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CORONARY ANGIOGRAM FOR MY FATHER
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CORONARY ANGIOGRAM FOR MY FATHER

My dad  has a lot of chest pain and pain going down his hand , then doctor advise to go for an angiogram. The results were primary diagnoses IHD
Secondary diagnoses COPD, HDN, Cholestrolaemia,Gout, Osterarthritis, Urinary retention secondary to BPH,, Chest pain releived by GTN

Course in hospital Angioram organised revealed 80-90% stenosis of RCA (non-dominant) can any one explain what all of this means as we are very confused
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Hi
OK, let's look at one at a time and try to explain it. The primary diagnosis was Ischemic Heart Disease which is relieved with GTN, a nitrate compound which forces arteries to open up and increase blood flow. So, in other words, the diagnosis believed that the heart had a blood flow restriction, depriving it of oxygen. This diagnosis was backed up by an Angiogram, which showed a 80-90% blockage in the Right Coronary Artery (RCA). The vessel is non-dominant, but you needn't be concerned about that, it's just how the vessels are laid out. Some are left dominant, some right dominant and others co-dominant.
BPH can be read about here...
Benign prostatic hyperplasia
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Benign_prostatic_hyperplasia

Cholesterolemia basically means a Liver which is hyperactive at creating fat Lipids and pumping them into the blood stream. Statin medication is very good at getting this under control.

COPD
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chronic_obstructive_pulmonary_disease
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To add to Ed's list, with Hypercholesterolemia is treated with Niacin and Fenofibrates to lower the trigylcerides.  I have this problem and take a fenofibrate (Tricor) and a statin.
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