a. During a coronary stent procedure, while viewing the artery on the fluoroscopy monitor
for correct insertion and placement, would the monitor show a piece of plaque breaking
away or detaching from the artery wall?
b. Are there other ways, that the Interventional Cardiologist preforming this procedure, could
use to observe and confirm that it was plaque breaking off the artery wall causing the
blockage of my heart
and not something else?
c. What would lead a physician to conclude that the blockage of my upper left chamber of my
heart was due to plaque breakage and not something different?
d. Would a "shard" of delaminated PTFE, the external coating on a coronary guide wire,
appear on a fluoroscopy monitor?
Thank you for your help.