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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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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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Annette Quick, M.D. Dec 09, 2008
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By sol54 Blank
Hi there! My mother had just his 2d echo result. the summary of interpretation was dilated left atrium ( 3.8 cm) p...
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Annette Quick, M.D. Dec 09, 2008
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By Nick190 Blank
Not sure if the correct method of posing this question but it has turned my life around since I had my Arota Valve re...
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erijonDec 07, 2008
Annette Quick, M.D. Dec 09, 2008
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By titansfan614 Blank
If I was on the verge of having a heart attack would it show up in an echocardiogram and a blood test?
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Annette Quick, M.D. Dec 09, 2008
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By patty20 Blank
my niece age 28 had a pacemaker inserted yesterday. her lung was "nicked" and we are told that is is a common occurre...
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Annette Quick, M.D. Dec 09, 2008
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By NathanL Blank
Dear Doctor, You seems to be someone with broader experiences in this area, thought of asking your advice on my mat...
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Annette Quick, M.D. Dec 09, 2008
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By Charlie316 Blank
It is five months since I had by bypass surgery. The chest incision gets tight and tender. I do exercises to help r...
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Annette Quick, M.D. Dec 09, 2008
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By tank199 Blank
I was recently prescribed two new medications for Blood pressure and have since noticed that at times my knees become...
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amis472Dec 06, 2008
Mukesh Garg, MD Dec 08, 2008
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By tracymac60 Blank
I am 48 years and have been suffering from an anxiety disorder since I was 19, I am on zoloft and xanax. Recently I h...
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Mukesh Garg, MD Dec 08, 2008
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By coco74 Blank
I recently went to cardiology because of chronic orthostatic hypotension and they performed a transthoracic echo and ...
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Mukesh Garg, MD Dec 08, 2008
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By Yelof Blank
My mother is 101 years old. She has had a pacemaker for 13 years. The testing today says she needs a battery replacem...
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Mukesh Garg, MD Dec 08, 2008
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By codiver Blank
I recently underwent transcatheter PFO closure and experienced a great result in improved stamina and exercise tolera...
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Rob2008Dec 03, 2008
Mukesh Garg, MD Dec 08, 2008
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By Rob2008 Blank
Hello. I'm a 30 year old male with a history of fibrous dysplasia of the skull and intractable headache, but no ot...
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harmony129Nov 17, 2009
Mukesh Garg, MD Dec 08, 2008
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By keegogirl Blank
my mom was just told she has an enlarged heart she is also morbid obese and has alot of the diseases that come along ...
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Mukesh Garg, MD Dec 08, 2008
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By jodett Blank
hello, i wanna know about my valvular heart disease; anterior mitral valve prolapse with severe mitral regurgitation....
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Mukesh Garg, MD Dec 08, 2008
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By BONNIE936 Blank
hello, i am devastated..my dad was 76 when he had a triple by pass and heart valve replacement at cornell medical cen...
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Mukesh Garg, MD Dec 08, 2008
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By jade67 Blank
i have been pescribed erythromicin five times this year, and im now on it for the sixth time for dental abcess as im ...
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Mukesh Garg, MD Dec 08, 2008
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I have been prescribed generic Norvasc 2.5mg once per day to treat my mildly elevated blood pressure (135/98 on avera...
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Sherry200Dec 07, 2008
Mukesh Garg, MD Dec 08, 2008
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By Sherry200 Blank
In 2006, I had CABG for blockages (2) in the main left coronary artery. However, the graft was unsuccessful for the ...
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Mukesh Garg, MD Dec 08, 2008
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By Jamiesl1986 Blank
I am 22 yrs old and lately i've been experience some very unpleasant sensations with my heart. Throughout the day, I ...
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