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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?

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?

Not necessarily: 2 intervention via one femoral artery, can cause scar tissue, but be in touch with your cardiologist and he might order a doppler from the site. ...Read more

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Dr. Austina Cho
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Stenting (Definition)

In general, a stent is a metal tube used to keep a vessel open. Stents can be placed in a huge number of places, including blood vessels, bile ducts, even in the colon ...Read more


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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

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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. ?

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. ?

The results vary: Stent replacement of aneurysms of the abdomen are increasing inuse..The results, barring immediate complications such as leak ( endleak) are comparable today with open surgical repair. ...Read more

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Can a young person die from aaa?

Can a young person die from aaa?

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 more

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2.5 AAA ..... Where do I go from here?

2.5 AAA ..... Where do I go from here?

2.5 cm aaa: For a 65 yo woman with a 2.5 cm aorta (not really an aneursym), the chance of this rupturing in your lifetime is well under 1%. I would typically repeat the ultrasound in 1 year, and with no enlargement, you are probably very safe. ...Read more

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What should we expect to happen after repair of aaa?

What should we expect to happen after repair of aaa?

Depend: Did you have traditional open AAA repair or the endoluminal stent graft repair through the groin incision only. With the stent graft repair, the recovery should be much faster and you should resume normal activity within a week or two. ...Read more

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I have terrible pain. Is it probable I have an aaa?

I have terrible pain. Is it probable I have an aaa?

Unlikely: Given your age, without a significant history of a connective tissue disorder, this is very very unlikely. ...Read more

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Is it possible for AAA repairs to leak?

Is it possible for AAA repairs to leak?

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 more

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Graft (Definition)

Tissues from one location are transferred to another . Also refers to ...Read more