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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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I am a 60 yr. old female. I have hypertension, psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis, sleep apnea, reflux, hyperlipidemia and obesity. I am currently taking Methotrexate, Folic Acid, Lipitor, Lasix, Potassium, Atacand, Atenolol, Folic Acid a...
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I was 46 (now 48), female, when i had a heart attack, 97% blockage, triple bypass. I am type 2 diabetic also. I go to the cardiologist/chf specialist and my regular doctor every 3 months. my a1c is 6.4, cholesterol is down from 386 to ...
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I am experiencing a strange sensation of vibrations (like a cell phone on vibrate mode) in my lower left abdominal or deep inguinal or deep gluteal area. It is a little hard to pinpoint. This sensation is non-painful and non-palpable a...
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Last week I felt upper chest (inch below my adams apple) pressure. It wasn't debilitating, but it's something I hadn't felt before and wanted it make sure it was "nothing". I went to urgent care and after EKG (blood pressure was fine), t...
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I have heart disease and I have ICD,3 leads.This may sound like a dumb question,but can ALZHEIMER interfere how the brain function along with my ICD?
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Within the last 2 years I have measured several times my cholesterol (in Switzerland) and they were always on the higher side... They were: Cholesterol 4x between 6.9 and 8.0 (I guess mmol...different system to the US) and once 5.6; HDL...
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I am 58 and have had a pacemaker for 22 years. The first one was removed after 8 years and I have had the present one for 14 years. I suspect, with the info I got from the person doing my yearly "reprogramming"....that I am not really...
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Is prolapse the same as mvps because i have been experiencing all the symptoms of mvps?i was diagnose with prolapse last year my MD gave me therabloc last year now the sympotms are going back can i just take again my medicine without con...
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Dear Sir or Madam Doctor, I had my Mitral Valve repaired 08-26-2002 by Hartzell Schaff M.D. I pre-medicate before my dental appointments with Amoxicilian 500Mg X 6. I was told at St. Mary's Hospital to be careful of Bacterial Endocardit...
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I should add that I am also on Advair 250/50, two puffs a day. One final question: Why would the diagnosis have been CHF rather than a myocarditis or cardiomyopathy or something. The CHF thing scared the **** out of me, considering the d...
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Dear doctors, Thank you for giving your time in this forum. In March 2007 I drove myself to the emergency room because of shortness of breath. Thought I had bronchitis. I woke up 10 days later after extubating myself (!) -- I was in an ...
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Dear Sir I am 26 years old female. I have been in the banking profession for the last 4 years whereby my job involves alot of stress. For about 2 months now I have been experiencing a very strange problem. I get this squeezing/tightni...
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My daughter has a brain tumor (mutated meningioma) located in the jugular foramen, temporal, posterior fossa and affecting the 4th thru 10th cranial nerves of the brain stem. She had a partial resection in 2005 but rest is inoperable du...
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What is the relationship between obstructive sleep apnea and inferior ischemia and unexplained tachycardia? Can one be the sign, symptom, cause or risk factor of each other?. Please forward your answer to my email address: ***@****
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Hi, I am a female in her mid 40's. I will be going to the hospital on the advice of my doctor to get an MRI. A CT scan yesterday showed a cyst on my aorta 8mm in size.Can anyone give me more information about this condition? Th...
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Hi again, thanks for all the feedback. Just to let you know that I am 5' and 128lbs. Had just started to get back to weight lifting and walking at the gym when I was told no lifting because of heart. This got me of track and now I need t...
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I am a 43 year old female. Recently had a stent implanted into my mid LAD the report says it was a high grade lesion. LAD was 99% blocked. I am curious as to what high grade means? The first time I had chest pains it came on while ...
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Hi, I am a 29yr old 4th year medical student from the UK. About 6yrs ago I quit smoking with the aid of nicotine patches. During the period in which I used the patches I noticed a strange fluttering in my chest. These quickly stopped ...
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I have been diagnosed with several endocrine disorders this year. I have stopped medication for diabetes as I have started experiencing severe sugar lows. No highs reported in a long time. I began medication for Pituitary Tumor and Ha...
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Hello, As I live abroad here in the US, I sometimes get the "edited version" of how my mother's health is going -- and am a bit concerned about a recent event: She is 70 and had bypass surgery about ten years ago. Recently, she experienc...
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