American Heart Association on Use of Drug-Eluting Coronary Stents

Armen Hareyan's picture

A coronary stent is a wire mesh tube used to prop open a previously blocked artery to the heart.



I am trying to find out if it is safe to perform CPR on people who have stents, or if the CPR can cause additional problems to the stents?
Yes it is safe and recommended to save a life. The stent is of no consequence relative to CPR.