On the one hand, stenting have been done for many years and is considered an ordinary procedure
. On the other hand, this procedure
is putting stents in an area where it generally hasn't been done before and the long-term safety profile is not known.
Another comment on safety from Dr. Marian Simka, a Polish specialist in angiology:
"Stenting of occluded vessels is currently a routine procedure. Yet, complications are always possible.