Local Cardiologist: Healthy People Receive Stents

Former President George W. Bush received a stent for a blockage in one of his arteries. Sellersville cardiologist, Doctor Todd Alderfer says, most former President’s get an annual stress test.

“Where they run on a treadmill and they usually get a nuclear stress, so they have a nuclear agent injected to try and look for limitations in blood flow to the heart muscle. I presume that’s how they found it, which led to a heart cauterization

Alderfer says, stents were once put in through the groin area, but about 80-percent of the time they are directed in to the blocked area through the wrist. Alderfer was a guest Thursday morning on the AM-Edition