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Old 12-06-2003, 08:18 AM   #1
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Question spinal surgery after angioplasty?

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Hi,

This is my first post concerning heart problems. I was doing some pre-surgical testing to get clearance for thoracic spinal surgery and I failed the chemical stress test. The nurse called Thursday afternoon and said she wanted to schedule a catheterization due to the fact that there are 2 areas of my heart that aren't receiving adequate blood supply.

Does anyone know if I were to have angioplasty, and things went well, would it be safe to go ahead with the spine surgery? I have spinal cord compression (myelopathy) at T9-10 that has been slowly progressing for almost 2 years and needs to be repaired.

I won't know how minor or serious this thing is until I get the cath, but the nurse said I need to do something right away to prevent damage to the heart muscle. I hope it is not too damaged already!!

Any thoughts, comments, or just kind words will be appreciated

Joe
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Thoracic disc herniations T7-8 and T9-10. Bulges at T6-7 and T8-9.
Pars fracture at L5
Constant mid back pain
Weakness and numbness in both legs

 
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