How Can I Manage Risks Associated with Stent Insertion? Expert Guidance & Solutions

How Can I Manage Risks Associated with Stent Insertion? Expert Guidance & Solutions
Published on, 11 May, 2024. Answered by Dr. Yao-Ching Huang and Verified by Dr.Galen Team
Patient Question

Hello Doctor,

 

I'm curious about the dangers and complications associated with stent insertion. Can you explain what they are and how they're managed?

 

Hello,

Thank you for reaching out to Dr. Galen. Please find the below response to your query.

 

Stent insertion, commonly used in procedures like coronary angioplasty, does carry certain risks, though they are rare. These risks include bleeding, infection, blood clots, restenosis, stent thrombosis, and allergic reactions.

 

To manage these risks, we take several precautions:

 

1. Pre-procedural Evaluation: We assess the patient's health thoroughly.

2. Anticoagulant and Antiplatelet Therapy: Medications are prescribed to prevent blood clot formation.

3. Minimally Invasive Techniques: We employ techniques to minimize trauma.

4. Careful Monitoring: Patients are closely monitored during and after the procedure.

5. Patient Education: Detailed instructions are provided for post-procedure care.

 

While there are risks, stent insertion is generally safe and effective for treating coronary artery disease

 

Thanks

 


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