heart attack and breathing problems

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I am a patient in the L&D, i am allergic to heparin, i need a stent fitted and the doctor has said that they can not fit the stent without heparin. Does any one have any knowledge of this or can help. thank you.

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    I have just googled this and found that Lepirudin can be used instead worth asking your consultant if this a possibility but perhaps do some research yourself first so you have plenty of info to throw at them
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    I'm sorry - I don't know what you mean by L&D.

    I think you need to contact either a top heart institute or a haematology specialist as opposed to a cardiology specialist since there are alternatives that can be used in case of documented heparin allergy. There are stents with and without heparin so it is just the pre/peri/post op anticoagulation that is a problem I would have thought. But I also imagine you need a unit with specialist knowledge not just a general hospital angioplasty unit.

    The Royal Victoria in Belfast has published a related paper, but it does depend where you are are.

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    It`s blood thinner   are you on warfrin ? or any other medication ?.

    Forget reading labels ( in tablet boxes ) seek the Proffesional advice from the start.. Chemists are well qualified people. 

    If you have a GOOD chemist he will help you.

    ALL the best do come back to me if you want

     

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