USA, February 17, 2000
I had angioplasty done on 1 October, 1999. My symptoms were a burning in my upper abdomen. I had complete blockage in my RCA (right coroary artery), and since then things were fine. My cholesterol is down considerably from 316 to 161. Recently I've started experiencing the "burning" in my belly and am wondering if I could be blocking up again? If anyone has anything similar to this, please write and let me know and also what the doctors did. Thank you
Well I had the same problem after my ptca, I went to the Hospital and my Dr. was there waiting for me. He found that my gall bladder was bad. They removed the gall bladder and the burning (heartburn) went away. I have not had any problems for the past 7 months
Jim Ballard, private patient, Westminster, California, USA, 28 Mar 2000
had angioplasty done on both legs, abdomen at rib cage. I was tested for an
ulcer which was negative. I recently went to a new vascular physician and told
him I am now experiencing pain in my upper arm, but he said it is just a coincidence.
What made your doctor realize it could be a blockage?
Marge, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA, 18 Sep 2000
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