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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. Amrita Dosanjh
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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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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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Dr. Sheila Smith
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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