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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Francis Uricchio
37 years experience in Cardiology
Short: If the stent is placed in electively (and not for myocardial infarction), recovery is quite short. We tell our patients not to walk a long distance, ... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steve Kagan
30 years experience in Vascular Surgery
Complicated answer: So many factors affect this...Nature and degree of blockage, type of stent, diabetes, smoking, medication...See your cardiologist for a more detailed ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Lizarraga
15 years experience in Internal Medicine
Minutes: A cardiac catheterization is a procedure in which a cardiologist will place a stent and usually takes only a few minutes. Usually the whole procedure ... Read More
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stuart Higano
36 years experience in Cardiology
Coronary stent: Coronary stents can not be "replaced" as such. However, they can be re-opened or restented if they renarrow , or restenose. The injury or trauma to t ... Read More
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shabbir Hossain
15 years experience in Internal Medicine
Bad stuff: If a stent closes slowly (stenosis) or quickly (thrombosis) the net effect is the same. Reduced or complete absence of blood flow to the area that the ... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rodney Samaan
17 years experience in Cardiology
2-4 days: It's not technically major surgery but it is a serious procedure. Some patients go home following day, some stay 2-3 days.
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Liviu Klein
22 years experience in Cardiology
Stent: Coronary stent placement is done percutaneously (i.e. Through a small puncture in the groin or wrist) via an artery, and deploys a small tube/ mesh (t ... Read More
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Borookhim
24 years experience in Geriatrics
There is a : Possiblity that you are having closure of your stent. You should not be stoping your Plavix (clopidogrel) without discussions with your physician. You ... Read More
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Venkata Chilakapati
22 years experience in Cardiology
Carduiac stent: It depends upon type of stent, site of stent, size of stent and multiple other risk factors. There is no predictability.
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience in Cardiology
Stent: A coronary artery stent is a device inserted into a coronary artery to help hold the blood vessel open so that it doesn't re close after it is opened ... Read More

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