From the article: Why Did Your Doctor Give You A Stent?
If you have received a stent for your stable coronary artery disease (that is, for a blockage in a coronary artery that was NOT causing an acute heart attack or unstable angina), please tell us what reason your cardiologist gave you for recommending a stent instead of non-invasive medical therapy. Tell Us Your Reason
- 72 old, 6 2", 186.4 lbs. male. No chest pains, no shorten breath. Go to gym 3 days a week. My evacuation dropped from 38 to 34 (heart contracting). Felt great before feel great now. Well this improve my pumping percentage? I do not believe so but it should be an overall improvement.
- —Guest R.Jay
stenting vs nonstenting
- # stents because of blockage, and EF of left ventrical at 30%. And heart not pumping enough O2, hence breathing problems on excertion.
- —Guest Tom Iacullo
- Had three stents after suffering heat stroke.Was walking up steps on a hill for 20 minutes temperature that day was 28C At the time they thought I had had a heart attack. But only laid down as I was feeling very hot. I had no hat and no water with me.
- —Guest Stuart Marcus
- I just had to heart stents, VA told me I was OK.and 3 hospital told me so much crap.I. called a Cardiology on my own, 90 percent blocked in 2 arteries. Always. Go by what your body tells you.
- —Guest Gary
Having a stent put in is it considered i
- was having chest pain did stress test and then i id an angeogram and realized my artery was 95% block
- —Guest tony
I have 33 stents in my body.
- In 2002 I had a 3 way by pass. With in a year and half my chest was hurting again. Since that time I found a doctor who knew cutting me open again was not the answer. He went in over the next year opening all the native vessels. All my by passes are all dried up now. Ten years later I now have 30 stents in my heart and 3 in my legs. I am now 56. I went to see a specialist in Chicago, he told me that my high LP(a) is my problem. That he had never see numbers so high.
- —Guest Les
- I have a 7mm stent since 1999 in TC1 (Communal trunk) for spasms. My arteries were clear and I am on Atenolol 2x50mg PD, is that still necessary after 14 years?
- —Guest Stella
- Had my 1st stent in May of 2012 after heart attack. Started having problems again in July 2013. Had heart cath and doc says I have 3 blockages in same artery as my current stent (all blockages approx 80 to 90 percent). Going back for 3 new stents in a couple weeks. Feel fatigued most of the time but could be from all the meds. Also just found out I am now diabetic. I have read that there some indications statins may cause type 2 diabetes. Have to wonder if I would have been better off without the statins.
- —Guest Don
Stents four years ago
- I had a hear attack four years ago after being laid off and going back to school at 50 yrs. 90 and 80% blockage three stents. I quit smoking, only drink moderately and I keep active. Still trying to lose 20# but I eat pretty healthy. Very little red meat. Feel pretty good. Still get some twinges in chest. Mostly sharp pains for a few seconds
- —Guest JohnnyB
Lucky to be alive
- I suffered breathlessness and pain after exercise. I had previously been fit and health but a little overweight. Cholesterol was sometimes a little high (6.5 random but LDL?HDL ratio good) GP said it was angina and sent me for a stress test which I failed. I had and angiogram and they found the RCA 100% occluded! An auxiliary blood supply had grown around the heart and fed the heart muscle so no damage. They unblocked the artery and put in a stent. That was 4 days ago. I was already on aspirin and Blood Pressure medications (Atacand). I am now also on Plavix and Crestor. I feel lucky to be alive but am feeling very fatigued right now. I also lost a lot of blood from my Femoral artery when the angioscope was removed.
- —Guest Anita Grigg
- I was on a run from Athens ga to Fargo n.d 3 weeks b4 I turned 40 I was in the middle of nowhere in Illinois one night and my whole left side started shutting down on me.scared me bad I thought I was having a stroke I got the 18 wheeler on the off ramp and told my wife I had to call 911 well when I got out in the cold night and started walking around I started feeling better so I went made my delivery. Nov10 2012 I turned 40 my wife took me to red lobster where they had to call the meat wagon half way thru dinner.although I didn't have a heart attack "knock on wood" I had stress test had 99.9% block in my circumflex artery and 30% block in LAD had two stents placed and still can't stop smoking. I just hope my LAD doesn't block up all the way as I understand this is a deff heart attack.
- —Guest Shannon "the outlaw" brewer
receved 1 stent
- Before angioplasty I said that I only wanted a stent if it was really necessary because I have no insurance or healthcare. During angioplasty Doctor told me main artery 100% blocked so I agreed he could stent it. He later said that they had to drill out the plaque in the artery before they could put a stent in
- Blood pressure good, cholesterol 192 total and 110 bad, overweight, ekg good, stress showed something did a dye insertion found blockage of 90 percent said I need stent then ended doing 2 stents and a baloon. Did I really need it
- —Guest Becky Wakely
CT Calcium Score
- Diagnosed with Familial Hypercholesterolemia after TIA at age 28...fast forward after taking 80mg Lipitor at 51 have a CT Calcium score of 1220...next day RCA 4 stents.... Next week Left add'l 3 stents. Now add plavix, aspirin, beta blockers into mix... Start cardio rehab in a week. Heredity plays a MAJOR role here ... Father, Sister, Brother all passed away before the age of 50. I should also say that at 50 I had my very first Stress Test and passed.....the CT was a suggestion from my cardiologist.
RCA ostial DES '04.. Intimal hyperplasia
- Never mentioned by Dr that 50# of all stents fail in ten years. Mine is in ostium; if Int Hyper happens always and at ends of stents the opening occluded again major possibility. Radiation damage fe Rom So if your drug eluding stent is placed in the ostium and trouble (intimal hyperplasia) occurs at ends of stents then postal opening is in double-triple trouble. Had this done NINE years ago, never been told regrowth = of 100% of stents, 50% completely fail within ten years . And no one SAYS anything?????????? I'm in my 9th year!!!!! Can they resent it? Laser cutterage(sp?)? Right on the opening so how do you do a bypass ....??????? Pull a thoracic artery and just make a new opening or something????? Anybody know???? My Dr.'s never even mentioned restenting was ever needed! Feeling too young to leave the planet,64 but dad lived to 96!! Any ideas?????? My cholesterol from right eating only is 140 so.. C
- —Guest Michelle
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