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Q: stents ( No Answer,   1 Comment )
Subject: stents
Category: Health > Conditions and Diseases
Asked by: vaac-ga
List Price: $3.00
Posted: 06 Jul 2006 14:00 PDT
Expires: 05 Aug 2006 14:00 PDT
Question ID: 743885
Does anybody know what the risks of inserting stents into blocked or
narrowing arteries are? Do the benefits outweigh these risks?
There is no answer at this time.

Subject: Re: stents
From: myoarin-ga on 07 Jul 2006 04:30 PDT
Here are sites for patients on the subject:

Don't be put off by the fact that in the first site more space is
spent detailing the risks, they have to listed and detailed, while the
benefits are just a few lines.  The alternative is usually open

You can find many more using the search terms:  stent risks benefits

Some are them are difficult for a layman to comprehend.  As I
discovered, there are stents now that "elute" drugs.  The one article
I proused was questioning the practice  - or the choice of drugs.  You
might read it and ask your doctor his opinion  (maybe copy it and show

We are all afraid of invasion of our body, and reading about the
processes doesn't necessarily reassure.  My second hand experience is
from playing tennis with persons who have stents  - and who have had
no problems.

Good luck

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