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Extremely worried about my brother. Involves a stent put into his heart, what to do?

Extremely worried about my brother. Involves a stent put into his heart, what to do?

Support: Just be there for him and let the medical team do their work. If your brother smokes, encourage him to stop. Reinforce the importance of taking his prescribed medicines religiously. Help him exercise and eat a balanced diet.

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If I had a stent put in my coronary atery does that mean I have a heart diisease?

If I had a stent put in my coronary atery does that mean I have a heart diisease?

Yes: To be accurate, you have coronary artery disease, usually caused by buildup of cholesterol affecting the blood flow to the heart muscle. Without treatment this can lead to a heart attack. The stent is placed to keep the blocked portion of the artery open and improve blood flow. You may notice less angina or other symptoms afterwards.

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43 yo heart attack with one stent put in 12 days ago. Is it normal to itch where stent is?

43 yo heart attack with one stent put in 12 days ago. Is it normal to itch where stent is?

I'm not certain: That I understand this question. Do you mean is it common to itch at the location where the catheter was inserted during your angiogram and stent placement? In that case I imagine it would be possible, but not common. If you are allergic to any of the materials that are in contact with the involved skin, then I would expect itching for certain. Look to see if you have a rash and call your doctor.

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Will having a stent put in your heart hurt while the procedure is done? My mom said having her stents hurt. Others say doesn't hurt.

Will having a stent put in your heart hurt while the procedure is done? My mom said having her stents hurt. Others say doesn't hurt.

It can hurt: Because when putting in a stent a balloon is temporarily inflated in your artery that briefly cuts off blood flow, people can experience pain or angina during the procedure. Doesn't always occur, but not worrisome. Also, for several days after the procedure people often get twinges of chest pain likely due to focusing on symptoms, as well as transient dysfunction of the artery lining.

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My mom is going in tomorrow to have a stent put in her heart or arteries. Is this a dangerous procedure?

Yes, it is.: Coronary stent risk is variable, but mortality risk is about 1 to 3 per hundred on average. Just make sure her cardiologist discusses the specific risks with you. She needs to balance the risks and potential benefits of having a stent or having bypass surgery or using medications. Her cardiologist is the best person to explain it.

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How can a heart artery be unclog after a stent was put in and 18 months later is found totaly clogged?

How can a heart artery be unclog after a stent was put in and 18 months later is found totaly clogged?

Common: The plaque has developed and fills or partially fills a segment of the coronary artery. It is balloon dilated (not removed or bypassed) and stented with a mesh device. More plaque extrudes or develops on the same or nearby area and occludes the vessel.

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Can you tell me if a friend waited 6.5 hrs. In the ER with staff knowing he had a heart attack before stent was put in, is that okay?

Can you tell me if a friend waited 6.5 hrs. In the ER with staff knowing he had a heart attack before stent was put in, is that okay?

Depends: Depends on history, presentation, physical exam, bloodwork and ecg. There are certain types of heart attacks that should be attended to emergently/urgently and others that could wait hours to perhaps days before cardiac procedure is done. Medical therapy should be given to everybody.

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If one heart vein is blocked and doctors are recommending for stent which stent is best and doctor said it's not harmfull but better to put stent...

If one heart vein is blocked and doctors are recommending for stent which stent is best and doctor said it's not harmfull but better to put stent...

Cardiologist decides: There are several stents available from several companies as well a different types of stents. Your cardiologist will decide which is best for you based upon your medical history and the findings on your angiogram.

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My dad had a bypass in Dec 2015 & in Aug this year had a stent put in. Is there a special diet that he could follow to improve the condition of his heart. He still complains of pain in his chest when he walks an incline & has difficulty bending down?

My dad had a bypass in Dec 2015 & in Aug this year had a stent put in. Is there a special diet that he could follow to improve the condition of his heart. He still complains of pain in his chest when he walks an incline & has difficulty bending down?

Surgical pain: May talk to the cardio-thoracic surgeon. Healthy diets like Mediterranean or simply low carb, high fiber, high vegetable, lean meat or fish, low salt, low sweets, less fried or processed food

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I'm 44 and had open heart surgery five years ago, and had a stent put n my heart in 2010, is it safe for me to carry a baby?

Ask your heart Doc: This is not a question for the site. The best source of information about a complicated issue is the physicians who have examined you and know you best. I would schedule a visit with your heart doc and your prospective OB & seek their input.

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My 56 year old mom had heart attack, LAD was totally occluded, they put a bare metal stent in what is the outcome and her prognosis?

My 56 year old mom had heart attack, LAD was totally occluded, they put a bare metal stent in what is the outcome and her prognosis?

Type of stent: It depends upon the size of stent. Large stents stay open better than smaller ones. Typically for bare metals stents the renarrowing rate is between 1 in 10 and 1 in 20.

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