Hi all , In short I have had two stents fitted two years back, but slowly started getting pains in the chest and arms when asleep or at rest , but nothing when exerting myself ie working hard, lifting etc ... I have had a letter from the cardiologist today to say this may well be prinzmetal angina or variant angina . The log I kept with dates times and symptoms seem to mirror this type of angina perfectly .
The proposal is to undertake a pressure wire guided stent placement ?
I have read around what the pressure wire guided element seems to be ie measure blood pressures before and after the existing stents with a very sensitive probe , to detect any pressure drops, but cant seem to see if they do find a drop in pressure are the new stents fitted inside the older existing stents, or after them ?
Has anyone had this done or can shed some light on things at all ? and are the risks greater this time than before when I had the previous stent procedure undertaken ?