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Failed Stent/Malfunctioned

Hi, has anybody out there had a stent fail and your cardiologist tell you that it malfunctioned?? He was very apologetic and states that it was reported to the manufacture. I then had to have emergency open-heart to "just" retrieve the stent~the stent perforated the small artery and it was unable to be fixed, by-passed or grafted. My heart attack was caused by a blood clot that had resolved and I'm not really sure if I needed to even have the by-pass done to begin with. I am very frustrated because I'm only 47 yrs old and now I have to be off work for 6-8 wks.
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Wow, what a terrible situation, I am so sorry to hear about your troubles. I have heard of this happening, but it is a very small risk. Unfortunately the numbers mean nothing of you're the 1 in 10,000.

Have you seen another cardiologist for a second opinion?
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