Originally Posted by jrueda
I have the following problems (questions) with your description:
1) If the pain is a constant one, it means that some areas of your myocardium are not receiving blood enough... the question is how long can survive that part of the myocardium in that conditions. Normally Anginas are intermittently.
2) If they placed 1 stent on each of the 2 Y shaped arteries .... then to go to the other part of the artery the Dr. only has to pass trough 1 stent not 3 as you mention. In your stent card you should have the diameter of them, just to get a feeling of the difficulty.
The fact that you have pain even after the first angiography makes me think that they did not placed one of the stents in the right place. Did they mentioned anything about particularly narrow arteries?? Why does it took so long?? Did you were awake? Did you hear any particularly tense dialog?
3) If they insisted that you will have no problem with your heart if you are able to support the pain ... it makes me think that the pain may not be ischemic related ... therefore how can they be sure that it will go away with the by pass?
Is the pain that you have now, similar but with lesser intensity that the one you felt before the angiography? If not, how do they explain it?
Finally, If Nitro gives you headache, there are other angina medications like Ranolazine that you can try.
Sorry, I am not sure if this help you or worry you more...
Here is a answer to your questions there are some complexities to it so I shorted it some on the first post.
It is not a constant pain it does come and go with irregularity. Yes it is angina but is is starting to icrease in intensity.
The problem with t he placement was that both stent touch as the come out of both veins into the one vein. The Dr will have to go thru 3 sides of the 2 stents. They tried it once and could not get in there. The 2nd vein that is the problem was 99% blocked they thought they opened it up enough the first itme but they did not. Yes I was awake as are most angioplasty. Yes there was a concern of the dr when she was placing them it took here about 2 1/2 hrs on the 2nd vein to place stent.
They are no sure it will go away with the bypass but if I have another angioplasty it could be more dangerous than a bypass due to where the blockages where and how the stents where placed. That is why a bypass was even mentioned.
The pain is exactly the same the intensity is just less but growing agin that is why the dr said that the vein was already narrowed again.
No I am not worried about just have to try to make the best decision and then what happens happens. Hope I cleared up some of your questions .Thanks Jesus