My boyfriend had to make the same decisions for himself just this past year. I think that the stent was a good idea. Just make sure that she is taking a prescribed medication and also something else that some doctors do not tell you is to make sure that she takes a 81mg aspirin a day. They forgot to tell my boyfriend that not only did he need to take Plavix for a while to help with the stent but he need to be taking the aspirin.
Now 1.5 year has gone passed, she is taking continue medications, taking care of her diet, also doing continue excercises and she has lost her 10 Kg. weight also during this period. check-up of Lipid profile and Blood Pressure is also appreciatable.
But, I have lot of tension about this stent, as there is no idea for next step.
What can be permanent cure for this problem, Is there any operation, so that we can get rid of this stent ?
What type of steps can be in my future, can anyone give me ideas ?
Once there is a stent implant, medication will not help for any lesion at the site of the original stent. Requires another stent or open heart surgery for a bypass. A bypass can be problematic as the harvested stent is susceptible to a lesion, etc. as the original vessel. The best option is to void interventional therapy as long as medication is effective.
There is no cure although there is a belief by some people that some medication can reverse CAD due to plaque. The advice to stop or delay CAD is to follow a heart healthy diet, exercise regimen, avoid stressful situations (i.e. workplace), etc. is the usual recommendation. It works for me. I have a totally blocked LAD and 72% blocked circumflex for more than 5 years...currently very good blood pressure, heart rate under control, lipid levels couldn't be better, proper weight, etc. and I couldn't feel better.
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