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Colonoscopy After Coronary 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
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Coronary stent: Success rate is pretty good, which depends upon the experience of the operator. Procedure is minimally invasive. Complication rate is. ...Read more
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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