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Dr. Francis Uricchio
Board Certified, Cardiology
33 years in practice
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Is it possible to shock someone with an aed if they have a heart stent?

Dr. Francis Uricchio
Board Certified, Cardiology
33 years in practice
592K people helped
Is it possible to shock someone with an aed if they have a heart stent?

Yes: The presence of a heart stent has no effect on the function of a defibrillator. ...Read more

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Dr. Shontae Buffington
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Dr. Steven Ajluni
Board Certified, Cardiology
30 years in practice
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Should I change my diet after a heart stent is done?

Dr. Steven Ajluni
Board Certified, Cardiology
30 years in practice
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Should I change my diet after a heart stent is done?

CAD post-MI diet: Yes. Take the attitude that regardless of my dietary habits in the past, a heart attack occurred and your diet shd be improved to reduce saturated fat intake and optimize improved fat and sugar content. Choosing lean protein ounces rich in omega-3 fish oils (particularly fish), ith more fruits and vegetables. Olive oil will be helpful to cook with. ...Read more

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Dr. Shontae Buffington
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Dr. Francis Uricchio
Board Certified, Cardiology
33 years in practice
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When should I have heart stent replaced?

Dr. Francis Uricchio
Board Certified, Cardiology
33 years in practice
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When should I have heart stent replaced?

Never: Once a stent is placed in the coronary artery, it can never be removed. If the stent re narrows, which sometimes happens, a second stent can be placed inside the first which we call a "stent sandwich". Some cases of renarrowing cannot be stented and require bypass surgery. ...Read more

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Dr. Dan Fisher
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
22 years in practice
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My husband had a heart stent placed in his heart last friday? Is there a chance it could just block up?

Dr. Dan Fisher
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
22 years in practice
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My husband had a heart stent placed in his heart last friday?  Is there a chance it could just block up?

Yes.: Chance is low if one takes meds as prescribed. Should in all likelihood be taking clopidogrel, prasugrel, or another anti platelet agent. These are the kinds of questions you should discuss with your doctor before and after stent placement. Your husband may have had this discussion for you! ...Read more

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Dr. Shontae Buffington
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Dr. Orlando Puente
Board Certified, Vascular Surgery
36 years in practice
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How long does a heart stent last?

Dr. Orlando Puente
Board Certified, Vascular Surgery
36 years in practice
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How long does a heart stent last?

Sometimes 4 ever: Stents can last very long time.

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Dr. Francis Uricchio
Board Certified, Cardiology
33 years in practice
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How long will a drug-eluted heart stent last before a new one is needed again?

Dr. Francis Uricchio
Board Certified, Cardiology
33 years in practice
592K people helped

6 months: The highest risk of stent renarrowing is in the first 6 months. If you get through the first 6 months without a problem, the rate of renarrowing falls dramatically. Overall, the rate of renarrowing for medicated stents is 5% in for an medicated stents 20%. ...Read more

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Dr. Vardhan Reddy
Board Certified, Vascular Surgery
31 years in practice
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Heart stent question please help me find how to research it?

Dr. Vardhan Reddy
Board Certified, Vascular Surgery
31 years in practice
40K people helped
Heart stent question please help me find how to research it?

Go to either ACC/AHA: You go to american heart association for explanation in layman info band go to american college of cardiology for professional info. ...Read more

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Dr. Francis Uricchio
Board Certified, Cardiology
33 years in practice
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Whats heart stent recovery time?

Dr. Francis Uricchio
Board Certified, Cardiology
33 years in practice
592K people helped
Whats heart stent recovery time?

Short: If the stent is placed in electively (and not for myocardial infarction), recovery is quite short. We tell our patients not to walk a long distance, lift anything heavy, or drive a car for 2 days. They are also instructed not to submerge the puncture site in the leg for one week. Showers are okay. ...Read more

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Dr. Michael Moran
Board Certified, Cardiology
28 years in practice
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What is the definition or description of: heart stent?

Dr. Michael Moran
Board Certified, Cardiology
28 years in practice
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What is the definition or description of: heart stent?

Expand. steel tube..: A heart stent is a small, 2.25-4.5 mm diameter (when expanded) stainless steel tube. The walls are cut with a laser, into varying patterns due to patent designs. They are compressed onto a balloon catheter that is advanced over a very small wire, (0.014" diam.) to the site of blockage, then the balloon is inflated with liquid, deploying the stent, at pressures up to 10-20 psi. It won't move. ...Read more

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Dr. Liviu Klein
Board Certified, Cardiology
18 years in practice
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Can you shock someone with an aed even if he has a heart stent?

Dr. Liviu Klein
Board Certified, Cardiology
18 years in practice
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Can you shock someone with an aed even if he has a heart stent?

Yes: Having a stent does not preclude use of any electrical devices, including aed. ...Read more

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