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When did I have a stent put in my Heart?

When did I have a stent put in my Heart?

I had a stent placed in my heart on December 9, 2002. What is the longevity for this stent? It was the newer kind that was safer at the time. The coronary arteries provide blood to the heart muscle. They are, in essence, pipes conveying oxygenated blood to the heart muscle.

When did my 89 year old father get a stent?

• My 89 year old Father had his 1st heart attack January 2012, he was given 2 stents, but continued to have chest pain, he had 2 more stents in Feb 2012 followed by 3 more in March 2012. he had several episodes of bad pain but was reasonably stable until June 2013. It was discovered during another angiogram that stent was undersized.

When is a heart stent is a life saver?

In these situations the stent may truly be lifesaving and improve quality of life by preserving the ability of the heart to beat normally. But what about non ‘emergency’ situations, which are by far the more common situations, or what we call stable coronary heart disease.

How long does a bare metal heart stent last?

The rate of recurrence of blockage in the first year is less than with bare metal stents. More than a year after therapy, it may be a bit higher than with bare metal stents.

Can a stent be inserted into the heart?

A: Not necessarily. During an angioplasty, a doctor threads a thin tube into a heart blood vessel and inserts a tiny mesh scaffold (called a stent) to keep the vessel open and restore blood flow. This can often improve chest pain, or angina. However, many studies of angioplasty haven’t included large numbers of people over 80.

How long can a person with two cardiac stents expect to live?

On the other hand, someone who perhaps is in their seventies or eighties, and has a weak heart from previous multiple heart attacks, and has other serious medical problems, their life expectancy of course will be shorter after a stent insertion.

Which is more common a heart blockage or a stent?

More patients needed to have clogged arteries reopened in the PCI group than in the CABG group, 13.9% vs. 5.9%, respectively. After one year, the rate of heart attack or death was similar between the two groups, while stroke was more likely to occur in the bypass group (2.2%) compared to the stent group (0.6%).

How are stents used in angioplasty and PCI?

PCI is comprised of two different techniques: Angioplasty: In which a tube is threaded into an artery and inflated to widen the vessel and increase blood flow Stenting: The insertion of a small mesh tube that holds the vessel open and prevents the blockage from re-forming