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.
I have 2 stents that were inserted after I had my heart attack 13 years ago today!! Doing great and no problems!!
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.
yes i have had mine for ten years .had it checked a month ago it is now grown over with skin and is doing great .have a heartfilled day Carole
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.