Questions concerning whether the coronary stent surgery one had performed was necessary are common. With so many reports being published regarding the large number of unnecessary stent surgeries being performed, it’s natural for many people to be concerned regarding their own case.
There is one way to determine if your surgery was needed. That involves procuring your medical records and angiograms and having qualified, board-certified cardiologists review and analyze your medical information. The law practice of Steinger, Iscoe & Greene is closely associated with knowledgeable and experienced cardiologists who will ably determine if your coronary stent procedure was necessary.
Many people receive coronary stents when they are not needed. Basic, accepted guidelines used for determining if someone is a candidate for coronary stents involve assessing artery blockage. For someone to undergo a stent procedure, their artery blockage should be considerable, with the accepted figure being 70% or higher.
Those who are not considered to be candidates for cardiac catheterization and stenting as a first-line treatment option include patients with stable coronary artery disease. This is due to the fact that alternative, safer, and less invasive treatment methods have been found to be just as effective as stenting in preventing heart attacks.
If, however, a patient has persistent angina, and if other treatment options have been utilized and proven to be ineffective, then stenting is recommended in cases of stable coronary artery disease.
A stent is a permanent implant, and for this reason those who do not meet the criteria for such a procedure should be advised to first investigate other, less invasive treatments.
If you believe that you have undergone an unnecessary coronary stent procedure, contact us as soon as possible. You have potential legal options designed to compensate you for damages, including medical bills, physical complications, and other situations and results related to personal injury.
Complications from procedures involving stents can be serious and include blood clotting that can lead to stroke, heart attack, brain damage and other life-altering conditions. The only way to determine if you have been a victim of an unneeded procedure is to verify such by utilizing board-certified medical professionals. Our law firm can implement and facilitate this process in a timely and effective manner.
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