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Are there any major side effects of stent placement?

Are there any major side effects of stent placement?

Rarely: Once properly placed, major side effects are rare. It is possible to get scarring in a stent (in-stent restenosis). It is also possible to get stent fractures (a break in a stent). These take time to develop if at all. Infections of the stent are rare. People rarely develop allergic reactions. ...Read more

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Dr. Louis Gallia
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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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What happens during intravascular stent placement?

What happens during intravascular stent placement?

Catheter: Directs a small guidewire through the blockage to keep the access. Lesion pre dilated with a balloon if needed. Stent placed. Ballooned again if needed. Pictures made. Finished. ...Read more

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How soon is it safe to fly after stent placement?

Depends: If you are talking about ureter stent, most people can fly right away. Cardiac and other stents you need to refer to those specialists. ...Read more

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Whats a peripheral intravascular stent placement?

Dilation of blockage: Using a vascular catheter, not an open surgical procedure, a balloon is used to dilate a blocked artery. This may be followed by placing a stent, a metal alloy support scaffold, can be placed to hold the vessel open. Aggressive medications will be needed to control the risk factors that contributed to the blockage. ...Read more

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What are risks of a peripheral intravascular stent placement?

Acceptable: With skilled operator and suitably selected vessels, the risks are acceptable, especially if avoidance of open vascular surgery is a priority. Look for appropriate formal training and lots of clinical experience. ...Read more

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Is there pain following frontal sinus stent placement?

Is there pain following frontal sinus stent placement?

Shouldn't be: The nostrils may be sore from the access but, the sinus, itself, doesn't have the kind of pain receptors you're thinking about. You shouldn't really have much discomfort after the surgery. ...Read more

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Is normal for overall body swelling aftea urethra stent placement?

Is  normal for overall body swelling aftea urethra stent placement?

No: Urethral stents are not commonly used secondary to their side effects. If you are talking about a ureteral stent, one from the bladder to the kidney, that is entirely different. In either case, it would be unusual to have generalized swelling after the procedure, and you should call your doctor. ...Read more

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Pancreatic stent placement scheduled for Sept. 10th. How long is a stent supposed to be left in so that other problems are not created? Weeks or mths.

It depends: On the type of stent being placed and why the stent is being placed. Plastic stents need to be replaced sooner than metal stents due to becoming blocked off(occluded). Usually a plastic stent can be left in up to 3 months or so, metal even longer. ...Read more

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How much time is a patient on plavix (clopidogrel) after stent placement?

Depends: Current recommendations: Bare metal stent-at least 6-8 weeks. Drug eluting stent - at least one year. In-stent restenosis-maybe for life. The optimal duration of treatment for drug eluting stents is not known and is an area of active research. ...Read more

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I had arterial bleeding occur after an angio and stent placement? Does this happen often?

Absolutely: This is a well recognized complication of angiograms and stenting. Your doctor would have discussed this with you in the informed consent portion of your procedure. ...Read more

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Chronic flank pain-would ureter stent placement relieve pain? have tried everything

Do you have kidney: stones or urinary tract infections? A chronic kidney infection can cause flank pain. Do you have pain urinating? Burning? A quick urine analysis can help rule out infections or blood (might be due to stones). Your primary care doc can usually do this test. ...Read more

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I had ESWL and stent placement yesterday for a 6 mm stone. I've had groin and urethra pain/discomfort since. I was prescribed Percocet and while it he?

I had ESWL and stent placement yesterday for a 6 mm stone. I've had groin and urethra pain/discomfort since. I was prescribed Percocet and while it he?

Internal pain: Localization of pain inside our bodies is difficult because nerves follow a map from early in evolution. So the ureter that connects the kidney to the bladder is not where it used to be. When stretched at the top we feel it high in the back where it attaches to the kidney. As something moves down we feel it wrap around to the front and down to our groin. Urethral pain is from the procedure itself ...Read more

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When after a carotid stent placement is a severe headache ofconcern?

When after a carotid stent placement is a severe headache ofconcern?

Follow up: A severe headache is always a concern, however when coupled with a major vascular surgery, it is something that should not be ignored. You should notify your surgeon about your symptoms and follow up. Best of luck. ...Read more

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Ecg: flat t wave. Echo: ef 60%. Basis on this diagnosis is ischemia. Being asked to undergo stent placement? Should go for it or not?

Ecg: flat t wave. Echo: ef 60%. Basis on this diagnosis is ischemia. Being asked to undergo stent placement? Should go for it or not?

Need more info...: Would need to know your symptoms and the results of a stress test to clarify better. You are right to ask questions. Except in extreme emergencies, one can always ask for a second opinion ...Read more