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Is it safe to stop effient 5 days before colonoscopy? Cardiac md ok but we are concerned. Stemi 10/2013,complicated. Re clotted 20 min after stent

Is it safe to stop effient 5 days before colonoscopy? Cardiac md ok but we are concerned. Stemi 10/2013,complicated. Re clotted 20 min after stent

Antiplatelet Rx: No precise literature guidance;talk to a local cardiologist or hematologist about bridging options to the colonoscopy off the antiplatelet(s) proportionate to your coagulation system capabilities ...Read more

Dr. Charles Cattano
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Colonoscopy (Definition)

Colonoscopy is the procedure of using a long flexible camera to visualize the entire colon from the inside with the option to take pictures, video, perform biopsies, remove polyps, etc. Generally people are sedated and do ...Read more


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I have cardiac arrhythmia & chronically low potassium. I need to have a colonoscopy & I was wondering if there is a safe bowel cleanse??

I have cardiac arrhythmia & chronically low potassium. I need to have a colonoscopy & I was wondering if there is a safe bowel cleanse??

Low K : 20 M from Louisana has arrythmias and low K. Needs colonoscopy asks about "safe" bowel cleanse. ANS: low K can kill you so tell your bowel team and ask them as they know you best. I specialize in low K problems. What is the cause of low K n u? ASK about starting DASH DIET ASAP as way to stop low K now. I specialize in low K. Can provide u second opinion consult. ...Read more

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What is the quality of xience prime ll coronary stent?

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What is the quality of xience prime ll coronary stent?

Good for long lesion: Xience prime very good for long lesions and will become an important option for physicians treating this critical disease. ...Read more

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Coronary stenting with bioabsorbable materials? Greek to me

Stents dissolve: Stents are traditionally made of metal alloys. Newer devices are being made of materials that may be absorbed by the body after an interval long enough for the healing process to no longer need the structural support of traditional metal stents. ...Read more

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Please help! what is the success rate for coronary stent procedure?

Please help! what is the success rate for coronary stent procedure?

Coronary stent: Success rate is pretty good, which depends upon the experience of the operator. Procedure is minimally invasive. Complication rate is. ...Read more

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Can i get a tattoo with a coronary stent?

Can i get a tattoo with a coronary stent?

Probably: Assuming the tattoo parlor uses sterile technique, there should be no risk of infecting the stent. The biggest risk may be the anxiety or pain caused from the tattoo which could cause a stress on your heart. If you are already at risk for a heart attack, you would want to avoid that. Talk to your cardiologist. ...Read more

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Is smoking THC after having a coronary stent system (paclitaxel-eluting) bad?

Is smoking THC after having a coronary stent system (paclitaxel-eluting) bad?

Smoking in CAD: Secondary prevention guidelines emphasize smoking cessation for good reason. One's chance of a future cardiac event is worsened by continuing to smoke. Since someone with a stent already knows that they are at higher future risk (they are compared with someone without CAD history) then doing everything possible to reduce thy risk (like quitting smoking) is important. ...Read more

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How long do I need to wait after a coronary stent operation to go on a commercial airline flight?

How long do I need to wait after a coronary stent operation to go on a commercial airline flight?

Not long!: Patients who undergo this procedure without complications can safely fly within a week or so. Please make sure your cardiologist is involved in this decision. There are nuances to every cardiac procedure. If you had a large bruise in te groin, developed leg swelling, heart rhythm abnormalities during or after the procedure, you certainly want to wait a while. ...Read more

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44 yr m.On 15th may gone through coronary angioplasty with inserrtion of one stent. What precautions should I tk. Can i lead normal life nw?

Different life: Do you have an acute coronary episode (heart attack)? Or the coronary artery disease discovered by stress test due to angina? Anyway you should go through a program call cardiac rehabilitation. Your life have to change. Weight reduction, exercise program, diet, LDL less than 100 possibly even less than 70mg/dl, top smoking, diabetes control, BP less than 130/80 etc. Close follow with cardiology. ...Read more

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If I had a stent put in my coronary atery does that mean I have a heart diisease?

If I had a stent put in my coronary atery does that mean I have a heart diisease?

Yes: To be accurate, you have coronary artery disease, usually caused by buildup of cholesterol affecting the blood flow to the heart muscle. Without treatment this can lead to a heart attack. The stent is placed to keep the blocked portion of the artery open and improve blood flow. You may notice less angina or other symptoms afterwards. ...Read more

Dr. Daniel Saurborn
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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


Dr. Barbara Lavi
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Cardiac (Definition)

Cardiac translates literally to "heart, " and any place the term is seen, such ...Read more