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What alternative is there for anesthesia during a stent? 

How do you put a stent in someone that has COPD and was told they may not survive being put under anesthesia?

submitted by Marie from South Florida on 8/17/2013

George Younis, MDAnswer:

by Texas Heart Institute cardiologist, George Younis, MD  

Coronary stents do not require general anesthesia.  Mild sedation may be used, if desired. 

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