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What are reasons for having stents inserted

A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jahan Zeb
Dr. Jahan Zeb answered
23 years experience Cardiology
Heart attack: Heart attacks generally occur as a result of plaque rupture at sites of lipid (cholesterol) build up in the lining of heart arteries (intima). Stents ... Read More
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A 51-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ew Baldwin
19 years experience Cardiology
Keep exercising: Moderate exercise doesn't cause coronary artery disease. It's possible that as you started exercising harder, you started having symptoms that led to ... Read More
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A 59-year-old female asked:
Dr. Saptarshi Bandyopadhyay
20 years experience Hospital-based practice
Heart attack in 2005: Ramipril (& its family, the ACE inhibitors) have been shown to reduce the risk of heart attacks & vascular events (strokes) in pts who have ha ... Read More
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A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paul Skudder
Specializes in Vascular Surgery
Not practical: Sorry the stent did not help. Yes, it's "possible" to remove but would probably require major open surgery, w risks bleeding or thrombosis of artery. ... Read More
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A 72-year-old male asked:
Dr. Stuart Kanter
20 years experience Geriatrics
Cystoscopy: Through the urethra into the ureter.
A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alireza Raboubi
14 years experience Family Medicine
Yes: Mammogram is similar to an X ray
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Patterson
41 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Call your gyn: U need an evaluation with blood work, cultures and an ultrasound, Nexplanon can cause a lot of break through bleeding that is one reason i rarely rec ... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Lin
Dr. James Lin answered
50 years experience Urology
May be...: It could result from urethral dilation for easier cystoscopy or occasionally and simply just an inevitable injury to a submucosal vessel of urethra. N ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Chung
26 years experience Cardiology
100 %: "balloon dilation +/- stenting is an effective interim palliation for infants and newborns with critical coarctation and lv dysfunction. Restenosis is ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Venkata Chilakapati
22 years experience Cardiology
Restenosis: Yes. It is possible.

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