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Is Pain in Left Arm from Restenosis?

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Does pain in my left arm mean I am having restenosis?

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• I am a 42 year old female that had 2 stents place in my LAD Oct 27th, 2010. I have always been very active, am not overweight, have low blood pressure and low cholesterol. I take all the medication I was prescribed religiously. Six weeks after the placement and after going to 4 cardiologists, I finally found one that listened to me about my chronic arm pain. They did an angiogram and found two 90% blockages in the bottom stent. They cleared the blockages. Five weeks later we did nuclear tests, stress echoes, and finally an angiogram to rule out additional restenosis. All looks clear but I am still experiencing left arm pain. The same pain that dictated I was having a heart attack to begin with. Has anyone experienced chronic left arm pain that begins in the armpit and feels like you've smacked your funny bone continually after stent placement in an LAD? Because I restenosed so quickly, I'm worried that it's happening again even though the last angiogram looked fine.
JCW 42, Bozeman, Montana, USA, January 16, 2011

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