A 29-year-old member asked:
what exactly is heart stent surgery & are there high risks heart attack or death?
1 doctor answer • 2 doctors weighed in
Cardiology 23 years experience
Stent: Coronary stent placement is done percutaneously (i.e. Through a small puncture in the groin or wrist) via an artery, and deploys a small tube/ mesh (the stent) in the blood vessels of the heart, in order to open up a blockage and keep that area open. It stays in your body indefinitely. Some stents are uncoated (bare metal), some are coated with medications in order to prevent further blockage.
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Could back surgery cause blood pressure changes in pregnancy?
2 doctor answers • 6 doctors weighed in
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Will he need surgery to relieve heart burn?
4 doctor answers • 9 doctors weighed in
Pediatrics 32 years experience
Probably not: Surgery is rare in children with gastroesophageal reflux disease, the usual cause of "heartburn." nearly all cases of reflux can be treated with special feeding techniques or medicine. Surgery is only used in very rare cases of severe, chronic reflux, or in children who are neurologically impaired (in these cases, reflux can lead to pneumonia). A healthy baby with reflux won't need surgery.
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A 31-year-old member asked:
If I took indoethacin in my last weeks of pregnancy, should the fetal heart rate be monitored on a daily basis?
2 doctor answers • 4 doctors weighed in
Specializes in Gynecology
Depends: Indomethacin taken frequently over a long period of time can cause a transient change in the fetal heart circulation (in doctor speak it closes the ductus arteriosus). Small doses for only a few days, which is usually the only thing we would do, is not particularly dangerous. Check with your doctor on why you are taking it and whether monitoring is needed.
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A 21-year-old member asked:
My 70 year old mother is recovering from surgery to fix a broken hip. How can I help her become independent again?
2 doctor answers • 8 doctors weighed in
Orthopedic Surgery 23 years experience
Encouragement: You can help by keeping her spirits up and encourage her to move and to walk. However, this will take time (sometimes 12 months) and the number of patients who will regain functional independence is usually about 50% with most patients losing one grade of activity (i.e. If prior to fracture, she was a community ambulator, she will likely be a home or limited community ambulator).
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A 42-year-old member asked:
What is the best treatment for arthritic knee pain aside surgery?
1 doctor answer • 4 doctors weighed in
Orthopedic Surgery 26 years experience
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