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Experience:  Board Certified NP, MS, RN. 25 years private practice & hospitalist
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My 92 year old dad has a blockage of his ventricular artery.

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My 92 year old dad has a blockage of his ventricular artery. Is he a candidate for a stent?
JA: Have you seen a doctor about this yet? What medications are you taking?
Customer: He will be seeing a vascular doctor tomorrow. He takes Limbrel, Amalodipine & a staring drug.
JA: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?
Customer: He had an MRI which provided this diagnosis. He has taken 12 weeks of physical therapy. Symptoms are paini his neck and back of his head. He gets dizzy and feels like he is going to faint. His vision has begun to bother him.
JA: Is the headache episodic or daily? And what about nausea?
Customer: Daily
Submitted: 1 month ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  A. Schuyler, NP replied 1 month ago.

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Expert:  A. Schuyler, NP replied 1 month ago.

Stents are one possibility for blocked arteries, including branches of coronary arteries, in some patients.

However, only his own vascular doctor can determine if your father is a candidate for this particular procedure after reviewing all of his medical history, examining him, and looking at his MRIs. There is a lot more in determining if a particular patient is a candidate than just knowing that the artery is blocked and that stents are available.

Please let me know what additional questions you have about this. I'm sorry that no one can give you a yes or no answer without a significant workup.

Kind regards,

Schuyler

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