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No I don't think that it would be accuratr to say that your stents would restrict blood flow ....it may be possible to have restricted blood flow DESPITE stents --- yes to that ...it is also higher risk after a stent to have a heart attack...you can form clot such as the LAD or other arteries...so you may be at higher risk of heart attack in weeks after a stent is done ....the disruption of the inner layers of the heart after can make it more likely to create formation of clot ...
So yes -- chest pain / presure / heaviness/ discomfort you do need to take very seriously and seeming counter to intuition EVEN MORE SO IN FEW WEEKS AFTER A STENT PROCEDURE ....
Ongoing pain / chest discomfort --- symptoms now and ongoing for some time then you should be checked at ER -- the recent PROCEDURE is not a reason to ignore chest pain ...actually just the opposite -- all the more reeasin to get these symptoms checked further !!
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