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Posted by Steve
on September 16, 2000 at 10:12:00:
In Reply to: blood clot after stent procedure posted by JERRY on September 09, 2000 at 12:38:28:
: December 1999 I had a heart attack which resulted in a stent being inserted in the artery. Prior to this I had been having cramps in my left calf. Since this procedure I now have cramps in both calves when I walk with any speed. This is reducing my exercising to getting my heart better. It causes a problem when walking or biking. I have been told the cramps may result in blood clotting. "I'll know it when it happens" is the common statement. Does anyone been taken with a blood clot from cramps or knows anyone who has and what can I expect --- severe pain ? where, when, how just what??????
A simple test can at lest to some degree show you tendancy to clot. Treatment is as simple as increasing Coumadin to an INR of 3.5. Herat attack 1 with stents Feb 1996, number 2 with stents Coma and brain damage Sept 96, Diagnosis Nov. 96, no further events since INR 3.5. Its been four years . See the link
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