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Arteries are a type of blood vessels. We can divide blood vessels into 2 categories. Arteries are high pressure vessels which deliver (red) oxygen + blood out into the body. Veins on the other hand or low pressure vessels which return (dark) oxygent - blood from the body ...Read more
Apparently the artery was torn while placing a stent in my heart and they ended up placing 6 stents. Is this common and what are the complications?
Dissection: Dissection, or tearing of the inner layer of the artery, while doing coronary stenting is an uncommon risk of placing metal devices inside of an artery. In your case you probably had what is known as a "spiral" dissection, where the tear extends beyond the locally stented area. Once stented, you should do well, but make sure to take both your Aspirin and your other antiplatelet medicine. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends: I really depends on the artery that is getting clogged. Carotid, coronary (heart), leg, kidneys all have different indications for treatment. As a general rule of thumb stents are not needed unless there are symptoms related to the narrow artery. This is an excellent question to pose to your physician treating the clogged artery. ...Read more
Had stent placed in diagonal artery 6 weeks ago. Sharp pain in that area when turn on left side at night. Is this normal?
Stent: What you describe is likely a musculoskeletal pain. There is little likelihood that such a pain is related to coronary artery stent unless some position on the cath lab table caused some intercostal or costochondral irritation. This wouldn't directly relate however to the heart. To be safe you could call your interventionalist and ask the question. ...Read more
Recently i had a blockage in artery and they tried to stent me, it was not a sucess. They want me to go back for a roto rooter procedure. Complicati?
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Carotid stenting: read this for some information: http://www.vascularweb.org/vascularhealth/pages/carotid-stenting.aspxGet a more detailed answer ›
Not if it's deployed: If the stent is properly "deployed" (expanded) it's well wedged into the surrounding tissue and will go nowhere. If it falls off the balloon (rare) that's a different matter. ...Read more
Procedure: Performed from a small puncture into the artery in your groin area. A catheter is inserted and is used to evaluate the stenosis. A protection device is then inserted through the blockage and deployed. A suitable stent is inserted and deployed. A balloon opens stent to final diameter. Completion images are taken. Protection device retrieved. Catheters removed. See sirweb.Org. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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