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Cough After Angioplasty Stent
The cough reflex is a protective mechanism that uses muscles in your throat and chest to expel mucous and saliva that may contain pathogens that would otherwise possibly be inhaled via aerosol or to expel pathogens infecting the throat and respiratory system. Cough benefits the host by reducing load and benefits the pathogen which may then spread via aerosol. ...Read more
After a heart attack I had 6 stents placed in my right coronay artery. Is it plavix (clopidogrel) forever now?
No: You should rely on your cardiologist's direction about how long to take plavix (clopidogrel). There are many variables and it's a high-stakes matter. It depends on whether your stents are bare metal or drug-eluting. There is another alternative platelet drug called effient. Note that a genetic test is available to see if Plavix (clopidogrel) is likely to be effective for you. Make sure you are treating the cause. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Swollen eyes after stent ureteral stent placement? It's my 3rd day after getting kidney stones out. Stent out in 2 days.
Husband has AAA stent. Right groin was site of heart cath as well as AAA stent .3 weeks post op still has hard swelling.Is this bad?
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Is it possible to take only Plavix (clopidogrel) and not Aspirin after coronary stenting?I have erosive gastritis and DES in LAD after heart a, need 3 more stents.
Anti platelet Rx: We use dual antiplatelet therapy for at least 6 months to minimize stents occluding after placement. Usually either aspirin or plavix (clopidogrel) is continued later if no contraindication to that. The erosive gastritis is a significant problem and the appropriate step(s) in this case need to be considered with risks and benefits to the treatments by those with the most information about the patient. ...Read more
Husband had a quadruple bypass. Experiencing increased angina, had angio today to put stent in.Instead, radial artery not functioning?
Not sure: Not sure what you mean by radial artery not functioning. Was there a failed attempt at radial puncture? Was the radial artery used as bypass graft? Radial artery has mostly been abandoned as an option for bypass graft and is only used as a last resort. Please clarify. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
85 yr old dad had stents in 2 arteries sept. 2012. Stopped plavix, (clopidogrel) still takes full aspirin. He needs a tooth extracted, does he go off aspirin?
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
For a patient who never had bypass, no stent, but had asd closure, a-fib and chf, clopidogrel+warfarin really required?
To clot or bleed?: For a patient in their 30's with history of ASD s/p closure, a-fib and chf, but no cad, dual therapy may be required. Facts such as CHF severity, prior thromoembolic events from a-fib or asd, ventricular clots, and personal & family history of blood clots can help influence the decision to stop or continue dual therapy. Decision is best made by collaboration between cardiology & the ct surgery. ...Read more
I'm Af paroxymal 1 year. Left main 80% asymptomatic. After CABG & LAA ligation, allow only taking anticoagulant alone without antiplatelet?
Guidelines: Our guidelines in the USA recommend anticoagulation for AF and one antiplatelet drug such as clopidogrel or aspirin for coronary disease. There's no need to take 3 drugs (anticoagulant and dual antiplatelets). If you have a tendency to bleeding, your doctor, who knows you best, may decide not to follow guidelines in your particular case. ...Read more
After 1 year on plavix (clopidogrel) and aspirin for 2 stents for LAD will a patient usuaaly discontinue the plavix (clopidogrel).(diabetic also)?
Yes: Usually for re-stenosis most surgeon will perform stenting if indicated instead of redo surgery although no true benefit of stenting over surgery in these cases. In acute sitting , yes stenting is being done to repair a post carotid surgery flap or dissection. ...Read moreSee 5 more doctor answers
Mother 58 yr heart attack.Within 7 hrs angioplasty LAD for 100% block.After 12hrs cardic arrest.Then ventrilation .Cpk 389 now consious.Will survive?
She has already sur-: Vived but in such situations can have another attack or some other complications. Your cardiologist will be the person to discuss it with. I am hopeful she'll do well as she is rather young. Good luck. ...Read more
A fib: Risk of emboli going to brain causing stroke. Rapid ventricular response(heart rate to high) may cause angina, dizziness, passing out, heart attacks, other heart irregular rhythms. Let you cardiologist manage case. Is complex to explain here. It is certainly manageable. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
For 64yo female who never had bypass, no stent, no cad, but had asd closure and pvd, having a-fib and chf, clopidogrel+warfarin really required?
Plavix (clopidogrel) and warfarin: For a 64 female with atrial fibrillation and CHF it is high risk for bleeding to be on Plavix (clopidogrel) and warfarin. The history of ASD closure should not at this point contribute much to the condition as long as it is closed. Talking to the physician is important and bring a list of all medications including herbal therapy if being taken. Get medical alert bracelet for her. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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