"Drug-coated Heart Stents Best for Diabetics"

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Teri16
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   Posted 10/4/2005 8:23 PM (GMT -7)   
"Drug-coated Heart Stents Best for Diabetics"
 
"For people with diabetes undergoing angioplasty to clear clogged coronary arteries, stents that release a drug, sirolimus, to prevent re-clogging are better than bare-metal stents, Spanish investigators report."
http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/news/fullstory_27228.html
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Kathlyn1950
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   Posted 10/5/2005 5:28 PM (GMT -7)   
I had a drug eluting stent, but now i can't remember what it was called.
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Teri16
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   Posted 10/5/2005 6:35 PM (GMT -7)   
Hiya, Kathy! tongue
 
It probably doesn't matter, as long as it was a drug coated one.  How long have you had your stent in place?
 
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   Posted 10/5/2005 6:36 PM (GMT -7)   
Taxus? Cypher? Just some hints, Kathy. lol
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Kathlyn1950
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   Posted 10/10/2005 6:56 AM (GMT -7)   
Yet another thing to throw a clincher in.
Late Risk with Drug Coated Stents: from R. Fogoros, M.D.
Some interventional cardiologists are beginning to talk about a problem some of them think they have seen with drug coated stents. The problem is late, sudden occlusion of some of these stents, apparently soon after the patient stops taking anti-platelet medications. Most of this is speculation now, and has NOT been researched thoroughly. I hope this link works. I still do not understand why I can leave a link sometimes and it works, and other times it doesn't. Arghhh.
http://heartdisease.about.com/   scroll down a little and you will find the topic
What do you think about these types of articles? I mean the ones where there is little research? Should they let the public know before knowing for sure? Or are we entitled to know?
 
 
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Kathlyn1950
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   Posted 10/10/2005 6:57 AM (GMT -7)   
Mine was a cypher stent. And I got it on January 5, 2003. It's coming up on my second anniversary of my heart attack, as well as the stent.



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Teri16
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   Posted 10/10/2005 6:15 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Kathy! tongue
 
I read the article and remember these are not definite conclusions as yet, but surely a thing to question your Dr. about.  My cardio Dr.'s have always told me I'd be aspirin and Plavix the rest of my life after my stents - I'd guess that is why...
 
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Kathlyn1950
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   Posted 10/10/2005 7:51 PM (GMT -7)   
Yes, the article said that there are no large studies done. I also take aspirin, but was taken off of plavix after 3 months after my heart attack and when I got the stent.
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