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My mom is going in tomorrow to have a stent put in her heart or arteries. Is this a dangerous procedure?

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Dr. Christopher White
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
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In brief: Yes, it is.

Coronary stent risk is variable, but mortality risk is about 1 to 3 per hundred on average.
Just make sure her cardiologist discusses the specific risks with you. She needs to balance the risks and potential benefits of having a stent or having bypass surgery or using medications. Her cardiologist is the best person to explain it.

In brief: Yes, it is.

Coronary stent risk is variable, but mortality risk is about 1 to 3 per hundred on average.
Just make sure her cardiologist discusses the specific risks with you. She needs to balance the risks and potential benefits of having a stent or having bypass surgery or using medications. Her cardiologist is the best person to explain it.
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