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blocked arteries

My mother is 63 and just had an angiogram.  They found a blockage that was to small of an intrance to put in a stent.  They sent her home and said she would have a heart attack and thet would releive the pain she has been in.
Does that sound correct?

Please help.
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You must have misunderstood as a heart attack doesn't relieve any pain.  A heart attack damages heart cells often due to lack of blood/oxygen to the area in question, and chest pain (angina) is not necessarily a heart attack, but it often indicates a lack of sufficient blood supply as a result of blocked vessels...a warning of a future heart attack.

A stent is not always necessary to relieve pain from occluded vessels.  Medication (nitrate) can dilate vessels and open a better blood/oxygen flow to heart cells.  Even though the small vessel is totally blocked it could be other open vessels supply blood to the deficit area.

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Wow !!  That is SOME advice.  Did that come from a doctor?  I hope you misunderstood what was said.

Having a heart attack will definitely solve a pain problem, but only if it's fatal.

Not really the most desirable way to fix the problem.  IMHO
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rasuda, i would advise taking  your mother to a diff DR. is she on blood thinner , or a asperin once  a day? dont let this go see a another DR.
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