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What is the percentage of blockage that requires a stent in a main coronary artery?

Sir, what is the percentage of blockage for a plain stent to be placed in a main coronary artery? What are the precautions to be taken? Kindly reply.    

submitted by Biju from Qatar on 7/26/2013

Answer:

by Texas Heart Institute cardiologist, Neil E. Strickman, MD  

Neil E. Strickman, MDGenerally anything greater than 70% is considered significant.  If you are taking medications, continue your medications and other regimens  that help control your risk factors for coronary artery disease. 

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