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Failed plain stents( restenosis), what happens when old stent is removed before applying a?

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Dr. J mark Rheudasil
Vascular Surgery 38 years experience
Not removed: Very unusual to remove stents unless infected (rare). They may be redilated or a surgical bypass may be needed.

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