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A 38-year-old female asked:

is a celiac artery stent (placed 6 months ago) at more risk for acute occlusion if the velocities are abnormally high even if it is patent on imaging?

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Dr. Milton Alvis, jr
Preventive Medicine 41 years experience
Opposite More Likely: Blood is water+salts, proteins & cells. Blood is engineered to become a solid in seconds. The sold form (clots, thrombus) both plugs holes/tears in blood vessels & causes narrowing in blood vessels (due to endothelial tears &/or slow flow). Stents are made from stainless steel which promotes clotting. Endothelial cells constantly suppress platelets+clotting proteins & stimulate clot destruction.

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