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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. Thomas Fiala
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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?

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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Is it normal to have chest pain after stent placement

Is it normal to have chest pain after stent placement

Sometimes --: But you need to let the cardiologist know about this. ...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 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