Thank you so much for your response. I am always looking for information and other opinions to help me live with my heart disease in a more positive and healthy way. However, I wish there was a magic pill to make the fear go away every time there is a little pain in the jaw or chest. (It is much better than before, but still there.) I was told by my doc that my ejection fraction is back up to between 50-55 and it was below 40. I quit smoking the day of my heart attack and I know have to exercise more and eat better so that is still a work in progress. I take all my meds as directed and keep all my appointments with my drs. I want to be around to watch my grandchildren grow up. My doctors say I am doing great and could go with no more problems, but I am still worried. This is scary stuff. Does a heart attack with a stent always lead to bypass surgery down the road?
I had a heart attack with stent in LAD on 12/30/10 and so far, so good with no more issues. I am also type 2 diabetic. I have been reading where studies show diabetics do better for the long haul with bypass surgery instead of stenting. I was also wondering if someone can have what I have had and then do fine for the rest of their lives? Just at a point where I am scared and questioning a lot of things.
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