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How long does a heart stent last?

My husband is 65. He has had 4 stents put in - did not have a heart attack but they found blockage about 5 years ago. He is 5 6 140 lbs. He takes all of his medication and his check-ups as always good.What is the life expectancy after you have stents in.
Fri, 5 Jun 2015
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Mam, if he takes care with the medication and lifestyle with strict control of his lipids, if diabetic his sugar, the stents would work lifelong. There is no validity (life expectancy) for the stents. However after 1 year it becomes part of vessel and and if nothing has occurred till than most probably nothing will occur later on too.
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How long does a heart stent last?

Mam, if he takes care with the medication and lifestyle with strict control of his lipids, if diabetic his sugar, the stents would work lifelong. There is no validity (life expectancy) for the stents. However after 1 year it becomes part of vessel and and if nothing has occurred till than most probably nothing will occur later on too.