Stent inserted after heart attack. Pain in center of chest, dizziness, panic episode during CT. Treatment?
My husband is 57 and had a heart attack 4 years ago with a stent put in one of the 2 blockages. The other blockage was at 70% but not stented. Since then he has still had pain in centre chest and dizziness . This week he s had nuclear stress test and CT scan of head and neck . During the CT he had a panic episode for being in confined space. It s been 4 days and he s having chest pain though his bp is in normal range and his pulse is in the high - mid 40 s. Should he go to emerg?
as you said one block with 70% was not stented , it may progressed or disease may developed in other vessels.
So first take an ECG, if it is normal , he may need stress test and followed by coronary angiography.
Answered: Thu, 7 Mar 2013
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