepecting your answer...

doctor1 MD

Thanks for your question on Healthcare Magic.
I can understand your concern.
No, he should not take tobacco now. This can be life threatening to him.
Tobacco causes atherosclerosis and will further blocked the vessels to 100%.
So better not two give him tobacco.
In my opinion, he is having...

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my father is having angioplasty with medicated sten done last april and taking ecosprin and clopitab for blood thining, 2 days back he suffered through minor brain bleeding, now what i understodd if blood thining tablets are started then bleeding risk increases , but have to resume blood thining tablets asap . what to do

doctor1 MD

Hello
Welcome to HCM.
After an angioplasty, the patient must be on blood thinners or it will cause blockage of the stent.
The first 6 more nths to one year after an angioplasty are most important. During this period patient should be on two blood thinners to prevent blockage of the stent.After...

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sir can i treat patient who has addicted in alcohol.he had under gone an angioplasty one year ago??after the angioplasty he did not use alcohol for 6 months.after 6 months he started that habbit and now he is using minimum 4 days in a week.now he is 50 year old man

doctor1 MD

hi dear
as your pt is undergone angioplasty so he must be away fron alcohol as alcohol also lead to narrowing of artery. for alcohol deaddiction start benzodiazipin and thymin supplemenation and after withdrwal over start anticraving drugs or aversive therapy like disulfiram therapy. fisrt of all...

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doctor -- for last four five months while passing stool blood i can see --to stop this i started having himalyan piles tablet in this priod i was been undergone angioplasty-and with those medicnes i also himalyan piles one tablet-everyday--but till date there is no effect--what precaution should i take--pls suggest

doctor1 MD

Hello,

Your symptoms seem to be related to internal hemorrhoids.

I recommend using anti hemorrhoids cream such as Preparation H.

I also recommend soaking in warm water for relief.

Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.

Regards,
Dr. Dorina Gurabardhi,
General &...

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hello doctor..... age-53 height-164 weight-70 heart attacked at 16th evening ..went to ramachandhra .did angiogram..one vessel fully blocked..30%vessel.........now suggest a hospital to proceed angioplasty ,how many days can be without doin of angioplasty

doctor1 MD

There is no window period or time period to wait for angioplasty. Better at the earliest. Because TIME IS MUSCLE. Part of muscle of heart which is lacking blood supply will go for necrosis and might form a potential source of arrhythmias which is life threatening. Or may end up in cardiac...

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Hi ,I am cardiac patient and angioplasty done 3 and half year, after that doc prescribed me noklot ,Storavs and recently Rosawell but after 3 month comsuning rosewll my colestarl rises 191 & triglyseride is high 181.how can I make these low .I also want to reduse weight also.

doctor1 MD

Hi,

There are two strategies,
1. reduce weight, it will lead to cholesterol level decrease.
2. weight reduction plus the dose increase.
For losing weight I would advise you
1. try not to eat after 7 pm
2. eat with small portions, chew slowly and well
3. don't use liquids with meal, drink after 1...

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Recent questions on  Angioplasty

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My name is Mr. Murlidhar Shandilya from Sagar,Madhya Pradesh and I am 75 years old.I am suffering from high blood pressure since last 2 years and I have been taking NUSAR-A.M. but from last 2-3 months I am finding problem in walking and other activities.When I tested for T.M.T it came out to be positive.The local doctor has prescribed me with a number of medicines and at the same time he has prescribed me to go through angioplasty but I want to get well through medicines and without going through any surgery.So please suggest me the way to get well as soon as possible.

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had angioplasty with senting aweekback after angina pain. i had undergone bypass surgery 22 years back.out of 4 grafts only swg to lad was patent with 95% blockage.angioplasty was done on swg to lad and lcx. taking aspirin,clopdogrel,atorvastanin,cilostazole,amlodipidine,motolor,ramipril and ismo after the angioplasy. what are the chances of success.what precautions are needed toavoid recurrence of angina.

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my husband is in ckd his creatnine level is 3.5 he is diabetic and has hypertension. he has gone for angioplasty in 2001 and has thyroid from 1 yr my doc has advised to take cudo forte to reduce the creatnine . his creatnine level increased i a month after my gp gave him lasix 40 1.5 tab a day for 12 days is cudo forte good to take? is there any side effect?

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Hello, my fiance 38yr had major MI , his main artery was 100% blocked, the operation was done within 1 Hr after MI, he underwent Angioplasty and stenting, after one month he went back to normal, doc said everything is ok, he s taking the medicine and living an ordinary life, he stopped smoking and rests more, my question is: How does stenting affect life spam? Is he in danger, and doesnt it mean he will live less?

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My father got a heart attack on 16th nov we though it was acidity and latee when the pain agreevated we came to the hospital by the time we wasted 5 hours . Doc went for angiography and quickly for angioplasty to fix the 100%blockages but still...

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CAN I take Vedafil after 2 stents im on Brilinta for 1 year

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My father got a heart attack on 16th nov we though it was acidity and latee when the pain agreevated we came to the hospital by the time we wasted 5 hours . Doc went for angiography and quickly for angioplasty to fix the 100%blockages but still...

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