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Calcification in Main Heart Blood Vessel

I experienced a sudden heart attack in the summer that resulted in a stent in the main blood vessel (LHS) of my heart. At the time they identified a second major restriction (80%) in the RHS main blood vessel. They went in to stent this last month but failed in 7 attempts due to extreme calcification (doctor said 3/3000 such problems over his last year). Told me the blood vessel could not be bypassed due to its size. Furthermore the RHS supplied only a minor part of my heart and that this occurrence must have been long term so little need to worry about this in future. Overall heart has recovered to 52% injection fraction (MRI), I remain active (although no skiing - am 68) but worry as the original heart attack was without noticeable warning symptoms but was untreated for 4.5 hours during which time I suffered a short Cardiac arrest.
Should I worry about RHC vessel blockage and seek further opinions? Is there a special medical facility?
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976897 tn?1379171202
I know this sounds a bit odd, but there is nothing you can do, apart from live in hospital of course which means no life. Only when something goes wrong with your heart will you know, BUT you can promote shortcuts in the hospital. You can tell them you have heart issues, getting them immediately onto the right track. With regards to your right artery, you can of course try other facilities. I had a completely calcified left artery which 9 cardiologist told me was 'impossible to get through'. I then wrote to a training/research hospital in london where a cardiologist became intrigued with my case and agreed to see me. He said "I have many tricks up my sleeve to remove plaque, I can do it this afternoon if you like". There is always someone out there who can do these procedures and has lots of advanced techniques through a lot of experience, it's just finding them. However, the blockage is 80% and we don't know how long ago this began. It could have begun last year or 30 years ago, nobody can tell. Just because it is heavily calcified does't give a clue to its age.
63984 tn?1385441539

Backing up Ed, never give up.  Over the time span of 15 years I had a total of now eleven stents, I think Ed has about the same number.  My health started to decline, I was no longer able to work out, walk hills, etc., and accepted the challenge of high risk by pass surgery..  High risk indeed, it failed for a number of reasons... not everyone's veins can be used as arteries, etc.  A young Intervention doc came into the clinic I go to, we talked, and he said there was a high risk procedure to open my native arteries.   I went with his advice and I'm still standing. The Left artery couldn't be opened, but the Right artery was opened.  I'm still considered in the stage 4 heart failure level, but I'm better because of the new idea.  
I'd look, like Ed says, a Cardiologist who has a way to help.  
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