What's Next? Do I get Another Cath?

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Harryheart
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Date Joined Apr 2009
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   Posted 7/27/2009 5:05 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi
 
March 31 I had a heart attack.
 
In April I had a cath and 3 stents.
 
In May June and July I did cardio rehab.
 
Am I suppose to get a cath periodically to look for blockages? What's the protocal?
 
Harry

cello
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Date Joined Jun 2009
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   Posted 8/2/2009 12:27 PM (GMT -6)   
A stent is not a permanent cure for a blockade of the coronary arteries, the condition (arteriosclerosis) that caused the heart attack will remain the same and the possibility of developing another blockade (heart attack) cannot be ignored. I believe your doctor will want to know from time to time in what condition your coronaries are and he might want you to have another cath., because he might not want to wait until you develop symptoms of myocardial ischemia. I know that having a cardiac cath is not fun but so far, it's the most accurate way to examine the coronaries. 
 


Harryheart
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Date Joined Apr 2009
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   Posted 8/4/2009 5:45 PM (GMT -6)   

Hi

 

Thank you for the reply.

I'll call the Dr tomorrow.

Harry

 


Harryheart
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Date Joined Apr 2009
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   Posted 8/9/2009 7:01 PM (GMT -6)   

Hi

I spoke to the Drs PA and she said I get a thallium stress test once a year and this will determine the need for a cath.....unless I have symptoms.  

Harry

 

 

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