A 43-year-old member asked:
what can happen if a heart stent closes?
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Dr. Shabbir Hossain answered
15 years experience 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 stent is keeping open. That means that area will not get blood and infarct and die.
Answered on Oct 19, 2014
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