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Do different types of angioplasty techniques or stents have different success rates?

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Dr. Milton Alvis Jr
Preventive Medicine
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In brief: Yes, Varies Widely

Dr. Korona's short answer is accurate but are there many additional highly relevant variables: type of stent; des vs.
Bare stainless steel; how placed; location & anatomy in which placed; speed of blood flow after the hydraulic expansion; how expanded; what anti-clotting agents are used with what timings, how the individual responds to all of these variables & the list goes on. See other answers.

In brief: Yes, Varies Widely

Dr. Korona's short answer is accurate but are there many additional highly relevant variables: type of stent; des vs.
Bare stainless steel; how placed; location & anatomy in which placed; speed of blood flow after the hydraulic expansion; how expanded; what anti-clotting agents are used with what timings, how the individual responds to all of these variables & the list goes on. See other answers.
Dr. Milton Alvis Jr
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Dr. Michael Korona
Radiology - Interventional

In brief: Not really

Depends on amount of plaque and size of vessel.
Smaller vessels close faster. Long lesions close faster.

In brief: Not really

Depends on amount of plaque and size of vessel.
Smaller vessels close faster. Long lesions close faster.
Dr. Michael Korona
Dr. Michael Korona
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