Both Stents and Pacemaker

Hi, does anyone know if a stent/s can be inserted in veins other

than those used by an already implanted Pacemaker?

And if so, is the groin artery used instead of the wrist for these stents






by Tracey_E - 2019-03-07 19:04:05

I could be wrong, but I think leads go in veins (to the heart) and stents go in arteries (away from heart). 


by BOBTHOM - 2019-03-10 15:09:29

The leads from your pm go in through veins (low pressure return to heart), while stents are usually done on arteries (high pressure away from heart) though sometimes a vein can collapse.   When they perform the stenting procedure they go in through the artery of your arm (wrist) or leg (groin) depending on the location the stent needs to be placed in and the size of the stent, as well as the doctors comfort level.  But in each case, these are different from where you pm leads are.  Good luck!


by sxlcartron - 2019-03-10 16:00:56

thanks for the replies. I'm about to find out for sure next Tuesday

when I meet The Man.


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