Stenting

Stenting is a procedure done to keep a blocked passage patent or open. In this procedure, a small tube is inserted into a blocked blood vessel to restore the flow of blood. Apart from blood vessels, stents can be placed to open bile ducts, bronchi, and ureters.

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Please suggest if I need cardiac surgery by looking at my reports.

Query: Hello doctor,Due to pain and uneasiness, an angiography was suggested, and I underwent the same. Please advise regarding cardiac surgery.  Read Full »


Dr. Isaac Gana

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. Chest pain leading to cardiac surgery is usually due to blockages in the artery. Kindly upload lab test reports and any other attachments. Thank you.  Read Full »

How to reduce triglyceride levels after stent placement?

Query: Hello doctor,How to reduce triglyceride levels, which is 262 as on today. I have a stent placed three years ago.  Read Full »


Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. As you had a stent, you must be on medicines like Atorvastatin or Rosuvastatin, which also helps in lowering triglyceride levels. In spite of these medications, if your triglycerides are elevated, you will need to add one more medicine like tablet Fenofibrate 14...  Read Full »

My baby is suffering from congenital heart disease. Is it necessary to insert a PDA stent immediately?

Query: Hi doctor,My baby's palms and soles of hands and feet turn black when crying loudly and breathing heavily. The baby cannot drink milk for an extended period and is constantly sweating. In addition, the infant wakes up unexpectedly from sleep due to breathing difficulty. The oxygen level is at 58%. T...  Read Full »


Dr. Faisal Abdul Karim Malim

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. Yes, inserting a PDA stent (stenting of the patent ductus arteriosus) as soon as possible is critical to preventing the PDA (patent ductus arteriosus) from shutting, as the oxygenation of the entire body depends on it. Once the stent is in pl...  Read Full »

Can you please help me interpret endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography reports of my father?

Query: Hello doctor, My father recently underwent an ERCP. I have attached his reports. He now has weight loss and jaundice. Please provide me your opinion.  Read Full »


Dr. Noushif. M

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I went through the ERCP (endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography) reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity). He has a block in the bile duct (the tube which brings liver secretions down to the intestine). This block can be either due to stones o...  Read Full »

My uncle, who underwent angioplasty recently, has on and off chest pain. Is it normal?

Query: Hi doctor, One of my uncle had heart attack. He was hospitalized later and treated with angioplasty. He was stable at hospital and discharged last month. But, it seems he has pain in the middle of the chest. It just comes and goes. Is this pain common after the angioplasty? If so, how long it prevai...  Read Full »


Dr. Muhammad Majid Hanif

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have thoroughly gone through your case and can well understand your genuine health concerns. This type of pain has two elements. Physical, due to cardiac intervention in angioplasty and psychologic that is after having a heart attack, patient gets fear of dying. When a ...  Read Full »

Is there any medical treatment to cure blocked blood vessels?

Query: Hi doctor, My mother is 80 years old. She felt uneasy in the night, and we immediately took her to the hospital. She was diagnosed with three vessels blocked two of them 90%, and the third one is 40% blockage. After angiography, the doctor advised for an operation. Due to her age, we would like to g...  Read Full »


Dr. Salah Saad Shoman

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Unfortunately, no medical treatment can restore the blood flow in the blocked vessels. Your monther's condition requires a percutaneuos coronary stent. For further information consult an internal medicine physician online --> https://www.icliniq.com/ask-a-doctor-online...  Read Full »

What does ABCD medicines for heart health mean?

Query: Hello doctor, I had a heart attack two and a half years ago where I had one of the main arteries clogged, and a stent was put into it. The report says ACS-IWSTEMI, occluded proximities RCA, and primary PCI have done with 3.5 X 28 DES and post-dilation with 3.75 NC balloon. I was advised to take tabl...  Read Full »


Dr. Vivek Pillai

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thanks for the query and the description of your problem. The ABCD mentioned by your physician means - Aspirin, Beta-blockers (drugs preventing heart failure) and BP (blood pressure) control, then C stands for cholesterol-lowering drugs and D for diuretics to avoid ...  Read Full »

Can Clopidogrel cause chest pain?

Query: Hello doctor, My dad got three stents in his heart, one is five years ago, and the other two are 40 days ago. He is under medication for diabetes, hypertension and high cholesterol levels. The doctor prescribed him blood thinners, and Plavix was one of them. For the past five days, he did not take ...  Read Full »


Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Kindly answer me the following. 1) Did he have similar pain during his recent cardiac event, or was it different? 2) Is he having other symptoms like breathlessness, sweating or does this pain increase on exertion? In the prescription attached (attachments remove...  Read Full »

Kindly see my father's reports and say whether he has a heart problem.

Query: Hello doctor, My father was admitted to the hospital last month, due to pain in the stomach, left hand, and shoulder. He is hypertensive from the last two years. After doing some tests, the doctor said that there might be a problem in the heart. I am attaching his reports and prescription. Please gi...  Read Full »


Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have carefully gone through your father's reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity). He has got two problems, a heart disease called coronary artery disease and gastritis. His ECG shows abnormalities and his troponin level is also elevated, i...  Read Full »

Kindly go through my father's medical report and share your opinion.

Query: Hi doctor, My father has got a heart attack and was admitted to the hospital. He had chest pain, shortness of breath and no palpitations. He also has diabetes. I will post the picture of the medical report. Please share your opinion.  Read Full »


Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. He has got heart attack and also had old asymptomatic heart attacks which were painless due to diabetes (attachment removed to protect patient identity). At present, his heart function is weak at around 30%. Normally, it is more than 55% and due to which his blood ...  Read Full »

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