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• No the cardiologist and the surgeon that done the quad bypass said they had no idea why the stents collapsed it was almost never heard of.. they had my husband on plavix and aspirin after they put the stents in. 1 artery had 2 mini vision stents and the other artery had 2 vision stents. I was told by his cardiologist that he had to hold the stents open during my husbands quad bypass while the surgeon did the bypasses. And that we was very lucky he survived it.
Nola B., Tennessee, USA, July 19, 2009

• Nola -- Once expanded, stents are quite strong and don't tend to collapse readily. To have four stents "collapse" simultaneously doesn't sound right. Did perhaps the doctor mean that the four stents had reblocked? This is possible if there is a sudden clotting that occurs in the blood, blocking blood flow and causing a heart attack. To prevent this from happening, the cardiologist usually administers antiplatelet or blood-thinning medication before and during the stent procedure.
Angioplasty.Org Staff, Angioplasty.Org, July 18, 2009

• my husband had a heart attack and was stented with 4 stents. 7 days after all 4 stents collapsed causing him to have a massive heart attack. he was taken to hospital. was told the latest heart attack cause significant heart damage. A balloon pump was put into his heart and surgery was scheduled for the next morning. He had a quad bypass. when he was released from the hospital that put the stents in he had been and still was sweating and having and his fever was still running around 100 degrees. Is this normal has anyone ever heard of these stents just collapsing before.
Nola B., Tennessee, USA, July 18, 2009

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