A 39-year-old member asked:
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do different types of angioplasty techniques or stents have different success rates?

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Dr. Michael Korona
32 years experience Interventional Radiology
Not really: Depends on amount of plaque and size of vessel. Smaller vessels close faster. Long lesions close faster.
Answered on Sep 28, 2016
Dr. Milton Alvis, jr
40 years experience Preventive Medicine
Yes, Varies Widely: Dr. Korona's short answer is accurate but are there many additional highly relevant variables: type of stent; DES vs. Bare stainless steel; how placed; location & anatomy in which placed; speed of blood flow after the hydraulic expansion; how expanded; what anti-clotting agents are used with what timings, how the individual responds to all of these variables & the list goes on. See other answers.
Answered on Aug 18, 2017

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