Blockages? Can you tell me what's going on here?????

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   Posted 9/30/2005 8:16 PM (GMT -6)   
yeah  Good Evening Everyone!!!!
    I hope all is well with everyone.  I am still close with my ex in-laws.  My ex sister-in-laws husband had a heart attack with no damage several years ago. He received a stent in his RCA.  It's been several years now and 2x he went to the hospital with chest pains.  As of this date, he was diagnosed with a 50% blockage in one of his arteries, they cannot do anything until its 60% or better.  It was at one time 40%.  Is this the logical way to take care of this????  His problems did not develop until he stopped smoking.
P.S. He was also diagnosed with Diabetes 2. 
      Can anyone give some kind of input here????
xoxoxoMaryMe yeah
Just added to your title MaryMe. :)

Post Edited By Moderator (Teri16) : 9/30/2005 9:43:49 PM (GMT-6)

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   Posted 9/30/2005 10:29 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi MaryMe - I'm glad to hear from you!! tongue
I'm sorry to hear about your ex in-law! 
Most blockages are not usually stented or bypassed until about 70% blockage, due to surgical risks.  However, in some cases they do it sooner depending on the location and the narrowing of the artery itself (like if it's in an area that's curved). 
I've gone to the hospital on numerous occasions with chest pain so severe, I just knew I was having a heart attack, however the pain was brought on by angina, but the heart was still receiving enough blood flow to keep it going. 
His problems more than likely began long before he quit smoking, they just went unnoticed.  Perhaps the stress of quitting smoking put some stress on him/his body.  I say this with some understanding, as I was a smoker as well, I've had a heart attack, I suffer with angina, I've had 2 stents placed and a 3rd one attempted, then a triple bypass a year ago.
MaryMe, please let him know that he's more than welcome to come here and join us!! 
Bunches of Hugs to you, Teri tongue

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