As we age, the likelihood of heart failure increases. That’s why cardiac care is so important especially if you have coronary artery disease, high blood pressure, or diabetes. A coronary artery stent is a small, metal mesh tube that is inserted in a narrowed or narrowing artery. It can be lifesaving, as without the stent your heart cannot function properly.
Haym Salomon Home for Nursing & Rehabilitation in NY has lots of experience treating and caring for patients who have had a stent implanted. We encourage lifestyle changes to help patients live longer and healthier lives. These may include quitting smoking, eating a healthy diet, and physical therapy and other rehab therapy. The right exercises, properly supervised, can improve heart and lung function and overall health.
What follows is general advice and information about coronary artery stents. Always talk to your personal physician for advice relevant to your own circumstances.