In 2006, I had CABG for blockages (2) in the main left coronary artery. However, the graft was unsuccessful for the blockage in the circumflex coronary artery. The cardiologist has told me I am not a candidate for angioplasty or a stent. He says it is because of the "anatomy of the vessel". He performed another heart cath 7 months after the CABG, and my heart went into "v-fib". In the last 4 months, I have begun to experience increase in shortness of breath and exercise-induced angina (stable). I take Plavix, Lipitor, Niaspan (just recently), Atenelol, and aspirin. Should I seek a second opinion or is this blockage anything I should be overly concerned with?
Today I received a letter from my cardiologist that he is closing his practice effective Dec 31, 2008. I am desperate for advice re: occlusion in circumflex coronary artery. I also received a copy of my lab results from Nov: Triglycerides 234, HDL 38, Chloride 108. Can a doctor in this forum please advise me what to do at this point? I have no idea where to go from here. Thank you in advance for any advice.
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