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Stents

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A stent is an expandable metal mesh tube used in the angioplasty procedure. The stent is placed at the site of the blockage to keep the artery open. Stents or balloons can also be used as the initial opening device of the artery. The stent remains in the artery and pushes against the walls to keep it open. In 10 to 15 percent of stent procedures need to be repeated to restore the opening.

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Lisa Nelson, RD, LN, Health Pro, answered How many times can a stent be redone in… Hi Anne,   This all depends on your friends situation. There's no…

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Shauna C Hill RD LD, Health Pro, answered I had a heart cath with stents in my… Hi Charlotte Jordan,   Here is a link to information on treatment to…

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Karen McPartland, RD, Health Guide, answered do need bypass surgery if you have 50%… Hi Shon Cross,   Your cardiologist would be the best resource for…

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Karen McPartland, RD, Health Guide, answered do heart stents move Hi swampfox9,   Once the stent is opened and presses into the inside wall of your coronary…

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