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What can help you have a smooth recovery after getting a stent?

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These steps can help you have a smooth recovery:

  • Ask your doctor what medicines you should or shouldn't take before the procedure.
  • Follow the instructions for taking your medicines and don't stop them before your doctor tells you to.
  • Tell your doctor if you notice any signs of infection such as pain, swelling, or redness at the spot where he put in the tube.
  • Avoid intense exercise or lifting heavy objects afterward. Your doctor will tell you when it's OK to start exercising.

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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