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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. Tiffanie Noonan
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Artery (Definition)

Arteries are a type of blood vessels. We can divide blood vessels into 2 categories. Arteries are high pressure vessels which deliver (red) oxygen + blood out into the body. Veins on the other hand or low pressure vessels which return (dark) oxygent - blood from the body ...Read more


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How is a renal artery angioplasty with a stent done?

How is a renal artery angioplasty with a stent done?

Renal Angioplasty: Angioplasty is balloon revascularization. Usual approach is 2mm incision in the femoral artery at groin, sheath inserted, followed by the cannulation of the artery with a catheter. Dye is injected to locate area in need of angioplasty. Balloon over a wire via the catheter & when in place is inflated to an appropriate pressure. The balloon is removed and then stent deployed and inflated at stenosis. ...Read more

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Fibromuscular dysplasia secondary BP 160 over 118 today heart was 85 narrowing right renal artery disection stent and angioplasty being done in 3weeks?

Fibromuscular dysplasia secondary BP 160 over 118 today heart was 85 narrowing right renal artery disection stent and angioplasty being done in 3weeks?

Mention to your DR: Asap that your BP is not adequately controlled. Don't wait for 3 weeks to get adequate BP control.You don't want to develop a stroke or heart failure. Take care! ...Read more

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My father has renal artery stenosis--should he consider having an angiography/angioplasty?

My father has renal artery stenosis--should he consider having an angiography/angioplasty?

Possibly yes: If he has severe hypertension not well controlled on multiple medications and/or deterioration in renal function in the setting of high grade renal artery stenosis, then renal artery angioplasty may be very beneficial. Consultation with a nephrologist and vascular surgeon is indicated. Good luck! ...Read more

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Could putting a stent in my renal arteries cause me to pee more?

Could putting a stent in my renal arteries cause me to pee more?

Probably not: Renal artery stents can improve function of the kidney. Increased urination probably a result of increased hydration (fluid intake). ...Read more

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Could putting a stent in my renal arteries help my ed?

Could putting a stent in my renal arteries help my ed?

No: No but if you have blockages in your aorta or iliac arteries this can block blood flow to your perineum and cause ed. A ct angiogram or vascular study with a penile-brachial index can help evaluate this. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: renal artery stenting?

What is the definition or description of: renal artery stenting?

Procedure: To improve flow through a narrow renal artery. See radiologyinfo.Org for discussion. ...Read more

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How is a renal artery stent restenosis done?

How is a renal artery stent restenosis done?

Place new stent: In old stent. Sometimes need a covered stent. Others just balloon again. ...Read more

Dr. Lawrence Kessler
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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. Suzanne Galli
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Angioplasty (Definition)

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