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Are there plastic heart stents?

Are there plastic heart stents?

No: They're all metal currently. Some are bare metal. Some are coated with a medication to reduce clotting around the stent. ...Read more

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I had heart stenting done. What can I expect?

I had heart stenting done. What can I expect?

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

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My heart output is 31%can it be improved without a stent?

My heart output is 31%can it be improved without a stent?

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 more

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Can i kickbox if i had a stent placed in my heart weeks ago?

Can i kickbox if i had a stent placed in my heart weeks ago?

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

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Extremely worried about my brother. Involves a stent put into his heart, what to do?

Extremely worried about my brother. Involves a stent put into his heart, what to do?

Support: Just be there for him and let the medical team do their work. If your brother smokes, encourage him to stop. Reinforce the importance of taking his prescribed medicines religiously. Help him exercise and eat a balanced diet. ...Read more

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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?

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

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If someone got a drug eluting metal stent in their heart, could it be replaced later with a dissolving stent so they become stent-free ultimately?

If someone got a drug eluting metal stent in their heart, could it be replaced later with a dissolving stent so they become stent-free ultimately?

No: Stents that are metal are not removable unfortunately and are permanently part of the blood vessel. Newer generation bio-absorbable stents do "dissolve" over a period of time but are not widely used at this point. ...Read more

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If a pt has 1 stent in their heart, can it be removed, or replaced with one of those new dissolving ones? Or is a metal stent permanent? Thank you.

If a pt has 1 stent in their heart, can it be removed, or replaced with one of those new dissolving ones?  Or is a metal stent permanent? Thank you.

Metal=permanent: Metal stents are permanent. Your arterial walls eventually grow around the stent and incorporate it into the artery. There is no removing it. ...Read more

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What causes hypo-plastic left heart syndrome?

What causes hypo-plastic left heart syndrome?

Genetic defect : This is generally caused by a genetic defect and is exceedingly rare. ...Read more