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How long will a drug-eluted heart stent last before a new one is needed again?

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Dr. Francis Uricchio
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
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In brief: 6 months

The highest risk of stent renarrowing is in the first 6 months.
If you get through the first 6 months without a problem, the rate of renarrowing falls dramatically. Overall, the rate of renarrowing for medicated stents is 5% in for an medicated stents 20%.

In brief: 6 months

The highest risk of stent renarrowing is in the first 6 months.
If you get through the first 6 months without a problem, the rate of renarrowing falls dramatically. Overall, the rate of renarrowing for medicated stents is 5% in for an medicated stents 20%.
Dr. Francis Uricchio
Dr. Francis Uricchio
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Dr. Dan Fisher
Internal Medicine

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
Dr. Dan Fisher
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