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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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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Hi My dad has had very recently Angioplasty , PTCA and stenting to LAD and LCX done on him for the ailments,he has Acute coronary syndrome , left...

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Sir, My father recently (1 Month ago) got Heart attack . We went to doctor, and doctor suggested us for stent . He placed a stent in a vessel. He...

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I had a heart attack about twenty weeks ago and had a triple bypass surgery . Since then I have been taking Plavix every day. I have had side...

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my mom is 81 years old and three days ago had twp stents placed in the mesenteric artery due to 100% blockage from atherosclerosis ...post...

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I have 2 drug eluting stent put in last november.I am on lipitor 40 mg my total cholestrol is 2.40 ,LDL is.95,HDL is1.10,Triglyciride is .75.I...

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I had a heart attack October 2011 and had two drug eluting stents placed in the left and right venticle of my heart 30 days apart and stents placed...

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My uncle suffered a heart attack three years ago. They implanted three stents. His EJ was 30%. Last night he suffered another heart attack. The...

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