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Suffering from chest, back pain. On stents for heart condition, catheter for groin condition. History of heart attacks. Cause of concern?

hi i am a 60 year old woman, about 3 years ago i had a bad heart attack , had 2 stints and a ballon, well about 6 months ago i had to go back with chest pain and had another cath done and 2 more stints in the groin area, well the last few days i have been having pain where i had my surgery sometimes it is bad and sometimes it will come and go should i be alarmed or what, and the lower part of my back just kills me,
Asked On : Tue, 10 Jul 2012
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Dear patient,

I believe there could be cause of true concern, since once you have a foreign body in your blood vessels like a stent, there will always be the possibility of a stent blockage or narrowing; so your physician shoud see you, examine the pulses in your extremities and determine if further actions, such as an ABI, arterial ultrasound or an angiogram.

Yours truly,

Dr Brenes-Salazar MD
Mayo Clinic MN
Answered: Tue, 23 Jul 2013
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