How long does a coronary angiogram procedure take?
How long does it take to put in a stent?
When can I drive?
When can I go back to work?
This will depend on the type of work you do and your cardiologist will advise you. If you have a physically active and demanding job, the safe recovery time may be up to 4 days.
Will my stent set off the metal detectors at an airport?
Could my heart artery ‘burst’ when a stent is put in?
Can a stent move or be taken out if not needed any longer?
What is a drug eluting stent?
Drug eluting stents are commonly used. They slowly release a drug to block cell proliferation which reduces the risk of re-blocking of the artery. Your cardiologist will advise you of the best type of stent to be used for you.