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Why did my father's angioplasty fail?

My father was going to have an angioplasty, but it actually failed and the surgeons changed the procedure to a bypass. What are the possible reasons for the surgery failing?...

What does a coronary artery bypass surgery involve?

My husband has been advised to have coronary artery bypass surgery. What does this surgery involve?

My 4 year old son recently has an irregular heartbeat. Would he need a transplant in the future?

We noticed that our son had an irregular heartbeat. We took him to the doctor and they said that he may need a heart transplant if it continues. If this happens, what is the...

What happens in a person to trigger a myocardial infarction?

While I already know the symptoms of a myocardial infarction, I am curious to know what exactly happens in a person to trigger the condition.

What are the risks of an open heart surgery for a hypertension patient?

My father, who is 78 years old, is due for an open heart surgery. He also suffers from hypertension, which makes me really worried for his operation. What are the risks involved...

What does an angioplasty procedure involve?

I am due for an angioplasty, but I am extremely nervous about the procedure and it would be of great help to tell me what exactly will be involved. My kids did some research,...

I have been detected with a growth in my esophagus. Should I consult a cardiothoracic surgeon?

A recent body checkup showed a growth in my esophagus. The doctor didn't say it was cancerous, but I'm still worried about it. Should I consult a cardiothoracic surgeon to learn...

What is the difference between a cardiologist and cardiothoracic surgeon?

I am curious to find out more about the roles and functions of a cardiothoracic surgeon. How are they different from a cardiologist?

My son is 8 years old and has been detected with a hole in the heart. Is surgery the only option?

My son is 8 years old and through a mild infection, the doctors detected that he has a hole in the heart. The doctors have been reassuring us that a surgery which has a high success...

After my bypass surgery, I am having heavy bleeding during my periods. Could there be a connection?

I am 34 years old and I underwent a bypass surgery about 4 months back. Ever since my surgery, my periods flow has become very heavy. Is there a connection between the two?...

How can I tell if it's a heart attack or just a chest pain?

I keep having a slight pain around my chest. This pain keeps happening off and on and I am confused whether it is a cardiac issue or just a simple chest pain. Please advise....

My grandfather is 87 years old and has suffered a heart attack. What should we do?

My grand father is about 87 years old and he recently suffered a heart attack. Given his age, what are the best possible treatment options for him?

Would LAD lesion cause tachycardia?

I am a 37 years old woman and I am suffering from tachycardia. My resting heart beat is at about 130bpm. I also have 65% LAD lesion. Could my lesion be the reason behind my...

I have symptomatic PVCs. When do they become dangerous?

About 1 and a half years ago I developed symptomatic PVCs (right lower ventricle). I have had a failed ablation. When should I worry about these? Can they become dangerous?...

Why do I feel palpitations and increased heart rate?

I am a 47 year old woman and I have been having very frequent episodes that cause severe palpitations leading to my heart rate increasing drastically. Even at rest, sometimes...

Will diastolic dysfunction lead to heart failure?

My father who is 72 years has been diagnosed with diastolic dysfunction. While I understand it is a condition of abnormal functioning of the heart, what exactly does it mean?...

I have chest soreness and radiating pain. Is this due to pleurisy or costochondritis?

I have a shooting pain that radiates from my arms upto my chin. I am 42 year old woman and I have costochondritis. Could this pain be due to my current condition or is it an...

Even though all my tests seem normal, I am having chest pain. What could be the reason?

I've been suffering from chest pain since 10 days ago. I underwent a complete cardiac evaluation to understand the cause. However, all the tests seemed normal. The pain is still...

My son has a hole in the heart. What is the treatment procedure?

My son is 7 years old and has been detected with a hole in the heart. What is the treatment suggested to rectify the same? Will the condition be solved permanently after the...

Does variation in TMT indicate anything serious?

I am a 42 year old man with mildly high BP in the last 7 years. I am on medication for the same. In my recent TMT test, there were certain values which were higher than the recommended....

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