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Requesting solution for Heart block disease

Hi,
  I am Collins.My mom is 51.She is diabetic and has BP too.Before one month she had burning sensation in hands,chest and in the back.She was identified with blocks in LAD and right coronory artery upto the extent of 70% and 80% respectively when we did angiogram.Doctor has suggested that the condition is not so severe and he has recommended these following tablets.
1.clopilet
2.flavedon mr
3.janumet
4.nikoran
5.cardace
6.Nitrocontin 2.6
7.alprax 2.5mg
8.ecosprin
9.rozavel 20 mg
10.Meto er 25

She has been taking the tablets for the past one month and she doesnt have any such prob now.My doubt is how long she has to take these tablets and how can we know whether the blocks are dissolved or not.Your timely reply will be highly appreciated.


PS:I also have a doubt that under which degree of heart block does my mom's case cater to..Either it 1s degree of 2nd degree or whatever.
Thanks very much
Collins
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It is safe for her to be on those medications indefinitely. If her symptoms are controlled on these medications, then there is no reason for her to have stents placed or bypass surgery. This is what we call "medical management of heart disease" rather than "invasive management". There is no need to repeat studied to determine if the blockages are resolving, as long as her symptoms are controlled. If her symptoms recur despite appropriate medical therapy, then a more aggressive approach could be considered.

In terms of your question about the degree of heart block (1st degree, 2nd degree, etc), that terminology is actually referring to electrical issues in the heart. The blockages in your mom's heart are referring to narrowed arteries, and are not described in that way, but rather in terms of percentage, as you noted (70%, 80% etc).
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