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Dr. Charles Jost Dr. Jost
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
32 years in practice
University Medical Center of Geneva Faculty of Medicine
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I'm having stent procedure to open my renal arteries. How long is the recovery?

I'm having stent procedure to open my renal arteries. How long is the recovery?

Relatively quick: In general your renal arteries 'recover' right away, e.g. If you had renal hypertension due to stenosis it is resolved with the percutaneous revascularization. The recovery is for the groin access: most people stay overnight and restrict (some) activities for 1-2 weeks. A week is usually sufficient.

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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


Dr. Michael Schwartz Dr. Schwartz
Surgery - Vascular
29 years in practice
University of South Florida College of Medicine
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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.

Dr. James Ferguson Dr. Ferguson
Pediatrics
42 years in practice
University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine
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I'm 44 and had open heart surgery five years ago, and had a stent put n my heart in 2010, is it safe for me to carry a baby?

I'm 44 and had open heart surgery five years ago, and had a stent put n my heart in 2010, is it safe for me to carry a baby?

Ask your heart Doc: This is not a question for the site. The best source of information about a complicated issue is the physicians who have examined you and know you best. I would schedule a visit with your heart doc and your prospective OB & seek their input.

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Dr. James Wilentz Dr. Wilentz
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
41 years in practice
New York University School of Medicine
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Can stent be used to open 100% blockage in an artery such as LAD during cardiac catheterization procedure. Cons and pros please. Thank.

Can stent be used to open 100% blockage in an artery such as LAD during cardiac catheterization procedure. Cons and pros please. Thank.

Yes, if needed: Total blockage may occur suddenly - this is what causes a heart attack. Then the goal of the procedure is to get the blocked artery open asap (<90min) to save otherwise dying heart muscle. If the blockage is chronic, then it should be opened if the supplied muscle is alive and the patient's active lifestyle brings out symptoms. Stress scanning may be helpful to determine this.

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Dr. Nela Cordero Dr. Cordero
Pediatrics
50 years in practice
University of Santo Tomas Faculty of Medicine and Surgery
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Dr. Pankaj Kulshrestha Dr. Kulshrestha
Surgery - Thoracic
35 years in practice
All-India Institute of Medical Sciences
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What are reasons to get heart bypass surgery rather than angioplasty with a stent to open the arteries?

What are reasons to get heart bypass surgery rather than angioplasty with a stent to open the arteries?

Angioplasty or bypas: Left main disease, bifurcation stenosis, calcified arteries, and multivessel disease are common reasons for opting bypass surgery over angioplasty.

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Dr. Khalid Al-sharif Dr. Al-sharif
Internal Medicine
21 years in practice
University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey - New Jersey Medical School
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Had ERCP w/stent placed & open choly next day. Now weird spasms in stomach w/food & continued elevation of AST, ALT, lipase. Stent out soon. Any ideas?

Had ERCP w/stent placed & open choly next day. Now weird spasms in stomach w/food & continued elevation of AST, ALT, lipase. Stent out soon. Any ideas?

Continue monitoring: This could be transient after an episode of cholecystitis. Continue monitoring liver enzymes and lipase levels as long as there is no fever, jaundice or vomiting. Do the same after stent removal. Use a low fat diet and plenty of fluids, and avoid alcohol. If symptoms worsen, you will need imaging studies such as CT scan or ultrasound.

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Dr. Shahin Tavackoli Dr. Tavackoli
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
19 years in practice
University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine
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What is a stent?

What is a stent?

Small metal coil: A coronary stent is a small metal coil, slotted tube, or mesh structure that is placed in an artery to keep it open. The stent is mounted on a balloon catheter and delivered to the site of the blockage. When the balloon is inflated, the stent expands and is pressed against the inner wall of the coronary artery. The balloon is removed, and the stent remains in place, keeping the artery open.

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Dr. Ira Friedlander Dr. Friedlander
Cardiology - Cardiac Electrophysiology
38 years in practice
University of North Carolina School of Medicine
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Can I remove my own stent?

There are many: Different places that stents are used. Without defining your placement no comment can be made. Cardiac stents cannot be self removed, biliary stents can not be self removed. Some urologic stents can be self removed.

Dr. Michael Korona Dr. Korona
Radiology - Interventional
29 years in practice
University of Virginia School of Medicine
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Is there any pain involved in a stent?

Some: Access to vessel at groin is mildly to moderately painful. May feel pressure in area stent placed. I routinely sedate my patients to decrease discomfort and anxiety. Ask you doctor to give sedation if possible.

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Dr. Ron Jones Dr. Jones
Family Medicine
41 years in practice
Des Moines University College of Podiatric Medicine and Surgery
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Please tell me is stent needed or not.

Information: Unless I missed something, there is not enough information to answer this question. RJ

Dr. J. patrick Tokarz Dr. Tokarz
Family Medicine
years in practice
East Tennessee State University James H. Quillen College of Medicine
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On average, how long will a stent last?

As long as you need: Stents are designed to be covered over with your own tissue and last as long as you need them. You will get the best care in a long term relationship with a provider who knows you over time. Discuss this with that provider.

Dr. Jeffrey Ng Dr. Ng
Family Medicine
27 years in practice
Rosalind Franklin University - Chicago Medical School
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What is the definition or description of: stent?

What is the definition or description of: stent?

Its a conduit: A stent is a straw-like device that allows blood to pass through a blocked or clogged vessel. If its in the arteries that feed the heart (coronary arteries), then you may need a medication call Plavix (clopidogrel) to cement the stent into the vessel. It can clog up, so an annual visit to the heart doctor is necessary.

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Dr. Glenn Messina Dr. Messina
Aesthetic Medicine
31 years in practice
New York Institute of Technology New York College of Osteopathic Medicine
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In what way can you tell if you have a bad stent?

Chest pain: If it is a cardiac stent you will experience a return of your symptoms be it chest pain shortness of breath jaw pain and so on Stents can and do clot so if you are experiencing a return speak to your cardiologist today.

Dr. Michael Korona Dr. Korona
Radiology - Interventional
29 years in practice
University of Virginia School of Medicine
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Can you describe the initial signs of a stent closing?

Can you describe the initial signs of a stent closing?

Depends: On type and location of stent. Original symptoms usually return if stent fails. Sometimes symptoms are worse than original problem. Contact physician that placed the stent.

Dr. Ivan Colon Dr. Colon
Urology
23 years in practice
University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health
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How long does it take to recover from an endopyelotomy with stent?

6 weeks.: The magic time frame is 6 weeks. I usually leave the stent for 6 weeks. However endopyelotomy is an ambulatory procedure and you should be able to go home the same day. You should be able to do normal daily living activities, except for streneous one and exercise. I woudl have you take 1-2 days off from work, although some motivated patients go to work the next day (uasually these are desk rel.

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Dr. Stephen Southard Dr. Southard
Internal Medicine
11 years in practice
Tufts University School of Medicine
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I had two stent put in my RCA on the 25th of February. When can I begin to exercise?

I had two stent put in my RCA on the 25th of February. When can I begin to exercise?

Review this: With your cardiologist. You may require a form of closely monitored exercise after something like you describe, referred to as cardiac rehab.

Dr. Bahman Omrani Dr. Omrani
Pain Management
13 years in practice
Touro University Nevada College of Osteopathic Medicine
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Dr. Simon Kimm Dr. Kimm
Urology
12 years in practice
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
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I'm getting my uretal stent out friday and the string is not visible, how will it be handled?

I'm getting my uretal stent out friday and the string is not visible, how will it be handled?

Ureteral stents: Can be removed by the string or tether which should be visible at the urethral opening. If it is not there, the string may have migrated up into the urethra. In this case, an office cystoscopy might have to be performed to retrieve it. Numbing medication is placed in the urethra, and a flexible scope is passed into the urethra. Either the string or the stent can be grasped and removed.

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Dr. Wissam Hoyek Dr. Hoyek
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
years in practice
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I'm having pain in middle of my back, had a stent in my rca 3 months ago should I be concerned?

Back pain: If this the pain you had before the stent? .. .......If so call your doctor. If the pain persist get check out.