WELCOME TO THE ANGINA COMMUNITY: This Patient-To-Patient Community is for discussions relating to: Causes, Complications, Diagnosis, Living With Issues, Prognosis, Research, Risk Factors and Treatment of Angina.
My father (60) was having back pain, then we have ECG which was different. We recommended to admit him on emergency by cardiologist and ultimately gone through Angiography after 1 day. Found that there is 70% blockage in left main. Doctor suggested to have Angioplasty after 4 days. On 4th day they did again the Angiography when taken for the Angioplasty and told us due to medicines blockage is now reduced from 70 to 10% and no need to have Angioplasty just needed to follow the diet strictly.
After 1 day observation we took my dad home (19 Feb 2013)
I don't understand is it possible? It it risky?
Should we ask them to have Angioplasty?
It is possible with medications to improve the blood flow. During angina the coronary arteries may go into spasm which can further comprise a narrowed artery. The medications for angina are vasodilators, which relieve the spasm and hence may improve the blood flow. If the latest angiography does not show significant blockage, it can be managed medically. But follow up with your doctor at regular intervals. Controlling diabetes and hypertension and following good lifestyle measures, like avoiding alcohol, smoking can help control calcification. Regular exercise and avoiding fatty foods can help to increase the flow through the calcified arteries. Please discuss this with your doctor, he will schedule an appropriate exercise regimen
Copyright 1994-2016 MedHelp International. All rights reserved.
MedHelp is a division of Aptus Health.
This site complies with the HONcode standard for trustworthy health information.
The Content on this Site is presented in a summary fashion, and is intended to be used for educational and entertainment purposes only. It is not intended to be and should not be interpreted as medical advice or a diagnosis of any health or fitness problem, condition or disease; or a recommendation for a specific test, doctor, care provider, procedure, treatment plan, product, or course of action. Med Help International, Inc. is not a medical or healthcare provider and your use of this Site does not create a doctor / patient relationship. We disclaim all responsibility for the professional qualifications and licensing of, and services provided by, any physician or other health providers posting on or otherwise referred to on this Site and/or any Third Party Site. Never disregard the medical advice of your physician or health professional, or delay in seeking such advice, because of something you read on this Site. We offer this Site AS IS and without any warranties. By using this Site you agree to the following Terms and Conditions. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your physician or 911 immediately.