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whats heart stent recovery time?

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Dr. Francis Uricchio
37 years experience 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, lift anything heavy, or drive a car for 2 days. They are also instructed not to submerge the puncture site in the leg for one week. Showers are okay.
Answered on Jan 6, 2019
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Dr. Payam Rafat
21 years experience Podiatry
Recovery time varies: Recover time will vary depending on many factors including age, general health of the patient, infection control, smoker or not, blood sugar control, the exact type of procedure, and post-operative and follow up care. Discuss it with your surgeon and get their opinion as to what they feel is a reasonable recovery time for you.
Answered on Dec 22, 2018

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