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Dr. Arun Phophalia
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I am looking for a physician here in Nashville, Tenn who

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Hello, I am looking for a physician here in Nashville, Tenn who treats with Angioprim. oral chelation. My 93 year old mom has carotid artery stenosis and is currently in the hospital with aspirating pneumonia and dysphagia. Do you have any suggestions on how to get this type of help for her to stop
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Dr. Arun Phophalia replied 1 year ago.


I am Dr. Arun and will be helping you today.

I am sorry that your question was unanswered for long.

Unfortunately there are no scientific studies which substantiates that it can open up the carotid artery stenosis. So board certified physicians are apprehensive of using it alone as a solitary therapy. In a hospitalized patient, who has pneumonia and dysphagia, oral chelation is not recommended.

Please feel free for your follow up questions.

I would be happy to assist you further, if you need any more information.

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Customer: replied 1 year ago.
What would be recommended for someone then with this problem. I am desperately looking for answers for my mom.
Expert:  Dr. Arun Phophalia replied 1 year ago.


A carotid artery stenting would be the best for her in her age group. You may discuss this possibility with her doctors.

For dysphagia, she may need a stomach tube feeding, which will prevent the aspiration.

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