People with biodegradable stent have additional blood thinner take
Patients of the Albert Schweitzer Hospital in Dordrecht which is a biologically soluble stent in the heart, have up to three years after placement of this stent, an additional, second, a blood thinner. A stent is a small tube that is used to, for example, a blood vessel to keep it open.
From a large international study in which the hospital participates, shows that there are up to three years after the posting of this type of stent is a slightly increased chance of formation of blood clot in the stent. It can suddenly shut sit down, in which a myocardial infarction can occur.
The chances of this happening is very small, but it turned out to be more common than with metal stents, reported the hospital on the website. “To this risk, we advise patients with organic soluble stents now to up to three years after the place – so until the stent has disappeared – a combination of two blood thinners to use. One of them was already standard prescribed.”
The approximately 250 patients of Albert Schweitzer that the concerned are informed.
Organic soluble stents have the advantage that they, after about three years are fixed, while a traditional metal stent permanently remains.