Everett, Washington, USA, May 25, 2005
I recommend Dr. Raghu Kamineni,
MD at 503-585-5585 in Salem, Or. He did my angiogram, and than implanted
the stent once he saw that one artery was 90%
blocked. He does more stents than any other doctor in Salem area. Is very good.
Harold L. Percell, Salem, Oregon, USA, May 7, 2006
• Nahid -- we're
not in the business of recommending one hospital or
physician over another
(perhaps some readers can volunteer names)
there are a number, we're sure. You
for an interventional cardiologist, not a surgeon (angioplasties are done
by interventional cardiologists). The cardiologist should do at least 75
a year (that's the minimum recommended by the American College of Cardiology).
High volume operators do at least 400-500. As
agree with your doctor that the likelihood of a blockage is pretty high,
so a catheterization (angiogram) would seem warranted -- an angioplasty /
stent can be done in the same session. Note, if your mother has allergies,
other medical condition, make
to tell the cardiologist or nurse before the procedure. Check out our article "You
and Your Physician" as well.
Angioplasty.Org Staff, Angioplasty.Org, May 29, 2005
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