Aortic dissection

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Introduction Aortic dissection results from a tear in the inner layer of the aortic wall (called intimal tear). Blood pumped from the heart into the aorta pushes the layers further apart in an upstream or downstream direction (or both, see below) and block side branches that may include Your coronary arteries, causing a heart attack Arteries to your brain , …

What treatment for a heart blockage is best?

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Question: I have been advised by my primary physician to schedule a cardiac catherization and possible stent placement procedure after having a Nuclear Stress Test with the following “Findings: The study quality is excellent. There is no transient LV ischemic dilatation noted. The left ventricular chamber dimensions are normal. There is a mild to moderately reduced perfusion defect of moderate …


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Question:    I’m 61 and on my last visit to my cardiologist, he wanted to do a heart cath to see if anything was going on in my heart.  I had been to the emergency room 2X in the prior two months with high BP 200/110 on one occasion and 180/100 on the other.  In both cases my heart rate …

Optimal treatment of coronary artery disease

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 Question I am having 90-95 % of block in both branches of LAD and 60% of block in RCA. Also have medically controlled normal diabetic,hpertension and cholestrol. Dr. sujested angioplasty; should it be cured by medication ? I have under gone EDTA  chelation therapy and took 20 days (twice a week-EDTA+VIT-C,etc;)   Answer: Whether you need a procedure such as stents or …

Cardiac Health Video

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Stents and Arrhythmias Powerpoint Presentation

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