padolph
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padolph, August 27,  2019  9:29pm EST

Stent pain how long?

Hello everyone, I'm new here. So happy to have found such a wonderful forum.

I had a LCX STEMI mid May this year. I had one stent to the LCX then and during this procedure the cardiologist discovered an 80% blockage in my LAD that also needed attention, but opted to postpone to later. Two weeks later I did a second cath procedure and two stents (overlapped to cover a long area) applied to my LAD. I had some notable stent pain after that second procedure but otherwise my recovery went very well.

Three months later, though, I sometimes get the same kind of pain in the same location but less intense, particularly during exercise and stress. My doctor is very thorough and ran the usual tests, including a perfusion scan, and found nothing wrong. He concluded it was just stent pain and will diminish over time.

I'm trying to figure out how common this is. Did you have stent pain and if so how long did it take to go away completely? I'm 55 and in otherwise excellent health. I was fit and had a healthy diet / lifestyle before my event and continue these habits now.

Thanks!

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