Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Mail and Doctor visit

Tuesday, we have to return to Benson, AZ to pickup mail, Glenn forgot to pick it up Friday and the general delivery window is not open on Saturday. While we were there we had brunch at the "Apple Farm Bakery".
Next stop was the Doctors Office in Tucson. We found the office with the help of "Tom Tom". The Doctor gave Sylvia "Samples" of the new medication. That sure will help the budget. We stopped at "Mc Donalds"on the way home.
The dogs were very glad to see us as they had been alone fron 9 am this morning.
Till later!


Kathy and Robert said...

Gotta lovet hose doctor's samples..I get them whenever I can too! K

pammi said...


In today’s modern world, changing lifestyles are leading to increase in the number of diseases related to the heart. With that, many techniques of surgery for the heart have come up. Of all the available options for surgery, Angioplasty has proved to be one of the safest ways.

Angioplasty was first used in the late 70’s. It involves the widening of an obstructed blood artery, which has happened because of atherosclerosis, by mechanical means. A balloon catheter, which is an empty one and is collapsed, is taken and it is passed through the location where the surgery is to be done. Then the catheter is inflated by pressure which is around 200 times compared to that of the blood pressure.

The inflated balloon has sufficient pressure in it to crush most of the fatty deposits on the sides of the artery walls. Thus, the artery opens up properly and the flow becomes proper and the obstruction is now minimal. After this is done, the catheter is collapsed and made empty and is finally withdrawn.

Angioplasty is of several types based on the location of the arteries which have been blocked. Some of these are Renal, Cerebral, Coronary, etc.

Once Angioplasty is done, the patient is kept under observation for a day or two. The blood pressure is monitored continuously along with the heart beat rate. Proper medications are given if necessary.

Since the time from which it has been put to use, Angioplasty has helped lot of patients and has saved their life. The best outcome of it is the prevention of heart attacks and bypass surgeries.

Avery's Wanderings said...

Thanks Pammi for your information, and I welcome the comments.