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Heart Stents – What is Their Life Expectancy?

How long does a stent last? This question troubles all those who had stent(s). Well, here is the shortest answer: stent is for life. In other words, stent is permanent. Stents are made up of metal. Usually, today’s stents are drug eluting. Stent is coated with anti clotting drug. When it’s placed

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How to Care for Your Heart After Bypass Surgery

After Bypass, the responsibility is yours. You need to work towards healing and getting back to normal life. Usually it takes 6 to 8 weeks. Your doctor must already have given a plan. However, we have  provided some crucial points which will help in getting your health back. Making Lists: As soon

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How is Coronary Bypass Surgery Done & When?

Coronary artery bypass surgery is done using a healthy blood vessel to substitute damaged artery. When plaques build along the inner walls of arteries they restrict blood flow. A bypass surgery is done to bring the blood flow back to normal. When is Coronary Artery Bypass Surgery Recommended? This entirely depends on

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Coronary Angioplasty: How and When is it Done

After an Angiogram, depending upon the lesion Angioplasty is recommended. It is also advised in cases of emergency like after a Heart Attack. Angioplasty is fairly an easy procedure. It takes anywhere between 20 minutes to 2 hours. In some cases it can take more than 2 hours. Before Angioplasty: If your