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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.See 2 more doctor answers
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.
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?
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.See 1 more doctor answer
Why does L eye teas after tightened corner of eyes, inserted my tissue in lower lid, used stent to open tear duct, & endoscopy to add a 2nd duct?
LACRYMAL DUCT: It will not tear if not obstructed again. Recheck with your EENT again.
What are reasons to get heart bypass surgery rather than angioplasty with a stent to open the arteries?
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.See 1 more doctor answer
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.See 1 more doctor answer
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.
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.See 1 more doctor answer
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.
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.See 1 more doctor answer
Possibly: If hi risk and done as a staged procedure.
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.See 1 more doctor answer
Back pain: If this the pain you had before the stent? .. .......If so call your doctor. If the pain persist get check out.