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Does every person with coronary stent implants die from coronary artery disease?

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Dr. Craig Carter
Thoracic Surgery 40 years experience
No: Atherosclerosis can occur in any arteries in the body. The most prevalent are cardiac, extremity, and cerebral. In addition, people die from their co- morbidities, such as lung problems, cancer, etc. If you have coronary atherosclerosis, you have a higher chance of dying from that, but not exclusively from that.

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Last updated Jan 13, 2014

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