MarkW wrote:The patient could need medication pre-procedure; different medication dose post procedure; long term checks and/or medication.
Yes, but...as far as I can tell, since the anticoagulant regimen post-procedure is so up in the air and all doctors are doing different things, in the real world are they actually going to do anything different based on the results? Right now they don't know what the standard should be.
Having tests pre-procedure also gives a baseline for comparison.
I agree with this. It however also implies more follow-up than patients are getting. It's "destenose and adios," isn't it?