Remember last month when I covered the topic of “stretch pain” in heart patients who have had a coronary stent implanted?
To recap, temporary post-stent stretch pain in the chest is due to the dilation of an artery when a metal stent is being implanted inside that artery, and it typically occurs in about 40 per cent of stent patients.1 A number of you wrote in with some variation of this question: “Is it still stretch pain if it’s happening months afterwards?”
And now a new study published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology suggests that something entirely different might be going on.2 . . , Continue reading “Coronary stents: interventions that come with a cost”