Q1. what is this area of the heart called where the D 2 and LAD meet ?
Q2. Is there a name on the procedure to repair the diagonal branch?
Q3. In you answer to first question you suggest Diet, exercise, statin therapy, aspirin. Also, blood pressure control, choletserol reduction, max medical therapy as the best way to fix this blockage in the diagonal artery, why do you suggest this over stenting the diagonal?.
Q4 My consultant is suggesting to stent the LAD which has three narrowing's and pinch off the diagonal branch which also has a narrowing of 50% . would it not be better to stent the diagonal rather that pinch it off ?
Q5 What are the down sides of pinching off this diagonal branch?
Q6 how many years will my life expectancy be reduced by pinching off D2?
Q7 How much does this pinching off my D2 reduce the blood flow in my heart ?
Q8 Is it possible to have a y type stent put in to have an open diagonal and an open LAD.
Q9 Does it seem to be the lazy man's way to treat the narrowing's in my Diagonal branch and LAD by putting in one long stent and pinching off the Diagonal artery.
Q10 What is the length of a normal stent.?
Q11 what is the diameter size of a normal Diagonal branch.
Q12 How many people get this D2 stented.?
Q13 Why would my consultant suggest to pinch of this artery in the D2 instead of stenting?.
Q14 would it not be better to have blood flowing in the D2 rather than having it pinched off?