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Date Joined Oct 2009
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   Posted 10/31/2009 8:20 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi I'm new here but have a problem
In 2003 I had two bypasses now I find that the Vein bypass is complete blocked and I have two other arteries that are 70% blocked. Dr. put me on Plavix and Zorcor and said see me in three months. Can you live like this ??

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   Posted 11/1/2009 10:10 AM (GMT -7)   
Hello and welcome to HealingWell. You had your surgery 6 years ago so you have done well up until now. I think that is a good sign.

Angioplasty and medical therapy are alternative treatments for coronary heart disease. Both angioplasty and CABG surgery produce similar long term outcomes in terms of mortality, heart attack and strokes.
Has you cardiologist talk of any other treatment besides the medication?

If you are fearful and uncomfortable on medications only please do seek a second opinion or discuss other options with your physician. The appropriate mode of treatment depends on a number of factors. Your doctor with input from you will be able to decide the best treatment for you based on your symptoms, pathology and general health.

Remember to be your own best advocate and write down your questions before heading out to your Doctors appointment so you are sure to ask all your questions and discuss all your concerns.

You have my support and I am glad you have found us.

Take care and I wish you peace.


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Date Joined Jan 2005
Total Posts : 1326
   Posted 11/9/2009 8:37 PM (GMT -7)   
Mosby make sure you call your doctor or go back to see him if your not satisfied. You should discuss other options if your not happy. Also it would be good to think of lifestyle changes if you haven't made them already. I had my stent put in Jan 4,2005 and I changed the what I ate and started taking supplements and last year when they went in my arteries and stent was pristine according to my cardiologist. I am unable to take statins because of my stomach so I attribute my success to lifestyle change and the supplements they told me to take after my stent was put in. Take care and make sure you get the answers that you need. Barb
My laundry list of diseases include, Ulcetive Colitis, GERD, chronic gastritis, Asthma, Alergies, CAD stent to LAD 1/4/05, TMJ and a deteriorating disk in lower back. Also chronic pain from a moped accident 11/9/07 which left me with back, hand, knee and foot problems and broken tailbone Jan/09.
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