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Board: Heart Disorders 03-01-2014, 04:55 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 544
Posted By Beefsteak
Re: symptoms of stent failing

My condolences for the loss of your Dad. That must have been especially hard with the feeling that it might have been avoidable.
Reading your post there seems to have been decision points...
Board: Heart Disorders 02-10-2014, 07:24 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 512
Posted By Beefsteak
Re: blocked arteries

You can't unclog arteries - at least very easily. Stents or bypass grafts are the only options. You can read all about these procedures, but no doubt your specialist has been over this with you....
Board: Heart Disorders 11-24-2013, 05:49 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 785
Posted By Beefsteak
Re: Please help... should i go to ER?

Yes, You should go back until you get a proper diagnosis and are happy with what they say. I don't know how the US health system works but you might have to try another ER.
You might have other...
Board: Heart Disorders 11-19-2013, 03:09 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 398
Posted By Beefsteak
Re: Help! Heart Question..

Although you are probably fine and your body will resolve this itself, you must be cautious bec. there is a tiny, tiny, risk that it is an indicator of something more serious.
I would avoid extreme...
Board: Heart Disorders 11-11-2013, 09:50 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 977
Posted By Beefsteak
Re: High pulse with little exertion, very mild chest pain. Help?

Well, a high heart rate is not usually harmful to your heart (sinus tachycardia I think it's called), so don't worry about that or let it add to your anxiety. Tell yourself YOU are in control of your...
Board: Heart Disorders 10-16-2013, 06:48 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,131
Posted By Beefsteak
Re: Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy

Hi Rbl, They usually measure the thickness of the septum at its thickest point in mm. The echo enables that. And they measure the outflow tract pressure gradient - this is how hard it is to push...
Board: Eye & Vision 08-31-2012, 09:51 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 8,869
Posted By Beefsteak
Re: Cloudy vision after Cataract Surgery?

Now two weeks after surgery I feel a lot better.
Specialist said to drop two of the antibiotics (Voltaren and Chlorsig) and just continue with the Prednefrin Forte. Behold - the cloudiness is gone...
Board: Eye & Vision 08-24-2012, 07:01 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,774
Posted By Beefsteak
Re: EyePromise Restore

The only study I know of that stood up to scientific scrutiny was an Italian one some years back. It was a double-blind, randomized, placebo-controlled, cross-over study using a purified and...
Board: Eye & Vision 12-06-2010, 04:48 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,508
Posted By Beefsteak
Re: Off the peg reading glasses

Hi, I think you owe it to yourself to get proper prescription eyeglasses.
Here in Australia, the eye test is fully rebated by Medicare, and the optician is obligated to return the prescription to...
Board: Heart Disorders 12-15-2008, 07:56 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 22,845
Posted By Beefsteak
Re: what does it mean if i fail a cardiac stress test

Hi Nancy,
A stress test is to check how well your heart pumps blood to your exercising muscles. There are various levels of result - for example, the result may be a "marginal" pass or "marginal"...
Board: Arthritis 03-26-2008, 08:22 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,610
Posted By Beefsteak
Re: any one with gout??

You can have gout in just about any joint in the body. My gout is rarely in the same place as last time, but it is (in my case) always somewhere in my feet. It is also common in the arms and...
Board: Heart Disorders 09-23-2007, 10:27 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 9,441
Posted By Beefsteak
Re: inducible ischemia

Hi Libby,
I'm from Australia too, but east coast.
Inducible ischemia is a form of blood restriction to a part of the body. Usually here we are talking about restricted blood flow to the heart, or...
Board: Angina 04-09-2007, 10:23 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,037
Posted By Beefsteak
Question EECP (or ECP) for Angina - Anyone had experience?

I would be interested to hear from anyone who has tried this technique for stable angina, or from anyone who knows a friend or relative who has tried it.

EECP is a pressure-sequencing...
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