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Yes I start a rehab programme tomorrow. Sorry about delay but there was a communication breakdown.
I have not received your initial reply. Can you please resend?
I am not satisfied with the response as it has not supplied any useful information.
Thanks for your reply which is informative. It seems to me counterintuitive that an eluting stents should take longer to settle than a bare metal stent. Can you explain why?
In addition are there any alternative preparations or vitamins that are proven to be beneficial in my situation. I am feeling very well and can comfortably walk 3 miles.
Thanks in anticipation,
Ian thank you for your reply,
Because drug eluting stents have coating of medicine which we call anti proliferative agents like evorolimus, zatrolimus E.t.c... These medicine block the growth of endothelium which occurs in bare metal stents within 4 weeks. So by blocking the growth of endothelium surface of stents keeps in contact with blood and its clotting agents more longer. Which is the basic reason for prolong anti platelet or blood thinning medicine in cases of DES(drug eluting stents). So people with DES are prone to late stent throbmosis due to this very reason i have mentioned. So we have to be more careful with DES.
Only natural agent that has shown success in such cases is PUFA agents. which are poly unsaturated fatty acids which are more commonly found in olive oil. While vitamin B, C, A, D and all other agents have not shown any success until now.
I hope this helps. Let me know if you have questions.