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Old 03-12-2011, 07:03 AM   #1
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Is anyone treating long term angina with anything other than angioplasty?

And how is it going? What are you doing and how long have you been doing it for. I have it and am just waiting to get in to the cardiologist to find out whats next. As I understand it, some times there is blockage in very small arteries, angio/stenting is not possible so you just live with it. If the blockage is greater they stent, and in a few cases they use diet and exercise which is designed to stop the progression rather than actually treat the problem.

Thanks for any responses.

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Old 03-13-2011, 12:49 PM   #2
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Re: Is anyone treating long term angina with anything other than angioplasty?

hi Ive had and still got angina having had six stents placed near my heart. I went in for a seventh stent then before io the cardio bloke fitted the stent he sent for a cardio surg who advised a quad bypass so dont bank on stents thay use very narrow stents and thay are not coated. I still have angina I give up

 
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Re: Is anyone treating long term angina with anything other than angioplasty?

I have a totally blocked LAD that has a collateral vessel bypass, and an ICX that is about 70% blocked. For the past 7 years, I take a nitrate prior to going to the health center for an exercise routine 3X a week. The nitrate (isosorbide) is a longer lasting med, and I take a nitro (short term effect but faster) if the occasion arises....almost never happens.

My ICX occlusion could be stented, but my non-interventional cardiologist believes medication if the symptoms are controlled, stents greater than 70% stent if meds are not effective, and if the location, size, etc. of the occlusion can not support a stent implant, then bypass.

 
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Re: Is anyone treating long term angina with anything other than angioplasty?

Hi Ive had six stents fitted but I was still getting very bad angina. I went for a seventh seten and thay decided to do a bypass. The result is a quad bypass and I still get angina?
Regards donny lad Keep trying

 
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Re: Is anyone treating long term angina with anything other than angioplasty?

Just got stented. They found over 95% blockage. My 4 months of supplement bombardment and clean eating were apparently not enough
I am on Plavix for a year and Cresteril for life. Now taking Resveratrol and CQ 10 as supplements. Will ditch the super garlic and pom wonderful as I guess I don't need more thinners. I may also drop the Magnesium/Zinc/Carnitine/C stack. It just seems like more things to irritate my stomach and these were poentially for plaque reduction which seems too late.

 
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