I have 90% Right Coronary Artery Blockage, 50% Left Heart Artery Blockage. Left groin pain with 100% PAD/PVD and with healthy Collateral Arteries. Latest Cardiologist advised me that Grafting surgery is very problematic and overly expensive . EECP was required with Life style changes. Please advise what's best as B(negative) blood group being very rare along with diabetes could be very hazardous and I was also told me that EECP would reverse PAD blocks as well/or form collateral arteries. Help sought. [Scans in Profile Photos]
Except for the first no cardiologist has suggested surgery/Stents or bypass surgery.
Note: Been smoking 2 packs and more since 1970 and am running my 60th year. Blood Group[B Negative]. No Angina pain/No heart Attack/No Heart Failure as yet.
ECHO E.F: 60%
Note: Have undergone 5 EECP sessions with remarkable results removing totally terrible dizziness as well back pain with degenerating spine in the middle.
In view of Peripheral Vascular disease [With healthy collaterals ]in left groin would EECP be effective for Coronary Artery Disease? Stents/Bypass ruled out by me[Now] and all cardiologists except the very first one.
I have currently moved my practice to the Cleveland Clinic
We have found EECP to be a reasonable option for individuals whose anatomy precludes coronary bypass grafting as an option. However, EECP does not achieve identical results compared to bypass grafting. I would encourage you to seek second opinion to determine if you are a candidate for bypass or coronary intervention. Cost aside, effective therapy may be life saving.
Best of Health
Copyright 1994-2018MedHelp.All rights reserved. MedHelp is a division of Vitals Consumer Services, LLC.
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. MedHelp 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.