ADVERTISEMENT

Q. How serious is a triple valve disease in a smoker?

Answered by
Dr. Amiya Kumar Chattopadhyay
and medically reviewed by iCliniq medical review team.
This is a premium question & answer published on Feb 27, 2017 and last reviewed on: May 14, 2021

Hello doctor,

I am a 42 year old male. I smoke 30 to 40 cigarettes per day. I was admitted into a hospital last week with chest pain and underwent angiography, which showed triple vessel disease. ECG was showing normal rhythm with no evidence of acute ischemic changes. Troponins were mildly elevated at 21-30-22 ng/mL. Total cholesterol was 5.7 mmol/L and LDL was 3.8 mmol/L. I was discharged with medications (please see the attached pictures). My general practitioner told me to stay at home for at least a week.

My main question is how serious does my angiography look? I was told by my doctor, that all three major vessels are affected. Does it need any surgery or can I stay just on medications? Can I continue working? I was told to stop smoking, but I cannot stop smoking immediately. Is e-cigarette good substitute or not? How long can I live with a disease like this?

ADVERTISEMENT
#

Hi,

Welcome to icliniq.com.

  • After seeing your reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity), yes, three of your major vessels are affected. But, the seriousness depends on the percentage of the block and how narrow the vessels have become, which I cannot make out by looking at the photo.
  • You will be able to continue your job after taking rest for a week as suggested by your general physician.
  • With the right treatment and medication, you can expect a normal life expectancy.

For further information contact a cardiologist online --> https://www.icliniq.com/ask-a-doctor-online/cardiologist


Was this answer helpful?

 | 

Same symptoms doesn’t mean you have the same problem. Consult a doctor now!



Related Questions:
I failed to notice a woman and a baby next to me when I was smoking.Will that baby die of SIDS?

Hello doctor, I smoke, and I usually avoid smoking around other people ... I did not notice that there was a woman with a baby, and I stood near them smoking for quite a few seconds ...   Read full

What is the treatment for COPD?

Smoking cessation is the best policy to halt the progression of the disease ...   Read full

How does Nicotex chewing gum help quit smoking?

Hello doctor, How does Nicotex chewing gum help in quitting smoking ... Nicotex chewing gums are often resorted to, these days, as a means to quit smoking ...   Read full

Also Read Answers From:

ideaComprehensive Medical Second Opinion.Submit your Case

Also Read


Tomato Fever - Causes, Symptoms, Diagnosis, Treatment, and Prevention
Tomato fever is an unidentified and fast-spreading type of viral infection seen in young children. Scroll down to know m...  Read more»
Histrionic Personality Disorder - Causes, Signs, Symptoms, Diagnosis and Treatment
Histrionic personality disorder causes variations in the thinking ability of a person. Read this article to know more.  Read more»
Nighttime Skin Routine for Clear Skin
A skin that gets all the attention during the day requires a chance to repair, rejuvenate and replenish from day damage ...  Read more»

Ask your health query to a doctor online?

Ask a Cardiologist Now

* guaranteed answer within 4 hours.

Disclaimer: No content published on this website is intended to be a substitute for professional medical diagnosis, advice or treatment by a trained physician. Seek advice from your physician or other qualified healthcare providers with questions you may have regarding your symptoms and medical condition for a complete medical diagnosis. Do not delay or disregard seeking professional medical advice because of something you have read on this website. Read our Editorial Process to know how we create content for health articles and queries.