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What are the risks of getting a stent?

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Risks may include:

About 1% to 2% of people who have a stent may get a blood clot where the stent is placed.

  • Bleeding at the spot on your skin where your doctor inserted the tube
  • Damage to your blood vessel from the tube
  • Infection
  • Irregular heartbeat

From: What Is a Stent? WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

American Heart Association: "What is a Stent?"

National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute: "Stents."

Cleveland Clinic: "Angioplasty and Stent Interventional Procedures."

 

 

Reviewed by James Beckerman on December 04, 2017

SOURCES:

American Heart Association: "What is a Stent?"

National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute: "Stents."

Cleveland Clinic: "Angioplasty and Stent Interventional Procedures."

 

 

Reviewed by James Beckerman on December 04, 2017

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