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Side effects after stent implanted in heart artery?

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Dr. Francis Uricchio
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
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In brief: 2 main ones

The 2 main problems with stents after placement are: 1) stent thrombosis where the stent clots off abruptly causing heart attack and risk of death, and 2) renarrowing of the stent.
Renarrowing occurs in 5% of medicated stents and approximately 20% of unmedicated stents.

In brief: 2 main ones

The 2 main problems with stents after placement are: 1) stent thrombosis where the stent clots off abruptly causing heart attack and risk of death, and 2) renarrowing of the stent.
Renarrowing occurs in 5% of medicated stents and approximately 20% of unmedicated stents.
Dr. Francis Uricchio
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Dr. Rick Koch
Internal Medicine - Cardiology

In brief: Generally none

Generally there are none if everything goes well.
There can be a variety of complications however.

In brief: Generally none

Generally there are none if everything goes well.
There can be a variety of complications however.
Dr. Rick Koch
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