Re: Symptoms of Restenosis???
I have a total of 8 stents. The six in my right artery went this way, Oct 98, Mar 99, angioplasty only in May 99, Aug 99 and then bypass surgery in Dec 99. From that you can tell that stents can close pretty fast. I was never on Plavix when this took place. After my bypass failed, I found that I had a blockage in the LAD (Left artery) and have two stents there. It has now been two years and hopefully they are still open. I have angina almost every day because of the 100% closed right artery. Have someone who hasn't seen you for a few days honestly evaluate your color. Are you pale, grayish. When I went in with the 95% closed Left artery and the closed right artery, the Dr knew immediately that I was in big trouble because I was so gray. After the stents which opened the left artery, several people told me how I had looked grayish and now my color was so good. I told them if it happened again to please let me know. Looking at myself in the mirror everyday I just couldn't see the change. Please go back to your cardiologist and if he doesn't take you seriously, find another. When I went to my old cardio and told him I thought my bypass had failed, he said all I needed was Viox for chest wall pain. Well you know the current history of Viox being taken off the market. I shopped for a new cardio and found the one I have now. He takes me seriously when I say something is wrong and has promised he won't give up on me just because I can't be a "success" story. I wish you the best. By the way I do not have any of the new coated stents. What about you?