How serious is an artery stent?

How serious is an artery stent?

How serious is an artery stent?

Hear this out loudPauseAbout 1% to 2% of people who have a stent may get a blood clot where the stent is placed. This can put you at risk for a heart attack or stroke. Your risk of getting a blood clot is highest during the first few months after the procedure.

What is the OM coronary artery?

Hear this out loudPauseThe obtuse marginal (OM) arteries sometimes referred to as lateral branches are branch coronary arteries that come off the circumflex artery. There can be one or more obtuse marginal arteries. It typically traverses along the left margin of heart towards the apex.

What are the symptoms of a blocked circumflex artery?

Hear this out loudPauseHeaviness, tightness, pressure, or pain in the chest behind the breastbone. Pain spreading to the arms, shoulders, jaw, neck, or back. Shortness of breath. Weakness and fatigue.

What is the lifespan of a stent?

Hear this out loudPauseWhat is the typical lifespan of a stent? Stents are small tubes inserted into your body to reopen a narrowed artery. They are made to be permanent — once a stent is placed, it’s there to stay. In cases when a stented coronary artery does re-narrow, it usually happens within 1 to 6 months after placement.

Is 70 blockage coronary artery bad?

Hear this out loudPauseSevere heart blockage is typically that in the greater than 70% range. This degree of narrowing is associated with significantly reduced blood flow to the heart muscle and can underlie symptoms such as chest pain and shortness of breath.

What is the role and pathway of the circumflex artery?

Hear this out loudPauseThe circumflex artery curves to the left around the heart within the coronary sulcus, giving rise to one or more left marginal arteries (also called obtuse marginal branches (OM)) as it curves toward the posterior surface of the heart. It helps form the posterior left ventricular branch or posterolateral artery.