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My child is 17 years old. His white is 25 LG. He is seek with cardiac problem pH. His heart bet is over 200 and above. medicine amid roan 50 mg twice a day.
I am 25 years old. I have heart problem. Some time I feel do much pain doctors says you have whole in heart. I make two heart operation .kindly give me any solution.
I have migraine for past 5 years. Now I suffer erratic blood pressure. Sometime low sometime high. Fatigue and have spotted some facial hair growth. Please suggest.
I am 51 year, male, having diebetics for the last 10 years, I also have reflex problem and burning sensetion in the night, I take medicine for dieabatics and some times omez for aciditity and reflex off late I have been having omiting in the nights, and early in the morning while brushing my teeth, in the nights I wake up for urination, and urine stinks too much, suger level are 120 on fasting and 185 on ppbs, ecg is ok and I keep getting pain in chest.
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Dear sir, myra BP flakchuat karta hai (betaloc 5mg, synocal, khata hun) sarmy chakar atta hai, patmy gass banta h. DHANKAR ANYPAR TIK RHTA HUN, MYNE CHANCH KARWAY COLESTRAL, DAEBITEAS KUCH NHI H,(MY ROJ 180 ML WAEN wishki BHI PITA HUN, fild wark ky karan sirf ratmysopata hun (matar 5ganta) kybadh nind khlul jati h,
I am 64 years. Had angioplasty 5 years ago and put stent in 4 blocks. Now when I walk after taking food I have chest discomfort. I am taking clavex, isonorm, protoal, ecosprin 150, lipicure40, ezedoc and ramistar regularly. Please advise.
I have minor pain in heart last 2 month regularly so what will it it is hart attack problem or other please give me suggestion.
I am 20 years old female . I have some problems in my chest .I mean that my nipples are inside but there is no pain . What disease may I have .
Hello doctor I am 20 years old, Most of the times my right hips pain very badly while sleeping and while riding scooty (since 8 months) I also did X-Ray and the report was normal. Is there any involvement of tumor or cancer. Doctor please help me out. I am very much worried.
I'm 27 years male, have done health checkup through Lybrate, in which some values are not normal like 25-oh vitamin D (total) -5.15 ng/ml, Total cholesterol-223 mg/dl, LDL Cholesterol (direct)-152 mg/dl, Non HDL cholesterol-171 mg/dl, Alkaline phosphatase-189 U/l, platelets distribution width (PDW)-20.5 fL, mean platelet volume (MPV)-13.3 fL and PLCR-51.2%. Please consult.
Having pain in top back and center of chest. It's internal pain not always. When I down and up. Pain happen.
Hi sir, I am17year old. I have some problem in my chest for some time. And I want to loss m fate pls tell me about some thigh. Thank you.
I have chest pain since 2 years but does not have cardiac problems in x ray. Some one told that may be muscle pain. Please give a favorable reply.
I have severe problem when I feel hungry my stomach has cramp towards heart and create stress. I have consult so many doctors all said 'all is well I do not understand what is the problem? Please help.
What is CABG?
CABG or Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting is a surgery done to improve blood flow to the heart. In most instances there is a fatty plaque (CAD or Coronary Artery Disease) in the vessels of heart which reduces the blood flow required for normal function. The plaque may grow or harden with time and reduces oxygen-rich blood reaching the heart. Lowering of the amount of oxygen reaching the heart may result in Chest Pain - called Angina. The plaque may even rupture and form clots on its surface. The clot formed may mostly or even completely block the blood flow - leading to Heart Attack or Myocardial Infarction.
In CABG, a normal vein or artery from the patient's body is connected to the blocked coronary artery. Thereby bypassing the obstructing plaque and creates a new path along which blood can now reach the heart.
What are other options for Treatment of CAD?
Other than CABG options for treatment of CAD include - Lifestyle changes, Medications, PCI or Balloon Angioplasty.
PCI is a nonsurgical option where the blocked artery can be opened and generally a stent is placed at the point of blockage to keep the blood flowing.
Goals of CABG
CABG is done to achieve the following
1. Reduce the symptoms (Chest Pain, Breathlessness etc)
2. Improve quality of Life and helps to resume a more active Lifestyle
3. Improved pumping action of the heart
4. Reduce chances of Heart Attack
5. Improve chances of survival
Who needs CABG?
CABG is a surgical treatment for CAD.
Your doctor may recommend CABG if other treatments have not worked or he judges it good in his clinical opinion.
Decision will be based on factors such as -
1. Severity, Location and number of blockages
2. Response to other treatments
3. Your quality of Life and severity of symptoms
4. Other Medical conditions that you might have
5. Your Age and Medical History
Medical Tests that may be required to determine the need are -
3. Coronary Angiography
CABG is a relatively safe Surgery. The safety of the procedure will depend on your age, existing heart function, and experience of the Doctor.
What to expect before
You will need to undergo a few tests to prepare you for CABG such as - Blood tests, Chest X-Ray, ECG, Echocardiography or maybe Coronary Angiography. Doctors that perform CABG are Cardiothoracic Surgeons.
Things to ask your Doctor at this Stage -
1. What you can eat or drink
2. What activities are you allowed to do (e.g. smoking)
3. What medicines to take (Share all the medicines that you are taking for any other conditions)
4. As the outlook for surgery is heavily dependent on the number of procedures a Doctor has performed - it will be a good idea to get information about his clinical experience.
If you have already undergone all the tests - surgery may be done on the same or a day after the admission.
What to expect after
You will require admission into ICU typically for 1 or 2 days, to monitor your progress better after the surgery. You will be given oxygen therapy while hospitalized. You may also be asked to wear Compression Stockings while your movement is limited.
After you leave ICU you will require admission in the hospital for about 4 - 6 days.
Recovery at Home
Things to ask your doctor before leaving the hospital.
1. How to care for incision wounds and stitches.
2. How to identify signs of infection
3. How to identify conditions for which you need to call the Doctor right away.
4. When to make follow-up appointments
Common side effects of CABG wear off within 4 - 6 weeks but may include.
1. Discomfort in area from where the vein was taken
2. Itching and swelling at incision wounds
3. Fatigue, Loss of Sleep, Loss of Appetite
Full recovery from CABG takes 6 - 12 weeks.
Your doctor will advise you when you can resume specific activities. If your work is not too demanding physically, it is common to return to work after 6 weeks. You can resume sexual activities after 4 weeks and drive after 4 - 8 weeks.
At you follow up visits you will require to undergo tests such as ECG, Echocardiography etc. to see how much your heart has improved. CABG is not a cure for CAD. A complete Treatment will always involve Lifestyle changes, Reducing weight, Medications, and Cardiac Rehabilitation Exercises. Your doctor will prepare a treatment plan for you including these things. Be sure to pay attention to them as religiously as your Surgery.