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My brother had a stent put in and he doesn’t have symptoms anymore. He works at a desk job. How long should he expect to be home before he can return to work?

After stent placement, most asymptomatic patients should be able to return to work 1-3 weeks after the procedure. Those patients with physically strenuous or high stress jobs should wait longer. Your doctor must verify that your heart has no lingering defects with imaging studies (echocardiograms) and EKGs. As each case is individual, your brother should be medically cleared by his primary care physician or cardiologist before returning to work.

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