Posted By CCF Cardio MD SK on October 20, 1997 at 15:32:30:
In Reply to: stents and new blockages posted by Jack Sagen on October 18, 1997 at 17:28:10:
: please discuss the problems amd solutions with angioplasty through old stents to get to new blockages. Also, discuss other treatments available while having to go through stents already in place for a number of years.I have been told not to allow a doctor to go through the old stents with a cutting device, is this true?
Presence of a stent does make it difficult to advance balloons and other stents or other devices in the distal artery, but this is by no means impossible. These kind of interventions are routinely done by experienced cardiologists. The
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