eric593 wrote:I'm not sure doctors are offering patients the choice. I believe doctors are going with their own medical opinion on what is the best option to try given what they find. Doctors appear hesitant to try stents at first instance unless they are reasonably certain that angioplasty will most likely not be successful. I don't know if the patients are given the choice to decide what they want themselves, doctors are making the decision based on their experience and expertise in this area.
Donnchadh wrote: He also mentioned that stents are capable of between 40,000 and 50,000 flex's before they might break into pieces, and that area involves a lot of motion.
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