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Old 02-15-2005, 10:07 AM   #1
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Replacing Stents

I am posting this for a friend of mine. Her father's stents are 12 years old and the doctor is worried that they may fail soon. When he received the stents a blister formed and now a little flap falls over the stent and blocks it. The doctors are worried about cutting that skin flap off. Her father is considering entering a program with a new drug to try for this problem. Does anyone have any advice?

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Old 02-16-2005, 05:01 AM   #2
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Re: Replacing Stents

If it were me I'd go to a different doctor and make sure the stent is opened mechanically. If a "skin flap" is causing some blockage than no amount of drugging is going to remove it.

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