Back to his life after chest and arm pain and a visit to the emergency room.
Richard suffered from a heart attack after experiencing tingling in his arm and chest pain. He went to the emergency room where they performed tests and referred him to a cardiologist. The cardiologist recommended PCI with a stent to be placed in his artery to open the blockage.
Because of some preexisting conditions, Richard was at a high risk for bleeding complications. The cardiologist recommended a SYNERGY Stent because it has a unique bioabsorbable coating that is designed to enable shortened dual antiplatelet therapy (DAPT) in certain patients, as DAPT is a blood thinner needed after the procedure but can cause bleeding complications.