What is the life of a stent in the blocked artery?

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Does it require replacement after a specific period?

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Each situation is different and it would depend on the material the stent is made from, I would think. A heart specific site may have more answers for you, though your doctor will be the best judge.

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Thanks for your reply.A related question -----a lot has been said about heart problem and the alcohol.In very clear terms please guide if 2 small drinks a day really help to increase HDL level. By going through various articles this is really confusing.I understand low level of HDL is more harmfull than the higher LDL.Also please suggest a specific site on heart disease.

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