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How long does a heart stent last for? Are they supposed to be replaced at some point?

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Dr. Dan Fisher
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In brief: Your whole life

Stents are for life.
They become embedded in the wall of an artery. If a blockage develops in the stent there are a variety of methods for dealing with this. It would never be replaced... One has to work around it.

In brief: Your whole life

Stents are for life.
They become embedded in the wall of an artery. If a blockage develops in the stent there are a variety of methods for dealing with this. It would never be replaced... One has to work around it.
Dr. Dan Fisher
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