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What is the life expectancy of a stint?
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Dr. Michael Korona
Radiology - Interventional
6 doctors agree
In brief: Depends
Depends on type of stent and location.
Also if patient stops smoking, takes aspirin, takes statin and controls blood sugar all contribute. Usually few months to many years.

In brief: Depends
Depends on type of stent and location.
Also if patient stops smoking, takes aspirin, takes statin and controls blood sugar all contribute. Usually few months to many years.
Dr. Michael Korona
Dr. Michael Korona
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Dr. Rodney Samaan
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
In brief: Forever
There is no expiration on the stent as long you take your blood thinners as recommended and watch your diet and blood pressure/cholesterol.

In brief: Forever
There is no expiration on the stent as long you take your blood thinners as recommended and watch your diet and blood pressure/cholesterol.
Dr. Rodney Samaan
Dr. Rodney Samaan
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Dr. David Wilson
While the above is good advice, stents often narrow with scar tissue over the years. It's important to followup with your doctor to monitor for this
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