Hi, my brother is 35 years old and very overweight. He had a stress test done and they said they found evidence of blockage and they are going to do a cardiac catheterization. If they find blockage, at that time they are going to put in a stint. Can you tell me how serious all of this is? If he starts living a healthy lifestyle and loses weight, what are the chances of him living a long life? I am all the way across the country, so it is hard for me to get the information from his doctors. This scares me a lot, but I don't know what to think of all of it. Will he be ok? Does this mean he is going to have heart problems? Is this life threatening? Is the procedure itself risky? I want my brother to live to an old age, will he?
Thanks so much for any information!