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Do I need a stent after a heart attack?

Do I need a stent after a heart attack?

Depends on : Depends on your heart function ( stress test) and your coronary anatomy ( angiogram). Discuss with you doctor. ...Read more

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Dr. Creighton Wright
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Heart Attack (Definition)

Heart attack is a life-threatening condition in which the blood vessels that supply the heart becomes occluded and thus the heart itself is not longer receiving any blood flow. Without this blood flow, the heart muscle dies and cannot pump blood to the ...Read more


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After a heart attack and stent, how long before someone should be able to part in strenuous activity?

After a heart attack and stent, how long before someone should be able to part in strenuous activity?

Depends: cardiac rehabilitation is used in those with coronary artery disease. Your question is dependent on a number of factors and there isn't a simple answer. People can have what's called silent ischemia depending on risk factors thus it is tough to tell withy certainty what is considered too strenuous for ones health. I would discuss this with your cardiologist. Define strenuous with them. ...Read more

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43 yo heart attack with one stent put in 12 days ago. Is it normal to itch where stent is?

43 yo heart attack with one stent put in 12 days ago. Is it normal to itch where stent is?

I'm not certain: That I understand this question. Do you mean is it common to itch at the location where the catheter was inserted during your angiogram and stent placement? In that case I imagine it would be possible, but not common. If you are allergic to any of the materials that are in contact with the involved skin, then I would expect itching for certain. Look to see if you have a rash and call your doctor. ...Read more

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Could having no stent be the reason for a heart attack?

Could having no stent be the reason for a heart attack?

Heart attack: Heart attacks generally occur as a result of plaque rupture at sites of lipid (cholesterol) build up in the lining of heart arteries (intima). Stents are generally placed at sites of severe narrowing. Stents are placed to relieve angina that can be a result of such severe blockages. Studies have not demonstrated that stents prevent heart attacks. ...Read more

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Can you prevent a heart attack by putting in a stent?

Can you prevent a heart attack by putting in a stent?

Yes.: Actually, most of the time, coronary stents are placed to resolve angina (chest pain or shortness of breath due to arterial blockage). If a patient comes to the emergency room while they are having a heart attack, angioplasty may prevent the dying of the muscle that would normally result from the heart attack, it may event save the person's life. ...Read more

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If my lcx and LAD are less than 50% blocked (lcx due to stenting) but my ramus gets totally blocked, can this cause a heart attack?

If my lcx and LAD are less than 50% blocked (lcx due to stenting) but my ramus gets totally blocked, can this cause a heart attack?

Yes: Any coronary artery, including small branches, can cause damage to heart muscle cells if occludes (measured by cardiac enzymes). A heart attack from a smaller vessel is much less likely to cause death or significant disability. ...Read more

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If creatinine is 1.8 can angio and stenting be done or is it unsafe?What is the safest level of creatinine if person had a heart attack 15 days ago?

If creatinine is 1.8 can angio and stenting be done or is it unsafe?What is the safest level of creatinine if person  had a heart attack 15 days ago?

HIgh creatinine : With a creatinine (c) of 1.8 mg/dl, you have some chronic kidney disease (ckd). There is some potential for you to have some temporary impairment of your kidney function (kf) due to the dye used in the angio procedure. Discuss your c level with your cardiologist to see how you should proceed and with what precautions. Any impairment of your kf will probably be temporary, if it occurs. Good luck. ...Read more

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Could you please describe how the insertion of a stent would prevent a heart attack?

Could you please describe how the insertion of a stent would prevent a heart attack?

Stent: A stent holds an artery open so blood can flow and get oxygen to the heart muscle. ...Read more

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Still having chest pain. Could I benefit from stent after heart attack?

Still having chest pain. Could I benefit from stent after heart attack?

Depends on cause....: Depends on what is causing your chest pain and what type of blockages if any is seen on your coronary angiogram. The best person to answer your question is your cardiologist. You should ask him/ her to explain findings of the angiogram or stress test and whether your chest pain is being potentially caused by a blockage. ...Read more

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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. Creighton Wright
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Myocardial Infarction (Definition)

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