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Angina Stent ANGINA Stent,
Personal | 8/19/2011 | Self

Posted on 08/19/2011 4:03:16 PM PDT by BooBoo1000

I went into the Hospital Wednesday Morning, to have a stent inserted into my right caroted artery, after about ten minutes in the operating room they aborted the procedure, and sent me back to the recovery room with a huge humungas bruse on my left lower quadrant. No one will tell me what happened. Any suggestions????


TOPICS: Chit/Chat; Health/Medicine
KEYWORDS: caroted

1 posted on 08/19/2011 4:03:21 PM PDT by BooBoo1000
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To: BooBoo1000

Why would they be placing a stent in your carotid if you were suffering from chest pain?


2 posted on 08/19/2011 4:08:05 PM PDT by buccaneer81 (ECOMCON)
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To: BooBoo1000
If you are really serious about this post, your blockage was probably too bad to place the stent. I am sure your Dr would have discussed your options, if he did not you need to find an attorney....
3 posted on 08/19/2011 4:08:05 PM PDT by martinidon
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To: BooBoo1000

You went in Wednesday...today is Friday and you still don’t know. What kind of hospital/doctor did you go to? I wouldn’t have left the hospital unless I was told what the heck happened.


4 posted on 08/19/2011 4:09:10 PM PDT by floozy22 (“Former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum has called sharia law an “existential threat to America.”)
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To: BooBoo1000

Carotid artery.

You certainly need to raise heck if nobody will tell you what happened. They have a responsibility to inform you. Does the hospital have a patient advocate or a chaplain?


5 posted on 08/19/2011 4:10:33 PM PDT by iowamark
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To: BooBoo1000
Your vascular surgeon (or interventional proceduralist) is the one responsible to explain the situation to you.

Carotid stenting is quite risky, and Research has narrowed the indications for this based on risk assessments. If they stopped, it was because they probably concluded that the risks of doing it exceeded the expected benefits. Maybe you should have open surgery instead. Maybe something else was out of whack (coronary risk, etc). You need to talk with the doctor who started the procedure.

6 posted on 08/19/2011 4:24:55 PM PDT by JustTheTruth (Sometimes the Truth hurts so much that most refuse to face or accept it, even when it is obvious.)
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To: BooBoo1000

If by “left lower quadrant” you mean the groin, that’s probably where they insert the catheter for the trip up to the carotid. They should really tell you what’s up.


7 posted on 08/19/2011 4:30:53 PM PDT by JimRed (Excising a cancer before it kills us waters the Tree of Liberty! TERM LIMITS, NOW AND FOREVER!)
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To: JustTheTruth
Since the procedure, I have not seen the Doctor that tried this procedure, I have seen 4 other Cardiologist, who came to see me, but the original Doctor is a no show.I have the biggest deep purple bruise from my waist line to my scrotum, and it really looks bad.They told me to come home and take it easy for a few days.
8 posted on 08/19/2011 4:32:03 PM PDT by BooBoo1000 (Enjoy the Present, Prepare for the Worst. Buy Gold and Silver.)
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To: JustTheTruth
Since the procedure, I have not seen the Doctor that tried this procedure, I have seen 4 other Cardiologist, who came to see me, but the original Doctor is a no show.I have the biggest deep purple bruise from my waist line to my scrotum, and it really looks bad.They told me to come home and take it easy for a few days.
9 posted on 08/19/2011 4:32:14 PM PDT by BooBoo1000 (Enjoy the Present, Prepare for the Worst. Buy Gold and Silver.)
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To: BooBoo1000
I have the biggest deep purple bruise from my waist line to my scrotum, and it really looks bad.They told me to come home and take it easy for a few days.

I'm not a doctor and I didn't stay at a Holiday Inn Express last night. My guess is that the artery they were fishing the stent through may have been compromised resulting in the bruising.

They're probably not telling you because then that would be admitting fault. The MIA doctor is probably in hiding.

I suggest getting a good lawyer and have him deal with it.

10 posted on 08/19/2011 5:01:41 PM PDT by rllngrk33 (Things will continue getting worse until January 21, 2013.)
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To: BooBoo1000

I had 2 stents inserted last December and had the same bruies. No big deal as they go away in a couple of weeks


11 posted on 08/19/2011 5:11:27 PM PDT by small business owner
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To: BooBoo1000

I’m by no means a doctor...I do have extensive experience with stents from a patients perspective...

Sounds like something went wrong...They had all the cardiologists come and check you out to see if they could agree that you will be ok...

The bruise is probably blood that leaked from the artery and pooled uner your skin, possibly after the wall of the artery was accidentially punctured...

When it happened to me, I went immediately into emergency surgery...Quadruple bypass...

Apparently your situation didn’t warrant that...They monitored you for a couple of days to make sure blood pressure and every thing was steady...

You likely will be ok but if anything changes, or if you are stressed about it, go to the emergency room...You might get some general information about it or even specific information from the ER physician who will be able to access your recent records...

Unfortunately it’s the weekend so pursing any information will be difficult...


12 posted on 08/19/2011 5:18:14 PM PDT by Iscool (I don't understand all that I know...)
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To: BooBoo1000

Once they were in there with that tiny camera and could see your arteries, they determined there was not a blockage as suspected, so did not put in a stent. Originally probably you had chest or arm pains, and especially if you’re over middle-age, the assumption is blocked arteries, and to put in a stent. Sometimes they get in and see it’s not needed. Consider yourself lucky, it means you’re in better shape than they thought. Of course, question for your doctor is what was the presenting issue and why did it happen? Sometimes panic attacks or severe stress mimic heart attack symptoms.


13 posted on 08/19/2011 5:41:54 PM PDT by baa39
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To: BooBoo1000
Sometimes, when they do the catherization, they see that they don't need to place the stent. Or else, they might not have been able to access the area they were aiming for. In any case, you have the right to look at your medical records and get an explanation. See if the hospital has a patient advocate available.
14 posted on 08/19/2011 6:24:50 PM PDT by toothfairy86
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To: BooBoo1000

Angina Stent ? Wasn’t she an adult film actress in the ‘70s ?


15 posted on 08/19/2011 6:56:05 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (~"This is what happens when you find a stranger in the Amber Lamps !"~~)
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Angina Stent ? Wasn’t she an adult film actress in the ‘70s ?

Don't know about that, but here's a Russian singer named Angina who dressed inappropriately for her appearance on a childrens' TV show.

16 posted on 08/19/2011 7:38:08 PM PDT by Vroomfondel
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To: Vroomfondel

Damn. Those puppies shouldn’t be that low at her age.


17 posted on 08/19/2011 7:52:06 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (~"This is what happens when you find a stranger in the Amber Lamps !"~~)
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To: Iscool
Two very DIFFERENT cases....

Your tag line is correct.....

18 posted on 08/19/2011 8:01:58 PM PDT by Osage Orange (HE HATE ME)
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To: baa39
There is no tiny camera!!

And it's one of the guy's carotid arteries....Not his coronary arteries!!

19 posted on 08/19/2011 8:05:04 PM PDT by Osage Orange (HE HATE ME)
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To: BooBoo1000

Elderly woman, to leering, elderly man: “No, I said I had ‘acute ANGINA.’ “

Sorry.


20 posted on 08/19/2011 8:14:12 PM PDT by PLMerite (Shut the Beyotch Down! Burn, baby, burn!)
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To: toothfairy86

Talked to a friend who has a friend, who says what they discovered was a blood clot about the size of a walnut, and hard as a rock, so they had to remove that, and then decided to wait for the rest of the procedur. I guess it all worked out. But thanks for your concern, and help;


21 posted on 08/19/2011 9:18:18 PM PDT by BooBoo1000 (Enjoy the Present, Prepare for the Worst. Buy Gold and Silver.)
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To: BooBoo1000

It’s sad that you had to find out from a friend of a friend to find out what happened. Glad things worked out, but they should’ve kept you better informed.


22 posted on 08/20/2011 8:28:10 AM PDT by toothfairy86
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