Lots to consider
Saturday, August 10, 2019
I met my third cardiologist in as many months. This was an informational about the potential of a another stent procedure. One thing I learned was that this procedure is to increase the quality of life. It will not stop a future heart attack or heart problem. My heart function is average and not a complications that is causing the current problems. My blockage is 95%
This procedure will be an overnight at the hospital as the artery is calcified and will need to be "drilled" out. I will call when I want to schedule it. I am to try to do more walking, and increase one of my medicines, and follow up with cardiologist #2. I also found out that I was taking an otc medicine that may have been hurting me. I have stopped that.
My husband had a stent also this seems to have failed. We are waiting for information about this future procedure also.
I would prefer to not have this procedure. But the doctor told me to think about the future. I need to pick up my exercise so that I am not housebound in the next 10 years.