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Do Stents Prevent Heart Attacks?

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Posted on Fri, 23 Dec 2016
Question: I Have six stent in by heart but by heart is normal in size and I have no system of heart failure. But by Doctor say that is what I have. 66 in Fla
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Answered by Dr. Ilir Sharka (1 hour later)
Brief Answer:
I would explain as follows:

Detailed Answer:
Hello!

Welcome and thank you for asking on HCM!

Regarding your concern, I would explain that the presence of six coronary stents does not necessarily mean that your suffer from heart failure.

But, a normal sized heart supports these suggestions. But, the most important criteria for excluding heart failure is the absence of the underlying symptomatology (shortness of breath, chronic fatigue, limb swelling) and the suggesting cardiac ultrasound report.

Also, the absence of increased atrial natriuretic peptides gives a reliable evidence of a normal systolic and diastolic heart function.

So, to conclude, if you have quite a normal overall physical performance, without limitations and also,

- normal cardiac ultrasound report,
- normal NT-proBNP value

then it is very likely you are free of heart failure.

If you provide me with the above mentioned information, I could give a more concrete professional opinion.

Hope to have been helpful to you!

In case of any further questions, feel free to ask me again.

Kind regards,

Dr. Iliri


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Do Stents Prevent Heart Attacks?

Brief Answer: I would explain as follows: Detailed Answer: Hello! Welcome and thank you for asking on HCM! Regarding your concern, I would explain that the presence of six coronary stents does not necessarily mean that your suffer from heart failure. But, a normal sized heart supports these suggestions. But, the most important criteria for excluding heart failure is the absence of the underlying symptomatology (shortness of breath, chronic fatigue, limb swelling) and the suggesting cardiac ultrasound report. Also, the absence of increased atrial natriuretic peptides gives a reliable evidence of a normal systolic and diastolic heart function. So, to conclude, if you have quite a normal overall physical performance, without limitations and also, - normal cardiac ultrasound report, - normal NT-proBNP value then it is very likely you are free of heart failure. If you provide me with the above mentioned information, I could give a more concrete professional opinion. Hope to have been helpful to you! In case of any further questions, feel free to ask me again. Kind regards, Dr. Iliri