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Coronary Stent Removal
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
Yes: Immediately after a stent is placed and for approximately 1 year, patients are given blood thinners such as aspirin and Plavix (or some other drugs) These will make you much more prone to bruising and it would be best to not get a tattoo while taking these medications. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 awhile. ...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
61 yr old hypertensive male has total occlusion of right coronary andom. Stenting of om1 done. Ejection fraction is 45-50%. Is CABG indicated for rca?
Likely no: The damage that could have been done from the occluded rca has already happened, and the vessel can't get worse than totally occluded, so, provided that anginalsymptoms symptoms are controlled there is no need to do anything. Overtime, compensation typically occurs for an occluded vessel in the form of progressive collateral circulation. ...Read more
I have coronary ramus artery occlusion. The md wants tomanage it medically rather than putting a stent. Your opinion?
How many of the most stent in the coronary blood vessels which used? What risk if the use of stent exceed the limit?
What do you recommend if I had an angioplasty two years ago and now he has a stent in his coronary arteries and also he takes Lipitor (atorvastatin) 20 every day?
Stent: When treating an obstructed coronary artery with a stent is the appropriate treatment, the stent if properly placed and without complications is usually 90-95% effective at relieving the symptoms associated with the obstructed artery. Stenting is not necessarily appropriate for all patients and treatment needs to be individualized. Discuss with your cardiologist. ...Read more
My 60 y dad had coronary stent placement in LAD artery for incidental finding of coronary block(80%)at 53 yr of age. Am I at risk for CAD in future?
No: Atherosclerosis can occur in any arteries in the body. The most prevalent are cardiac, extremity, and cerebral. In addition, people die from their co- morbidities, such as lung problems, cancer, etc. If you have coronary atherosclerosis, you have a higher chance of dying from that, but not exclusively from that. ...Read more
I am 61 years old, I have undergone angioplasty (single stent) for right coronary artery 3 years ago. Can I exercise daily for 30 minutes on a treadmill?
Can only Plavix be taken after coronary stenting? I have erosive gastritis, take Protonix (pantoprazole) 40mg and a DES in LAD post heart att. Need 3 more DES or BMS.
There may be options: Plavix (clopidogrel) is a platelet inhibiting drug. The purpose of the medication is prevention of future myocardial infarction and death following acute coronary syndromes and prevention of stent thrombosis. There are other medications besides Plavix (clopidogrel) that are platelet inhibitors ...Read more
Life expectancy of a 59-year-old male, type 1 diabetic after receiving a right coronary artery stent, while having the other side of heart scarred.?
Ever since I had a coronary heart vessel stent put in Feb '14 I have had notable shortness of breath when walking, going up stairs, singing. Related??
You need an evaluation by your Cardiologist sooner than later. Make an appointment today. If symptoms are increasing in intensity go to the nearest ER.
It may be as simple as a medication adjustment.
It may be as serious as a stent thrombosis or other complications. I noticed that you did not mention any antiplatelet medications or other heart medications.
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