Do you know if a cutting balloon was used on this? (NB: no insider knowledge, just wonderng)nico wrote:my pesky upper right jug has re-stenosed, but not as long this time, thank goodness.
CureOrBust wrote:Do you know if a cutting balloon was used on this? (NB: no insider knowledge, just wonderng)nico wrote:my pesky upper right jug has re-stenosed, but not as long this time, thank goodness.
Val1964 wrote:Hi Nico & All,
I am so sorry to hear that you have restenosed. But I am glad you are letting us know how you are doing. I had my procedure on July 13th and I know I was only one of six that had it done. Does anyone know how the other 5 are doing?
cheerleader wrote:Brainteaser wrote:Yes Opera, that's exactly what happened - the stent had tissue growing over it and had re-stenosed. Prof T found it difficult to get the catheter through the stent which he subsequently ballooned.
Thanks for your good wishes - it's early days but I'm quietly confident he has made some improvements, as others have found.
Glad the docs got in there and cleaned you up. Jeff had a "thickening" in the lining of his left stent, found three months after the first procedure and it was ballooned. Dr. Dake didn't call it a restenosis, since blood was still moving thru it- he called it a problem with the endothelialization of the lining of the stent.... but at Jeff's check up in November, it looked great...the lining was smooth and even. Jeff will stay on Plavix and baby aspirin for life. Dr. Dake still scratches his head..."you guys have the weirdest veins!" This is why I tell people to stay local. For some cases, there will be tune ups and after care. I'm glad you've got some docs in your home area. I am heart broken over how Dr. Dake has been treated...but he's an amazingly resilient guy. We'll continue on....Boston Medical Center went public today
keep up posted,