Heart Attack and Stents
November 10, 2020
A heart attack (myocardial infarction) occurs when blood flow to a part of the heart is blocked and the heart muscle is damaged. A stent is a device that enlarges the opening of a clogged artery to restore blood flow. Join Dr. Nadim Al-Mubarak, interventional cardiologist at University Hospitals St. John Medical Center, to learn about the use of stents to potentially prevent a heart attack from happening, or as an alternative to open heart surgery in treating a heart attack.
Participants will also learn:
- Types of heart stents available
- Risks and benefits of receiving a heart stent
- How stent placement impacts future risk of heart attack
- Medications taken after the procedure, and how long to take them
- The recovery process, including benefits of cardiac rehabilitation
An audience question and answer segment is included.