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Had heart attack, unable to place stent due to bent artery. Is this normal?

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hi i had a heart atack 3 months ago and had emergency pci he balloned it but could not get the stent in becucse my arty was to bent like a sheperds crook and they did not hav a stent big anough .am going back in september two have another go is this normall and what would happen if he can not get it round the bend again ,thanks XXXXXXX woods
Posted Sun, 26 Aug 2012 in Heart Attack
Answered by Dr. Pragnesh Vachharajani 26 minutes later

Thanks for posting your query.

Normally the nature finds its own way and alternate blood supply channels do develop in some cases. The doctor will do angiogram first to see how blood supply in that area is and what the status of block is.

In case as written earlier the blood flow to the distal part of block is good, then nothing needs to be done. Again your complaints, Echo etc.will help in coming to a conclusion.

Still if the block is critical and opening is necessary your doctor will try with bigger stent and use some special techniques to put a stent

In cases where still stenting is not possible and block is critical surgery do helps.

I hope this helps and clarifies your concern.

Wishing you all the best for the time come and good health.


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