I have question I have 5 stents ikn my heart how long will these things last ?

By tinkerbell54 Latest Reply 2013-03-31 00:51:51 -0500
Started 2013-03-29 07:28:24 -0500

my first 2 stents were when I was 48 yrs old & the second 3 were when I was 49. I am 53 now . Tinkerbell54

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MajorDodson 2013-03-31 00:51:51 -0500 Report

From my limited research, stents should last at least 7-10 years. The medicated ones a bit longer. I had a mild heart attack in April 2011 and the heart doc put 2 non-medicated ones in. Around October, I began having warnings of an attack.; pressure on my chest and heaviness in my left arm. Went to the doc and wound up having 2 medicated ones placed in my heart. The others were clogging up fast. Most have no issues with the non-medicated ones, I was one of those who did. April 1st will be two years since the attack, so far the medicated stents are working fine.

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