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I had a DES placed in my LAD 30 days ago. How long does it take for the endothilial cells to cover the stent cage in this type of stent?

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Dr. Anita Prakash
Internal Medicine - Cardiology

In brief: Atleast 1 year

In order for struts of stent to be fully endothelialised and before one can even consider altering dual amtiplatelet therapy, a full 12 months ought to pass.
There are other features such as lesion length, and angulation that may warrant even longer DAPT - discuss with ur interventional cardiologist. Data suggests outcome curves continue to diverge, so benefit upto 18 months post DES for dapt.

In brief: Atleast 1 year

In order for struts of stent to be fully endothelialised and before one can even consider altering dual amtiplatelet therapy, a full 12 months ought to pass.
There are other features such as lesion length, and angulation that may warrant even longer DAPT - discuss with ur interventional cardiologist. Data suggests outcome curves continue to diverge, so benefit upto 18 months post DES for dapt.
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