Question: I have a dual lead
in 1997. Since then it's been found that two main valves start normal
then narrow. Left ventricule does not function very well so I only
get 45% oxygen to apex of heart and not good blood supply. I had an
angiogram which Spanish doctor says arteries are normal. I don't understand
why all other tests show these problems. Can anything be done and
what is the outcome on life expectancy? Medication taken is morphine,
warferin, indapamida, ramipril, pravastatine, diltiazem, rapeprazol,
phentinel patches. Julie
Answer: Dear Julie,
An angiogram lets doctors see
and study the blood vessels. An angiogram helps a doctor diagnose
blockages of the arteries surrounding the heart, enlargement of the
arteries, malformed arteries and problems with the veins.
The arteries may show no problems
at all in an angiogram but problems can still exist inside the heart.