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Posted by Ken
on October 14, 2000 at 13:29:26:
In Reply to: heart stent? posted by Kriss on October 12, 2000 at 19:09:18:
: What is it and is it a safe thing? My friend's father just went through surgery with a stent. anyone have any inf on it?
The stent is a very common procedure. One of the reasons that stents are used for heart patients is to help insure the coronary artery or arteries do not close up again.
For details on stents for heart patients, I recommend you visit the web site of The American Heart Assn. located at http://www.americanheart.org. Click on their Heart & Stroke A-Z Guide, found on the left side of their home page. Select the letter "S". Go down to "Stent Procedure", click on this, and you will get a full explanation of stents used for heart patients.
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