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How long does the heart stent take?

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Dr. William Lizarraga
Internal Medicine 16 years experience
Minutes: A cardiac catheterization is a procedure in which a cardiologist will place a stent and usually takes only a few minutes. Usually the whole procedure will last an hour or hour and a half.

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How long does a heart stent last?

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Dr. Steve Kagan
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Complicated answer: So many factors affect this...Nature and degree of blockage, type of stent, diabetes, smoking, medication...See your cardiologist for a more detailed answer.
A 49-year-old member asked:

Please explain how long does a heart stent last?

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Dr. Venkata Chilakapati
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Carduiac stent: It depends upon type of stent, site of stent, size of stent and multiple other risk factors. There is no predictability.
A 34-year-old member asked:

After receiving a heart stent, how long do you have to wait before you can drive again?

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Dr. Calvin Weisberger
Cardiology 51 years experience
Stent: Length of time to driving post stent depends on the individual and their response to the procedure. If everything went well and the patient is without symptoms or procedural complications by day 3, sometimes day 2 could be driving.
A 46-year-old member asked:

How long do I have to wait before i can drive after having a heart stent fitted?

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Dr. Michael Moran
Cardiology 33 years experience
1-7 days: If it was done through the wrist, (radial artery approach), you should be able to drive in 1 day. If done through the groin (femoral artery approach) you should wait about a week. If you have to stop suddenly in an emergency and really hit the brakes hard, you could pop the plug in the femoral artery and have a serious emergency.
A 45-year-old member asked:

How long (generally) is the hospital stay after having a heart stent?

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Dr. Calvin Weisberger
Cardiology 51 years experience
Stent: Length of stay depends on what is going on. Sometimes can go home next day.

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