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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Ajluni
34 years experience in Cardiology
Not very: Ptca w stenting has come a long way in recent years with better equipment and easier to place devices (smaller caliber stents). Drug-eluting stents ... Read More
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rick Koch
Dr. Rick Koch answered
21 years experience in Cardiology
Drug eluting stents: Are the preferred stents but the major factor is being on Plavix (clopidogrel) for a longer period of time with these stents (typically 1 year).
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience in 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 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
43 years experience in Cardiology
24 hours: You'll up and at 'em in 24 hours. Good luck!
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. J mark Rheudasil
37 years experience in Vascular Surgery
Not removed: Very unusual to remove stents unless infected (rare). They may be redilated or a surgical bypass may be needed.
A 63-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Stuart
44 years experience in Family Medicine
No: You should rely on your cardiologist's direction about how long to take plavix (clopidogrel). There are many variables and it's a high-stakes matter. ... Read More
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rodney Samaan
17 years experience in Cardiology
2-4 days: It's not technically major surgery but it is a serious procedure. Some patients go home following day, some stay 2-3 days.
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Krick
35 years experience in Urology
Ureteral stent: I'm confident that the stent has little to do with "swollen eyes". It is certainly true that stents can cause significant discomfort. I'm sure that ... Read More
A 84-year-old male asked:
Dr. Peter H'doubler
39 years experience in Vascular Surgery
Not necessarily: He may have had some bleeding into the area after the cath or groin exposure for the AAA stent. If the wound is healing well and isn't red or draini ... Read More
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A 47-year-old male asked:
Dr. William Lages
67 years experience in Rheumatology
Yes: You better believe it!!
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A 72-year-old female asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience in Cardiology
Anti platelet Rx: We use dual antiplatelet therapy for at least 6 months to minimize stents occluding after placement. Usually either aspirin or plavix (clopidogrel) i ... Read More
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A 79-year-old male asked:
Dr. Rick Koch
Dr. Rick Koch answered
21 years experience in Cardiology
Talk to your: Cardiologist.
A 73-year-old male asked:
Dr. Shahin Tavackoli
22 years experience in Cardiology
Not sure: Not sure what you mean by radial artery not functioning. Was there a failed attempt at radial puncture? Was the radial artery used as bypass graft? R ... Read More
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A 64-year-old female asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
39 years experience in Dentistry
Medical Clearance: The dentist who is treating him will confer with his primary care physician to determine if he can stop the Aspirin for a few days. Do not stop any me ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Ajluni
34 years experience in Cardiology
Smoking in CAD: Secondary prevention guidelines emphasize smoking cessation for good reason. One's chance of a future cardiac event is worsened by continuing to smok ... Read More
A 40-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bahman Omrani
16 years experience in Pain Management
To clot or bleed?: For a patient in their 30's with history of ASD s/p closure, a-fib and chf, but no cad, dual therapy may be required. Facts such as CHF severity, prio ... Read More
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A 71-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
43 years experience in Cardiology
Guidelines: Our guidelines in the USA recommend anticoagulation for AF and one antiplatelet drug such as clopidogrel or aspirin for coronary disease. There's no n ... Read More
A 55-year-old male asked:
Dr. Payam Mehranpour
22 years experience in Cardiology
Yes: Most would recommend 12 months of Aspirin and clopidogrel after coronary stent, followed by Aspirin indefinitely. In some patients shorter or longer d ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Trent Proffitt
23 years experience in 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 44-year-old male asked:
Dr. Tariq Niazi
42 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
She has already sur-: Vived but in such situations can have another attack or some other complications. Your cardiologist will be the person to discuss it with. I am hopefu ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. LUIS IRIZARRY
27 years experience in Family Medicine
A fib: Risk of emboli going to brain causing stroke. Rapid ventricular response(heart rate to high) may cause angina, dizziness, passing out, heart attacks, ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jacques Kpodonu
26 years experience in Cardiology
Maze: Atrial fibrillation is a difficult condition to eradicate even after a maze procedure.
A 40-year-old male asked:
Dr. Randy Stevens
23 years experience in General Surgery
Plavix (clopidogrel) and warfarin: For a 64 female with atrial fibrillation and CHF it is high risk for bleeding to be on Plavix (clopidogrel) and warfarin. The history of ASD closure ... Read More
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A 56-year-old male asked:
Dr. Brad Eilerman
19 years experience in Endocrinology
Usually okay: Get clearance from your cardiologist, but it is usually not a problem.
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