Decision Aid on choosing drug eluting vs. bare metal stent (draft 1)

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Decision aid to help patients choose whether to get bare metal stent or drug eluting stent (draft 1)

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Decision Aid on choosing drug eluting vs. bare metal stent (draft 1)

  1. 1. DECIDE-PCI Option 1 A coronarystentis a device thatprops opena narrowedarteryin yourheart.There are 2 typesof stents:bare metal and drug-coated.Youmaypreferone stentoverthe otherbasedon the informationbelow andadiscussionwithyourdoctor or nurse. BARE METAL STENT DRUG COATED STENT Repeat Heart Procedure If the stentthat youreceive today becomesblocked,youwill need anotherheartprocedure toreopen your artery. 91 will notneedarepeat procedure due tostentblockage 9 will needarepeatprocedure due to stentblockage 95 will notneedarepeat procedure due tostentblockage 5 will needarepeatprocedure due to stentblockage RequiredMedicine You will needtotake a bloodthinner medicine.  At least1 month  At least12 months Stoppingthe medicineearly increasesthe riskof a heart attack and death.   Cost of medicine varies,depending on insurance coverage.  Total costfor that 1 month:$4 - $200  Total costfor those 12 months:$48 - $2400 Bruising and Bleeding Most patientsbruise andbleedmore easilywhiletakingthe extrablood thinner.  At least1 month  At least12 months Other Medical Proceduresand Surgery Major medical procedures,major dental work,andsurgerymustwait.  At least1 month  At least12 months 0 20 40 60 80 100 Bare Metal People 0 20 40 60 80 100 Drug Coated People

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