I first wrote about this back in 2010 on how the stents are done on an outpatient basis and the stent travels via your wrist and not the groin area. When you watch the videos, the “groin” area is called the “old fashioned way”.
A coronary stent is a tiny mesh tube that helps open up blood vessels clogged with cholesterol, fat and other stuff that leads to heart disease. Stenting is usually preceded by angioplasty, which involves expanding a balloon inside the artery to crush the plaque
At Stanford Hospital Coronary Stent Processes Are Done On As an Outpatient Procedure–Using the Radial Artery in the Wrist
Click on the image below to view the video at the Dr. Oz website. The doctor states to be sure and ask if the procedure is available as not all hospitals are doing it via the wrist yet and you want to make sure you have a doctor who has experience with the procedure as well.
In addition, they give you an Ipad to keep you busy while they work on your procedures.
Stanford Hospital Gives Ipads To Patients in the Catheterization and Angiography Labs
The videos are interesting and helps get people out of the hospital faster and heal sooner.
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