Missed blocked artery?

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   Posted 9/24/2017 11:45 AM (GMT -7)   
I am a 61 year old male, had quad by-pass at the age of 50. On June 27, 2017 I felt chest pain across the top from shoulder to shoulder, with tingling down the left arm. I had a stent put in that day in the right rear artery. The left rear artery was too small to stent, and remains blocked. Last week I failed a nuclear stress test. Next week the cardiologist is going back in, says I may have another blocked artery.
2 questions: it's only been 3 months since the first stent. Is it possible for another artery to block that soon? and doesn't the stress test with the dye and x-rays show a blockage?

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   Posted 9/24/2017 5:00 PM (GMT -7)   
The usual testing for blocked arteries is the heart cath, as it shows complete detail over the other. There is a possibility there was blockage in the other artery but wasn't enough to warrant intervention. A friend of ours flunked her nuclear stress test & was sent to the hospital immediately for a cath. She had severe blockage & underwent bypass surgery as the drs were in fear of her having a heart attack. She swears to this day she had no symptoms, so this came as a huge shock.

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   Posted 9/26/2017 4:20 AM (GMT -7)   
susie spot on. keep strong.
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