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How long with an aortic stent last inside my body?

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Dr. Oliver Aalami
Surgery - Vascular
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In brief: A long time

As long as there are no infections and the stent graft doesn't move, stent grafts are known to last for the life of the patient.
Problems arise when the graft moves or the "seal" is lost and the aneurysm sac starts to grow again. This is why monitoring of stent grafts with ct angiograms or ultrasounds is very important.

In brief: A long time

As long as there are no infections and the stent graft doesn't move, stent grafts are known to last for the life of the patient.
Problems arise when the graft moves or the "seal" is lost and the aneurysm sac starts to grow again. This is why monitoring of stent grafts with ct angiograms or ultrasounds is very important.
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Dr. Michael Korona
Radiology - Interventional

In brief: Years

Need to follow up with your doctor to make sure that there is no narrowing or leaking from the stent / stent graft.
Usually once a year enough. Report any new symptoms such as abdominal or leg pain.

In brief: Years

Need to follow up with your doctor to make sure that there is no narrowing or leaking from the stent / stent graft.
Usually once a year enough. Report any new symptoms such as abdominal or leg pain.
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