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Are There Plastic Heart Stents
What to expect: The most important thing after stent insertion is to continue taking both Aspirin and clopidogrel ( or equivalent) until directed to stop. Next important thing is to begin healthy diet and cholesterol control. Cardiac rehab and exercise is crucial as prescribed by your provider. Watch for development of chest discomfort, shortness of breath or the symptoms you had prior to stent notify md asap. ...Read more
Possibly: It all depends on the cause of your heart failure. If it is coronary artery disease, you may need to have stents placed in order to help your heart's blood supply and also your ejection fraction (heart output). If your heart failure has another cause (uncontrolled blood pressure, cardiomyopathy, valvular disease), those need to be treated adequately to help restore its function. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Likely Yes: There are restrictions in the first 5-7 days because of the entry site (usually femoral artery). Unless you have had recent myocardial injury (heart attack), abnormal lv function (chf), or other cardiac condition you should have no restrictions 1 week after a stent. Check with your doc about your specific restrictions. ...Read more
What is the ball park of angio and what is the costing for stenting in the heart. i just need an approximate costing for these two.thanks?
In the US ~ $25-50k: the american hospital in dubai can do those for ~ $10k; a drug eluding stent in the US costs the hospital roughly $2-3k. ...Read more