Can a heart stent collapse?

Answer Stents, which are small wire-mesh tubes implanted into arteries, are used to open up a previously clogged artery. Stents are not foolproof and can collapse, but a procedure called double-stenting c... Read More »

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Heart Stent and blockage where it is at?

Unfortunately "in stent restenosis" can and does happen and is a completely different process than the atherosclerosis that formed the original blockage. Because in stent restenosis has been so di... Read More »

How long does it take to put in a heart stent?

Depending on the location and extent of arterial blockage, it can take anywhere from 30 minutes to 2-1/2 hours to put in a stent. Recipients are typically hospitalized overnight for observation.Sou... Read More »

How long does a person take Plavix after a heart stent?

On One Hand: Typical Plavix DosingAccording to Medicine Net, the healing process after a stent is placed in an artery is approximately three weeks. This requires patients to use an anticoagulant su... Read More »

Will it hurt getting a kidney stent out?

a little bit…