After the procedure to place a coronary stent, carotid stent, or airway stent, you will recover in the hospital for a few hours or overnight. For stent grafts, you may be in the hospital for a longer time. Although not common, you may also experience complications from the stenting procedure.
Before you leave the hospital, you will be given instructions that include:
Sometimes there are complications from a stenting procedure in an artery. These complications may include:
More serious or life-threatening complications may occur during a stenting procedure, but these are rare. People who have had other procedures to treat blocked arteries or who have congestive heart failure, chronic kidney disease, or diabetes, are usually at higher risk for complications, which may include:
Possible complications from a stenting procedure in an airway may include:
Less common but serious complications may include: