100% blockage lad

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carl david
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   Posted 1/27/2012 2:10 AM (GMT -7)   
I am diagnosed with  100% lad blockge.  my cardiologist said that he cannot open it but he said that I have enough blood supply through other veins.  I always have hard time taking deep breath. my cardiologist doesn't recommend open heart surgery. I have one stent in my rca..  any suggestion please.

stkitt
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   Posted 1/27/2012 10:33 AM (GMT -7)   
carl,
 
Hello and welcome to HealingWell.  I think your cardiologist is most likely right but if you have doubts please do seek out a second opinion.
 
Each case has special circumstances and I suspect this cardiologist made his recommendation based on your particular situation.
 
Kindly,
Kitt
 
 
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Alcie
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   Posted 1/29/2012 1:42 PM (GMT -7)   
Not second-guessing your doctor.

I had a blockage there - 95%. It got stented. I was told if it had been 100% I'd have died. They call the LAD the "widow-maker."

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   Posted 1/29/2012 2:21 PM (GMT -7)   
Thanks for sharing Alcie
 
From my understanding, consideration would be given by a cardiologist re how long the vessel has been totally occluded  If there is 100% occlusion and no signs of a deficit supply of blood to the area normally served by the LAD, an assumption may  be made that  there is a natural bypass (collateral vessels) that  has developed .  There is also the possiblity  if the LAD is opened, the lower resistance of blood flow through the LAD can take away the blood flow through the collaterals.
 
God bless interventional cardiologists who have turned poor outcome situations in to good outcomes with their skills and knowledge.
 
Carl,  do  let us know what you find out as this is so very helpful to our members as well as know we are here to support you.
 
Kindly,
Kitt
 
 
 


 
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Alcie
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   Posted 1/30/2012 6:19 AM (GMT -7)   
Thanks Kitt, for the explanation.

My occlusion was sudden, called a heart attack, although it was caused by coronary artery spasm, possibly a plaque rupture. It was fixed on an emergency basis - life-flighted to larger hospital where doc prepared while I was in the air and rushed straight into OR..
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