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    How safe is the use of stents?

    We have been using stents for decades now, and we know there are data on hundreds of thousands of patients who have received medicated or drug-eluting stents, and we absolutely believe that they are safe. We know that they have to thin the blood for longer duration, compared to the older technology, but that also could potentially be beneficial for the patient in the long term. 

    – Cindy Grines, M.D., FSCAI (video)
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