• Steven G Steven G
    April 24, 2011
    I have over 20 stents in 2 grafts. I had triple by-pass in 12/1991. I need a double by-pass now but the 3rd. graft is my left mamamery artery. It is grown behind the sternum and no one will operate.
    Steven G Steven G
    April 24, 2011
    Should I just try for surgery or just stay as is? I am 63 years old. The stents usually block in 6-8 months after placement. READ MORE

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  • Lisa Nelson, RD, LN
    Health Pro
    April 26, 2011
    Lisa Nelson, RD, LN
    Health Pro
    April 24, 2011

    Hi Steven,

     

    I'm not able to offer guidance on where or not you should push for surgery or not. I recommend discussing the pros/cons with your physician. I also encourage you to discuss the cause of the stent blockage. If you make appropriate diet/lifestyle changes you may be able to reduce blockage and lengthen the 'lifespan' of your stents.

     

    All the best,

    Lisa Nelson RD

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