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Catheter Vs Stent
Whats percutaneous cholecystectomy? Whats transhepatic biliary catheter? Whats biliary stent? Are they effective alternatives to a cholecystectomy?
Possibly: Percutaneous cholecystostomy is a tube placed through the skin into the gb for drainage. Thbc is a tube passed through the skin, the liver, and into the bile duct system, a form of biliary stent. Some stents can be passed into the lower duct using an endoscope through the stomach. Any may be necessary in some cases, but cholecystectomy would be the gold standard in most cases. Good luck. ...Read more
A catheter is a thin plastic tube that is inserted into the body to obtain fluids/blood or give medicine. So some catheters can be placed in the veins and medicine given directly into the body, IV fluids given or blood sampled. A catheter can be placed in the bladder ...Read more
Dvt of bth thighs diagnsed two days bak. Catheter thrombolytcs n stent not psbl. On medication. Clot chronic. Hw serious is it. Wil he have a nrml lyf?
Depends: As dr. Weisberger said, it depends. The fact that the clots are chronic and he hasn't had more serious problems in the meantime, is a good sign. It is a shame that stenting couldn't be done but it is not surpising. Since he is on medicine, the biggest concern is not more clot it is post thrombotic syndrome. He needs to wear 30-40 mm hg graduated compression stockings for two years. ...Read more
Had hysteroscopy w/ septum resection, have uterine balloon stent catheter. Seems to be slipping out. How can I be sure the balloon is still in place?
My cardioligist wants me to have a cardiac catheterization and maybe a stent inserted. What do the best recent studies indicate?
CATH at 33: You are young to be needing coronary angiography and possible stenting. You should get a clear discussion of what the doc is testing for and why he believes a stent may be indicated. If you are not comfortable get a second opinion. When indicated, stenting is very effective therapy. ...Read more
What do you suggest if my cardioligist wants me to have a cardiac catheterization and maybe a stent inserted. I understand that the best recent study indicates?
Recommendation: You should discuss the pros and cons of the doctor's recommendations with the doctor. If you are uncomfortable, you should seek a second opinion. There isn't enough information here to advise you from here. ...Read more
Can stent be used to open 100% blockage in an artery such as LAD during cardiac catheterization procedure . Cons and pros please. Thank.
Yes, if needed: Total blockage may occur suddenly - this is what causes a heart attack. Then the goal of the procedure is to get the blocked artery open asap (<90min) to save otherwise dying heart muscle. If the blockage is chronic, then it should be opened if the supplied muscle is alive and the patient's active lifestyle brings out symptoms. Stress scanning may be helpful to determine this. ...Read more
Cardiology I have been having chest pain on exertion for a couple of years. After a stress test and a cardiac catheterization, the blockage is too small and behind the heart and hard to reach to place a stent. I am on plavix, zocor, (simvastatin) ecotrin,
Your : Your exertional chest pain (angina) is a result of poor blood flow to the region of your heart supplied by this small artery. Based on your description, this sounds like a lower-risk lesion for serious complications like major heart attack or sudden cardiac death; and so would not warrant surgical bypass or higher-risk stenting. The good news for you is that a recent large clinical trial (courage study) has taught us that this type of blockage is treated very effectively with aggressive medical therapy. You are already on good drugs, but you may benefit from increased doses and/or the addition of newer anti-anginal therapy like Ranolazine (ranexa). If you have not already been referred to cardiac exercise rehab, this may also help relieve your angina. ...Read more
Is it probable if one has had heart stents that the artery to the genitals may also be blocked. should a catheter to it be done so as reduce ED. ?
Vascular disease is: often widely distributed so if you have coronary blockages you probably have diffuse atherosclerotic disease. This may contribute to ED but is not usually the cause. Remember that about 40% of all men over 40 have ED but only 15% of them have diffuse atherosclerotic disease. See a urologist for an evaluation of your ED. He/she will be able to determine if vascular issues are playing a role. ...Read more
Staff infection was found in catheter urine sample. What damage will this do to my kidney, ureter, an blader. Double j stent in left side.
Here are some...: Most likely, your stent-related UTI will resolve inconsequentially under proper treatment and follow-up, and what you reported is nothing unusual for your clinical scenario. But to assert getting right care, please take time & patience to peruse articles listed in UTI on http://formefirst.com/onDealSickness.html. More? Welcome to contact me and I can help. Best wish to health.... ...Read more
Had cardiac catheter test bc of sob. Had 2 stents put in in 2011. Dr. Said stents are still open, but leg artery and vein were connected after the 2011 surgery (fulicia?). Was this caused by a mistake
How do physicians guide catheter in artery so they can reach coronary arteries when implanting stent?
X-ray: They place the catheter into the artery through the skin. They they step on a pedal which turns on an x-ray machine. That is called fluoroscopy. They can see the catheter so they advance it until it reaches the part of the aorta just above the heart. They then turn it so that it is in the direction of the artery that they want to inject.So in summary, they watch the catheter as they advance it. ...Read more
Hickman catheter: A hickman line is a central venous catheter most often used for the administration of chemotherapy or other medications, as well as for the withdrawal of blood for analysis. Some types are used mainly for the purpose of apheresis or dialysis. Hickman lines may remain in place for extended periods and are used when long-term intravenous access is needed. ...Read more
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
Different : Atherectomy is not better than stenting, it usually is reserved for cases when a balloon angioplasty combined with stenting, or direct stenting can not be accomplished due to the plaque burden. In those cases atherectomy is used to debulk the plaque and the best result would be if this can then be supplemented with a stenting to prevent plaque regrowth or near-term closure of the vessel. ...Read more
Very briefly.: An indwelling ureteral stent is removed in one of two ways. A quick pull on a little string to pull it out of the urethra, or by using a flexible scope to enter the bladder and pulling out the stent with forceps. Both can cause bladder discomfort and some flank pain as it is quickly removed. Some residual pain can linger for a day or two. Pain can be variable with many feeling no pain. ...Read more
A few steps.: First, a urethral stent (urolume) is in the urethra and usually placed in men with enlarged prostates and urinary obstruction who cannot have surgery. These stents are removed in the operating room, under anesthesia, with the aid of a rigid cystoscope. Ureteral stents are more common, usually used in kidney stone disease. These are pulled by a string or by flexible cystoscopy in the office. ...Read more
Catheter Clogs: Causes of intermittent peritoneal dialysis catheter malfunction are: 1) a tissue called the omentum has wrapped itself around the catheter; 2) the catheter openings are up against the bowel; or 3) the catheter openings are against the lining of the abdominal cavity called the peritoneum. One added reason that really is serious is impending infection. Need to talk with your dr. About this. ...Read more