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How do I fully prepare for renal artery angioplasty with stent?

How do I fully prepare for renal artery angioplasty with stent?

As Instructed: Carefully and meticulously follow the instructions provided to you in advance of the procedure by your doctor or hospital. These directions will be specific to your medications, conditions and the standard practices of your caregiver. ...Read more

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Dr. Austina Cho
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Artery (Definition)

Arteries are defined as blood vessels which carry blood away from the heart (to either the body or lungs). Arteries: higher pressure, thicker walls, stretch (pulse) with each heart contraction & deliver blood to the arterioles which control the flow to individual capillaries. Veins are blood vessels which carry blood from capillaries back to the heart (body to right heart; ...Read more


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I need angioplasty for renal artery stenosis treatment how long should I take off work for?

I need angioplasty for renal artery stenosis treatment how long should I take off work for?

If indicated: The indication for this has been questioned but if its apropiate then a few days at best to let the groin heal up snd your fine. ...Read more

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46 years old with bifurcation aorta iliac artery atherosclerosis do I have to wait for a bypass or can a stent be placed severe heart disease in fam?

46 years old with bifurcation aorta iliac artery atherosclerosis  do I have to wait for a bypass or can a stent be placed  severe heart disease in fam?

Get angiogram: If you have aortoiliac iliac disease an angiogram will help define the anatomy.stent are very effective in this location and are really the first line treatment. At age 46 with family history , modification of diet and life style are very important. No smoking! Cardiac evaluation with stress test with be added to your work up almost certainly. ...Read more

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I am 43 and need aortic aneurysm repair if i get endovascular stent and graft how long will it last before needing replacement or repair. ?

I am 43 and need aortic aneurysm repair if i get endovascular stent and graft how long will it last before needing replacement or repair. ?

The results vary: Stent replacement of aneurysms of the abdomen are increasing inuse..The results, barring immediate complications such as leak ( endleak) are comparable today with open surgical repair. ...Read more

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I have to have aortic and mital valve replacement.Also with a veiw to heart bypass!!! Why would i need a bypass after valves are replaced.why bypass?

I have to have aortic and mital valve replacement.Also with a veiw to heart bypass!!! Why would i need a bypass after valves are replaced.why bypass?

Different problems: A bypass is done when you have blockage in the arteries supplying the heart muscle and the valves open and close allowing blood to flow through the chambers of the heart. ...Read more

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Why do doctors advise a patient to try balloon angioplasty in preference to having sugery?

Why do doctors advise a patient to try balloon angioplasty in preference to having sugery?

Less invasive & safe: Reason foe this advice is the initial treatment of choice for occluding coronary heart disease is balloon angioplasty with or with out stent, surgery is reserved if this fails. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about carotid arteriogram and stenting after carotid artery surgery?

Can you tell me about carotid arteriogram and stenting after carotid artery surgery?

If you have : Restenosis of your carotid artery, then carotid stenting may help. Like a heart cath access is obtained into the artery at the groin. Catheter deploys a protection device, which looks like a small umbrella, into the artery. Stent is deployed and dilated with a balloon. Devices are then removed. Usually home next day. Make sure doctor has a lot of experience which will make the procedure safer. ...Read more

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What to do if I have hypertrophy, urine blockage in 83yo dm, late pd, supra-pubic cath vs ureteral stent?

What to do if I have hypertrophy, urine blockage in 83yo dm, late pd, supra-pubic cath vs ureteral stent?

Here are some...: I would still recommend a 83-year man to undergo PVP procedure with Greenlight laser if his overall medical condition is reasonable and still able to urinate to a degree despite some residual urine. Suprapubic cystostomy or tube is reserved for men with a fully dysfunctional bladder, i.e., a " complete" bladder atony. ...Read more

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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.

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 more

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I'm 29 years old and have a 1.9cm splenic artery annyurism. I will be undergoing a arteriogram to repair it. What are the risks? How is recovery?

I'm 29 years old and have a 1.9cm splenic artery annyurism.  I will be undergoing a arteriogram to repair it. What are the risks? How is recovery?

Risks: There are always risks of bleeding and rupture of the artery or puncture of the spleen, but this is rare. Recovery is actually very rapid aside from recommending no blunt force trauma for quite some time. ...Read more

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How do I find out what is life expectancy with heart stents?

How do I find out what is life expectancy with heart stents?

You won't find it: There is no fixed "life expectancy with stents". It depends entirely on the extent of disease, amount of permanent damage if any, location of the lesion (s), and most importantly, correction of the underlying process that caused the atherosclerotic process in the first place. It's like asking, "what is the life expectancy after applying a band-aid?". ...Read more

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Kidney stent procedure - how long is the average hospital stay for a kidney stent implant?How long do you need to stay out of work?

Kidney stent procedure   - how long is the average hospital stay for a kidney stent implant?How long do you need to stay out of work?

Varies: If you have not had a lot of complications and the stent procedure is elective, you may not even need to stay in the hospital. It is not uncommon to stay a day though. You can usually work right away, but it depends on whether you develop any pain, which will vary person to person. ...Read more

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How long does it take for patient to fully recover after coronary artery bypass surgery?

How long does it take for patient to fully recover after coronary artery bypass surgery?

3months: About 3 months. Patients enrolled in a cardiac rehab program recover quicker and maintain a higher level of function. In addition they have fewer complications in the future. ...Read more

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What to do if I have been adviced by my cardiologist for a coronary artery bypass graft surgery?

What to do if I have been adviced by my cardiologist for a coronary artery bypass graft surgery?

Without knowing : The specifics of your situation, and if this is not an urgent situation, and you don't know what to think or do, to go back to your cardiologist and ask more questions. If still, you don't know, ask for a second opinion or talk to the cardiothoracic surgeon. ...Read more

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How do physicians guide catheter in artery so they can reach coronary arteries when implanting stent?

How do physicians guide catheter in artery so they can reach coronary arteries when implanting stent?

X-ray: They place the catheter into the artery through the skin. They they step on a pedal which turns on an x-ray machine. That is called fluoroscopy. They can see the catheter so they advance it until it reaches the part of the aorta just above the heart. They then turn it so that it is in the direction of the artery that they want to inject.So in summary, they watch the catheter as they advance it. ...Read more

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How long after vascular shunt placement can I begin dialysis?

How long after vascular shunt placement can I begin dialysis?

Depends: Most access surgeons will recommend 1-2 weeks after placement. This is to allow scar to form around the graft so that your risk of bleeding/infection after accessing with needles is lower. In an emergency, it can be used sooner. ...Read more

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Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
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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. Andrew Seibert
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Angioplasty (Definition)

Angioplasty is vascular modification -- a vascular repair procedure ...Read more