Stent placed in a coronary artery which was 99% blocked. When should it be replaced? Prognosis?
I M 56. I HAD A pLAD DRUG ELUTING STENT PLACED IN MY LEFT CORONARY ARTERY AREA, 99% BLOCKED. AND THE AJACENT ARTERY WAS 75% BLOCKED, ANGIOPLAST BALLOON RESTORED 100% FLOW TO THAT ONE MY DOC SAID. SO NO STENT WAS PLACED. NO HEART DAMAGE. QUESTIONS; HOW LONG BEFORE THE STENT MUST BE REPLACED (IF EVER) AND HOW LONG IS MY LIFE EXPECTANCY?
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stent is metal and its life long but there are chances of re blockage around 10 to 15 % in BMS and 3 to 7 % in DES and affected by many other condition like diabetes , cholesterol level , tobacco use , diet and genetic background ,
best plan after stent is
take medicine regularly ,
adopt healthy life style ,
eat healthy , low fat diet ,
quit any form of tobacco use ,
limit alcohol intake ,
do stress reducing yogas,
daily walking ,
regular follow up with your cardiologist life long ,
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