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 Can a heart attack cause cardiac arrest?
my friend on facebook asked what michael jackson died from and i said heart attack and this gaytard who i dont even kno says "actually, it was cardiac arrest. theres a difference." and this ...

 I need help with my high cholesterol...?
Ok so I am a 16 year old teen who is struggling with high cholesterol. My total cholestrol amount is 240 mg./dl. Could this mean anything serious? And are there any ways that can help reduce my ...

 Heart problems?
My heart sometimes starts beating really fast, like when I'm nervous or running or something. It actually feels like it's going to explode... is this normal? How can I stop this?...

 my heart has been beating too fast and am i too skinny? any help?
hey every once in awhile my heart feels like it has to beat super hard and alot just for me to breath...
i'm nineteen and weigh 96lbs. and i'm 5'2...which is okay (i think)
i ...

 Whats your normal BPM?
Mines usually 96bpm. And sometimes skips a few beats....

 Has anyone had similiar symptoms to my Dad?
My Dad was at xmas taken into hosp with double pnuemonia. He was let out after just 3 days and given antibiotics. He is a heavy smoker. He is still far from well. He has gone bk to GP and been given I...


 What are the risks with high cholesterol?

 what if my blood pressure is 120/90? is it high or low?
Im 16 and i have this blood pressure....

 Sometimes I have sharp pains in my chest not sure if it's my heart. Is it something I should be worried about?

 is it safe to smoke pot if i am currently being diagnosed for a heart condition?
hey, i am 18 and i was wondering if it is safe for me to smoke pot when i am currently being diagnosed and im waiting for my test results which will be in september and i get pains everyday which ...

 Blood Pressure Issues?
Hey all,

Yesterday my face went red and I felt dizzy so I decided to check my Blood Pressure. I checked it 3 times throughout the day and I got the following results:

123/62 ...

 Will Heart Surgery help my dad?
My father was told by his doctor he has a bad heart valve, and for him to feel better he should do heart surgery, and replace the bad valve with a ?pig or frog valve? not sure, but his main problem ...

 High blood pressure symptoms?
What are the usual signs before going to a G.P for testing?...

 Chest pain related to a heart attack?
I was watching TV and suddenly got a dull pain in the middle of my chest between my breasts, maybe slightly more on the left. The pain was on for about 30 seconds and then gradually subsided, but ...

 how do i get my cholesterol down?
how do i get my cholesterol down?? how do i know what is too much?...

 16 year olds head and heart,..?
I'm 16 years old, 5'7 and 125 pounds.
I could just be sitting and there my heart will be beating so hard and fast that it will make me feel sick.
and ill get intense heart pains ...

 Is it normal to have a fast heart beat?
when your sick with a cold or sinus infection and does not slow down even with beta blockers?
Additional Details
I don't have high bp and my heart rate is at about 126...

 best exercise for someone with angina...my hubby not me!Doctor has told him okay to do it the exercise that is

 My Mom needs PLavix , can't afford,who can help?

U can't B like me
Have you had or know any one that has had angioplasty? my dad is in having it at 8am it was 12:34am when i asked this.What are the risk?

Yes, and my view of angioplasty is that they are just a temporary fix to a larger problem.

I had four just to find out later that what I really needed was a triple bypass. The medical field is real hot on angioplastys because they are of short duration and cost around 4 to 8 thousand dollars. If your DAD has to go back again I would have him go for a second and third opinion which he is allowed under law to make sure he isn't being taken. Believe me the Medical field isn't as honest as it seems.

Sincerely yours,

Fred M. Hunter
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Addie lowry duncan-vaughan
Angioplasty is where the Doctors open an Artery that is completely blocked or partially blocked. Yes it can be dangerous
but more severe if he doesn't have the surgery.The risk are better
than waiting to have more complications,it will be better after the
surgery ,God bless you.The Heart is very resilient.

sherry a
angiplasty is common medical problem.its risks include:-
1.bleeding from blood vessels where the catheter (small flexible tube) was inserted
2.damage to blood vessel from catheter
4.allergic reaction to dye given during angioplasty
other rare complications include:-
1.heart attack
2.need for emergency open heart surgery during the procedure
risk is higher in women, people above 75 yrs and diabetics

Well, angioplasty is where the cardiologist places a stent into the blocked artery in order to keep it open. This procedure is more common now than before. It's less invasive compared to open heart surgery. The risks involved are:

hematoma at the puncture site
puncture of a major artery
arterial spasms after the procedure
stroke from plaque breaking off during procedure
circulation damage to the lower extremity from the puncture sight

The most common is a hematoma at the puncture site in the groin area. It is easily resolved if this happens. There is a small risk that the bleed could turn into a life threatening incident. But, it is very small.
90% of patients who have this procedure done are home the next day without any complications. The important thing is to follow up with the cardiologist when it's recommended.

The only risk from angioplasty is the risk of infection from opening an artery, and from any anesthesia. There is also a risk that the angioplasty won't work, but even in those cases, it doesn't usually make things any worse than no angioplasty. This is not a procedure to worry about.

Cynthia E
My father in law had this done and its a fairly simple procedure. Your father is probably in really good hands with his doctor. Its a very common procedure and the doctor had probably had a lot of practice doing it.

RadTech - BAS RT(R)(ARRT)
Angioplasty is a common medical procedure. Major complications are rare, but any medical procedure has risks.

The risks of angioplasty include:
Bleeding from the blood vessel where the catheter (small flexible tube) was inserted
Damage to the blood vessel from the catheter
Allergic reaction to dye given during the angioplasty

Other less-common complications include:
Heart attack
Need for emergency open-heart surgery during the procedure

The risk of complications is higher in:
People ages 75 and older
People with diabetes

"You cant be like me",

Angioplasty is a very safe procedure usually done with a local anesthetic (numbing medication) and a sedative. Your dad wont even have to be all the way asleep.

This surgery is a life saving one, and has a high success rate.

There are risks involved in any surgery, and bad things can happen if the cardiac muscle is irritated by the catheter. This is very rare and if it does happen, your dad is in a room with a cardiologist! The best place to be.

He will be fine. Best wishes to you and your family,


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