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could having no stent be the reason for a heart attack?

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Dr. Jahan Zeb
Dr. Jahan Zeb answered
23 years experience Cardiology
Heart attack: Heart attacks generally occur as a result of plaque rupture at sites of lipid (cholesterol) build up in the lining of heart arteries (intima). Stents are generally placed at sites of severe narrowing. Stents are placed to relieve angina that can be a result of such severe blockages. Studies have not demonstrated that stents prevent heart attacks.
Answered on Apr 6, 2014
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Dr. Creighton Wright
55 years experience General Surgery
No: Coronary stents are placed, and not something that a person has naturally. Heart attacks in general are from blockage of the heart- coronary arteries.
Answered on Mar 13, 2013
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