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Is my Stent Still Working OK ?

I have question regarding a stent which was put in 10 years ago. What is the best way to detect if the stent is still working properly. My doctor has ordered a Stress Test, but said the large medical centers might have a better way of detecting this. My blood pressure is normal, but I have felt a little pressure in my chest. Of course, this pressure could be the result of a pulled muscle, but I don't know how to know the exact cause. The pressure is not a problem at this moment. Thanks so much for your help! HGE
Asked On : Tue, 16 Feb 2010
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the duty of the stent is to keep the vessel where it is placed patent, if it is not working the only way to detect with confrimation is to get a coronaty angiography done.

Answered: Tue, 16 Feb 2010
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