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Question by  Goldie24 (23)

How serious is having a stent?


Answer by  Jimbob (2275)

It is not a terribly serious operation but like any operation that involves getting near the heart there are risks.


Answer by  worker2746 (2434)

A stent is a serious operation, it means you need something to alleviate pressure or to allow for decrease in the blockage of flow of liquids. You probably need this done in the heart due to a blocked valve or artery, and this will allow the blood flow to be more fluid.


Answer by  kimber18 (514)

Pretty serious. It usually means there is a blockage in an artery, and the stent is being placed to keep the artery open and help prevent a heart attack.


Answer by  apocalv (217)

a stent is put in if you have a seriously vascular problem in which it is required to keep your arteries open to prevent an occlusion that may lead to complications


Answer by  kw35 (54)

Getting a stent put in place is not terribly risky. Your physician will recommend a stent in the event that you have moderate to severe problems with plaque buildup in your blood vessels. The stent is used when the risk of heart problems is high enough to warrant intervention.


Answer by  Mrscmrn (1449)

Stents are frequently used in the heart and kidneys. Both are a way of keeping a patent flow of fluids, blood in the heart and urine in the kidney.

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