Did you ever receive any good ideas how to solve this predicament???? In my case my RCA is totally occluded after restenosis and my doctor did not feel that additional angioplasty could even be tried since the lead wire cannot pass through. Did you look into Angiojet?
TT, 1 Jan 2001
NEW Year, just read your posting re the RCA occlusion. What happened since then??
I have the same problems.
kelfg, 5 Jan 2001
you ever solve this predicament? I have the same problem: a chronic occluded
RCA where the last attempted angioplasty was abandoned because doctor did not
feel that he could even get the guide wire through the occlusion.
best, Los Angeles, California, USA, 26 Feb 2001
you consider showing your film to other experts? For example, Dr. Antonio Columbo
in Milan, Italy is one of the best in the world and very generous about expert
second opinions and not too far for you!
best, Los Angeles, California, USA, 14 Sep 2001
I have a completely blocked right
coronary artery. I have just been discharged from Glenfield Hospital in Leicestershire,
England. The surgeon tried two different sized guide wires with the balloons/stents
but was unable to access the lesion. The good news about this was the the surgeon
said the blocked RCA was supplied by collaterals. The present course of action
is to continue with medical management.
Richard Thomas, Retired, Leicester, Leicestershire, England, 21 Feb 2002
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