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Thats why we gotta understand that hospitals are businesses after all. And profiting is on their best interest.
Great article! Good thing a lot of articles like this are putting this into light.
Recently developed A-fib, now on anti-coags and beta-blocker. My episodes of a-fib seems to be
Related to drinking green tea. Don’t understand why. Has this been reported before? Any input
Would be appreciated.
Stents should only be deployed with a goal of achieving minimal residual stenosis (so-called optimal stenting). However, attainment of a large luminal diameter minimizes the risk of both stent thrombosis and restenosis.
Great Article,I have got useful information here.Thanks a lot.
Ouch … so much information against angioplasty.
And I’m wondering how many useless medical procedures are oversell
Its really classic info, i have liked the part of mistaken faith, thanks please keep it up
Additionally, very true about the misconception that angioplasty is the panacea.
Solid article – thanks. It reminds us all that medicine is not a static field, rather it is constantly changing for the better.
Wow that’s a nice piece of information or knowledge.
Wow crazy stuff
I have experienced the same experience and worried much, then went for fundoplication
About four years ago I succumbed to pressure and underwent angiography. Reportedly it revealed three plaques blocking carotid and coronary arteries between 70 to 80%. I resisted angioplasty and changed diet and lifestyle with medication. At 80, I walk reasonably fast about two and a half miles everyday and never have any angina pain since then.
On August 12r
Th this year I s
Was scheduled for an angiogram. I have normal cholesterol but high BP which is somewhat resistant to treatment. Anyway the test went ahead and my heart stopped durung the procedure.
I do not have clogged arteries ab
Nd my heart was sound . So let this be a cause of concern for others who may be asked to have a needless and dNgerous in my case, angiogram.
Great article. Thank you!! I read a similar article you published last year which pointed out the greater benefits of medication compared.to stents and/or surgery when tresting chest pain upon exertion. I changed doctors after mine insisted on stents or surgery and flatly refused to consider medication. A year later and with regular exercise and medication I am doing great.
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