Sir, my father has a heart problem. It was detected by a recent angiogram. The consulted doctor said 3 vessels are blocked. We have gone through stents (angioplasty) but my father has diabetes The patient, age 55, blood pressure, creatinine 1.2, protein also losing, it’s ratio is 8.11. Sir, presently doctor is trying to decrease values. Sir, my question is after decreasing these creatinine values is this angioplasty preferable, and is there any problem for the kidneys now and in the future?

I cannot provide medical advice without performing a complete history and physical examination.  The dye used for angioplasty can cause kidney injury.  I suggest that you consult with your father’s physicians and ask about the risk and benefits of undertaking an angioplasty of the heart vessels.  Only his treating physician can give you the information about the risk versus the benefit of treatment.


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