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Golf with coronary stents
Please advise if "safe" to play golf having three coronary stents. Thinking of the swing action rather than the physical effort.
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Once healed you should be able to resume normal activities, but always check with your doc.
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Imagine your stent very tight in an artery and this is jumping around with the heart with each beat. It won't go anywhere. You can jump up and down for a fortnight, swing golf clubs with all your might for a year continuously and you will not dislodge a stent.
It isn't just resting against the artery wall, it has been squeezed very tightly against it and the spring action of the stent keeps it there.
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