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Life of stents in angioplasty

sir... i want to know yesterday i done angioplasty in one block that was 90% .now i want to know for how many years will lasting my stent my age is 37 years
Asked On : Wed, 14 Mar 2012
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Hello and welcome to HCM....
congratulations for successful implantation of STENT. the longevity of the stent depends upon many things like:
1. stent made of (medicated or non-medicated)
2. pt is with other risk factors eg. Hypertension, diabetics, smoking, high cholesterol
3. regularity of medication
4. physical exercise
5. over all mental satisfactions etc...

usually medicated it lasts longer if medication are regular, while non medicated also last longer if it matches / mix with coronary artery. (endothelialization), inthis cases stent patency rate is very high (more than a decade).
so, dont worry, do regular exercise/walking, avoid smoking, oil/salt food, regular medication and BE HAPPY.
wish ur stent be patent for forever.
Answered: Wed, 14 Mar 2012
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