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976897 tn?1379167602

Stenting

"Dropping 4 stents in you border on criminal"

Well based on that useless piece of information, I should have refused my treatment and died. You know, when you suffer an MI and are told you could die any moment, it's always a different ball game. Cardiologists are overloaded with patients because heart disease is so common and still increasing. We can all gripe about it, but personally I think the medical professionals do a fantastic job in saving many lives. In my case, I was given a stent in my Circumflex to stop me passing away. It was the only vessel keeping the left side alive because my LAD had a 2 inch blockage 100% in the proximal section. I was told a bypass would be the best option for this and given many promises. I took the advice, which seemed to be good at the time and many cardiologists agreed. My bypass failed after 3 months, and I met many other patients who had the same problem, some after weeks, other after months and others after 1-2 years. It isn't uncommon for bypasses to fail, they don't work for everyone. I dont blame anyone, it's one of those things which are not known. I thank them for trying. My other option was to have the blockage removed using angioplasty because I would have eventually worsened and died. Luckily I survived 2 years because that's how long it took to find a cardiologist with the experience and confidence to attempt it. Imperial College London managed to remove the mass and cleaned the entire LAD in the same procedure, fitting 5 long stents. I am so pleased with them. I had some pinching for about 3 weeks and was told to drink lots of fluids which I did. I feel so much better now and the stent I had fitted to my circumflex is still fully patent with no further disease developing. Before I had my procedure, I informed my wife that she is no way to try and blame the cardiologist if I die. I was very grateful for him being a pioneer and attempting it. Credit should be given to these people who desperately try to improve and increase our lives.
There is nothing criminal about that whatsoever.


This discussion is related to chest pain after stents.
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159619 tn?1538180937
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It sounded so good they wanted to post it twice :)
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907968 tn?1292622204
They are having lots of problems since they started some new things.
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976897 tn?1379167602
I posted this as a response to someone on the expert forum but it came here?
is this web site screwed up?
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