How long to the stents last? Do they ever colapse...and if they do what happens?
I now have 34 stents over a 21year period all in my chest.If they clog up they reopen them. Stay healthy. God bless all.
How long a stent opened vessel lasts depends on the patient. I've had one stent completely block in just 9 months, but another stent was placed to help reopen the vessel. that was 8 yrs ago & it worked out ok for a while, but I had 5 artery bypass chest crack last yr to replumb the heart. Hoping for many more yrs left on my journey.
I have 3, two in my left arorta, and one in the right, ive had mine since 1998, so,,,, I have heard where some people's get closed again, and they use some kinda of rooter-rooter, LOL to clean them out. sorry guys my spelling isn't that good anymore
One of my stented I back in 2013 have 32% blockages and 2 more have 100% blockages in the back going get fix next week.