Drug-eluting stent

What is Drug-eluting stent?

A drug-eluting stent (DES) is a coronary stent (a scaffold) placed into narrowed, diseased coronary arteries that slowly releases a drug to block cell proliferation. This prevents fibrosis that, together with clots (thrombus), could otherwise block the stented artery, a process called restenosis.

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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...

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Hi
Welcome to HCM,
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...

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I just had a series of tests: Stress Test; Cardiac ultrasound; peripheral circulation, camera (as follow up to the stress test); carotid...

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Hello and thanks for the query,

I tend to disagree that stents are over used in the practice of cardiology. The use of stents has revolutionized...

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I am 78+ years old, male, about 2.5 years ago had a medicated stent put in. Have been taking Plavix 75, Aspirin and first Lipitor and after severe...

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Thanks for the query. Let me answer your query in this way.

1. Once you are put on drug eluting stent, if one can afford than it is...

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