Stents

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Has anyone had their LCX stented ive got to have this done and have read a good few horror stories im really worried

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    Hi Fiona,

    The doctors are pretty good at stenting these days, my hubby had his LAD stented in 2018 and six weeks later had another four stents in his arteries. I know it is hard but try to stay calm it will be fine. Good luck.

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      im just panicking as Dr who did the angiogram said he would be getting his collegue to do it as the Lcx is "tricky"

      i dont really have a choice , so i know ive just got to get a grip !!

      thanks so much for your reply x

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      My husband recently had a heart attack and his angiogram showed multiple blockages. He's been told there are too many to stent and will have to have more invasive and risky multiple bypass surgery with a much longer post operative recovery period. The doctor said he would have liked to do angioplasty/stents as the procedure is far simpler and the recovery time much faster but in my husband's situation might not provide a permanent solution. It sounded very much like the stent option was much more straightforward and safer, so be happy you've been afforded this route. We would have been over the moon if he'd been able to be stented as he will be off work for a long period with no sick pay following bypass surgery.

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      thank you for your reply Im so sorry your for your situation

      Dont get me wrong i am grateful, i was just feeling a bit if self pity

      i really hope all goes well for your husband x

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      It's understandable Fiona to be concerned about any procedure, and asking questions on here seems to be a far better way of getting answers from those with knowledge/experience than trying to get blood out of a stone by raising your concerns with the doctors (if and when you get the chance) as they are quite dismissive of dealing with worried patients and their families - annoyingly so. As the other replies have indicated, modern techniques for stenting and angioplasty are very efficient and not complicated. Hope all goes well for you too and from the info I've gained both on here and from the cardiac nurse, stents have a very very good outcome and a relatively quick recovery time. I also heard from a friend who had several done that her life has improved beyond recognition after having them done.

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    Hi Fiona

    I have had 4 and then later on had another 3 stents fitted they went both times through my right wrist both times they took around an hour each time

    It was not painless but they do give pain killers but IT WAS NOT A NIGHTMARE

    then after get on with a pain free life

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