Post-procedure chest pain can occur following stent placement. For some it lasts a few days, for other it continues on for much longer. If your cardiologist warned you of the possibility, he knows what is going on with your anatomy and why you’re experiencing it. If the pain lasts longer than a few minutes, becomes severe in nature, or is accompanied by other symptoms such as shortness of breath, arm or jaw pain, or dizziness, you should seek immediate medical attention. Otherwise stay on your medical regimen and follow up with your cardiologist. If your pain is related to small vessels there may be medication to give you long term relief. If you feel that your pain may be made worse by your feelings of anxiety, speak with a healthcare professional about counseling or medication to ease your worry.
Be well, Tessa