Should an 82 year old man with congestive heart failure, chronic kidney disease, and diabetes get a stent? My dad has constant shortness of breath and we’re thinking about putting a stent but doctor said it could damage his kidney. Has anyone gotten it done and what’s the outcome? He wants to get it done and be good the next day but I don’t know if that’s possible. Doctors said they’re not sure of the outcome. It’s the risk we have to take but we’re both scared.