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Do I need a stent after a heart attack?

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Dr. Christopher White
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Depends on

Depends on your heart function ( stress test) and your coronary anatomy ( angiogram).
Discuss with you doctor.

In brief: Depends on

Depends on your heart function ( stress test) and your coronary anatomy ( angiogram).
Discuss with you doctor.
Dr. Christopher White
Dr. Christopher White
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Dr. Francis Uricchio
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: May be

The decision to place a stent is usually made at the time of hospitalization associated with heart attack.
In the moderate era, everyone with st elevation mi goes directly to the catheterization laboratory for emergency catheterization.If the heart attack has no st elevation, patients with high risk characteristics will go to the catheterization laboratory. Decision to stent made in cath lab.

In brief: May be

The decision to place a stent is usually made at the time of hospitalization associated with heart attack.
In the moderate era, everyone with st elevation mi goes directly to the catheterization laboratory for emergency catheterization.If the heart attack has no st elevation, patients with high risk characteristics will go to the catheterization laboratory. Decision to stent made in cath lab.
Dr. Francis Uricchio
Dr. Francis Uricchio
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Dr. Nassir Azimi
Interventional Cardiology

In brief: No

Not every heart attack gets a stent.
Some get medical treatment others cabg. Occasional y a simple angioplsty is undertaken withot a stent.

In brief: No

Not every heart attack gets a stent.
Some get medical treatment others cabg. Occasional y a simple angioplsty is undertaken withot a stent.
Dr. Nassir Azimi
Dr. Nassir Azimi
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