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Dr. Milton Mintz
66 years experience Geriatrics
This is a : Question for the physician who put in the stent'.

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A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience General Practice
Cardiology: Hello utah...My alma mater! this question is complicated by the use of terms that don't go together or make much sense. It sounds like you need arte ... Read More
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A 46-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
43 years experience Cardiology
Depends: It depends on size, duration (if known), location, and symptoms (if any).
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Zevitz
36 years experience Internal medicine
Depends: When blood flow is sufficiently reduced by a greater than 70% blockage of an artery or arteries, to the point of permanent damage or weaknening of the ... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Fishman
8 years experience Emergency Medicine
Elderly Hypertensive: Carotid stenosis usually occurs secondary to longstanding atherosclerosis. Risk factors include high blood pressure, diabetes, and coronary artery dis ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Korona
32 years experience Interventional Radiology
Place new stent: In old stent. Sometimes need a covered stent. Others just balloon again.
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kirk Charles
21 years experience Vascular Surgery
Heart vessel therapy: Percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty (PTCA) is the opening of blocked heart arteries with a balloon. An artery is stuck and a wire is passed ... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Tonga Nfor
15 years experience Cardiology
Minimally invasive: A small coil-like tubular device (stent) is inserted at the site of blockage in the carotid artery via a tiny plastic tube going into the artery from ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Terrence Cohen
45 years experience Cardiology
Relief of angina: This is a "detour" created to get blood past a blockage of an artery to supply the heart muscle. It is done to relieve angina, and in some specific ci ... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Oliver Aalami
22 years experience Vascular Surgery
Depends: Coronary artery bypass can be done with either the internal mammary arteries under ther sternum (there is one on each side), the radial arteries in th ... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Mott
28 years experience Thoracic Surgery
Surgical operation: This operation uses arteries and veins as bypass grafts to bring blood into the coronary arteries beyond blockages and keep the heart muscle well supp ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mario Matos-Cruz
38 years experience Thoracic Surgery
Carefully: The distal end of the internal mammary artery is anastomosed to the coronary artery distal to the atheromatous plaque using 8-0 polypropilene and high ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vasudev Ananthram
31 years experience Cardiology
Yes: Yes, a coronary angiogram is the most widely used test to look for blockages in the arteries of the heart and to decide the best treatment option (med ... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joel Gorfinkel
55 years experience Cardiac Electrophysiology
Yes but,: Depends on where the blocks are, how many, how complex and how long. Each case must be individualized. The more stents used the more likely the need f ... Read More
A 54-year-old male asked:
Dr. Anita Prakash
28 years experience Cardiology
Yes: When you are told "clear arteries" by angiogram, I suspect the doctors means "no obstructive coronary artery disease". That is not the same as saying ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience Cardiology
Stent: You need to discuss stents with your interventional cardiologist. The various stents available have subtle differences which make different operators ... Read More
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience Cardiology
Severe: Generally the more disease the more likely we are to do bypass rather than multiple stents. This is not a universal truth however.
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Trent Proffitt
23 years experience Vascular Surgery
Yes: Doing stenting after carotid surgery is relatively common. It is done do avoid the relative increased consequences of reoperative surgery such as cra ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Craig Carter
39 years experience Thoracic Surgery
No: An aortic dissection is a tear in the lining of the aorta, causing blood to leak into the aortic wall, causing pain and possibly hemodynamic issues. A ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Venkata Chilakapati
22 years experience Cardiology
Not clear: Your question is not clear. Please reframe the question to get correct answer.
A male asked:
Dr. Matthew Kozminski
15 years experience Neurology
Yes: The short answer is yes
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Rasak
32 years experience Cardiology
Usually atheroma: Usually cholesterol based but can also have calcium and fibrous material as well.Occurs when natural barrier called the endothelium is disrupted allow ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Philip Miller
46 years experience Family Medicine
Weakness: or bubble in either the distal sub renal aorta or actually on the renal artery, a branch of the abdominal aorta. It is important to document the size ... Read More

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