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I Have Stent In The LAD Anybody Else Here With The Same Thing. Is It More Serious Than Any Of The Other Arteries To Have Stented.

I Have Stent In The LAD Anybody Else Here With The Same Thing. Is It More Serious Than Any Of The Other Arteries To Have Stented.

over 4 years ago
A MyHeartDiseaseTeam Member

I have two stents in the LAD from June of last year. Stopped my cigars, had quit cigarettes over 17 years ago, no more drinking wine, eat healthy and lost almost 20 lbs. Feel good most days sometimes I feel the BP meds cause some feelings but overall ok.

over 2 years ago
A MyHeartDiseaseTeam Member

I have 9 in my LAD. 13 total in others. Yes it is the widowmaker. I have had 2 heartattacks and the key is Tests, great Cardiologist that listens, correct meds, good lifestyle and most importantly listen to your body. It has saved me several times. When they said just had stents due to heartattack in last 6 months, I said no..I am not right. Sure enough they give in and I need.a couple stents. Better safe than sorry. Prayers for all.

over 2 years ago
A MyHeartDiseaseTeam Member

I had a massive heart attack years ago from blockage in the lower third of my LAD, leaving that area unviable they say, but over the years have had a total of 5 stints in the same area. Was very lucky to get such a great cardiologist. Good luck and hope you are doing well..☺

over 4 years ago
A MyHeartDiseaseTeam Member

Had a widowmaker on the golf course (Phone number can only be seen by the question and answer creators). Two stents. pretty much trouble free.. went afib in 2019. on sotolol and eliquis. only three short episodes in last three years..pretty stable except blood thinner causes easy bleeds. looking into watchman now.. will post as time progresses..

over 1 year ago
A MyHeartDiseaseTeam Member

I do not have any stents in the LAD, but they did angioplasty in 1991 for a heart attack in there, two and a half years later, they did the angioplasty again, which angioplasty failed both times, then five months later I had another heart attack from the same spot, which resulted in bypass surgery. Right now, I only have two stents (in the left circumference, and waiting for the blockage in the right circumference to progress five more percent so they can do something, and have been told I have a second blockage on the right side the is over 50%. It looks like just staying as active as I can, is really helping.

over 2 years ago

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