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Doctor insights on: Pinching Sensation In Heart After Stents

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I had heart stenting done. What can I expect?

I had heart stenting done. What can I expect?

What to expect: The most important thing after stent insertion is to continue taking both Aspirin and clopidogrel (or equivalent) until directed to stop. Next important thing is to begin healthy diet and cholesterol control. Cardiac rehab and exercise is crucial as prescribed by your provider. Watch for development of chest discomfort, shortness of breath or the symptoms you had prior to stent notify md asap. ...Read more

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Can I kickbox if I had a stent placed in my heart weeks ago?

Can I kickbox if I had a stent placed in my heart weeks ago?

Likely Yes: There are restrictions in the first 5-7 days because of the entry site (usually femoral artery). Unless you have had recent myocardial injury (heart attack), abnormal lv function (chf), or other cardiac condition you should have no restrictions 1 week after a stent. Check with your doc about your specific restrictions. ...Read more

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When should I have heart stent replaced?

When should I have heart stent replaced?

Never: Once a stent is placed in the coronary artery, it can never be removed. If the stent re narrows, which sometimes happens, a second stent can be placed inside the first which we call a "stent sandwich". Some cases of renarrowing cannot be stented and require bypass surgery. ...Read more

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What can happen if a heart stent closes?

What can happen if a heart stent closes?

Bad stuff: If a stent closes slowly (stenosis) or quickly (thrombosis) the net effect is the same. Reduced or complete absence of blood flow to the area that the stent is keeping open. That means that area will not get blood and infarct and die. ...Read more

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What is the purpose of placing heart stent?

What is the purpose of placing heart stent?

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. ...Read more

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What is the purpose of a heart stent and how is it administered.?

What is the purpose of a heart stent and how is it administered.?

To open blockages: Most commonly "heart stents" are placed in the coronary arteries, the main blood vessels that feed the heart, because there are blockages which impair the efficient flow of blood to the heart muscle. These are delivered through tiny plastic tubes, called catheters, placed through a small needle puncture in the groin or in the arm. This is done under x-ray guidance. ...Read more

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How exactly is a heart stent implanted?

How exactly is a heart stent implanted?

Balloon: The stent is delivered through a catheter (small tube) to the coronary artery. The stent is delivered on a balloon which is put in position, balloon inflated, stent deployed, balloon deflated and the stent remains. ...Read more

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My heart output is 31%can it be improved without a stent?

Possibly: It all depends on the cause of your heart failure. If it is coronary artery disease, you may need to have stents placed in order to help your heart's blood supply and also your ejection fraction (heart output). If your heart failure has another cause (uncontrolled blood pressure, cardiomyopathy, valvular disease), those need to be treated adequately to help restore its function. ...Read more

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Extremely worried about my brother. Involves a stent put into his heart, what to do?

Extremely worried about my brother. Involves a stent put into his heart, what to do?

Support: Just be there for him and let the medical team do their work. If your brother smokes, encourage him to stop. Reinforce the importance of taking his prescribed medicines religiously. Help him exercise and eat a balanced diet. ...Read more

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If someone got a drug eluting metal stent in their heart, could it be replaced later with a dissolving stent so they become stent-free ultimately?

If someone got a drug eluting metal stent in their heart, could it be replaced later with a dissolving stent so they become stent-free ultimately?

No: Stents that are metal are not removable unfortunately and are permanently part of the blood vessel. Newer generation bio-absorbable stents do "dissolve" over a period of time but are not widely used at this point. ...Read more

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If a pt has 1 stent in their heart, can it be removed, or replaced with one of those new dissolving ones? Or is a metal stent permanent? Thank you.

If a pt has 1 stent in their heart, can it be removed, or replaced with one of those new dissolving ones? Or is a metal stent permanent? Thank you.

Metal=permanent: Metal stents are permanent. Your arterial walls eventually grow around the stent and incorporate it into the artery. There is no removing it. ...Read more

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What's heart stent recovery time?

What's heart stent recovery time?

Short: If the stent is placed in electively (and not for myocardial infarction), recovery is quite short. We tell our patients not to walk a long distance, lift anything heavy, or drive a car for 2 days. They are also instructed not to submerge the puncture site in the leg for one week. Showers are okay. ...Read more

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Why am I experiencing pain after heart stent?

Why am I experiencing pain after heart stent?

There is a: Possiblity that you are having closure of your stent. You should not be stoping your Plavix (clopidogrel) without discussions with your physician. You should see your doctor asap. ...Read more

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I want to know what's the purpose of a heart stent?

I want to know what's the purpose of a heart stent?

Stent: A coronary artery stent is a device inserted into a coronary artery to help hold the blood vessel open so that it doesn't re close after it is opened by a balloon. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: heart stent?

Expand. Steel tube..: A heart stent is a small, 2.25-4.5 mm diameter (when expanded) stainless steel tube. The walls are cut with a laser, into varying patterns due to patent designs. They are compressed onto a balloon catheter that is advanced over a very small wire, (0.014" diam.) to the site of blockage, then the balloon is inflated with liquid, deploying the stent, at pressures up to 10-20 psi. It won't move. ...Read more

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Angiogram and heart stent the same thing?

Angiogram and heart stent the same thing?

No: They are often performed at the same time, but the angiogram is much safer, just injecting liquid dye into the artery (a diagnostic procedure). The stent is a therapeutic procedure that is higher risk of complications (death, bleeding, heart attack, and stroke). ...Read more

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Is cpr safe on someone with a heart stent?

Is cpr safe on someone with a heart stent?

Probably: Anyone needing CPR is in a life and death situation which requires whatever means necessary to save that person. Damaging an indwelling stent is not likely, but anything is possible, and can be repaired if the individual survives. ...Read more

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Why is heart stent made from stainless steel?

Why is heart stent made from stainless steel?

To prevent body from: Reacting to it. Stainless steel is inert, and won't provoke a rejection response. Actually, most modern day stents are now made of an alloy containing platinum and chromium. ...Read more

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Could having no stent be the reason for a heart attack?

Could having no stent be the reason for a heart attack?

Heart attack: Heart attacks generally occur as a result of plaque rupture at sites of lipid (cholesterol) build up in the lining of heart arteries (intima). Stents are generally placed at sites of severe narrowing. Stents are placed to relieve angina that can be a result of such severe blockages. Studies have not demonstrated that stents prevent heart attacks. ...Read more

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Which ny hospital has the best record for heart stent implenmentation?

Which ny hospital has the best record for heart stent implenmentation?

No such thing: As a practicing cardiologist in the nyc area, I can answer from personal experience. At each major hospital, there are both extremely talented interventional cardiologists (those who implant stents), as well as plenty who leave much to be desired. You should not look for a specific "heart hospital", but rather a doc who others tell you can be trusted to treat each patient like his own family. ...Read more

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How should I feel after the cardiologist puts a stent during heart cath?

How should I feel after the cardiologist puts a stent during heart cath?

Better: If you were having cardiac pain (Angina) you will have relief of the pain after stenting. Otherwise you will feel normal. Try not to be too anxious about this issue. It is common practice and safe in experienced hands. Trust your physicians to have your best interest foremost in their concern. ...Read more

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How long does the heart stent take?

Minutes: A cardiac catheterization is a procedure in which a cardiologist will place a stent and usually takes only a few minutes. Usually the whole procedure will last an hour or hour and a half. ...Read more

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Recovery time after having a heart stent?

Recovery time after having a heart stent?

2-4 days: It's not technically major surgery but it is a serious procedure. Some patients go home following day, some stay 2-3 days. ...Read more

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Please explain how long does a heart stent last?

Carduiac stent: It depends upon type of stent, site of stent, size of stent and multiple other risk factors. There is no predictability. ...Read more