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Is Having A Stent Put In Your Arteries Mean You Need To Retire From Your Job
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
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
What to do if I had a stent put in my renal arteries in november of this year to open the arteries up?
My dad has to have an angiogram and a stent put in to stop a blocked artery. I'm scared. How risky is this?
Dad: As long as monitored by cardiologist & general health ok, no worries. ...Read more
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
How can a heart artery be unclog after a stent was put in and 18 months later is found totaly clogged?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I am going to have a 4 heart by pass.(i am female 60 years old) I had a mild heart attack a month ago. They put a stent in they say there are many narrowing in all the vessels.So they feel I need this by pass, my question is the clogged arteries that wi
Carotid stenting: read this for some information: http://www.vascularweb.org/vascularhealth/pages/carotid-stenting.aspxGet a more detailed answer ›
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
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