Tag: stents

Recovery After a Heart Attack and Stents: A Comprehensive Guide

Recovery after a heart attack can vary from person to person, however with proper lifestyle changes and proper medical care, many individuals can live healthily.  After a heart attack, a stent is placed to restore the flow of blood to the heart muscle. This process happens right away allowing immediate restoration of blood flow. A stent also prevents recurrent blockages. The stent keeps the artery open, reducing the risk of the artery re-blocking with plaque. This is one of the most important effects in recovery after a heart attack because […]

Symptoms of a stent failure – Key Insights

Published 21 September 2023 Reviewed by: Oriol Rodriguez, MD Interventional Cardiology What are stents? Stents are a widely used medical device used in modern medicine and have revolutionized the treatment of various cardiovascular and non-cardiovascular conditions. The stent purpose is most common in the cardiovascular system, notably in the coronary arteries. Coronary stents re-open and support blocked arteries during an angioplasty to help improve blood flow to the heart muscle and reduce the risk of a heart attack. After its implantation, monitoring the stent is essential to the patient’s health, …