A 43-year-old member asked:
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how dangerous is an angioplasty with stent?

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Dr. Steven Ajluni
34 years experience Cardiology
Not very: Ptca w stenting has come a long way in recent years with better equipment and easier to place devices (smaller caliber stents). Drug-eluting stents have reduced restenosis (renarrowing) rates, now occurring less than 5-10 % oprocedural success with better tools that we now have is very high (greater than 95%). Risks (mi, vessel closure, dissection, perforation) collectively are less than 1%.
Answered on Sep 28, 2016
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