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Can you prevent a heart attack by putting in a stent?

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Dr. Shahin Tavackoli
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
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In brief: Yes.

Actually, most of the time, coronary stents are placed to resolve angina (chest pain or shortness of breath due to arterial blockage).
If a patient comes to the emergency room while they are having a heart attack, angioplasty may prevent the dying of the muscle that would normally result from the heart attack, it may event save the person's life.

In brief: Yes.

Actually, most of the time, coronary stents are placed to resolve angina (chest pain or shortness of breath due to arterial blockage).
If a patient comes to the emergency room while they are having a heart attack, angioplasty may prevent the dying of the muscle that would normally result from the heart attack, it may event save the person's life.
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Dr. Eric Toloza
Surgery - Thoracic

In brief: Yes

By opening up a narrowing in the coronary artery ...

In brief: Yes

By opening up a narrowing in the coronary artery ...
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