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Stents and magnetic necklace
An_245542 posted:
If I have 2 Cypher Sirolimus-eluting Cornonary Stents, can I wear a magnetic necklace?
billh99 responded:
I don't know what kind of magnetic necklace that you have.

But unless it is so strong that if you walk near a refrigerator that you need to worry about it pulling you off your feet an attaching you to the refrigerator it will not have any effect on metal in your body.

Nor will it have any affect on anything other than you picket book.
cardiostarusa1 responded:

You can (though as always, any worries or concerns should be discussed with your doctor first and foremost). In fact, one should even be able to have a magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scan (utilizes powerful magnetic waves) without a waiting period.

An example, back in early 2005, the Cypher sirolimus-eluting coronary stent received USFDA approval for MRI immediately following implantation. Approval was based upon/granted after laboratory studies demonstrated that this popular stent is MRI-safe.

Additionally, most cardiovascular, e.g. coronary (in the heart), carotid (in the neck), and peripheral (in the leg) stents are made of 316L stainless steel which is a non-ferromagnetic material, i.e., MRI-safe. Nitinol, tantalum, cobalt, platinum, and other proprietary alloys used in stent manufacturing are also non-ferromagnetic.

The bottom line

Stents are only a Band-aid or spot treatment as it does not address the diaease process and what drives the progression.
Most important
, coronary artery disease (CAD) is a lifelong unpredictable condition, requiring a continuum of care, with good doctor-patient/patient-doctor communication and understanding at ALL times.

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Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)

When you have CAD, it is important to take good care of your heart for the rest of your life....

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Coronary artery anatomy

Starting with the left anterior descending (LAD), the most critical, next to the ultra-critical left main (LM).

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The symptoms of artery-narrowing atherosclerosis are highly variable. Those with mild atherosclerosis may present with clinically important symptoms and signs of disease and heart attack, or absolute worst case scenario, sudden cardiac death (SCD) may be the first and only symptom of coronary artery disease (CAD). However, many individuals with anatomically advanced disease may have no symptoms and experience no functional impairment.
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Good to know, for the primary and secondary prevention of heart attack and brain attack/stroke

Epidemiologic studies (EDS) have revealed risk factors (encompasses some new, novel or emerging) for atherosclerosis, which includes age, gender, genetics (gene deletion, malfunction or mutation) , diabetes (considered as being the highest risk factor), smoking (includes second/thirdhand), inactivity, obesity (a global epidemic, "globesity"), high blood pressure (hypertension), Low HDL (now questionable, according to recent studies) high LDL, small, dense LDL, RLP (remnant lipoprotein), high Lp(a), high ApoB, high Lp-PLA2, high triglycerides, HDL2b, high homocysteine (now questionable), and high C-reactive protein (CRP/hs-CRP).



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