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Questions in the Interventional Cardiology forum are answered by medical professionals affiliated with the Truman Medical Center. Topics covered include acute coronary syndrome, angina , atrial fibrillation , cardiac catheterization , cardiomyopathy , drug abuse & cardiac disease, echocardiography , heart failure , hypertension & heart disease , lipid management , minorities and heart disease, peripheral vascular disease prevention, valvular heart disease , women’s heart health, and the warning signs of a heart attack.

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ZenavenNov 13, 2013
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Douglas Bogart, MD Nov 06, 2008
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By Sugie1938 Blank
My 93 year old Mother was diagonised that her heart is starting to shut down. She has a blood clot on the heart, and ...
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Mukesh Garg, MD Oct 28, 2007
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By kath21 Blank
Hi, I am not sure where to post this so here goes. I was sitting in my car waiting for my son, not having a stressfu...
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Douglas Bogart, MD Sep 15, 2008
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By drsd2007 Blank
Ok so my grandfather suffered from aortic aneurysm on September 10th which almost took his life, luckily it didn't. W...
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By Stevarino Blank
If an A-Fibber has obstructive blockages would stenting the blockages make an ablation unnecessary? In other words, w...
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By rlkeith Blank
Dr. I had an ekg done and it shows possible Inferior Infarct , age underetermined. and Boarderline Criteria For Infe...
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Mukesh Garg, MD Oct 31, 2007
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By pinkey1957 Blank
What does thickening around the heart mean? I"m a little worried about this. My ekg and my echo was good but my stre...
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By Med Help Blank
Dr. Stephen Ellis, a Cleveland Clinic interventional cardiologist, will provide answers to your questions about stent...
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Douglas Bogart, MD Nov 25, 2008
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By LA795 Blank
I have PAC's. Normal EKG and normal echo stress. Normal Holter as well. Is it possible for the premature beats to cau...
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By willow85 Blank
I failed a stress test induced by a drug due to weakness of legs. Why would the doctor want to repeat this test? My...
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TrailSeekerMar 28, 2010
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Annette Quick, M.D. Dec 09, 2008
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By John1953 Blank
Is it typical to have intermittent chest pain for the last two weeks since having my proximal LAD stented (coated ste...
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coribellNov 28, 2008
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By piggy25 Blank
hello,I am a 22 yr old female and have innappropriate sinus tachycardia. I have had four ablations since being diagno...
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amis472Dec 11, 2008
Annette Quick, M.D. Dec 09, 2008
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By amis472 Blank
i have had chest pain for 2yrs and my 2 cardiologist can't explain it what could it be. it's their 24/7 and dosen't g...
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Douglas Bogart, MD Dec 10, 2008
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By Jennifer8 Blank
I am a 35 year old woman who has a history of early emphysema (I"m a non-smoker) and whose father died suddenly at ag...
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greatandwellDec 10, 2008
Douglas Bogart, MD Dec 10, 2008
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By greatandwell Blank
hello , i am interested to know what the general statistic is for people who have uner gone coarctation repair in ear...
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Douglas Bogart, MD Dec 10, 2008
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By NathanL Blank
Dear Doctor, Can you please explain how prolong period of stress can affect the healt in long term?s Regard Nathan
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Douglas Bogart, MD Dec 10, 2008
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By coco74 Blank
thanks for your reply but would just like to ask the following questions to clear things up a bit: 1. Is it possi...
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Douglas Bogart, MD Dec 10, 2008
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By firefighterchic Blank
Hi I am 24 and I've been having problems with a really fast heart rate. I had an allergic reaction and had to be hit ...
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Douglas Bogart, MD Dec 10, 2008
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By Bermygee Blank
Hello, I am having a few problems with my health that you maybe able to help me with? Lately I have been experiencing...
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Douglas Bogart, MD Dec 10, 2008
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By penann Blank
Oct 11, 2008 09:11AM in the Interventional Cardiology Expert Forum I had a stress test, blood work, EKg's basically...
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SeriousSamDec 10, 2008
Annette Quick, M.D. Dec 09, 2008
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By SeriousSam Blank
If I get get catheterization is it necessary that I also get a stent? Or can they just use a balloon catheter? I ...
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