Juliegee wrote:Does anyone know how to find a screening EBT? I can't seem to find one nearby that isn't connected with a cardiology appt. that I don't seem to need at this point. Any advice would be much appreciated.
SusanJ wrote:Once they found my hub's blockages, his cardiologist said he really didn't need additional scans because of the additional radiation exposure and it would not change his treatment strategy.
The risk is due to ruptured plaque. Hence stents & bypasses can treat symptoms, but don't reduce risk
Ski wrote:The risk is due to ruptured plaque. Hence stents & bypasses can treat symptoms, but don't reduce risk
I dont quite understand this statement. Even with minor growth, at some point you are going to need intervention like a stent. Yes while you may reduce risk through stabilization you still increase your odds as that lumen gets smaller. I have a woman friend, active, that started getting symptoms of shortness of breath. Found a 95% blockage, got a stent and has been symptom free for 6-7 years now. So I dont buy the whole, stents are not needed or help, argument. I think both interventions are needed. This woman was close to hitting the floor for good.
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