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• What is the treatment for myocardial bridging?
Apr 9 '14
188
• Not feeling well after angioplasty / stenting -- chest pain, cough, fluttering. Will this pass? Mar 17 '14
919
• Coronary stents and MRI
Mar 17 '14
112
• Statins After Stent
Nov 13 '13
11
• Angioplasty and/or coronary stenting in the very elderly geriatric population
Nov 6 '13
152
• Prognosis for idiopathic dilated cardiomyopathy Nov 5 '13
125
• What is the cost of an angioplasty with stents?
Aug 9 '13
212
• Stents After Bypass Surgery
Aug 8 '13
2
• Is generic clopidogrel the same as brand name Plavix? New Topic
Jul 24 '13
8
Plavix, Effient and Aspirin After Stent, how long to take, allergic reactions, other complications? Jul 22 '13 1371
• Complications from catheterization, angiogram or angioplasty using the femoral (leg/groin) approach (nerve damage, bleeding, etc.)?
Jul 21 '13
882
Possibility of doing angioplasty or stenting on a 100% total occlusion?
Jul 21'13
58
• Heart Attack and Stents or Angioplasty Jul 19 '13 215
• Why won't my cardiologist open a 50-60% blockage?
Jul 19'13
188
• Broken or fractured stent Jul 19 '13
14
• Experiences with Enhanced External Counterpulsation (EECP)?
Jul 18 '13
224
• EECP Marketplace -- buy/sell equipment   Jul 16 '13 159
• Radial angiogram or angioplasty from the wrist -- comments or questions Jul 16 '13
208
• Vascular Closure Devices, like AngioSeal, StarClose, Mynx, Perclose, Syvek, etc.
Jul 16 '13
725
• Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (AAA) Stent Grafts Jul 15 '13 25
• Side Effects of Drug-Eluting Stents Jul 14 '13 69
• Recovery and medication after angioplasty. How to prevent further problems? Jul 10 '13
136
• Questions about multislice CT Angiograms (CTA) Jul 8 '13
234
• Is it normal to feel a lot of pain after an angiogram?
Jul 8 '13
83
In Stent Restenosis -- Stent Reblocking
Jul 6 '13
120
• Diabetes and Stents
Jun 28 '13
8
Questions about Carotid (neck) Artery Stenting
Jun 27 '13
213
• Exercise, Sports and Physicial Activity After Angioplasty
Jun 25 '13
372
• Peripheral angioplasty & stenting (opening up blocked arteries in the legs or other non-coronary areas)
Jun 25 '13
196
• Allergic reaction after drug-eluting stent -- DES hypersensitivity
Jun 25 '13
541
• Are multiple stents placed during one or more procedures?
Jun 23 '13
5
• How long will a stent last?
Jun 23 '13
162
• Comments and experiences with treatment for Idiopathic Hypertrophic Subaortic Stenosis (IHSS) Jun 19 '13 117
• Financial Assistance for Plavix
Jun 18 '13
365
Problems after bypass surgery
Jun 14 '13
59
• Heart attack causes New Topic Jun 14 '13 2
• Stenting Closed Bypass Grafts Jun 10 '13
15
Recovery time after angioplasty
May 21 '13
112
Did anyone feel cold / shivering during or after angioplasty or surgery?
May 21 '12
24
• Fractional Flow Reserve (FFR)
May 4 '13
2
• Dry cough after stenting Apr 30 '13 8
• Angioplasty, bypass surgery or medication? When to stop with recurring angioplasties and go to bypass (CABG) or something else?
Apr 20 '13
50
• Stress Tests
Apr 17 '13
97
• Metal (Nickel) allergies to stents Apr 11 '13 106
• To Stent or Not to Stent Apr 10 '13 9
• Worried about angioplasty failures and repeat procedures. How can these be prevented?
Apr 5 '13
39
• Can contrast dye damage the thyroid, kidney? Mar 26 '13
12
• Plavix and Leukemia Mar 25 '13 9
• Diet control after angioplasty
Mar 7 '13
12
• Survey request from Masters Student at Univ. of Amsterdam new topic
Mar 4 '13
1
• Food tastes like metal since having stents. Anyone else have this?
Feb 15 '13
74
What To Do After Stenting
Feb 15 '13
8
• Can small arteries be stented?
Feb 11 '13
62
• Drug-eluting stent brands and models new topic Jan 23 '13 1
• Plavix and surgery Dec 23 '12
264
• Can I take an airplane flight within days after a catheterization or angioplasty? Oct 14 '12
9
• Cholesterol Management After MI & Angioplasty new topic
Oct 9 '12
7
• Need help reducing risk factors for CAD
Oct 8 '12
6
• Looking for statistics on the numbers of angioplasties and stents Sep 29 '12
23
• Can "smart meters" cause coronary symptoms? new topic Jul 21 '12 3
• Coronary Artery Bypass Reoperation (CABR) new topic Jul 20 '12 1
• Is there an alternative to having a diagnostic angiogram?
Jul 3 '12
59
• Diagnosed with a single coronary artery new topic
Jul 2 '12
1
• Dental Work, Plavix, Antibiotics and Stents
Apr 30 '12
44
• Questions or comments about Tekturna (Aliskiren) new topic Apr 27 '12 1
Stent thrombosis in drug-eluting stents
Apr 16 '12
134
• Modifiable Risk Factors new topic
Apr 2 '12
2
• Renal (Kidney) Angioplasty new topic
Apr 2 '12
2
• Optimal Medical Therapy (OMT) vs. Angioplasty (PCI) new topic
Apr 1 '12
2
• Angioplasty success stories -- Had an angioplasty in 1981 and have had no problems since. How many others have similar experience?
Mar 20 '12
15
• Student survey for "heart healthy" restaurant app new topic
Mar 18 '12
1
• Radiation-induced coronary artery disease new topic
Mar 3 '12
3
• Will my high blood pressure cause a stroke or heart attack? Feb 20 '12
13
What are the chances of occlusion reoccurring after angioplasty with stent?
Feb 12 '12
57
Plavix and Migraine Headaches Feb 2 '12 3
• Can blockages be reversed?
Dec 10 '11
13
• Coronary artery Calcium scoring Nov 2 '11
3
• Should hospitals without on-site cardiac surgery should perform angioplasties?
Oct 13 '11
30
• First time for angiogram. Looking for reassurance.
Sep 5 '11
14
• Drug-eluting vs. bare metal stent
May 26 '11
84
• Health Insurance After Known Heart Disease? May 20 '11
6
• Insurance and stents
Apr 6 '11
3
• Questions about nickel titanium stents
Mar 30 '11
1
• Problem with stent placement
Mar 26 '11
2
• Post questions or comments about helping family members or friends deal with coronary artery disease, hospitals, doctors, etc.
Mar 14 '11
21
• Questions about ECG (EKG) machine readings?
Mar 4 '11
3
• Does a larger size flat panel detector (for peripherals) compromise the image quality for cardiac procedures?    Feb 26 '11 3
• How can I avoid my family history of coronary artery disease?
Feb 15 '11
1
• Atherectomy vs. Stenting
Feb 10 '11
2
• Mitral valve tumors
Feb 3 '11
2
• Is tingling in left arm a sign of blocked arteries?
Feb 3 '11
5
• Is the pain in my left arm mean I am experiencing restenosis? Jan 16 '11 1
Aortic Valve Repair Dec 7 '10 2
What causes 100% blockage? Nov 30 '10 1
• Survival rate with low ejection fraction after heart attack and angioplasty
Nov 20 '10
4
• What is Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT) and how can it benefit patients having interventional procedures?
Oct 1 '10
5
• Is there a way to treat a coronary artery that is calcifying and causing it to "stutter"?
Jul 22 '10
2
• Improved vision after stenting
May 14 '10
1
• Health Care Reform and Stents in the United States May 5 '10
4
What causes stent restenosis in less than 30 days?
Mar 17 '10
21
• Still Having Angina Pain After Stent
Mar 13 '10
1
• Prognosis After Stenting Total Occlusion Mar 10 '10
2
• Ventricular Septal Defects (VSD) Aug 1 '09
2
• Collapsed stents Jul 19 '09
3
• Why can't blockage be opened? Jul 18 '09
2
• New stent designs
Jul 10 '09
4
• CT Angiography and Low Dose Radiation
Apr 14 '09
1
Information on patch for repairing hole in heart from ventricular or atrial septal defect - VSD / ASD
Apr 9 '09
8
• Intravascular Ultrasound (IVUS) and other intravascular imaging
Dec 26 '08
2
• Opinion on YouTube videos about stents Dec 7 '08
3
Biodegradable stents?
Dec 5 '08
2
• Radiation therapy and drug-eluting stents
May 3 '08
12
• FDA Drug-Eluting Stent Safety Panel Testimony Apr 28 '08
30
• Managing hemostasis in patients receiving IIb/IIa infusions Apr 26 '08
18
• Can Anthrax vaccine cause coronary artery disease?
Apr 1 '08
14
• Surgical repair with a stent Feb 21 '08
1
• Angioplasty in diabetics?
May 20 '07
29
• Are multiple angioplasties common?
May 5 '07
9
• Can you put more than one stent in the same artery?
May 5 '07
8
Is this angiogram / angioplasty necessary?
Apr 23 '07
6
• Info about Transluminal Myocardial Revascularization, percutaneous (PTMR) or surgical (TMR)? Feb 9 '07
2
• What is the the cause of "Postprandial (after eating) Ventricular Extrasystoles" Feb 7 '07
1
• Bunches of clots after stent Feb 2 '07
23
• "Money Back Guarantee" for Taxus stent. Comments?
Jan 16 '07
7
• How do I know if I'm experiencing ischemia?
Jan 16 '07
4
• Heart books recommended by Forum members Jan 11 '07
3
• Risk of heart attack during or after angioplasty?
Jan 6 '07
6
• Renal angioplasty questions
Dec 29 '06
5
• Bio-Engineered vs Bare Metal vs Drug-Eluting Stents Nov 14 '06
4
• Defibrillator after angioplasty?
Nov 8 '06
5
• Should I get a Cypher or Taxus stent?
Jul 26 '06
3
• What is the long-term prognosis of coronary stent vs. PTCA and CABG? Jul 21 '06
12
• Vertebral Artery Dissection (tear)
Jun 30 '06
2
Looking for Angioplasty in Washington State
May 7 '06
3
Rollercoasters with a stent?
Apr 27 '06
2
• Questions about billing codes for interventional procedures Apr 13 '06
1
• What are the medications used in plaque digestion which are based on EDTA chelation therapy?
Apr 5 '06
1
• Abdominal Aneurysm Repair with Stent
Mar 26 '06
2
Asymptomatic with Blockage, What Should I Do?
Dec 1 '05
3
• Comments on restoration of used PTCA catheters to reduce inventory costs in your cath lab?
Aug 26 '05
11
• Question about Sinoatrial Reentrant Tachycardia (SART)
Jul 9 '05
1
• Has Anyone Had Issues with Liberte Stent?
Jul 5 '05
2
How soon should an angiogram or angioplasty be done after an acute MI (heart attack)?
Apr 23, '05
8
• What is the ideal "cocktail" of medications to use after an interventional procedure? Jan 5 '05
3
Below topics are archived:  
Asian, male, 60, healthy active - mild MI, 99% blocked RCA - angiography done, but recommended to wait on angioplasty. Why wait?? (July 11, 2002)
Is angioplasty really the "gold standard" for diagnosis that my M.D. says? (July 6, 2002)
Is it normal to have this heaviness in the chest after about 20 days of PTCA and Stenting? (July 4, 2002)
Request for more information on emergency dissection repaired with stents (March 15, 2002)
Request from India for cardiologist referral (March 15, 2002)
Looking for information on nephrostomy tube placements (March 11, 2002)
What would cause a pseudoaneurysm / femoral puncture site injury? (February 24, 2002)
Is it possible to "build" new arteries? Will they block up? (January 28, 2002)
Burning sensation post-PTCA? (January 25, 2002)
Prognosis post Acute MI, treated with angioplasty and thombolysis? (January 3, 2002)
Looking for information concerning the application of laser angioplasty in the area of the colon? (December 18, 2001)
Has anyone heard of diabetes masking the symptoms of angina? (December 14, 2001)
Blockage between stents -- use radiation or rotablator? (December 5, 2001)
Questions about activities, diet, etc. immmediate post-angioplasty (November 27, 2001)
Concern about black and blue marks on arm post-angioplasty (November 22, 2001)
Any helpful suggestions on what to expect in the hospital during angioplasty? (November 11, 2001)
Are there any benefits to putting off angioplasty? Or just the obvious risks? (October 31, 2001)
When should a restenosed stent be treated with angioplasty and brachytherapy/radiation? (October 5, 2001)
Repeat catheterization one month after 5 stents. Why? (October 3, 2001)
Copper taste in mouth and black tongue post-angioplasty after discharge from hospital. (September 27, 2001)
Should moderate disease LAD 2mm diameter be stented? (September 26, 2001)
Post-angioplasty unusual conditions (ear clogging, frequent urination, etc.). Are they related? (September 2, 2001)
I just had angio with stenting and have a complication of bleeding and an AV fistula in the groin...(August 12, 2001)
What is the risk of restenosis in OM (obtuse marginal) branches? (June 21, 2001)
Can you fly in a airplane after having a stent put in your heart? (June 7, 2001)
Should we leave a 99% obstructed bypass graft alone? What's the prognosis for another stented artery? (June 7, 2001)
My exercise and diet regimen post-angioplasty (June 4, 2001)
Does angioplasty or restenosis affect lung function in COPD patient? (February 2, 2001)
Heart attack due to blood clotting after angioplasty (January 6, 2001)
Angioplasty Patients: do you have an interesting story to post about your experience? (2000)
• Can angioplasty be performed with a Greenfield vena cava filter in place?
• How can I find an interventional radiologist for a second opinion on renal artery stenosis?
• "Burning" in abdomen - symptom of blockage / restenosis?
• Blood thinners after angioplasty?
• Angioplasty or bypass for 99% blockage?
• Ventricular fibrillation and angiograms? Success rates for Rotablator?
• Non-surgical treatment for pseudoaneurysm of left common femoral artery?
• Need info for high school graduation project on cardiac procedures.
• Which approach is the right one: more invasive or less invasive?
• Can repeated angioplasties with stents cause weakened arteries?
• Can angioplasty be an effective treatment for 11 year old CABG'S, now failing? (January 1, 2000)
Angioplasty Patients: do you have an interesting story to post about your experience? (1999)
• Repeat angioplasty in reoccluded distal Right Coronary Artery?
• Angioplasty failure; elevated enzymes; HELP!
• What complications may occur in angioplasty of 90% occlusion in RIMA-Ramus graft?
• How long does cardiac catheterization procedure take?
• Angioplasty possible on completely blocked artery? What is lowest percentage blockage for PTCA?
• Problems from contrast dosages, kidney failure.
• Looking for cardiac rehab center in London.
• Treatment for severe hematoma?
• How much better should I feel five months after having a stent implanted?
• Need basic info on angioplasty for school research paper
• Pseudoaneurysm after PTCA/stenting resulting in surgery.
Angioplasty Patients: do you have an interesting story to post about your experience? (1997-98)
• Best method of approach for closed off LAD and 85% closed OM?
• Can stent cause trauma to artery, leading to healing response and restenosis?
• Angioplasty: when is enough enough? Since 1993, I have had a dozen angioplasty procedures with 3 stents....
• Why have symptoms leading to PTCA or CABG come on so suddenly? Are there other alternatives?
• Any information on interventional treatment for 11-month-old with an ASD?