• Patti Patti
    July 13, 2008
    how many stints should be maximum in the heart?
    Patti Patti
    July 13, 2008

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  • Dr. Blaivas
    Health Pro
    August 12, 2008
    Dr. Blaivas
    Health Pro
    August 12, 2008

    Stents are wire mesh tubes that are used to prop open diseased blood vessels in the heart. These are usually placed during a procedure called percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty, whereby the vessel is blown up with a balloon and the stent is placed to keep it open. I am not aware of a "maximum" number, but location of the diseased artery, the overall health of the patient, and the frequency of previous procedures will decide if another stent is appropriate.


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