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recovery time after stent procedure

A 54-year-old female asked:
Dr. Adil Roomi
Specializes in Emergency Medicine
Pain can last: The pain from irritation clotted blood and spasm can be just as painful as the stone itself. Drink plenty of fluid. Some patients need to return to ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Jost
35 years experience 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 78-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marsha Davis
27 years experience Internal Medicine
None: You should feel fine right after the stent is placed. Especially if there is no dilation.
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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 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
43 years experience Cardiology
24 hours: You'll up and at 'em in 24 hours. Good luck!
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Jost
35 years experience Cardiology
Usually a week: 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
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 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Vandersteen
30 years experience Pediatric Urology
Depends: It depends on the reason for the stent. There are stents for ureters, blood vessels, biliary tract, etc. All are designed to relieve obstruction. T ... Read More
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A 40-year-old male asked:
Dr. Howard Rubin
46 years experience Cardiology
Stents: Stents are not replaced as they are permanently implanted and are not removed. Restenosis or renarrowing in stents can occur but rarely. Patients can ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Venkata Chilakapati
22 years experience Cardiology
Atherectomy/Stent: Two different kinds of procedures done in different types of situations while treating blocks in heart arteries. Those are not substitute to each othe ... Read More

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