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Aaa Stent Graft
Husband has AAA stent. Right groin was site of heart cath as well as AAA stent .3 weeks post op still has hard swelling.Is this bad?
My lima graft failed to mature, so they put s stent there. It is 100 percent blocked. Now the lima is maturing. Can it ever shink back down?
All issues possible: Stents & bypass vein grafts do not fix coronary artery ds; they are only expensive complex txs for symptoms of advanced ds & further complicate the situation with no guarantees of good outcome. What would be better? How about focusing on what drives atherosclerosis? (not popular & does not pay well despite working far better) i.e. Optimize LDL & HDL particles (see NMR particle test), hba1c & bp. ...Read more
I want to know that if i get a stent and graft at the age of 43 , how long will the stent last before needing to be replaced or repaired . ?
Depends: Unclear what stent you are talking about, clarify please. ...Read more
I am 43 and need aortic aneurysm repair if i get endovascular stent and graft how long will it last before needing replacement or repair. ?
My mother has thoracic aorta aneurysm. She has not undergone stent grafting. Is it safe for her to fly internationally?
Yes: Any person with a AAA can die. Typically the larger the aneurysm, the greater the risk. Younger individuals, especially less than 40, typically do not have significant aneurysms without a familial cause such as marfan's or ehlers danlos and in these patient the aneurysms can be fatal. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Yes: Probably you are thinking of endoleak following stent graft repair for aaa. What this means is that there is persistent blood flow into the excluded aneurysm sac after the stent graft is placed. It is not leaking outside the aaa, just outside the stent graft. There are several types, some require treatment and others do not. Your surgeon will be able to explain your specific case. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers