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I had coronary stents put in October of 2014. Can coronary stents cause pain for an amount of time? The pain I have is sharp pains.
Not likely: The pain you are having seems very atypical and given that the stents were placed almost one year ago is unlikely related to the procedure. However, if your symptoms are similar to your prior angina symptoms (if you had angina) then I would pursue an imaging stress test with your Cardiologist. ...Read more
Constriction: It is the constriction of the coronary arteries due to smoking, drugs - especially Cocaine - cold, high levels of stress or congenital disposition or atherosclerosis associated with anomaly of handling the calcium in the smooth muscle of the vasculature. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Lots: Prinzmetal or "variant" angina is chest pain caused by coronary artery spasm, typically in a patient with some underlying vascular disease. Cold environment, stress, and stimulant drugs (including cocaine) can trigger spasm. Spasm in other vascular territories (such as Raynaud's phenomenon) and migraine headache are sometimes associated with spasm in the coronary arteries. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Blood flow limited: It means that the heart muscle is not getting enough blood flow to meet its metabolic demands to carry out the required activities. This usually connotes a narrowing ("blockage") in one of the major coronary arteries that supplies heart muscle with blood, and hence oxygen. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer