I'm 99% blocked again just 10 months after vein ablation and stenting. Why do I need another procedure so soon?

I had a vein ablation and a stent put into my left leg 10 months ago. I was told yesterday I am 99% blocked again and need to redo the procedure? Is it possible that I need the procedure again this soon after my last?

ANSWERS FROM DOCTORS (2)


Answered by Physicians Vein Clinics

Yes, sometimes stents can close even faster than 10 months. As physicians, we all wish that every patient got perfect long-term results but it does not always happen, as in your case.

Published on Sep 19, 2019

Answered by Physicians Vein Clinics (View Profile)

Yes, sometimes stents can close even faster than 10 months. As physicians, we all wish that every patient got perfect long-term results but it does not always happen, as in your case.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


Answered by Vascular Institute of Chattanooga

Yes, it is possible. The surgeon or interventionalist will often be looking for additional areas of blockage that have developed. Surgery will be redirected based on the degree of symptoms. Oftentimes, patients will also require anticoagulation.

Published on Aug 26, 2019

Answered by Vascular Institute of Chattanooga (View Profile)

Yes, it is possible. The surgeon or interventionalist will often be looking for additional areas of blockage that have developed. Surgery will be redirected based on the degree of symptoms. Oftentimes, patients will also require anticoagulation.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


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