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Re: Is there a connection between Angioplasy and stroke?

Re: Is there a connection between Angioplasy and stroke?

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Posted by Sandy 2 on October 16, 2000 at 00:51:27:

In Reply to: Is there a connection between Angioplasy and stroke? posted by Yvette on October 06, 2000 at 23:13:32:

I'm not exactly sure what an angioplasty is. However, my fiance had a massive stroke in July. He then had to have a craniotomy. Meaning they removed a 5 by 5 inch piece of skull so the brain had room to swell out of his head. They put the skull piece in his abdomen for 2 months to incubate.

Upon replacing the skull piece (called a cranioplasty) they wanted to give him a cerebral angiogram. Because they never found the reason for his stroke in the first place.

He originally went into the hospital on July 9 for a minor shoulder surgery and stroked on July 10 at the hospital.

We were told that an angiogram has the potential to cause another stroke. Terrified, I decided to do some research and found two non-invasive procedures in place of the angiogram.

I suggested an MRA (magnetic resonance angiogram) and Duplex Scanning. Which is what they ended up doing.

What I'm getting at, is if angioplasty is anything like angiograms, then yes - I'd have to say that's a strong possibility about the numbness being a side effect.

My fiance is currently experiencing numbness on the left side of his face and paraylsis to the majority of his left side. But we're working on it!


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