I was suffering from heaviness and tightness in my chest. On June 16, 2002 the Cardiologist at Bamrungrad Hospital, Bangkok performed Coronary angiography, Angioplasty and implaned two Stents in LAD and LCX. On June 18, I was released from the hospital. Today is July 4, but I am still suffering from lesser degree of heaviness in the chest. I shall be grateful if anyone is kind enough to advise me on my present situation. Is it normal to have this heaviness in the chest after about 20 days of PTCA and Stenting?


• I can't answer your question, but I also have a slight heaviness if I over-do my activities. I am very tired.
Julie Wiekamp, Teacher, Newbury Park, CA, USA, 05 Apr 2003

• NO. I just had angioplasty and stent about two weeks ago, and so far I am having only an occasional blood pressure spike up about 20 sys and diasys. No pressure though. I think you need another echocardiogram and ekg but i've read that angiogram again is the only way to be sure of no restenosis. I met a man who restenosed only 3 days after having the stent put in. Sorry for your predicament.
Jim, Summerfield Florida USA, 07 May 2003

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