bas wrote:Well as nobody reacted so far I may presume that my blocked stent is a unique case.
I have a 10 x 1cm Medtronic stent in my rh jugular and this week it has been found to be fully blocked by clotted blood.
Been there since late March and it worked fine untill about 14 days ago, when some nasty MS symptoms came back. Hopefuly the doctors will be able to work their way through it in about a weeks time from now.
Just a word of warning: a stent is a decision for life and can not just be taken away.
When stented you need a close follow up on your blood quality and get the right medication.
You need a close follow up by a preferbly local doctor who can check up on your flow on a regular basis during the first months of a stents life.
Remember the the guy we all believe in: Zamboni, does not believe in stents himself.
I will keep you posted on results (if any)
StentorKate wrote:I'm very curious how long the people with blocked stents were on anticoagulants (Plavix, Warfarin , Heparin etc).
Dr. Kostecki prescribed 14 days of 60mg of Clexane once a day for 14 days, 75mg of Plavix once a day for a year and 150 mg ASA once a day for life. I've been reading other posts in the forum in which people state they are on anticoagulants for 4-8 weeks.
I wonder if this is why there are blockages? I know it takes the stent a while (I've heard 1-6 months) to be incorporated into the vein and I assume it is still rough until it has been covered by the endothelium.
This seems like a logical place for a thrombosis to start.
I am now happy to report that 2 days ago the stent was succesfully opened up. It turned out to be quite a job which needed more time and tools then estimated. The loosened debri was sucked away on the spot.
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