BLOCK IN CAD OF CORONARY ARTERY

ON ANGIOGRAM I WAS DIAGNOSED HAVING 80% BLOCK IN CAD CORONARY ARTERHY about a month back.BUT I AM VERY NORMAL AND NOT NOTICING ANY PAIN OR BREATHING PROBLEM .I AM REGULARLY GOING FOR BRISK WALKING FOR ONE HOUR AND CLIMBING THREE FLOORS THREE TIMES A DAY.I am regularly taking the following tablets for the last one year.

1.METOPROLOL 25MG XL;AMLODIPINE2.5mg;NITOGLYCERINE GTN 2.6 sorbitrate twice;TELMISARTAN-20.;ECOSPIRIN 75;

ROSUVASTATIN 5MG ;FENOFIBRATE160MG

Whether CABG /STENT placement is necessary since I am doing all normal activities without any symptoms or strain?

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  • Your GP or cardiologist is the best person to answer an important question.

    If you go for life style change, food & drinks intake control, green leafy veg onions and tomatoes for lunch and regular exercise may help towards a healthy life.

    If possible get a heart rate monitor to check the BPM during your exercise.

  • I can understand your being confused. Read your post again, if the tests show this, why are you thinking of taking the chance of a heart attack when it can be prevented ? I don't often post on here, but I saw this and had to reply. Wish they had found mine before I had a heart attack, I would have Sat outside the hospital waiting for a stent.

  • I was faced with a similar predicament and to some it seems straight forward but I understand your anguish. I had more than one reduced artery but after tapping into certain US 'experts' I was confused and pondered over dealing with it all through diet and lifestyle changes (TBH I could only change diet as a life long non smoking keep fit fanatic). Can you reverse through diet? Perhaps a select few can but you have to balance against the risk of an 'incident' in the meantime and he damage that could do. You have to make your own decision but my cardiologist said this to me and he was being sincere. 'If you were my brother....id be advising you to have the op as you have far more chance of being here in 10 years time if you have it'. I had a Cabg X 5 in May and will stick to a vegan type diet for the rest of my life. My rationale is I am giving myself the best possible change and as for the op itself...it really is routine for them now. Good luck.

  • The issue is, with an 80% blockage, you are at extremely high risk of that going to a complete blockage with no warning, and you then having a major HA. If they offer scenting, I'd jump at the chance.

  • I was in similar position 2 years ago. Angiogram showed high blockage but I had no symptoms, like you fit and healthy walking regularly and playing squash 3 time a week. The surgeon told me to stop playing squash immediately (he said the type of blockage I had was called the widow maker) BUT once I had had the bypass I would be able to play again. I researched and found book about reversing via vegan diet and asked cardiologist, GP and surgeon if I can avoid surgery but they convinced me that it was unlikely to reduce the blockage.

    I had the bypass which was very straightforward although takes a few months for full recovery, I restarted playing squash 6 months later and now 18 months on feel it was all well worth it.

    I have kept to my near vegan diet and keep my cholesterol below 3.75 and am following the advice in Caudwell Esselstine book " how to prevent and reverse heart disease". Hopefully this will help prevent further artery Plaques building up.

    I am 65 years old and sine the operation and diet change have also managed to keep excess weight off too keeping my BMI at 23.

    My experience very similar to DJ100 comments above,

    Good luck

  • Sounds very similar albeit my FH saw my arteries start to narrow at 43. I do like Esselstyns case for halting progression and at least like you, hope that these new grafts won't fur up so quickly by sticking to the diet. I have healthy fish in my diet but apart from that almost 100% plant based. Whether it works or not I've never felt better in so many ways so will never return to meat and dairy. Best wishes.

  • HI I HAD CABG 4 YEARS AGO NO SYPTHOMS ANGIOGRAM SHOWED 70% HEART BLOCKED TOLD WAS A SITTING DUCK HAD BYPASS 3 WEEKS LATER REGARDS SIMON

  • blockade of coronary artery is not felt but under certain exertions one faints and is dangerous.80 percent blockade can take you to death unexpectedly

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