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cholesterol emboli

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  • Posted By: meshell122
  • October 14, 2006
  • 01:06 AM

not sure how this works but i am trying to find out about cholesterol emboli that my 57yr old brother has. he just had heart by-pass done and they said the chrystals broke off either during angiography or surgery. he has what is called blue toe syndrome from this. very rare with low mortality.is any research being done anywhere in the united states?

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  • my dad was just diagnosed with a cholesterol emboli too (or atheroemboli). they aren't even sure why- he didn't have any invasive procedures but did just finish a bone marrow transplant. i've been trying to do some research on it... i've found information that shows improvement with high-dose steroids (like prednisone) and also some interesting findings with a drug called Iloprost. most of the stuff I've been reading isn't exactly reassuring. my dad's emboli went to the kidneys. he isn't in need of dialysis yet, but his kidney functioning tests are elevated. the main factors i've read are to keep blood pressure low, remain active, take cholesterol medication if it is elevated, and try to avoid blood-thinning medications like heparin/coumadin/aspirin. i hope that things are going well for your brother..
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