Posted 2/8/2011 1:48 PM (GMT -6)
Me I am from the prostate cancer forum on here and been around that for 9 yrs., but don't know much about this area of medicine, so asking for info.
Scenario wife is 58 yrs. old, has some asthma for years, has some thyroid issue and takes a medicine for it also, was a smoker for 20+ years too---quit that 23 yrs. ago. Did the treadmill test and heart echo or such and board line failure for Ischemia. Only did 7 minutes on the treatmill and docs stopped it early, I guess 15 minutes is the max. usually used. Her blood pressure at rest today in docs office 140/98 66 bpm, I think on the treadmill maxed out at 177 or 197 for the first number (the high pressure).
Going in on Friday for catheterization and might possibly end up with stent(s), maybe. What can you tell me about the test, how precise is it or does it lack to like scans do for cancers??? Anything to know on stents, risks, future issues??
She has been started on a couple medications to deal with thryoid, blood pressure and stuff, so right now, has a type of Nitro drug Isosorbide 60mg, Lisinopril 10mg, Triamterene 37.5 mg; Thyroid 60 mg.
Right now we know approx. zero on this stuff, so would ask that some of the experienced veterans maybe give us a heads up on what to expect, any red flag concerns, drug concerns you might know about. Comparitive prognosis for very similar patient perhaps. Links for more info that is worthy. Will try looking at youtube for video on this proceedure.
If you think you could be super helpful, click on my name and send email and maybe your phone number too.