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Surgical nutrition is something that is very important, and this covers both the pre and post-surgical periods. Without adequate nutrition, muscle wasting, immune dysfunction, and impaired recovery can occur. In general, encouraging adequate intake of nutrients, with a focus on ens...
28 Aug 2019
I agree with Dr Julian Tan's reply. Angioplasty is NOT a cure. It is a temporising measure to improve symptom and buy patient more time. 1) compliance with medication. Do not stop any medication without consulting your cardiologist. 2) control your risk factors with combinati...
17 Nov 2018
Treating heart disease usually begins with lifestyle changes and/or medications that help improve blood flow to your heart muscle. However, your angiogram will clearly show the blockage in your coronary arteries. I always make sure to explain ALL available treatment options to my...
16 Oct 2018
This is a common question that often confuses my patients, because they sound similar! An angiogram is merely a diagnostic tool used to reveal blockages in heart vessels. On the other hand, an angioplasty is a treatment that involves inserting heart stents to improve b...
16 Oct 2018
here are the main 4 steps during the angioplasty procedure: 1. Preparation A coronary angiogram usually takes about 30 minutes. You'll be lying under an X-ray camera in a cath lab while your cardiologist monitors the procedure on a television screen. You'll...
16 Oct 2018
Recovery time after an angioplasty is pretty similar in most parts of the globe. In terms of recovery we generally aim for a 4 to 6 week period to get back to full activity. Usually the cardiac rehabilitation team will come to meet you if you have been admitted with a heart att...
8 Aug 2018
Yes, 100% blocked arteries can be treated and many techniques exist nowadays. If the artery can be opened up through the normal route of blood flow it is called “antegrade” technique and there are newer specialized kits available for this technique. There are also...
8 Aug 2018
I am afraid the evidence does point to the fact that there is a clear advantage both in terms of quality of life and mortality benefit (for instance in those patients who have a narrowing of more than 50% in the left main stem ie the major branch on the left side of the heart, only ...
8 Aug 2018
Your father can rest assured that after a successful heart angioplasty he can look forward to a good quality of life and longevity provided that the coronary disease fits the criteria and the coronary angioplasty is technically sound and complete. Some simple rules to follow aft...
8 Aug 2018
I would say the chances of being completely angina free depends on the extent of the disease ie if you have diffuse multiple blockages or one or two critical blockages. With diffuse extensive disease, while you may improve the prognosis by treating the critical large vessels, ...
8 Aug 2018
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