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Is having a stent put in your arteries mean you need to retire from your job?

Is having a stent put in your arteries mean you need to retire from your job?

Usually not: Depends on many factors such as extent of disease, overall heart function and type of job but a cardiac stent dos not typically require retirement or disability. ...Read more

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Dr. Andrew Seibert
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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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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. ...Read more

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What to do if I had a stent put in my renal arteries in november of this year to open the arteries up?

What to do if I had a stent put in my renal arteries in november of this year to open the arteries up?

Follow-up: You should remain on anti-platelet therapy (aspirin or Clopidigrel) if you are not on another blood thinner. The stent should be checked with duplex (ultrasound) every 6 months to a year. ...Read more

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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?

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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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Husband had a quadruple bypass. Experiencing increased angina, had angio today to put stent in.Instead, radial artery not functioning?

Not sure: Not sure what you mean by radial artery not functioning. Was there a failed attempt at radial puncture? Was the radial artery used as bypass graft? Radial artery has mostly been abandoned as an option for bypass graft and is only used as a last resort. Please clarify. ...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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When should someone have carotid artery stenting done?

Carotid stenting: read this for some information: http://www.vascularweb.org/vascularhealth/pages/carotid-stenting.aspx

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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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Is it possible a stent inserted into artery during angioplasty could go missing?

Stent: A stent can move or be dislodged, but will always be within the body. If it is in an artery, it will only go as far as arteries that are larger than the stent. If it is in a vein, it can only go as far as the lungs. ...Read more

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Is it possible for a stent inserted into artery during angioplasty to go missing?

Is it possible for a stent inserted into artery during angioplasty to go missing?

Not if it's deployed: If the stent is properly "deployed" (expanded) it's well wedged into the surrounding tissue and will go nowhere. If it falls off the balloon (rare) that's a different matter. ...Read more

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After stent implant on my arteries how long before i can make my exercise, and what kind of exercise at first?

After stent implant on my arteries how long before i can make my exercise, and what kind of exercise at first?

It depends!: Stents are implanted in different arteries and for different reasons. For example, a stent might be put in a leg artery to relieve pain caused by a blockage in that leg. A stent might be put in a coronary (heart) artery because of chest pain, or because of a heart attack. Exercise recommendations afterwards will depend on your condition, how the stent was implanted, and why it was needed. ...Read more

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When cardiologist are putting stent in the arteries, in the angiogram is it hard to follow up meaning it's it hard for the wire to get on the arterie?

Not sure?: I am not really sure what you are asking. The stent is placed very precisely in the artery in the area of blockage to improve blood flow to the heart. The size of the stent is also carefully selected. The stent is actually imbedded in the wall of the artery, and in time, the stent is covered with normal tissue. The stent does not move once it has been placed. ...Read more

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How is a carotid artery stent done?

How is a carotid artery stent done?

Procedure: Performed from a small puncture into the artery in your groin area. A catheter is inserted and is used to evaluate the stenosis. A protection device is then inserted through the blockage and deployed. A suitable stent is inserted and deployed. A balloon opens stent to final diameter. Completion images are taken. Protection device retrieved. Catheters removed. See sirweb.Org. ...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

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Should my mom have carotid artery stenting done if she doesn't really need it?

Should my mom have carotid artery stenting done if she doesn't really need it?

No.: Depending on the reasons your mom has been recommended for a carotid stent, generally i'd say she shouldn't have one. For most experts on carotid artery disease the reasons to suggest carotid stenting are few. Unless she has had neck surgery or radiation in the past, i'd guess she doesn't really need one. Discuss further with a board-certified vascular surgeon. ...Read more

Dr. Steven Griggs
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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