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Doctor insights on: Leg Stent Complications

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Is it possible for a stent to cause diseased legs?

Is it possible for a stent to cause diseased legs?

Not really: Once a stent is placed to treat a narrowing in a vessel, a reaction causing overgrowth of the vessel sometimes forms, which can cause the vessel to narrow again. This is called intimal hyperplasia. Smoking can cause this to happen faster. Notify your doctor if symptoms come back.

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Dr. Al Hegab
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How is a heart stent implanted? Do they go in through your leg?

How is a heart stent implanted? Do they go in through your leg?

Stent: Coronary stent placement is done percutaneously (i.e. Through a small puncture in the groin or wrist) via an artery, and deploys a small tube/ mesh (the stent) in the blood vessels of the heart, in order to open up a blockage and keep that area open. It stays in your body indefinitely. Some stents are uncoated (bare metal), some are coated with medications in order to prevent further blockage.

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Which is the best stent available for leg (bypass surgery), in India?

Which is the best stent available for leg (bypass surgery), in India?

Best leg stent?: That depends on the length of the stenosis. If it is short, then just angioplasty should suffice. If it is the length of your leg, then pending on how good the outflow vessels are, bypass would be a better option.

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I am taking Eliquis and I had to have a stent in my leg and am now on clopidogrel as well. Is it necessary to take both. I really bleed easily.

I am taking Eliquis and I had to have a stent in my leg and am now on clopidogrel as well. Is it necessary to take both. I really bleed easily.

Eliquis: If you're taking Eliquis for atrial fibrillation and now have had a stent placed, you do need both as they work by different mechanisms and are used for different indications. You are entirely justified to be worried about bleeding and should pray that doesn't happen as you would have to stop 1 or both which would increase your risk of a clotting complication. Good luck!

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Is angio/bypass and stenting effective for PAD. My dads left leg circulation is bad 3 or 4 out of 10.Is it ok to get angio/bypass as he has sugar.

Is angio/bypass and stenting effective for PAD. My dads left leg circulation is bad 3 or 4 out of 10.Is it ok to get angio/bypass as he has sugar.

Yes: Both work well for patients who are in danger of losing their leg. Angioplasty is better for short occlusions, bypass with vein better for more extensive disease. THese procedures are performed in diabetics with good results. Find a person who can offer both options since the choice depends on the clinical picture and should not be restricted by what the surgeon or angiographer can do

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Circulation on left leg for dad came bad 3 to 4 out of 10. would he need angio or bypass. Would he need stent to be put at this range. Is it effective?

Circulation on left leg for dad came bad 3 to 4 out of 10. would he need angio or bypass. Would he need stent to be put at this range. Is it effective?

Depends: Other factors involved in making that decision. Best to discuss with your vascular surgeon who can help with answering these questions and determine best course of treatment for your Dad. Sorry not more helpful. Best of luck with this. Dr R

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Why so tired? Weak, shaky, nauseous, led pain, lower back and stormatch pain, restes legs etc after placement ivc stent 1 mounth ago. Is this normal?

Why so tired? Weak, shaky, nauseous, led pain, lower back and stormatch pain, restes legs etc after placement ivc stent 1 mounth ago. Is this normal?

It may be: A totally different issue but you should let your doctor know so he or she can do some blood work to determine if there is any infectious process that makes you feel so weak

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I have kidney stones there's a stent in me can I go in the hot tub it has saltwater Epsom salt jacuzzi for my spasms in my legs?

I have kidney stones there's a stent in me can I go in the hot tub it has saltwater Epsom salt jacuzzi for my spasms in my legs?

Go ahead: There does not seem to be any reason to stay away from a hot tub, because you have a ureteral stent. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless, to facilitate the passage of stone and to prevent the formation of new stones.

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After 2 surgeries on leg for stent implants my physician wants me to stop warfarin and take plavix (clopidogrel) for 3 months. He says that warfarin does not work on the lower exremities. I now take about 27 1/2 a week?

After 2 surgeries on leg for stent implants my physician wants me to stop warfarin and take plavix (clopidogrel) for 3 months. He says that warfarin does not work on the lower exremities. I now take about 27 1/2 a week?

Different: Warfarin is a blood thinner that prevents blood clots which works systemically on all parts of the body including lower extremities. Plavix (clopidogrel) following stents is recommended to prevent stents from closing off. Both can increase risk of bleeding.

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I am a diabetic, hypertion, ischaemic heart disease. 5 years back stenting done. Rl 5 toe amputated. I walk a small distance right leg swelling. Why?

I am a diabetic, hypertion, ischaemic heart disease. 5 years back stenting done. Rl 5 toe amputated. I walk a small distance right leg swelling. Why?

With your medical: History, you are a high risk patient and hence this question should be posed to one of your treating doctors. Either your internist or vascular doctor. Do not delay a doctors visit.

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Why is my thigh burning after a balloon angioplasty with stenting?

Why is my thigh burning after a balloon angioplasty with stenting?

Pain after: Arterial access. May form a bruise. If focal swelling at your groin get checked by the doctor who did the procedure. Should go away in a few days otherwise.

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Hyperextended knee reaching over couch, felt and heard pop in knee, severe pain for an hr. Then could walk with pain. On cipro (ciprofloxacin) for a wk-ureteral stent?

Hyperextended knee reaching over couch, felt and heard pop in knee, severe pain for an hr. Then could walk with pain. On cipro (ciprofloxacin) for a wk-ureteral stent?

See orthopedist: Cipro (ciprofloxacin) is associated with tendon rupture, and a"pop" with pain suggests significant injury. Suggest you see an orthopedist for examination.

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My mom is going for stent in lower limb due to ischemia that caused toe amputation (wound not healing). Will this resolve the problem?

My mom is going for stent in lower limb due to ischemia that caused toe amputation (wound not healing). Will this resolve the problem?

IS SHE DIABETIC?: The biggest question is, is she diabetic? . the stint will improve perfusion, and circulation to the limb, but diabetic have a small vessel disease, which mean the blockage started from the end and spread up VS regular PVD started from larger vessel and goes down. Either way the stint will help, but might not cured, since it s not going to cure diabetes. GOOD LUCK

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What are the possible complications of a leg angioplasty on a 90 year old?

See my previous post: Possible complications are: acute renal failure (usually in people with pre-existing kidney disease), heart attack, heart failure and bleeding - these are the serious complications. A lump at the site of catheter insertion which is discolored, swollen, and sore for a few days or week or two is common but not serious. Procedure failure with loss of the leg is also possible.

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What is the chance of suppressing MRSA complications that have already required the amputation of your leg?

What is the chance of suppressing MRSA complications that have already required the amputation of your leg?

Good: As long as you let clinicians know that you have had mrsa, the next time you have an infection they are more likely to make sure it is covered by the antibiotics being given.

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I had a uretal stent fitted 2 yrs ago...Its going to be removed nxt week...Any complications likely and any after effects of the stent removal?

I had a uretal stent fitted 2 yrs ago...Its going to be removed nxt week...Any complications likely and any after effects of the stent removal?

Stent: A ureteral stent should be removed or exchanged every three to six months. There could be encrustation or breakage of the stent if it has been in for two years.

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After CABG, what causes my legs became swell? Whether it is a common complication?

After CABG, what causes my legs became swell? Whether it is a common complication?

Edema: Lower extremity swelling is usually termed "edema" and has many causes such as liver, heart or kidney disease. In light of your recent heart surgery, you be having a bit of heart failure which is manifesting as leg swelling. See a doctor for a proper evaluation.