I'm new here but hope to learn so much from you all.
Hope this isn't too long, and would welcome any comments.
I was diagnosed as having serious CAD at the end of Nov 2010. the resultant emergency angiogram at Sheffield NG showed i needed either a CABG or a total of 5 Stents over 2 procedures. Being a bit wary of a CABG i opted for the stents. First 3 put in no problem and i returned to the unit for the remaining 2 towards the end of Jan 2011. All went well and i was discharged....On to Rehab, which i found educational.
Any way 8 weeks later symptoms return and further Angiogram revealed more furring up, so again offered CABG or 6 more stents.....Went for the stents (No i am not going for a record).....They opted to insert 3 there and then however third stent insertion resulted in Dissection of the Artery and the inevitable MI !!
Had final procedure 8 weeks later and all went well this time, and am now proud owner of 10 little bits of wire.
Also been placed on numerous drugs, and diagnosed as a Type 2 Diabetic.
Not been the best year but C'est la Vie.
One of the drugs is obviously a Statin (atorvastatin 80mg) to lower Cholesterol.
I have always been a little sceptical over statins and recently read Dr M Kendricks book. this has made me more sceptical. I am due a meds review next week and was wondering if anyone has a bullet list i could present to my GP from the sceptics side of the statin argument..
Thanks for your patience