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How long with an aortic stent last inside my body?

How long with an aortic stent last inside my body?

A long time: As long as there are no infections and the stent graft doesn't move, stent grafts are known to last for the life of the patient. Problems arise when the graft moves or the "seal" is lost and the aneurysm sac starts to grow again. This is why monitoring of stent grafts with ct angiograms or ultrasounds is very important. ...Read more

Aorta (Definition)

The aorta is the largest artery in the body, leaving directly from the left ventricle of the heart to supply blood to the entire body. It is made of elastic tissue layers called "intima" and is subject to damage by high blood pressure, smoking, cholesterol, ...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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My blood preasure is 102 62 paulse 81 been feeling bad last few days had a stient put in left aorta few yrs. Ago I was 99% block back then

My blood preasure is 102 62 paulse 81 been feeling bad last few days had a stient put in left aorta few yrs. Ago I was 99% block back then

See your doctor: While your vital signs are not entirely abnormal, if you had a major procedure recently on your aorta and you feel unwell, you should seek help. ...Read more

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What does it mean when one of your aorta ventericle is narrow and is slowing leaking blood would the put a stent in it or do something else?

What does it mean when one of your aorta ventericle is narrow and is slowing leaking blood would the put a stent in it or do something else?

Cardiology: Hello utah...My alma mater! This question is complicated by the use of terms that don't go together or make much sense. It sounds like you need arterial stents to keep arteries open and supplying your heart muscle with the appropriate fresh blood and oxygen. I would trust the doctors on the ground there to give you the best advice and to follow their recommendations urgently. ...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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How long does the burning from a cystoscopy and stent insertion usually last?

How long does the burning from a cystoscopy and stent insertion usually last?

Days: It can last several days provided there is no urinary tract infection. If you can't tolerate the burning sensation, please ask your medical provider. There may be a treatment that helps. Good luck! ...Read more

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On average, how long will a stent last?

As long as you need: Stents are designed to be covered over with your own tissue and last as long as you need them. You will get the best care in a long term relationship with a provider who knows you over time. Discuss this with that provider. ...Read more

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How long do spasms in bladder last after getting a stent removed?

How long do spasms in bladder last after getting a stent removed?

Stents: The spasms associated with ureteral stent removal are most often due to ureteral spasm. This is very similar to the colic pain produced by a stone passing. They usually subside within 24 hours. If not, it may be that a stone fragment remains in the ureter and needs attention. The drug ketorolac taken orally or intranasal, can be quite effective in controling ureteral colic at home. ...Read more

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Please explain how long does a heart stent last?

Carduiac stent: It depends upon type of stent, site of stent, size of stent and multiple other risk factors. There is no predictability. ...Read more

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How long will a drug-eluted heart stent last before a new one is needed again?

How long will a drug-eluted heart stent last before a new one is needed again?

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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How long does a heart stent last for? Are they supposed to be replaced at some point?

How long does a heart stent last for? Are they supposed to be replaced at some point?

Your whole life: Stents are for life. They become embedded in the wall of an artery. If a blockage develops in the stent there are a variety of methods for dealing with this. It would never be replaced... One has to work around it. ...Read more

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My stent was removed tuesday. It was placed due to upj obstruction no stones...I still have pain but the pain is in the kidney not lower by in the flank. Is this normal how long should it last?

My stent was removed tuesday. It was placed due to upj obstruction no stones...I still have pain but the pain is in the kidney not lower by in the flank. Is this normal how long should it last?

Observation & workup: May take few days to subside, you urologist knows what to be done, if not clearing will do additional work up for your uretero pelvci junction (upj) obstruction like a band causing the problem and a need to fix it. ...Read more

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If my husband had angioplasty and stent put in last week how long must we wait before being intimate again?

If my husband had angioplasty and stent put in last week how long must we wait before being intimate again?

Ask your doctor: Nothing about a stent should impact intimacy. The underlying heart trouble might. Ask you doctor about your specific case. ...Read more

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How long will jaundice last after a stent has been inserted to clear a bile duct in the gallbladder?

How long will jaundice last after a stent has been inserted to clear a bile duct in the gallbladder?

Usually 2-3 days: It can take several days for the jaundice to clear after the obstruction is opened by the stent. ...Read more

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How long can aortic dissection symptoms last?

How long can aortic dissection symptoms last?

Aortic dissection: It depends upon extent of dissection and type of dissection. ...Read more

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For how long do aortic dissection symptoms last?

For how long do aortic dissection symptoms last?

Dissection: The pain of aortic dissection can stop when the dissection stabilizes, the patient dies or has effective treatment. The time any of these takes is highly variable. ...Read more

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My mom is 85 and 18 months ago had heart failure due to a leaky aortic valve & af how long will the valve last? & what's going to happen?

My mom is 85 and 18 months ago had heart failure due to a leaky aortic valve & af how long will the valve last? & what's going to happen?

Valve replacement?: If she had a new valve implanted, it will last her the rest of her life. If not, her candidacy for valve replacement will depend on her general health, other illnesses, and motivation. Heart failure due aortic regurgitation is ominous, especially in view of her age. CHF can be treated with medications but will eventually get worse. Af requires anticoagulation and control with medication ...Read more

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My sister has Stage IV Lung Cancer that has spread to the bones, stomach lining, liver, aorta, stomach and elsewhere. How long will she last?

My sister has Stage IV Lung Cancer that has spread to the bones, stomach lining, liver, aorta, stomach and elsewhere. How long will she last?

Not too long: Sorry to say not too long but in my view life and death is not in our hand so we all should appreciate life and live as we are going to die tomorrow by enjoying everything in life and plan as if we are going to live for ever
as far your sister concern try to take advantage of the few time left and enjoy with her life as long as she still here with us ...Read more

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How long is it normal for a kidney stent stay in?

Depends: Life long (in kidney artery) or usually three months or longer depending on type of stent (in the ureter) and also depends on reason for stent, but is it in kidney artery or ureter as kidney doesn't really need stents unless kidney artery is tightly narrow or unless ureter is blocked due to some condition! ...Read more

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How long dose it take for JJ Stent to treat hydronephrosis stage 4?

Here are some...: JJ-stent is to relieve temporary functional blockage and its needed duration should be individualized. So, ask urologist for personal details. ...Read more

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Had stent put in after a positive stress test. How long must I stay off work?

Had stent put in after a positive stress test. How long must I stay off work?

Ask ur cardiologist: There are no standard answers for these kind of questions. Many factors are involved, including age, kind of work, other illnesses, how mentally stressed u r at current job. Typically, 1-4 weeks, during whichyurt into a prescribed exercise routine, change whatever negative lifestyle habits u have. Think 'i just got a second chance at living'; what matters, what to let go of, enjoy, carpe diem... ...Read more

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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