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masturbation after angioplasty and stent

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 54-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alan Heldman
32 years experience in Cardiology
Symptoms after stent: After a stent is implanted to treat a blocked coronary artery, patients and doctors are often concerned about symptoms and wonder whether they are a w ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Korona
32 years experience in Interventional Radiology
Can : Form restenosis at about 9 months so need to be checked. After that they can last several years. Need follow up. Make sure to take your blood thinner ... Read More
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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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 female asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience in Cardiology
Angioplasty/stent : Heart attack is not necessarily prevented by angioplasty or stent. We do treat the underlying disease aggressively as well as dual anti platelet thera ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Jost
35 years experience in Cardiology
Relatively quick: In general your renal arteries 'recover' right away, e.g. If you had renal hypertension due to stenosis it is resolved with the percutaneous revascula ... Read More
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A 63-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Krick
35 years experience in Urology
TURP: There are several pot-op possibilities. You may have re-formation of the stricture or a bladder neck stricture from the procedure. You should defini ... Read More
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A 51-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Webber
31 years experience in Cardiology
Great question!: Generally drug coated stents these days necessitate one year of aspirin and Plavix (or Brilinta (ticagrelor) or Effient). I usually stop the latter ag ... 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 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 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Randy Stevens
23 years experience in General Surgery
Call doctor office: You required a coiling of brain aneurysm and stent. You are taking aspirin. You should discuss your questions with your doctor as to the duration of ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. George Klauber
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
Yes: Should clear up quickly unless you have urethritis or prostatitis as a result of the Foley catheter.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Korona
32 years experience in Interventional Radiology
Yes: 1-5%.
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Dr. Darren Mack
11 years experience in Urology
No: Urethral stents are not commonly used secondary to their side effects. If you are talking about a ureteral stent, one from the bladder to the kidney, ... Read More
A 41-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ira Friedlander
41 years experience in Cardiac Electrophysiology
Better: If you were having cardiac pain (Angina) you will have relief of the pain after stenting. Otherwise you will feel normal. Try not to be too anxious ab ... Read More
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Korona
32 years experience in Interventional Radiology
Go home: Same day or next. Light activity 7 days.
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A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience in Cardiology
Cath/dialysis: There is an increased risk of needing dialysis when your creatinine pre cath/intervention is abnormal. The angiographers/interventionalists deal with ... Read More
A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience in General Practice
Post treatment: Complications from surgery or any invasive procedure need to be communicated to your doctor urgently. This sounds normal, but your physician is the on ... Read More
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
43 years experience in Cardiology
Depends: Current recommendations: Bare metal stent-at least 6-8 weeks. Drug eluting stent - at least one year. In-stent restenosis-maybe for life. The optimal ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Sanders
66 years experience in Vascular Surgery
1-2 weeks: The main reason for delaying exercise is to permit the groin to heal. The procedure usually inserts a needle and catheter through an artery in the gr ... Read More

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