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scar tissue in coronary need info on SCRIPPS

Posted By Penny on August 02, 1998 at 13:39:32:







I have had a triple bypass on Dec. 1995, PTCA August 6, 1996 finding occlusion from scar tissue closing the grafts then August 21, 1997 PTCA for a stent attempt and angioplasty (unsuccessfull), Sept. 24, 1997 rotorblader, angioplasty with 2 stents j&j in the right coronary near ostium, June 17, 1998 angioplasty and large stent closer to ostium as previous stents left right coronary unprotected. July 31, 1998 repeat PTCA showed blockage already 50% due to thick scar tissue. Since bypass have had angina & back pain. Currently on Atenolol 50mg. twice daily, Norvasc 10mg. daily, Imdur 60mg. am & 30mg. pm, Ecotrin 325mg. daily, Premphase 0.625 daily, Zanax .5mg four times a day, Zocor 40mg. one pm. Relafin as needed 500mg. Zantac 150mg. twice daily as needed, nitro patch 0.4mg. twelve hours daily, nitrostat as needed under tongue, vitamin e 400mg. Options given to me on the 31st of July were if blockage progresses possible repeat bypass or radiation therapy for right coronary. Left mammory is totally useless. Right bypass also useless. Native right coronary is 50% blocked. I have been told that I had premature bypass to begin with which left me with constant procedures because I had good blood flow before bypass. Are there any other options available there, that are not here in Florida. They do not do radiation here. What are the side effects and success rate. I am a female 54 years of age, this started at age 51. Thank you for your help.


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