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In medicine, a stent is either an expandable wire form or perforated tube that is inserted into a natural conduit of the body to prevent or counteract a disease-induced localized flow constriction. The most common use of stents is in coronary arteries. They are also widely used in other natural body conduits, such as c... more at Wikipedia

Treatment Success Rate

Top 5 Communities
Condition Members Success
Heart Attack
218
96%
Coronary Heart Disease
142
89%
Pancreatitis
1
100%
Kidney Stones
2
100%
Aneurysms
1
100%
Overall, 94% (371 Members) find Stents helpful
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Stents Reviews

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rushed to ER. procedure was done with in 15 minutes. seem to be no complications or side effects
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Had on stent inserted to clear up major blockage in one artery.
Working / Worked
Heart attack 1/28/14 then emergency stent installed and instantly felt relief and believe now I am healthier than the whole year prior because of the restored blood flow!
Working / Worked
I have a stent.
Working / Worked
but all of asudden getting strange feelings in left arm.
catherazition in ER was ok.
Working / Worked
Fast and successful as I am still here.
Working / Worked
I had 3 stents in 2001 and 1 in 2006
Working / Worked
yes it worked but I have one artery that closes at the stent.
Working / Worked
I had to have a stent placed inside a previous stent due to a blockage 9 years after the first was placed for chest pain and partial blockage in the LAD. Will now be on plavix for the rest of my life.
Working / Worked
Def worked !
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Discussions

  1. Discussion: Stents
    Hi, I wish you the best of luck with this. I had an angiogram just under two weeks ago. Unfortunately, I was not a candidate for stenting as they di... [More]
  2. Discussion: Stents
    Hi Mandy I had this done to my right transverse sinus this past December. My vein was severely compressed. Last June I had a lumbar shunt and the sur... [More]
  3. Discussion: Stents
    Mandy, Good luck, i hope this works for you and some relief comes your way. Mandy aka Buttercup85 has had good luck with stents. Although finding her... [More]
  4. Discussion: Stents
    Mandy, I've never had stents, but I wanted to say good luck, and that I'm sending my love over the i-waves. You'll be in my thoughts. Seasprite [More]
  5. Discussion: Stents
    I go in for a cranial angiogram (sp on Wednesday and possiable stents. I was wanddring if anybody has had one. And what the recovery waz like. And th... [More]