rettahb wrote:I'm nervous about taking from her blog with out her permission.....
"- The 'old' stents had to be removed as well as clots that were starting to form. Balloons were tried again, as the Dr. and I had discussed it before the surgery that since he was going in we should try balloons. Well my veins are just being very difficult and balloons just wouldn't stay open and stents had to be used again. "
Sounds like they were replaced to me.
its on the internet and she wrote it. it public.
I find it incomprehensible that stents were removed and new stent placed.
Stents need to be removed surgically.
Perhaps new stents or stent grafts were placed INSIDE the old ones or in different locations. This can be a slippery slope now. Clot begets clot
it will be important for all us doctors to understand the circumstances:
where were the stents
were they self expanding or balloon expanded. were they nitinol?
Did the stents treat the central area where the majority of real abnormalities are located?
Was anticoagulation used?
what type of anticoagulation, anti platelets too?
Was she compliant with the medication regime?
Did someone press on the stent?