i had a previous thread - 'complications after stent..' most of the replies were very helpful....now, i would like to know, [B][U]if my cardiologist holds ANY responsibility to my consequential state?--my cardiologist advised me to get the stent--even tho the diagnosed heart attack was argumentative....he stated, whether it was an mi or not, my lad was 90 percent blocked- --and indeed i would need one eventually anyway..his brother performed the procedure; the procedure rendered me disabled and unable to walk, work, losing my house and many other sequelae. But most importantly,i lost my medical coveraage(lucrative medical 'piggy bank' due to lay-off second day of hospital admission), and my cardiologist, upon my follow-up visit, stated i needed tests and i would need to apply to the hospital for charity care BEFORE he could do ANYTHING: the process alone took me 10 months and it was valid for only 1 year from the admitting date, ergo it was approved and i only had 1 mo. remaining! Does my cardiologist, who turned a deaf ear, assume any accountability to my present condition? ...If i would have had an 'arterial doppler' when i had my follow-up visit, 2 wks after the procedure, they would have discovered then, that i had a 100 percent blockage in the femoral artery, at the insertion location for the stent; instead of finding it 9 months later, when i 'wound-up' in the ER and finally had the doppler.- that would have avoided my extended disability...ALL this due to lack of medical coverage...PLEASE HELP.