This treatment involves administering radiation to a coronary artery that has narrowed after a stent has been implanted. Angioplasty is performed to gain access to the narrowed coronary artery. Radioactive material is then advanced through a catheter to the site of the blockage. Blood clots may occur at the site of radiation months after the procedure is performed.
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Heart Attack Article
- Heart attack facts
- What is a heart attack?
- What causes a heart attack?
- What are the symptoms of a heart attack?
- What are the complications of a heart attack?
- What are the risk factors for atherosclerosis and heart attack?
- How is a heart attack diagnosed?
- What is the treatment for heart attack?
- What are the risk factors for heart attack in women?
- What are the symptoms of heart attack in women and how is heart attack diagnosed?
- How is heart attack in women treated?
- What about hormone therapy and heart attack in women?
- What is new in heart attack?
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Esophageal Cancer Article
- Esophageal cancer facts*
- What is the esophagus?
- What is cancer?
- What are the types of esophageal cancer?
- What is a tumor grade test?
- What tests are used to determine the stage of esophageal cancer?
- What are the stages of esophageal cancer?
- Stages I and II of adenocarcinoma of the esophagus
- Stages I and II of squamous cell cancer of the esophagus
- Stages III and IV of esophageal cancer (both types)
- What is the treatment for esophageal cancer?
- What doctors treat esophageal cancer?
- Should people get a second opinion after an esophageal cancer diagnosis?
- Radiation Therapy
- Targeted Therapy
- What follow-up care is necessary during recovery after esophageal cancer treatment?
- Where can people with esophageal cancer find support?
- What research is being done on esophageal cancer?
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Breast Cancer Article
- Breast cancer facts
- What is breast cancer?
- What are the different types of breast cancer?
- What are the statistics on male breast cancer?
- What causes breast cancer?
- What are breast cancer risk factors?
- What are breast cancer symptoms and signs?
- How do physicians diagnose breast cancer?
- How are breast cancer stages determined? What are breast cancer survival rates by stage?
- What is the treatment for breast cancer?
- Is it possible to prevent breast cancer?
- What research is being done on breast
cancer? Is it worthwhile to participate in a clinical trial?
- I may have
breast cancer, what questions should I ask my doctor?
- Is the doctor sure I have breast cancer?
- What type of breast cancer do I have?
- What difference does a precise diagnosis
- What has been done to exclude cancer in other areas of
the same breast or in my other breast?
- What type of medical team do I need for the most accurate
- Is my family history relevant to my breast cancer diagnosis?
- What other studies should be done on my breast tissue biopsy?
- How urgent is it that I make
decisions and begin treatment?
- Should I stop taking hormone
replacement therapy (HRT)?
- Even though my breast tumor does not have hormone receptors,
should I take tamoxifen to reduce the risk of a new tumor?
- I have a ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS), a type of
localized cancer. Why have I been advised to have a mastectomy when other women
with invasive cancer have lumpectomies?
- Should I start
chemotherapy before surgery?
- If I am advised to have a mastectomy,
what are the risks and benefits of immediate breast reconstruction?
- Should my lymph nodes be removed?
- What is a sentinel lymph node biopsy, and what
are its benefits and risks?
- Are there any other questions I
should ask my doctor?
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Heart Attack Pathology: Photo Essay Article
- What is a Heart Attack?
- What are the structures and functions of a normal coronary artery?
- What happens to the coronary artery in atherosclerosis?
- Who gets coronary artery plaques and what happens to the plaques?
- What happens to the heart muscle after a person survives a Heart Attack?
- Can a person have more than one heart attack?