Please share your experiences with running after getting a stent placed for a blocked artery. Particularly how old were you, how old are you now, did you get faster after the stent, are you on drugs (thiners) the rest of your life and how was your blocked artery discovered.
Here is my case. Early 50s been running for 30 years, no family history, low stress, don’t smoke or drink, no diabetes, low blood pressure, low body fat the only warning marker was high total cholesterol of 230. Triglycerides were very low, good cholesterol high (HDL 65). I did notice that I felt like crap on most runs, sort of like tough to breath and consequently was very slow. I just assumed it was old age and I had “lost it”. Then I got a bout of PVCs out of nowhere that lasted a month then stopped, so stress test was ordered and I had abnormalities. So they did nuclear stress test. I get the results Wednesday but I am positive they are going to say I have a blockage and need catheter and likely balloon angioplasty/stent placement. Sucks, but that is where I am likely headed. So please share your experiences.