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Good advisor

Stents can be used to deblock blood vessels (in particular, coronary artery) or prevent aneurysms.

Have you already had stents inserted as a preventive or an emergency measure?

Have you experienced any complications or had any allergic reactions? How did the operation go and what recommendations did you receive from your doctor for the post-operation recovery?

Thank you in advance for sharing your experience!

Beginning of the discussion - 05/01/2018

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I had a stent inserted in March 2015 as a preventative measure. My symptoms were breathlessness on exertion rather than pain. Since the stent insertion, exertion  produces no symptoms at all.

Incidentally, my father survived a heart attack at the same age as me (55) when I had the sent inserted.

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I had 2 stents inserted in May 2013 due to chest pain and shortage of breath. The procedure was fine in and out in a day. 2 months later in July I collapsed at work and had to have a further stent as plaque had moved and caused a 90% blockage. The second procedure although more painful for a few minutes was OK with no further problems for the last 4 years. I do have to take anti coagulation medication daily. 

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Had a cardiac arrest in November 2012, had a stent fitted and almost a year to the day I collapsed with chest pain.The stent had collapsed in the middle they placed a further balloon and widened the artery.Still get chest pain sometimes and I do wonder how long the stent will last for?

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I have a cerebral aneurysm and have just undergone testing through a cerebral angiogram. 

I am trying to find out more information as I believe a stent and coil procedure will be done possibly next week. If anyone has any information, please let me know.

Thank you.

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Just come out of hospital after stenting, scaffolding and coiling done for my cerebral aneurysm. 

Regret stenting was unsuccessful and piece broke during the procedure. 

Another operation due for next year. 

Has anyone else had complications in this regard? 

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I try to walk as much as I can with peripheral Arterial disease.  Can anyone share experiences with me

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I had a stent inserted into my aorta at the bend due to severe narrowing, breathlessness, fatigue and having had coarctation of the aorta at 15 month old the stent was done in 2004 when I was 25 I'm now going on for 41 and stent worked great (had no problems with it so far!!).

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@lesmal Hello, do you have any updates on your status? Did they have to redo the operation?

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@cassydee‍ ... Thank you for asking for an update!

I saw my Neuro-Surgeon in November, 2019, who was pleased with my recovery and advised he wanted a 'follow up' angiogram done to see the risk involved of another operation. My angiogram is booked for next week, Tuesday 18th February, 2020. Depending on that result and the risks involved, another operation may be coming in the near future. The brain aneurysm is 3cms large and needs monitoring in the meantime.

I've had many headaches and focal seizures after this operation due to change in medication, incorrect dosage of anti-epileptic medication and other causes. In the meantime, I've been on Aspirin and Clopidogrel since August, 2019, which I am sure affects the epileptic medication too. 

I look forward to having it sorted and if another operation means risks are involved, I'm prepared to take the risks and go ahead. I've got this far and won't go backwards! 

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