I am now rebuilding my life but concerned about how much damage the incorrect diagnosis did. I have 6 months of symptoms such as shortness of breath, fatigue and xiphoid lower sternum pain but no angina.
I exercise regularly but feel pain often after but not during.
IS IT POSSIBLE THAT SO MANY INTERVENTIONS, STENTS AND ANGIOPLASTIES ON THOSE 2 (GRAFT AND NATIVE ARTERY HAS CAUSED PERMANENT INFLAMMATION.
My husband aged 76 had a CABG op 18months ago. The worry is that if his veins are weak and the narrowing of the Artery is in the bypass where a stitch has slightly narrowed the artery.... I have a hard time walking from my car to my office. Since I have been back to my doctor several times, it's like he has given up on me.
He was progressing well but the last 2 months he has been very weary and needs sleeps during the day to get some energy. Once he has had a rest he looks fine again for another couple of hours. Although he can see my husband has no quality of life right now. Mifraz -- Have you consulted yur cardiologist? If you are having returning angina, shortness of breath (SOB), etc. Doctors admitted my surgery was successful and i was sent home, however since then i am experiencing severe pain on the left around the heart which sometimes runs down to my left wrist. Have done several exercise ECG's and Echo since but all showed good results.
As for getting another CABG, why would you do that? Have any tests shown a perfusion deficit (lack of blood flow/oxygen to the heart muscle)? Guidelines indicate revascularization (either angioplasty/stents or CABG) only in a symptomatic patient who has documented ischemia and where there is a good reason to believe that revascularization will benefit the patient. However the Keeloid/Scar is giving me irritation and pain. He/she should be made aware of this and would be the best source of information about this. And Cazz in London -- it's very very good that your partner has stopped smoking.
I underwent a CABG (preventive) in May 2006 in India and taking regular Nebistar 5 mg and Ecosprin AV 75 regulary. The life of a saphenous vein bypass graft, (SVG) which is taken from the leg, is about 10 years. Perhaps you might want to accompany him to his appointment with the cardiologist so you understand better his situation and can provide support for his decision process.Sometimes the fix is sometimes placing a stent in the bypass graft; sometimes in the original artery that was bypassed.-- he received two stents in a native artery that was originally bypassed because his bypasses closed up. Neither bypass surgery nor stenting/angioplasty actually cure the disease: they can only relieve the immediate problem.I felt so bad that i basically laid on a couch for 80 percent of my waking time.I was in desperate condition when I discovered the link between Crestor and false diagnoses of Parkinson's. I resumed my activities and have lost 30 lbs and regained much strength and balance. 6 months after bypass the graft bypassing the circumflex occluded and a stent was put in the circumflex. At same time saphenous vein graft was closing down and stent put in that.If I leave those 2 buggers closed cause they won;t stay open will I have a heart attack.