Heart Disease Community
internal mammary arteries
About This Community:

This patient support community is for discussions relating to angina, angioplasty, arrhythmia, bypass surgery, cardiomyopathy, coronary artery disease, defibrillator, heart attack, heart disease, mitral valve, pacemaker, PAD, stenosis, and stress tests.

Font Size:
A
A
A
Background:
Blank
Blank
Blank
Blank Blank

internal mammary arteries

Hello from Athens Greece. My husband 52 yrs old had a bypass surgery almost 4 years ago (Jan '04) :
(With beating heart and use of metallic stabilizer : 1.Artery cut in prime segment of posterior descending branch.  Anastomosis of “I” graft with continuous suturing  2.Artery cut in prime segment of anterior descending branch. Anastomosis with left internal stalk mammary artery with continuous suturing)
After almost 3,5 years (Oct.'07) and because of aggravating angina he had an angiocardiography and the findings were the following :
Left coronary artery : Main stem : without stenosis. Anterior descending : blocked totally in near segment,
Circumflex : without stenosis
Right coronary artery : Stenosis 70% in the near segment and 50% in the middle. Stenosis up to 90% in posterior branch.
Grafts :Left internal mammary artery to the anterior descending : Open. The anterior has an 80% stenosis beyond the anastomosis.  Left ventricle of normal size with satisfactory performance in total. Ejection fraction 50%.
The next month (Nov.'07) an effort was made of balloon angioplasty placing a stent (Xience 3.5/23mm) on the near and medium segment of left coronary artery without being able to open the peripheral damage.
Although he is now on heavy medication (Lopressor (1/2 x 2), Omacor (1x2), Plavix 75mg (1x1), Inegy 40mg (1x1), Syscor 5mg(1x2), Imdur 60 mg (1x1), Salospir 100mg (1x1) he continues to suffer from stable angina type II.
If the above information I provide you is enough - and my english understandable- please help me. I have to know what might be the reason for actualy loosing one graft - from what I understand, and if there is any way now to improve his heart condition.  Thank you so much
Related Discussions
Avatar_m_tn
I received your note. thank you. I wish I could help you with your quest for your better half. I have a friend who is in the hospital  in the I.C.U floor for 3 week he had a 5 way bypass and 2 valves replaced and is fighting for his life. I will say a prayer for your husband. GOD BLESS YOU IN JESUS NAME AMEN
Blank
Post a Comment
To
Top Heart Disease Answerers
976897_tn?1379171202
Blank
ed34
watford, United Kingdom
63984_tn?1385441539
Blank
Flycaster305
97303, OR
159619_tn?1318997813
Blank
erijon
Salt Lake City, UT
Avatar_f_tn
Blank
skydnsr
11548417_tn?1423126466
Blank
Ger57
Netherlands
212161_tn?1418434895
Blank
heartfluttersflyawayplz
hoschton, GA
MedHelp Health Answers
Blank
BloodPressure Tracker
Monitor Your Blood Pressure
Start Tracking Now
Blank
HeartRhythm Tracker
Track your Heart Condition
Start Tracking Now
Recent Activity
1236893_tn?1408490528
Blank
The Link between Celiac Disease and...
11 hrs ago by gymdandee
Avatar_m_tn
Blank
Paxiled commented on Organic and Non Organ...
14 hrs ago
139792_tn?1299416777
Blank
Dalubaba commented on 5+years facing my unk...
Feb 28
Heart Disease Community Resources
RSS Expert Activity
748543_tn?1371753642
Blank
TMJ/TMJ The Connection Between Teet...
Jan 27 by Hamidreza Nassery , DMD, FICOI, FAGDBlank
469720_tn?1388149949
Blank
Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm-treatable... Blank
Oct 04 by Lee Kirksey, MDBlank
242532_tn?1269553979
Blank
The 3 Essentials to Ending Emotiona...
Sep 18 by Roger Gould, M.D.Blank
Top Heart Disease Answerers
976897_tn?1379171202
Blank
ed34
watford, United Kingdom
63984_tn?1385441539
Blank
Flycaster305
97303, OR
159619_tn?1318997813
Blank
erijon
Salt Lake City, UT
Avatar_f_tn
Blank
skydnsr
11548417_tn?1423126466
Blank
Ger57
Netherlands
212161_tn?1418434895
Blank
heartfluttersflyawayplz
hoschton, GA