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Effects Of Smoking After A Stent
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
I had cerebral aneurysm coiled and stent in feb this year. If i start smoking again exactly how will it affect me?
Not a good idea:
Stop smoking by all means
you are asking for trouble. ...Read more
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
What do you suggest if my carotid artery is 80% blocked and I am going in for carotid stenting next thur. started smoking again am i?
2 option : Stop smoking and consider a 2 nd option. ...Read more
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
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
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
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
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
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
Irritant: They may act as a respiratory irritant. Why inhale them? ...Read more
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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