Submitted by Dr T on November 24, 2010 – 11:16am
Unless proven otherwise, one or more of your stents has failed, in addition to which, you may have untreated or new blockages. You need another evaluation!
I would not be surprised if your stents have been explained as simple, easy procedures. The reality is somewhat different: Each time a stent procedure is done, there is a 10-15% risk of failure (multiply that by the number of stents). Plavix is necessary to protect you to some degree, but is not at all fool proof.
The treatment of coronary artery disease depends on many factors, and sometimes either optimal medical therapy alone or coronary artery bypass surgery is the best solution.
You can look at these links for more information:
Your treatment evaluation:
Hope this helps,