Cardiologists go risks soluble stent further description
Cardiologists have, after consultation Monday no matter what advice is there about the risks of a soluble stent in the heart. A Dutch investigation is still ongoing and the results are then compared with those of other studies with this stent.
The Dutch Association for Cardiology (NVVC) advises patients who in the past two to three years, an angioplasty of the heart have undergone and are worried, make contact with their own heart specialist.
The NVVC has Monday discussed with international colleagues, and to all kinds of studies next to each other. “That were leading experts. One and the other is not yet crystallized,” says vice-chairman Hans Bosker.
Friday it became known that patients from the Albert Schweitzer Hospital in Dordrecht which is a biologically soluble stent in the heart, until three years after the placement of this stent, an additional blood thinner need to take.
There would be a slight increase in the probability of formation of a blood clot, have a higher chance than with a ‘classic’ metal stent. That is most likely because the soluble less soluble than expected.