chest pains now about 8-10 times daily..

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still helped by spray under tongue....but getting pains at rest now...can I beat this without an op?

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    Hi grahame,

    ​I take it you have had an angiogram and been told you have  atherosclerosis​ or the start of ?  depending on how bad the blockages are, yes you can avoid the procedure, the only Op that I can think of nowadays on the heart is open heart and bypass surgery, Stenting I believe is basically like an angiogram using instruments to put the stent(s) in place. Cardiologists don't usually stent until the blockage is 90-95%, mine is 60% so I don't require a stent and I have the opposite type of angina , you could be developing the "opposite type" of angina so either way I would be seeking your doctors or cardiologists advice pretty quickly.

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    I am sorry that you are suffering and have no solution to the problem.

    Not so long ago I was in the same boat and I did get referred to the cardiologist and ended up with three stents.

    Could I have done without this procedure? At the time, I thought that my time has come. I could not think straight and going to the doctors was the obvious thing to do.

    If ask me what I would do right now than the answer would be that I would listen to some well researched literatures and than decide.

    If the clock was turned for me than I would start by doing the obvious things that these guys suggest and if things don't improve very rapidly than consult the cardiologist. That way you have nothing to lose.

    Right now, I am completely VEGAN with a difference that I don't eat any oils either.

    Just my opinion

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