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How likely is it to get re-coarctation after having a stent inserted?

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Dr. Rick Koch
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Rare

But it can happen.

In brief: Rare

But it can happen.
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Dr. Andrew Chung
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
2 doctors agree

In brief: 100 %

"balloon dilation +/- stenting is an effective interim palliation for infants and newborns with critical coarctation and lv dysfunction.
Restenosis is inevitable and requires to be addressed." source: ann pediatr cardiol. 2009 jul;2(2):111-5.

In brief: 100 %

"balloon dilation +/- stenting is an effective interim palliation for infants and newborns with critical coarctation and lv dysfunction.
Restenosis is inevitable and requires to be addressed." source: ann pediatr cardiol. 2009 jul;2(2):111-5.
Dr. Andrew Chung
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Dr. Sarosh Batlivala
Pediatrics - Cardiology

In brief: Low

There is no hard data (meaning no specific percentage).
After the 1st surgery, there tends to be a 10-20% risk of recurrence. But after stent placement we know it's lower. So the answer is somewhere in the ball park of 5-10%, and recurrences can generally be treated in the cath lab. Please discuss your specific issues with your doctor.

In brief: Low

There is no hard data (meaning no specific percentage).
After the 1st surgery, there tends to be a 10-20% risk of recurrence. But after stent placement we know it's lower. So the answer is somewhere in the ball park of 5-10%, and recurrences can generally be treated in the cath lab. Please discuss your specific issues with your doctor.
Dr. Sarosh Batlivala
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