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How safe is a abdominal aorta stent when your job calls for lifting pulling other people that weigh 2 and 300 lbs. Am I at risk.
Not safe: High risk for recurrence, leak and other complications. ...Read more
What does it mean when one of your aorta ventericle is narrow and is slowing leaking blood would the put a stent in it or do something else?
Cardiology: Hello utah...My alma mater! This question is complicated by the use of terms that don't go together or make much sense. It sounds like you need arterial stents to keep arteries open and supplying your heart muscle with the appropriate fresh blood and oxygen. I would trust the doctors on the ground there to give you the best advice and to follow their recommendations urgently. ...Read more
My mother has thoracic aorta aneurysm. She has not undergone stent grafting. Is it safe for her to fly internationally?
46 years old with bifurcation aorta iliac artery atherosclerosis do I have to wait for a bypass or can a stent be placed severe heart disease in fam?
Get angiogram: If you have aortoiliac iliac disease an angiogram will help define the anatomy. Stent are very effective in this location and are really the first line treatment. At age 46 with family history, modification of diet and life style are very important. No smoking! Cardiac evaluation with stress test with be added to your work up almost certainly. ...Read more
My blood preasure is 102 62 paulse 81 been feeling bad last few days had a stient put in left aorta few yrs. Ago I was 99% block back then
See your doctor: While your vital signs are not entirely abnormal, if you had a major procedure recently on your aorta and you feel unwell, you should seek help. ...Read more
A long time: As long as there are no infections and the stent graft doesn't move, stent grafts are known to last for the life of the patient. Problems arise when the graft moves or the "seal" is lost and the aneurysm sac starts to grow again. This is why monitoring of stent grafts with ct angiograms or ultrasounds is very important. ...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.?
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
I have had a febrile artery surgery my abdominal aorta has been completely replaced and I had a stent where the widow maker is my left foot swollen?
The widow maker is the L main coronary artery. You probably had an abdominal aneurysm removed for infection? The stent placement in the LM is standard.
A swollen foot, requires that the Dr. Who did the aneurysm surgery examines you.
You may have deep vein clotting, and have therapy, sometimes in hospital, give him a call like today, ...Read more
2-3.5 PSI: Pressure in the aorta is measured in mm of mercury, or mmhg. To convert to psi, divide normal aortic pressure of 100-180 mmhg by 10 to get cmhg, then use any simple conversion chart or app. It works out to 1.9 to 3.5 psi. Curious as to why you would want to know this though? ...Read more
Cholesterol plaques: Atherosclerosis literally means "hardening of the arteries" which is caused by plaques or buildup of cholesterol along with immune cells and scar tissue inside the walls of blood vessels. This can occur in any blood vessel in the body, including the aorta, which is the large artery that delivers blood out to the body from the heart. ...Read more
. Meaning tortuosity-?
As the tissue hardens they may extend and kink a bit. ...Read more
Small metal coil: A coronary stent is a small metal coil, slotted tube, or mesh structure that is placed in an artery to keep it open. The stent is mounted on a balloon catheter and delivered to the site of the blockage. When the balloon is inflated, the stent expands and is pressed against the inner wall of the coronary artery. The balloon is removed, and the stent remains in place, keeping the artery open. ...Read more
Coarctation of aorta: Coarctation of the aorta (coa) is a relatively common defect that accounts for 5-8% of all congenital heart defects. The diagnosis of coarctation of the aorta may be missed and diagnosis is often delayed until the patient develops congestive heart failure (chf), which is common in infants, or hypertension, which is common in older children. Coa is a lifelong disease with a guarded prognosis. ...Read more
Mostly sarcomas: While rare, tumors of aorta do occur in both thoracic and abdominal aorta with equal frequency. Histologically, sarcomas constitute the majority of primary aortic tumors, with the malignant fibrous histiocytoma subtype being most common. They arise in the intima and grow along the intimal surface and into aortic lumen forming polypoid masses but tend to not invade the aortic wall. ...Read more
How dilated?: Depends on how dilated the aorta is. If you are talking about the infra-renal aorta, than anything above 5cm is worrisome in men and >4.5cm in women. If you are talking about the thoracic aorta than anything greater than 6cm is worrisome. What are we worried about? Rupture. ...Read more
Different: Atherectomy is not better than stenting, it usually is reserved for cases when a balloon angioplasty combined with stenting, or direct stenting can not be accomplished due to the plaque burden. In those cases atherectomy is used to debulk the plaque and the best result would be if this can then be supplemented with a stenting to prevent plaque regrowth or near-term closure of the vessel. ...Read more
Narrowing: This is a congenital condition that arises from abnormal maturation of the aorta relative to the heart and arteries for the lung. As a result, there is a narrowing of the aorta resulting in reduced outflow of blood from the heart. ...Read more