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Doctor insights on: Effects Of Smoking After A Stent

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Dr. Sheila Smith
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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


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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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My carotid artery is 80% blocked and I am going in for carotid stenting next thur. started smoking again. Am I going to be okay??

My carotid artery is 80% blocked and I am going in for carotid stenting next thur. started smoking again. Am I going to be okay??

Avoid smoking: since that is what caused it. Somewhat concerned about you getting a carotid stent at age 42 since it is reserved for high risk patients. You should discuss carotid stent vs carotid endarterectomy with your physician. ...Read more

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I am a 53 year old male, had a mild heart attack 2 years ago, have lupus also,arteries are too small for stent, i am smoking still, will meds work for?

I am a 53 year old male, had a mild heart attack 2 years ago, have lupus also,arteries are too small for stent, i am smoking still, will meds work for?

Heart disease: Most interventions (medical or surgical) today are based on medical evidence based on research and are used only if they have been shown to be effective. Please discuss your case with your cardiologist and ask her/him to direct to the evidence for whatever medications she/he is recommending. There are too many medications and each should be discussed in the context ...Read more

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Can my medicine i take make my ears ring bupropion to stop smoking plavex for stent?

Can my medicine i take make my ears ring  bupropion to stop smoking plavex for stent?

Yes, bupropion can: Bupropion has been used to help stop tobacco use, but it was primarily an anti-depressant. It has several side effect risks so i'm not sure it is the best way to stop smoking or chewing. Have you tried other methods? Here's a tip however you quit: do not stop breathing like when you smoke. The pattern is actually good for you & people miss it when they quit. Pretend to: suck in. Hold, blow out. ...Read more

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I had a uretal stent fitted 2 yrs ago...Its going to be removed nxt week...Any complications likely and any after effects of the stent removal?

I had a uretal stent fitted 2 yrs ago...Its going to be removed nxt week...Any complications likely and any after effects of the stent removal?

Stent: A ureteral stent should be removed or exchanged every three to six months. There could be encrustation or breakage of the stent if it has been in for two years. ...Read more

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Are there any major side effects of stent placement?

Are there any major side effects of stent placement?

Rarely: Once properly placed, major side effects are rare. It is possible to get scarring in a stent (in-stent restenosis). It is also possible to get stent fractures (a break in a stent). These take time to develop if at all. Infections of the stent are rare. People rarely develop allergic reactions. ...Read more

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Can there be any side effects of a cardiac stent?

Can there be any side effects of a cardiac stent?

Stent: There are no side effects to a coronary stent once implanted and no complications of the implant. Side effects are not unusual from the drugs we use to keep the stent from reoccluding however. ...Read more

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Can you tell me if there are any side effects of carotid stent procedure?

Can you tell me if there are any side effects of carotid stent procedure?

Potentially yes....: Carotid stenting is associated with a 4%-8% stroke risk (higher than endarterectomy), 1%-2% potential risk for a heart attack (lower than endarterectomy), and femoral artery access complications such as bleeding (unique to carotid stenting). In the properly selected patient (suitable anatomy) with active heart disease, previous surgery or neck radiation, carotid stenting is a great procedure. ...Read more

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Side effects after stent implanted in heart artery?

Side effects after stent  implanted in heart artery?

2 main ones: The 2 main problems with stents after placement are: 1) stent thrombosis where the stent clots off abruptly causing heart attack and risk of death, and 2) renarrowing of the stent. Renarrowing occurs in 5% of medicated stents and approximately 20% of unmedicated stents. ...Read more

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How long should one wait before starting to smoke again after functional endoscopic sinus surgery and septoplasty? Effects of smoking after a week?

How long should one wait before starting to smoke again after functional endoscopic sinus surgery and septoplasty?  Effects of smoking after a week?

DON'T DO IT!!!: For crying out loud! why would you even want to start smoking again if you were able to stop for 3 weeks?!?! it's the single worst thing you can do for your health! it shortens life, causes horrible diseases and makes you stink. It's expensive and leads to early senility, impotence and wrinkles. I will never tell someone to resume smoking! u might not even need sx if you hadn't smoked! ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: stenting?

What is the definition or description of: stenting?

Reopening: 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 or in the esophagus. ...Read more

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Are there effects of smoking something like herbs? What are they?

Are there effects of smoking something like herbs? What are they?

Irritant: They may act as a respiratory irritant. Why inhale them? ...Read more

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Are there effects of smoking physically, mentally and socially? What are they?

Are there effects of smoking physically, mentally and socially? What are they?

Terrible: Suckers of big tobacco's vicious ad campaigns become enslaved to a disgusting vice that makes it harder to get / keep a job, dismays friends, and ruins the lungs / exercise tolerance in middle age even in people fortunate enough to escape cancer, heart attack, and stroke. Just don't start. ...Read more

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Can i remove my own stent?

There are many: different places that stents are used. Without defining your placement no comment can be made. Cardiac stents cannot be self removed, biliary stents can not be self removed. Some urologic stents can be self removed. ...Read more

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Please tell me is stent needed or not.

Please tell me is stent needed or not.

Information: Unless I missed something, there is not enough information to answer this question. RJ ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: stent?

What is the definition or description of: stent?

Its a conduit: A stent is a straw-like device that allows blood to pass through a blocked or clogged vessel. If its in the arteries that feed the heart (coronary arteries), then you may need a medication call Plavix (clopidogrel) to cement the stent into the vessel.
It can clog up, so an annual visit to the heart doctor is necessary. ...Read more

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How can I ease the withdrawal effects of smoking?

How can I ease the withdrawal effects of smoking?

Nicotine: Nicotine replacement in form of patches, gum, lozenges are very effective and allow you to taper. ...Read more

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Can you describe the initial signs of a stent closing?

Can you describe the initial signs of a stent closing?

Depends: On type and location of stent. Original symptoms usually return if stent fails. Sometimes symptoms are worse than original problem. Contact physician that placed the stent. ...Read more

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What are the effects of smoking weed after an AP Study?

What are the effects of smoking weed after an AP Study?

Well...: there's obviously no issue as far as the AP exam that was already taken, but your friend will likely end up in the throes of drug addiction, and all that education will just go to waste. ...Read more

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Are there any negative effects that come from smoking pot?

Yes - often: Here are some of the possible effects from marijuana use: feelings of anxiety, depression, fear, panic or in some cases euphoria. If a high dose is taken it can lead to delusions, hallucinations or losing touch with reality. I suspect that you may be experiencing derealization (a mental state in which the world around you seems unreal, different or surreal) or depersonalization (when you feel >>. ...Read more

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Could you tell me what are harmful effects of smoking weed?

Could you tell me what are harmful effects of smoking weed?

Possible effects...: Possible effects of marijuana: anxiety, depression, fear, panic , delusions, hallucinations, losing touch with reality, inattentiveness, short-term memory problems, disturbances of thought processes. Fatigue, poor concentration, slowed reaction times & slowed problem solving. ...Read more

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Are the effects of smoking worse if you are an alcoholic too?

Are the effects of smoking worse if you are an alcoholic too?

Yes: Smoking and drinking alcohol to excess greatly increases one's risk of cancer, especially esophageal cancer. The esophagus is the tube connecting the throat to the stomach. Esophageal cancer is a particularly bad kind of cancer. ...Read more

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Can a stent become clogged?

Yes: & signs / symptoms just like if was regular vessel that became clogged. ...Read more

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Side effects of smoking weed?

Side effects of smoking weed?

Lots: Possible effects of marijuana: anxiety, depression, fear, panic , delusions, hallucinations, losing touch with reality, inattentiveness, short-term memory problems, disturbances of thought processes. You might feel tired, have poor concentration, slowed reaction times & slowed problem solving. Some people develop a dry mouth, have a rapid heart rate or may feel hungry. ...Read more

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Is atherectomy better than stent?

Is atherectomy better than stent?

Different : Atherectomy is not better than stenting, it usually is reserved for cases when a balloon angioplasty combined with stenting, or direct stenting can not be accomplished due to the plaque burden. In those cases atherectomy is used to debulk the plaque and the best result would be if this can then be supplemented with a stenting to prevent plaque regrowth or near-term closure of the vessel. ...Read more