Log in
Cholesterol Support
8,118 members2,289 posts

Checking stent health

What is the best non-invasive method of detecting possible restenosis or new blockage in arteries after stenting ?

10 Replies
oldestnewest

I am afraid you need to speak to a medically qualified person, I do not think any one here are qualified to answer your question but may have experienced a problem. We all are very different in reaction to stent in our body.

Reply

Get your flow-mediated dilation score by getting a brachial artery responsiveness test.

everisthealth.com/europe/an...

An FMD% score 5% or less puts you at high risk, between 5 and 9% is medium risk, and over 9% is low risk.

This test measures the health of your endothelium, the inner lining of your arteries. If it is functioning well, then you know your arteries are clearing up.

If you change to a whole foods, plant-based diet (that means you can still have some animal protein - but much less frequently) and modify your lifestyle to incorporate daily exercise, then you won't have to worry about re-stenosis.

1 like
Reply

Does anyone know where in the UK you can get this test done

Reply

call the phone numbers on the website and ask for a referral to a clinic.

Reply

Half an hour brisk walk daily is enough exercise? Sos007

Reply

That's a minimum to maintain good health. Optimally, you should do two such walks daily to get to one hour.

Reply

Does wholefood, plant based include pototoes, or corn for example sos007?

Reply

When I have potatoes, they are sweet potatoes. However I have them infrequently. I'm not a big fan of corn, I'll have some if it is served but I don't go out of my way to prepare it. I do have popcorn though several days per week seasoned with a bit of salt and popped in extra virgin olive oil.

Reply

SOS007.... LITTLE MILK WITH TEA TWICE A DAY ALSO BAD AND SHOULD BE AVOIDED?

Reply

Full fat milk, full cream and cheese are good for humans. We can react differently to these products, until you try it you never know. There is cow's milk, goat's milk and many other animal milk as well as coconut milk.

Rock fort chees is excellent. At the moment in UK shops there a lot of different products, we have to be careful what we buy.

Reply

You may also like...