What is a Stent? What is a Stent? Stents are steel molds we used to open the arteries. It is mostly made of stainless steel, but there are stents
made of ritinol and other metals. Think of it as a pen, we place it in the stenosis, we open it with balloon and leave it permanently in the artery. How many stents types are there? Bir, çıplak stentler var. There are also drug-coated stents that we used lately. What is the difference between the two? Drug-coated stents provide longer-term patency in some high-risk patients. The risk of clogging is low. For stents, these risks are around 20 to 30 percent, in some patients, especially in diabetic patients. In drug-coated stents, these ratios range from 3 to 10 percent. But is it necessary to place a drug-coated stent to each patient? No. The physician cardiologist determines whether the patient needs it
according to the characteristics of the patient. Accordingly, drug-coated stents can be used. But we attach drug-coated stents should only be used long-term bilateral drugs. Dual drug that dilutes blood. If these drugs are not used, we may face the risk of clogging these stents. Therefore, every patient who is stent attached should absolutely be in close follow-up with his cardiologist.