Chronic Total Occlusion: After the Heart Attack, the Statins and Restenosis
by Mike Stone
The nightmare of cardiologists performing PCI is the eventual blockage of the stent, which can result in sudden death. Testing in 2007 showed that the stent in my critical LAD artery (widow maker artery) is 100% blocked - full restenosis. My changing lifestyle over the last several years has promoted the generation and development of alternative blood vessels circumventing my blocked artery.