is there a support group site for stent paitents

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   Posted 10/11/2010 6:42 PM (GMT -6)   
I cant believe al the bad press out there re stents, I just had one placed now feel like its a death sentenance.Is there any web forums out there for stent paitents

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   Posted 10/17/2010 4:40 PM (GMT -6)   
Ignore the press. Your doc did it because it was right for you. I've had a couple and it feels like life, not death. I was happy to be able to have this simple procedure instead of having my chest opened for a bypass!

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   Posted 10/17/2010 6:29 PM (GMT -6)   

Compared to surgical interventions such as bypass surgery, balloon angioplasty and stent placement are much less invasive and relatively low-risk, low-cost procedures.

Every procedure presents some risk but Alcie has a good point,  don't be overwhelmed by the press releases.



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