Stent placement is designed to reduce your risk of heart stress that can lead to a heart attack. If you have not developed any further artery plaque and your heart is strong, there is no need to have undue concern regarding your heart.
With your history, your surgeon might consider a nuclear stress test to determine the health of your heart.
I have many patients who have undergone stent placement and do just fine in spine surgery.
Donald Corenman, MD, DC is a highly-regarded spine surgeon, considered an expert in the area of neck and back pain. Trained as both a Medical Doctor and Doctor of Chiropractic, Dr. Corenman earned academic appointments as Clinical Assistant Professor and Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, and his research on spine surgery and rehabilitation has resulted in the publication of multiple peer-reviewed articles and two books.