Michael F. Magpile, MD
Specialty: Internal Medicine
Location and Office HoursScripps Clinic Rancho San Diego
10862 Calle Verde
La Mesa, CA 91941
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What do radiologists do?
Society of Interventional Radiology answeredRadiologists harness the power of X-rays, which penetrate the body, in order to create images of the internal structures of organs, bones and tissues. Interventional radiologists go a step further to use these images to guide minimally invasive procedures to treat a wide range of diseases and injuries.
How is coronary artery disease (CAD) different for women than for men?
In general, men are more likely to develop coronary artery disease than women. This is because, until they go through menopause, women benefit from higher levels of estrogen in their bloodstream. However, once women go through menopause, their rate of developing the disease exceeds men's. After the age of 70, more women die of coronary artery disease than men.Helpful? 1 person found this helpful.
What are the chances of reblockage within a coronary stent?
Doctors hope that every coronary stent that they put in will last forever, and generally a lot of them do. Current technology includes a stent with drug coating on it, which helps to prevent reblockage within the stent while the artery is healing.
There have been very low reblockage issues with stent placement. Trials have shown that there is a reblockage rate of around 5% after two to five years. For certain stents, that rate seems to plateau off. For other stents, the rate still seems to climb every year; however, the latest generation of stents has lower reblockage rates.
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