Cypher or Taxus?
Current Postings (3):
As far as restenosis, both stents are about
the same. However, a Taxus is more easily deliverable. For someone
who does not have calcified arteries, deliverability is unlikely to
be a problem. If you already had a Taxus stent placed and the stent
looks good on repeat angiography (assuming that it was a few years
since you had the first stent), that tells me that your body has accepted
the Taxus stent very well without any in-stent restenosis and therefore
have another Taxus stent.
Bill -- excellent question, who IS winning
the stent wars? Our answer here has always been: the patients. Perhaps
that sounds lame, but it's true. As to what stents your interventional
cardiologist should use, that's something you can certainly discuss
with him/her -- a lot depends on sizing, type of blockage, etc. --
most docs think they're pretty much the same, but it can't hurt to
ask questions. We hope your procedure goes smoothly and that your recovery
period is uneventful. And don't forget to take the post-procedure prescriptions
diligently (antiplatelet therapy very important).
Please note the following disclaimer: The information contained in this web site is accurate to the best of the knowledge of Angioplasty.Org. None of this information should be viewed as a substitute for medical advice or as a consultation with a medical doctor. It is highly recommended that readers discuss any advice with a medical doctor before deciding on a course of action. Angioplasty.Org or its producers assume no liability for any actions taken as a result of information contained on this site, whether implied or expressed. Opinions and recommendations expressed on the FORUM are solely those of their authors. All submissions are reviewed and posted at the editors' discretion. FORUM submissions that are primarily commercial in nature, advertising services or products, are not posted. Any medical advice expressed on the FORUM does not necessarily represent the views of Angioplasty.Org, its producers, or of anyone associated with it, or of others appearing on this web site. Please note that this is a moderated discussion, so your response will appear after a short review.
send comments & suggestions to "info at angioplasty
Angioplasty.Org is an editorially independent informational health