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How Are Arm Shunts Used For Dialysis Tied Off
Coronary stents: The rate of recurrence of blockage with either drug eluting or bare metal stents at 4-5 years is about 1-2%. If you control your coronary artery risk factors such as high cholesterol, diabetes or high blood pressure, and take antiplatelet medications such as Plavix (clopidogrel) or Aspirin as directed by your physician, you may minimize the chance of reocclusion. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Simple answer is that it is a medical technology used primarily to provide an artificial replacement for lost kidney function in people with renal failure. Hemodialysis remove wastes and excess water from the blood by circulating blood outside the body through an external filter, called a dialyzer. Blood and dialysate flow through in opposite directions and the ...Read more
Taking subclavian vein from left arm n artrey from right n placing graft betwen them for dialysis.is it better or permanent catheter?no other option
Avoid catheters.: It sounds like your vascular surgeon is planning on placing what is sometimes referred to as a "necklace graft." Regardless of their location, and if placed by an experienced surgeon, grafts carry a much lower risk of getting infected than catheters. With this lower risk for infection, people with grafts generally live longer than those with catheters, so catheters are a last resort. Good luck! ...Read more
Overnight: Most people stay overnight after a procedure for stents. This can vary depending on other factors including chronic kidney disease, ckd, and other conditions - often referred to as comorbidities by physicians. Your doctor will assess your condition in deciding whether to keep you longer than overnight. All procedures have risks and any, even slight, complication could lengthen your recovery. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
How many % the death risk for CABG to treat my LM 70%, & do with maze procedure ( to treat my AF) in the same time? i;m diabetic but i can controlled
% risk: That question is pertinent but must be asked of the surgical/cardiology team(s) you are considering using. Each team has its own results and everyone doesn't have the same results. If your heart is otherwise normal and the rest of your body, lungs, kidney, blood stream, liver etc. are normal; then a risk of death of 5% or greater is excessive. A first rate team probably has a risk of less than 2% ...Read more
Son had surgery for coarctation aorta, brain was cooled to 25 degrees, are there any possible long term side effects associated with the brain cooling?
Varies: Many bypasses and stents will eventually fail at some point. The durability really depends on numerous factors and it really varies. Some of these factors include the size of the vessel treated, the length of the stent or bypass, the type of stent, the vessels below the area treated, the quality of the vessel other patient related factors. Your doctor can give you a decent estimate. ...Read more
How long should ocp's and the occasional exp. Lap. Be used to treat endometriosis? Are there any better long term surgical options available?
How often are glycoprotein inhibitors used prior to surgery for patients needing to be off plavix (clopidogrel) prior to surgery? Is it a good option? I had 2 de stents oct 2012. Need to remove tumor in abdomen.
GPIIb/IIIa use: Gpiib/iiia inhibitors are indicated for unstable angina, heart attack and stent placement and not for all different kind of surgery. Having abdomen tumor make you high risk of bleeding. Need physician supervision to monitor platelets, pt, inr, act, aptt if it is used. You already have de stents. May want to discuss about Lovenox (enoxaparin) with short half life. Your doctor has to observe you closely. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can be vp brain shunt surgery done by awake method ( e.G. When the patient has apart from hydrocephalus (e.G heart dis.) and anest. Risk is so big?
Its not the rouitine: Vp shunt surgery is usually done with general anesthesia. This is the safest way to do it. Under extreme circumstances, it is possible to do this surgery with local anesthesia nd sedation, but again this will be very unusual. Hope this helps. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
If my kidney failure leads to haemodialysis, are there some nsaids filtrated by the dialysis machine (and so used to relieve spondylarthropathy pain)?
How to prevent AF attacks completely if cordarone 100 mg and metoprolol 50 mg are used but still comming,away other than ablation ?
Cordarone 100: Might not be enough, it is a low dose ...Read more
34 M, T2 diabetic since 3 yrs. A1C-5.3, How to preserve my pancreatic Beta cells for long. is it affected even if my sugars are under control?
For how long after a mastectomy can you not use the affected arm for blood pressures, blood draws, and ivs?
Forever: Lifelong.Get a more detailed answer ›
I'm in AF. planning do RF Ablation. b'coz i've stenosis 70% LM, so do the CABG 1st. if the LAA do the atriclip (tied), are there any bad side effect?
Atriclip: Read this for some info: http://www.treatafib.org/index.cfm?&pid=8&pageTitle=Surgical-TreatmentGet a more detailed answer ›