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Coronary Artery Stent Placement

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Coronary artery stent placement is a common heart treatment, which primary aim is to flatten or destroy plaque causing coronary artery disease as well as removing clots which may lead to or already caused a heart attack. Its other name is the PCI, which stands for Percutaneous Coronary Intervention. Heart stent procedure is always conducted together with angioplasty – balloon caterer widens the artery, allowing for placing a stent. In the recent years, more and more patients decide to undergo the coronary artery stent placement abroad thanks to the development of health tourism, knowing that doctors in foreign medical facilities are as experienced in this heart surgery as their counterparts back home.

Coronary Artery Stent Placement Candidates

Candidates for heart stent include people who have a high risk of heart attack due to the development of clots in arteries. Other common coronary artery stent placement patients are people with coronary artery disease, which means amassment of plaque in arteries. Other heart diseases may also be treated with a heart stent. However, in order to undergo a heart stent procedure, your doctor needs to assess your situation and decide whether this heart treatment is necessary and suitable for you.

Am I Suitable for Coronary Artery Stent Placement?

In some patients with coronary artery disease, an angioplasty and stent cannot bring the best results and other, more invasive solutions, such as coronary artery bypass graft may be proposed. Your doctor will make the final decision regarding your ability to undergo a coronary artery stent placement.

Preparing for Coronary Artery Stent Placement

The first and most important part of preparations for cardiac catheterization combined with stent placement is a thorough consultation with your specialist. It is important to inform about all medical conditions and medicines taken, together with allergies and pacemaker – all of these may influence the way your doctor conducts the heart stent procedure. Even piercing in abdomen should be mentioned as well as pregnancy. Additionally, you need to avoid blood-thinning medicines such as aspirin unless your doctor allows you to continue using it. Finally, you will be asked to fast for some hours before coronary artery stent placement.

How is Coronary Artery Stent Placement Performed?

Heart stent placement procedure is a non-surgical procedure. Firstly, a cardiac catheter is placed in patient’s blood vessel (usually in the groin or arm). The balloon catheter is led then to the heart, where it releases a special dye, helping to localize the plaque, clots or any other obstructions to the blood flow. Balloon catheter carries with it a stent. A stent is a small metal tube which may widen in order to fit the blood vessel’s walls. When the balloon catheter with stent reaches the point where plaque or clot is placed, it is inflated in order to partially destroy and flatten the plaque and place the heart stent, which is able to expand together with the balloon until it fits the walls of the coronary artery. In this way, the normal blood flow is restored. During one PCI, more than one cardiac stent may be placed.

Coronary Artery Stent Placement Summary

Duration of Operation

Up to the case

Number of Trips Abroad

1

Hospital Stay

Outpatient procedure or 1 night

Coronary Artery Stent Placement Recovery

Since coronary artery stent placement is not a heart surgery but a non-invasive heart stent procedure, most probably you should be able to leave the hospital after several hours, although many patients decide to stay in it for one night. Once at home, you will slowly resume your daily activities but try to avoid strenuous tasks during your heart stent recovery time.

Coronary Artery Stent Placement Risks and Complications

Even though cardiac catheterization procedure paired with heart stent placement is a relatively safe and non-invasive treatment, there are some risks and complications related to it. One of the risks of coronary angiography is an excessive bleeding from the site where the cardiac catheter is inserted into the vessel. There is also a small possibility of heart problems such as the formation of clots, the total closing of the coronary artery, heart attack or stroke. Finally, as in many medical procedures including incisions, cardiac catheterization procedure may cause a minor infection, easily manageable with medicines prescribed by a doctor.

Coronary Artery Stent Placement Side Effects

As mentioned before, heart stent procedure may cause heart problems in the long term, including a heart attack or blood clot formation in the area where the stent is. Apart from this, there are no coronary artery state placement side effects which are expected in a majority of patients who had angiography and stent treatment.

Coronary Artery Stent Placement Success Rates

In approximately 40% of patients, heart stents fail to remain open and another stent placement or even heart surgery is needed. Additionally, around 40% of patients will need to undergo another heart stent procedure within one year from the first one.

Before and After Coronary Artery Stent Placement

Having cardiac catheterization combined with stents in the heart does not have a negative impact on patients’ life – they can enjoy the activities which were often previously inaccessible due to their heart problems.

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Coronary Artery Stent Placement Cost

Average Coronary Artery Stent Placement costs are € 3,738, based on Coronary Artery Stent Placement prices from 18 clinics.

Coronary Artery Stent Placement prices vary greatly depending on the clinic and the location. For example, Coronary Artery Stent Placement in Turkey is a popular option where Coronary Artery Stent Placement costs as low as € 3,738.

Please note that the Coronary Artery Stent Placement prices listed on FlyMedi are the average price for Coronary Artery Stent Placement procedures. Clinics may ask you to provide them with specific information about your medical condition in order to provide you a detailed cost estimate for Coronary Artery Stent Placement procedures. To receive a personalized Coronary Artery Stent Placement quote, please click HERE.

Coronary Artery Stent Placement FAQ

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What is a Stent?

A stent is a metal tube which has an ability to expand with help of balloon catheter. It helps to keep coronary arteries open.

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Can I Undergo just a Cardiac Catheterization without a Stent?

Yes, it is possible but it proved to be highly unsuccessful – most of the patients who underwent only percutaneous coronary angioplasty had to undergo another angioplasty procedure within 6 months.

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Why Choosing Stent when there is a Coronary Artery Bypass Graft Procedure?

Your doctor while assessing your situation will choose the beast treatment for you. For some patients, it is better to undergo coronary artery stent placement rather than coronary artery bypass graft.