Heart cath and stent

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Date Joined Jan 2007
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   Posted 1/2/2007 11:11 AM (GMT -6)   
I had a heart cath 3 weeks ago and the doctor found some blockage. He said one view showed 50% and the other view showed 70%. He went ahead and put a stent in because we were already there.
I had gone in because I was having chest and upper torso pain and discomfort. After the EKG, stress test, CT scan, gall bladder sonogram and upper GI with negative results I talked the cardiologist into the heart cath.
He told me during the procedure and the next day that he was not sure that the stint was going to solve my problem. It has been 3 weeks and some days I still feel the discomfort or very slight pain. Sometimes it is in my chest, under my rib cage or in my shoulder blade. Some days I feel little to nothing.
Is it normal to feel some symptoms for a while after a stent?
On a side note these problems started when I put my house on the market to sale, knowing that I would have to find a rental and then start building my new house. 

Post Edited (ndtiger) : 1/2/2007 9:42:08 AM (GMT-7)

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Date Joined Oct 2006
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   Posted 1/2/2007 3:52 PM (GMT -6)   
Dear ndtiger: I had a cath on 11-16-06 which showed 65% blkage in rt coronary artery, but due to arrythmias going haywire & lt coronary artery was clear, we did not do a stent. I kept having severe chest "squeezing" and severe pain between the shoulder blades, so we went back in on 12-13-06 & did angio & stent. Have had no problems since then (with heart), so I guess it did the trick. Good luck to you!

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Date Joined Feb 2006
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   Posted 1/2/2007 10:58 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi ndtiger! I hope your chest pain goes away very soon. I've had 7 caths, 1 balloon done last year and quad bypass surgery in 2002. I havent experienced any discomfort since my balloon. I do have angina on a frequent basis because I have 1 blockage that cant be repaired. I know how scary and frustrating it can be to live with. I hope you can find relief from your pain and the reason that your having it. I wish you all the best.

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