What Is the Follow-up Treatment for a Stent? – Sam Kalioundji, MD – Interventional Cardiology

What Is the Follow-up Treatment for a Stent? – Sam Kalioundji, MD – Interventional Cardiology


– So very importantly
multiple therapies after someone is diagnosed with
coronary artery disease. Number one, lifestyle modification. Your weight, your activity level. Number two, we want to
control your risk factors. Are you a diabetic? Is your blood sugar controlled? Do you have high blood pressure? Is your blood pressure controlled? Cholesterol medications are given. We have seen a mortality benefit or a lifelong benefit with
cholesterol medications. Aspirin is given and
oftentimes based on the stent, there is an anti-platelet medication given anywhere for a minimum
of 3 to 12 months.

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