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How Long Can Aortic Stent Last
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
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
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
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
How safe is a abdominal aorta stent when your job calls for lifting pulling other people that weigh 2 and 300 lbs. Am I at risk.
Not safe: High risk for recurrence, leak and other complications. ...Read more
My mother has thoracic aorta aneurysm. She has not undergone stent grafting. Is it safe for her to fly internationally?
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
I will need a urethral stent for the rest of my life. The one I have is now 3 months old and needs to be replaced. Are there stents that last longer?
Urologist consult: Your urologist should be able to advise you with the options available for you. Good luck. ...Read more
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
I want to know that if I get a stent and graft at the age of 43, how long will the stent last before needing to be replaced or repaired.?
Depends: Unclear what stent you are talking about, clarify please. ...Read more
My brother has a ureter stent placed and it's passed 24 hours and he's is still in sharp pain, nausea and discomfort? How long does it last till he feels normal with it
Ask/call the urologist: You want to ask the urologist who placed the stent for evaluation, your brother shouldn't be in such pain, good luck ...Read more
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
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
Quick sharp pain lasts a few seconds at a time in mid upper abdomen, day after sphinterectomy and common bile stent; how long can this last?
Abdo pain: Most likely once the healing has occurred ...Read more
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
What to do if I had heart bypass for coarctation of the aorta at age 36. They used an artificial graft, will it last longer?
Yes: It is the best option.Get a more detailed answer ›
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
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
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
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
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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