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Is having a stent put in your arteries mean you need to retire from your job?
8 doctors weighed in

Dr. Samuel Hahn
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
4 doctors agree
In brief: Usually not
Depends on many factors such as extent of disease, overall heart function and type of job but a cardiac stent dos not typically require retirement or disability.

In brief: Usually not
Depends on many factors such as extent of disease, overall heart function and type of job but a cardiac stent dos not typically require retirement or disability.
Dr. Samuel Hahn
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Dr. Bennett Werner
Actually, an important reason to put a stent in the heart is to help a person back to a normal lifestyle including work.
Dr. Liviu Klein
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
3 doctors agree
In brief: No
Being treated with a stent for coronary disease (either angina or myocardial infarction) is a wake up call to change one's habits (quit smoking, eating healthier, exercising, losing weight) and take medications to control risk factors (hypertension, diabetes).
Usually people can go back to their job 1-3 weeks after the procedure, depending if it was done electively or emergently.

In brief: No
Being treated with a stent for coronary disease (either angina or myocardial infarction) is a wake up call to change one's habits (quit smoking, eating healthier, exercising, losing weight) and take medications to control risk factors (hypertension, diabetes).
Usually people can go back to their job 1-3 weeks after the procedure, depending if it was done electively or emergently.
Dr. Liviu Klein
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