Most Popular Angioplasty Web Site

Angiogram or Angioplasty After Heart Attack

Email Bookmark and Share
How soon after a myocardial infarction should an angiogram or angioplasty be done?

Add Your Comment           See More Topics

Patients Are Reading...
a stent Top Forum Chat: How Long Will a Stent Last?
Transradial Wrist Approach to Angioplasty Patient Guide: FAQ on Wrist Angioplasty
Activated Patient The Activated Patient Blog:
Our Blog for Patients
candy hearts Twitter: Follow us on Twitter @cardiopatient
Bike Race Patient Empowerment: Take Charge with Action Resources
Doctor and patient PatientCenter: Read and Learn about Heart Health

CT scan of heart
Like your local educational TV or radio station, our Forum relies on help from visitors like you. The grant funding we receive does not fully cover our costs; please consider making a recurring monthly contribution or a one-time donation.
Donate Now!

More from the Forum:
• Browse through existing topics on the Patient Forum
• Create a New Topic on the Patient Forum

Click here for more information about the following ads

Current Postings on This Page (8):

• When should angiogram / angioplasty be done in a 60 year old male with a inferior wall mycardial infarction. He had this infarction a week back. Is it necessary go for an angiogram immediately or when should it be done. Which is the best institution in India to perform this?
Anonymous, Japan, April 23, 2005

• I had an emergency angioplasty aand stent insertion the day after my heart attck. I do feel better. I could hardly climb stairs as my left ascending artery was 98% blocked and little blood as reaching my muscles. I feel tired, however and often find the need to take deep breaths.
Julie Wiekamp, Teacher, Newbury Park, Ca., 05 Apr 2003

As always, it is best to make these types of decisions in concert with your cardiologist -- especially to assess risks, etc. Every patient's clinical condition is different. It may be best for your father to stay on medical (drug) therapy; it may be best to do an angioplasty -- only a trained clinician (like an interventional cardiologist) with access to your father's medical records and angiograms can help you make these decisions. If your health plan allows it, a second opinion is always a good idea. Hope this helps. Good luck!
Angioplasty.Org Staff, Angioplasty.Org, February 16, 2002

• My father had/has an "Acute Anterior MI" with a rapid heart rate (abnormal rhythm). When I read as I try to learn about the condition, I see the usual treatment is an Angioplasty. For some reason he’s waiting on having the procedure and I was trying to find out if there are any benefits to waiting or how severe the risks are to wait. Any advice I could relay to him would be greatly appreciated. THANKS IN ADVANCE…
Adam, California, USA, 16 Feb 2002

• Once the patient become stable. I think in India it is best done by King Edward Hospital, Parel, Mumbai.
Haleeth, House Man, Mumbai/Maharashtra, India, 19 Mar 2001

• Post MI residual ischemia detected by noninvasive diagnostic methods is the best indication for anjiography for a patient who had an uncomplicated course. I don't have any idea about Indian instutitions since I am practicing in Turkey
Ozan Kýnay, Suleyman Demirel University Med School, Isparta, Turkey, 19 Jul 2000

• No
Sayed M. Abdou, NHI, Cairo, EGYPT, 14 Jun 2000

• When should angiogram / angioplasty be done in a 37 year old male with a inferior wall mycardial infarction. He had this infarction a week back. Is it necessary go for an angiogram immediately or when should it be done. Which is the best institution in India to perform this?
posted by Dr. Shaila, K.L.I.C., Kerala, INDIA, January 5, 2000




























add your response
Please keep your posting concise. For readability we limit responses to 1,200 characters. Also note that The Forum is not an "ask-a-doctor" service; we do not dispense medical
advice about a patient's specific situation. Read our disclaimer and note that no information
on this Forum should be viewed as a substitute for medical advice or as a consultation
with a medical doctor
: characters left

Forum name -- how do you want to be identified on your post (Required) your email address (Required):
email address must be current and valid; if email sent to the address
below is returned, your comments will not be posted; your email address
will not be displayed on the Forum unless you specifically request it: please enter your email address again (for verification)
geographic location (city, state, province and/or country -- Required):
REQUIRED -- Check the box below to let us know you are a "real human being" and not a spambot. You must check this box for your posting to be submitted: I am a real person and not a spambot The following information is optional. your name:

your organization:
Check the box below if you wish Angioplasty.Org to "anonymize" your posting (for example, John Doe, Baltimore, Maryland, USA would become John D., Maryland, USA): please anonymize me To submit your post, please click the button below once and wait for a confirmation.
Clicking more than once will result in multiple submissions.