These are fantastic. For some reason we only get these post-procedure chats done by patients with Dr. McGuckin. We don't get similar videos of patients with the other doctors. Here's the latest:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XV9kJwGX ... ture=share
Doesn't Dr. McGuckin come across as a likeable guy? I like him and I've never had the chance to meet him.
The patient describes the brighter colors that's she's seeing post-procedure. Red is red. Blue is blue. Dr. McGuckin suggests that patients have mentioned both improved colors and clarity.
The patient received a stent in the 'candy-cane' portion of the azygous. Here he meant the 'stick' portion of the azygous, not the arch, when he said candy-cane, unless I got that wrong?
What's interesting is that he said this was the first time he has seen a patient with two jugulars on the same side. The two jugulars went into the skull base. In the lower neck, they joined together before the valve, and the valve was bad, so drainage was impaired in both. Does fixing the valve fix the situation there, or are the two jugulars going to compress one on the other and impair drainage that way? I wonder what he meant by two jugulars, if they shared a vein wall or if they were completely separate up until the merger before the valve. And with both going into the skull base, just what was going on up there? Wouldn't the dural sinus only lead into one of them? How do we know that this was a duplicate jugular, and not some other vein that was big enough to be a jugular? Dr. McGuckin, we need ivus images, dural sinus investigation, and perhaps a case study publication! And we won't be getting that.
I also again like the nifty human body illustration that Dr. McGuckin uses to explain what was done! It's simple and effective.
All best wishes to ThePennyGirl as she heals!
Forgot to add: Dr. McGuckin prescribed Plavix and aspirin, which are both antiplatelets, rather than a true anticoagulant like Pradaxa or Arixtra or Coumadin. With the azygous stent, he expected to keep the patient on Plavix for life.