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pain after heart stent

A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Borookhim
24 years experience Geriatrics
There is a : Possiblity that you are having closure of your stent. You should not be stoping your Plavix (clopidogrel) without discussions with your physician. You ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Francis Uricchio
37 years experience Cardiology
Short: If the stent is placed in electively (and not for myocardial infarction), recovery is quite short. We tell our patients not to walk a long distance, ... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steve Kagan
30 years experience Vascular Surgery
Complicated answer: So many factors affect this...Nature and degree of blockage, type of stent, diabetes, smoking, medication...See your cardiologist for a more detailed ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Lizarraga
15 years experience Internal Medicine
Minutes: A cardiac catheterization is a procedure in which a cardiologist will place a stent and usually takes only a few minutes. Usually the whole procedure ... Read More
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A 49-year-old male asked:
Dr. Katherine Caldwell
16 years experience General Practice
Chest pain-To Dr Now: Call your doctor now and tell them what is happening. If you cannot reach the doctor, go to the ER. Stents can develop blockages, especially if you f ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vasudev Ananthram
31 years experience Cardiology
Depends on cause....: Depends on what is causing your chest pain and what type of blockages if any is seen on your coronary angiogram. The best person to answer your quest ... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rodney Samaan
17 years experience 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 54-year-old male asked:
Dr. Elden Rand
20 years experience Cardiology
Make appt for reeval: If you are having symptoms concerning for angina that have recurred now 2 months after surgery, there are a few considerations. You could be now more ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Louis Grenzer
54 years experience Cardiology
Immediately: If the bypass is successful, the pain should no longer be present after the surgery. However, the incision itself will be painful for a while, but tha ... Read More
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A 77-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Steinbach
Specializes in Family Medicine
Call cardiologist: some discomfort could be normal, but best to call the angiographer/invasive cardiologist on call for whoever did your procedure
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A 64-year-old female asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience 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 member asked:
Dr. Rick Koch
Dr. Rick Koch answered
21 years experience Cardiology
Generally none: Generally there are none if everything goes well. There can be a variety of complications however.
A 48-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
43 years experience Cardiology
Cause unclear: Why did you have cardiac tamponade? What was done to relive it? (drain, window, or stripping?) why did you get a pacemaker? Where is the pulse generat ... Read More
A 48-year-old male asked:
Dr. Dan Fisher
26 years experience Internal Medicine
Impossible to tell: Can't figure this out on line. Need to see your surgeon about possibilities and potential studies.
A member asked:
Dr. Budi Bahureksa
30 years experience Cardiology
Sometimes --: But you need to let the cardiologist know about this.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience Cardiology
Stent: What you describe isn't adequate to be sure what is going on. In the situation you describe it is best to consult the physicians who know the patient ... Read More
A 54-year-old male asked:
Dr. Morton Levitt
48 years experience Pathology
LVEF after stenting: You clearly had a significant csrdiac event. I am not clear what result you cite for your ef - was it 32% after the stent? Healthy hearts generally ha ... Read More
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A 63-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Stuart
44 years experience 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 84-year-old male asked:
Dr. Peter H'doubler
39 years experience 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 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. Stuart Hickerson
31 years experience Family Medicine
Chest pain: Could still be related to biliary issue, stomach, esophagus. Pneumoni, PE, Gardiac.
A 70-year-old male asked:
Dr. Creighton Wright
55 years experience General Surgery
Variable: The rhythym can vary and so can the rate. Prefer normal sinus rjythym at 60 -90 but anywhere from 50-110 may be common some anemia, some fever, some ... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Krick
35 years experience 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 70-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
27 years experience Podiatry
Should call your: Doc who did the surgery asap, inform of symptoms and get treatment recommendation.
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