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Apr 13, 2017 · #MayoClinicHeartChat about Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy & Genetics in Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy (HCM)

Good day Dr Lester, I’m fully aware that my question probably has nothing to do with genetic HCM. I’m a cancer survivor of Hodskins over 40 yrs remission but now at 50 yrs of age I have severe calcification on my arteries and heart. I had open heart surgery on 03/16 to replace a aortic valve TVAR, a single bypass, stents placed in my two other arteries to my heart and a pacemaker of which I’m 100 % depended on. All at the same time. My problem is restenosis of my stents. I’m on my 3 rd procedure in one year and am trying to be proactive in the event they get clogged up again. I wanted to know if there was any non invasive procedures I could consider. Yes we have tried drug eluding stents, different meds, ( Plavix now I’m on EFFIENT ). I am a type 2 diabetic. I’m just trying to survive, and I feel as if I’m running out of options. Please point me in the right direction where I might get some answers . Thank you and God Bless. My family and 4 sons will deeply appreciate any source of information. Gus .

Apr 13, 2017 · Repeated restenosis of arterial arteries. in Heart & Blood Health

Hello, my name is Gus, and thank for letting me share my story. I’m a Hodgkin cancer survivor of over 40 yrs. Now at 50, because of all the calcification the radiation has caused, I’m faced with various issues, CHF, I had a TVAR valve put in on 03/16 a single bypass, stents placed in two other cardiac arteries, and a St Jude pacemaker of which I 100 % dependent. I have had many complications, restenosis being one of my biggest problems. I’m on my 3 rd restenosis and praying they don’t clog up again because of scar tissue. We’ve tried different meds, medicated stents etc to no avail. I now have what they call a full metal jacket and I’m looking to see if there are any non invasive options if these arteries clog up again. I also suffer from severe body aches and lack of energy and I am a diabetic type 2. Please feel free to comment on any options. Thank you so much God Bless.