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Carotid Stents Cause Strokes
Possible: It is possible to develop a stroke during carotid stent placement (~ 4% in optimal patients). However the carotid stent is effective at preventing further strokes and that is why they are placed. At this point carotid stents are reserved for patients who are at high risk for open carotid endarterectomy (surgery). ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Has mini strokes from scar tissue pressing against only carotid artery with a reenforced stent. 2 mini strokes been in bed since and vomiting 2 days.
Suggestions: Would not delay contact with a physician, as your history suggests potential risks which need attention. With your prior stroke events, I might be concerned of a further stroke in your brainstem, but the effect of your vomiting can increase intracranial pressure transiently, which might worsen all of the above. Contact your physician ASAP. ...Read more
Yes: It is not unusual to have headaches on the side of the stent soon after carotid stenting, especially if the carotid stenosis was high grade. These headaches usually resolve within days. Severe headache accompanied by hypertension in this setting can be worrisome and should be discussed with your doctor, as it can be a sign of reperfusion syndrome. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Yes. Call Now!: Patients who have had carotid artery surgery definitely have a risk of stroke. The highest risk of stroke is during and immediately after the procedure and is generally quoted at about 2%. If you are experiencing any signs of stroke and have had recent carotid surgery call your surgeon immediately or go to the emergency room. Difficulty speaking or weakness on one side of the body would be the most common complaints. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
On r side of neck i've what feels like very swollen tonsilar or corotid lymph node. It shrinks at night. Could it restrict blood flow & cause stroke?
Unlikely: If would be very unusual for a neck mass to get large enough to compress the main artery going through the neck and then lead to a stroke but having said that i would get the mass evaluate by a physician or ENT doctor to rule out any compression issues plus to make a diagnosis of what this mass might be. ...Read more
65 female with history of stroke has severe narrowing on right carotid has passed out and fallen eye sight blurry should stents be done?
Carotid narrowing: If stroke affected right brain and carotid narrowed over 50% then endarterectomy (CEA) is option. CEA has lower stroke rate than stent but higher risk of other problems. One option for you is to go to a provider that does both CEA and carotid stents. Decreased vision and falling often not related to carotid stenosis so thorough cardiac & neuro evaluation necessary before intervention. ...Read more
I had a stroke and later stress test was positive. Doc recommended for angiography. Do stenting a good treatment or I should control by diet etc.
Perhaps both: If you need a stent, your cardiologist will advise this. However, for best results you'll also want to review your diet and make sure it's the healthiest it can be. Plenty of fruits and vegetables, healthy fats, lean proteins, complex carbs. Watch the salt and sugar. Your doctor may also want you on some blood pressure medicine, and will want you to be exercising in whatever way you can. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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