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Should a person with coronary artery blockage be

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Should a person with coronary artery blockage be given any type of cortisone injections?
Submitted: 9 years ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Dr. D. Evans replied 9 years ago.
Cortisone injection does not pose any direct risk to coronary artery disease.

Of course cortisone injections have their own risks and side effects. But no special risk is atached to coronary artery disease.

So cortisone injections can be given in coronary artery disease if indicated.



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Customer: replied 9 years ago.
Reply to Dr. D. Evans's Post: What about indirect danger?
Expert:  Dr. D. Evans replied 9 years ago.
Cortisone injections have some risks, but these are mainly long term. There is no grave indirect danger.

There are also very important benefits, and they can be life saving. There is usually no substitute for cortisone injections when they are indicated. SOme side effects are there as with all other medicines, but the benefits far outweigh the risks.

SO in conditions where they are indicated, cortisone injections are a must.



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