Last Updated: October 8, References. This article was medically reviewed by Dale K. Mueller, MD. Landrau is a board certified Cardiologist at Memorial Hermann Hospital in Texas and a public speaker on heart health.
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Answer: How long a patient is expected to live after getting a coronary stent inserted depends. It depends primarily on the underlying heart disease, age, and medical condition of the patient. A younger patient, for example, who has a strong heart and has never experienced a heart attack, will be expected to live a full and active lifespan.
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