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Constant pain after the stents
I am 47 year old male, very athletic but unfortunately 5 months ago I had a heart attack/my left ventricle artery was 100% occluded/ and 2 regular metal stents were placed in my middle LAD. It was a big shock for everybody, especially for me, since my cholesterol was 170 at that time and even during my heart attack my blood pressure was 124/80. Plus genetically nobody has had or died of heart attack among my relatives. I do not eat fried or fast food so my diet was generally ok. My pain never stopped after that- I was experiencing constant chest pressure and shortness of breath but my doctor here did not pay any attention. He was saying that “etiology of my pain is not known but it shouldn’t be anything cardiac since my stress test was ok”.On 01/01/10 I ended up in the emergency room with re-stenosis /one of the stents was clogged 99% and another stent was placed inside of those two. This time was Xience 5- drug eluted stent that went inside other two. Th


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replied March 11th, 2010
Heart Disease and Heart Attack Answer A10580
Hi,

Welcome to the ehealthforum and I am glad to help you out. The chest pain can be muscular in origin and thus it makes sense trying some painkillers like ibuprofen. If the pain is not relieved by the painkillers, then the pain is likely cardiac in origin.Although the stress ECG gives us a decent idea about the status of the coronary vessels but the gold standard test is still coronary angiography. If you’re having chest pain even after restenting, then there’s a possibility of dislodgement of the stent causing the chest pain. Hence, you should talk to your treating cardiologist.

I sincerely hope this information helps. Take care.



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