Once a stent is opened in an artery, the tissue cells of the artery wall begin to grow over the stent. The stent becomes a part of the artery wall and cannot move. Patients sometimes ask whether serious jolts such as one sustained in a car accident could dislodge the stent and cause it to travel in the artery. Because the stent is embedded in the artery wall, it will remain in place even during any severe jolts.
- Q Will my stent set off the metal detector at airport security?
- Q How long are stents effective?
- Q What are the benefits of drug-coated stents in arteries?
- Q What are stents made of?
- Q What is a drug-eluting stent?
- Q What is a bioabsorbable stent?