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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?

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?

Type of stent: It depends upon the size of stent. Large stents stay open better than smaller ones. Typically for bare metals stents the renarrowing rate is between 1 in 10 and 1 in 20. ...Read more

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Dr. Abraham Jaskiel
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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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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?

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 more

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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?

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 more

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What drug is superior pradaxa or warfarin? I have two metal bare stents and a history of atrial defibrillation.

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 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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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?

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?

Check it out: If your grandmother was not jaundiced before the plastic stent was taken out, and now she is after the metal stent, then either something is wrong with the new stent or something else is causing the jaundice. The biliary blockage may be elsewhere. ...Read more

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What is a stent?

What is a stent?

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 more

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Can i remove my own stent?

Can i remove my own stent?

There are many: different places that stents are used. Without defining your placement no comment can be made. Cardiac stents cannot be self removed, biliary stents can not be self removed. Some urologic stents can be self removed. ...Read more

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Is there any pain involved in a stent?

Some: Access to vessel at groin is mildly to moderately painful. May feel pressure in area stent placed. I routinely sedate my patients to decrease discomfort and anxiety. Ask you doctor to give sedation if possible. ...Read more

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Please tell me is stent needed or not.

Please tell me is stent needed or not.

Information: Unless I missed something, there is not enough information to answer this question. RJ ...Read more

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On average, how long will a stent last?

As long as you need : Stents are designed to be covered over with your own tissue and last as long as you need them. You will get the best care in a long term relationship with a provider who knows you over time. Discuss this with that provider. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: stent?

What is the definition or description of: stent?

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 more

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In what way can you tell if you have a bad stent?

Chest pain: If it is a cardiac stent you will experience a return of your symptoms be it chest pain shortness of breath jaw pain and so on Stents can and do clot so if you are experiencing a return speak to your cardiologist today. ...Read more

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Can you describe the initial signs of a stent closing?

Can you describe the initial signs of a stent closing?

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

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How long does it take to recover from an endopyelotomy with stent?

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 more

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I had two stent put in my RCA on the 25th of February. When can I begin to exercise?

I had two stent put in my RCA on the 25th of February. When can I begin to exercise?

Review this: With your cardiologist. You may require a form of closely monitored exercise after something like you describe, referred to as cardiac rehab. ...Read more