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Bare Metal Stent
My 56 year old mom had heart attack, LAD was totally occluded, they put a bare metal stent in what is the outcome and her prognosis?
I have 3 bare metal stents in my right coronary artery. How often should these be checked by a cardiologist and how is the check done?
Based on symptoms: Scar tissue can occur around the stent. You will feel the same type of symptoms the you had prior to the stent. Your cardiologist can determine what type of testing you need to assess that. If no symptoms we usually perform a stress test every 2 to 3 years. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is it safe to undergo MRI if I have two bare metal stents in coronary arteries? What precautions if any do technicians take when performing MRI?
Likely not a problem: All MRI technologists or associated staff members should be able to assess whether an MRI is safe for you. There are exhaustive lists of potentially problematic internally implanted devices, that all reputable MRI facilities regularly reference. Just ask the staff. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can a person with three bare metal heart stents be shocked by a defibrillator soon after stent placement. Could holes in heart be caused by blowout?
What drug is superior pradaxa or warfarin? I have two metal bare stents and a history of atrial defibrillation.
Depends: Both are anticoagulants, and are used for prophylaxis in atrial fibrillation. Bare metal stents are better treated with Aspirin and plavix (clopidogrel). Between Pradaxa and warfarin, both are effective, with Pradaxa requiring no monitoring, but warfarin much less expensive. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 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.
My grandmother had a plastic bile duct stent put in. It worked fine. Was replaced with metal yesterday and now is jaundice today. Is this normal?
Small metal coil: A coronary stent is a small metal coil, slotted tube, or mesh structure that is placed in an artery to keep it open. The stent is mounted on a balloon catheter and delivered to the site of the blockage. When the balloon is inflated, the stent expands and is pressed against the inner wall of the coronary artery. The balloon is removed, and the stent remains in place, keeping the artery open. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Its a conduit: A stent is a straw-like device that allows blood to pass through a blocked or clogged vessel. If its in the arteries that feed the heart (coronary arteries), then you may need a medication call Plavix (clopidogrel) to cement the stent into the vessel. It can clog up, so an annual visit to the heart doctor is necessary. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends: On type and location of stent. Original symptoms usually return if stent fails. Sometimes symptoms are worse than original problem. Contact physician that placed the stent. ...Read more
6 weeks.: The magic time frame is 6 weeks. I usually leave the stent for 6 weeks. However endopyelotomy is an ambulatory procedure and you should be able to go home the same day. You should be able to do normal daily living activities, except for streneous one and exercise. I woudl have you take 1-2 days off from work, although some motivated patients go to work the next day (uasually these are desk rel. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Possibly: If hi risk and done as a staged procedure. ...Read more