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Leg Stent Complications
Many benefits & risk: You are a male 54 and bypass surgery. The society of thoracic surgeons (sts) has many resources. You can expect that the benefits of chest pain, heart function and other will be helpful. The risks of surgery are death bleeding infection stroke. It is a common surgery and has long track record of benefits. Ask your surgeon and cardiologist and friends about their experience. You are not alone ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
There are several: The complications of aortic valve replacement include bleeding, blood transfusions, stroke, infection, renal failure, reoperation, atrial fibrillation and death. Therre are more as well. Fortunately the risks of aortic valve surgery are relatively small for most patients. The exact risks vary from patient to patient. The average risk of death is about 1-2% for most aortic valve replacements. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Plenty: Most dreaded complication is a stroke, and a minority of these can be lethal. In some patients, bleeding in the surgical bed can lead to a collection of blood/fluid that generate enough pressure to impair airway function, this is a life threatening condition. Heart attacks, pulmonary emboli and arterial dissection can also happen, but fairly rairly. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
2 main ones: The 2 main problems with stents after placement are: 1) stent thrombosis where the stent clots off abruptly causing heart attack and risk of death, and 2) renarrowing of the stent. Renarrowing occurs in 5% of medicated stents and approximately 20% of unmedicated stents. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Risk vs Benefit: There is risk with all surgeries even those done with wires manipulated through the arteries (angiography/angioplasty). In experienced hands, these risks are minimal. However, pad if untreated can lead to severe pain, open ischemic ulcers, gangrene and loss of your limb. Given the choice, if you are having symptoms, then treatment is safer than waiting. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Acute venu embolism and thrombosis of deep vessels of lower extremity alrady had stints in legs and 2 venaava filters now having severe leg pain?
Recurrent DVT: It sounds like you were taken off lifelong blood thinner medication. You should be back on it and wearing 30-40 mmhg compression stockings daily. You do not say if the filters were both removed or how long the present condition exists. Usually, interventional corrections are sucessful if within a 2 week period of dvt. See your vascular spacialist immediately as this is very serious. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
It depends: ... Mostly on how you are doing. If you can walk, sit, and move around, and if your wound is healing well, you should be able to fly after your discharge from the hospital. ...Read more
38 wk pregnant, bilateral hydronephroses rt kidney7.5mm, 1.5cmlft kidney, bladder elongated, 2vessel cord 1umbilical artery. Complicated & surgery need?
Fetal hydronephrosis: Mild right, moderate left kidney. Presume normal amniotic fluid. Elongated bladder suggests baby, if male, may have urethral valves, or bladder reflux if of either sex. Should be able to proceed with pregnancy as normal. Suggest contact a pediatric urologist. Baby needs work-up after birth, ultrasound & VCUG (bladder xray). Start antibiotics (amoxicillin) & circ. If a boy. May need surgery later. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Dilation of blockage: Using a vascular catheter, not an open surgical procedure, a balloon is used to dilate a blocked artery. This may be followed by placing a stent, a metal alloy support scaffold, can be placed to hold the vessel open. Aggressive medications will be needed to control the risk factors that contributed to the blockage. ...Read more
What is likelyhood of having heart attack or angina after angioplasty (balloon) & stent placed on main artery?
Angioplasty/stent : Heart attack is not necessarily prevented by angioplasty or stent. We do treat the underlying disease aggressively as well as dual anti platelet therapy to prevent stent thrombosis. If you smoke it negates much of the treatment. Most people do well after angioplasty and stenting. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What procedure can be done to eliminate infection in leg after blood vessel graft following heart bypass?
Infection: Any infection after surgery is bad. You probably need IV antibiotics and get a culture from the infected site. This my need a readmission for proper treatment. Please see the doctor. ...Read more
Acceptable: With skilled operator and suitably selected vessels, the risks are acceptable, especially if avoidance of open vascular surgery is a priority. Look for appropriate formal training and lots of clinical experience. ...Read more
Depends on details: Vein bypasses with greater saphenous vein of high quality have generally good success. But this depends on details. You must combine a high quality operation with good wound care, especially in patients with diabetic wounds. Without good wound care and optimal medical management, some patients can still lose their leg even with an "open" bypass. ...Read more
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