Anyone here get there stents checked if so how often and Wat test.
I've never heard of checking stents just to be checking. I have 22 and none have been restented. I agree they need a reason to take a look.
Juli I have one stent in 2012 hopefully no more , it's a frightening experience but as time goes on it gets a bit easier xx
My same stent in my lower LAD is the only stent to block up. I have 3. 2 on the left. 1 on the right. And I feel it blocking up. I feel if you know your body you'll sense the change. I've had 6 angioolasties and 6 of them to clear out that one stent. They don't take them out and surgeons are not fond of stenting inside a stent to reopen cause it creates to much "hardware" for them to work around, by chance you can get a by-pass later on down the road.
My doctor said there's no real way to check "my" stents checked except via a heart cath. A nuclear stress test may tell something about them to other patients but I'm not sure because the tests have given me a false negative. I have 13 stents, two of which keep closing up and have to be re-stented, and I can normally tell by shortness of breath if I need to go back for a cath.
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