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Stent Artery Will Kidneys
Depends: Stenting of the renal arteries has been controversial. Definitely, no intervention needs to be considered if the narrowing is less than 60%. The setting where stenting has definitely been shown to be beneficial is when the kidney function is deteriorating and/or the kidney size is shrinking. Stenting doesn't always improve the blood pressure or kidney function- hence the controversy. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Arteries are defined as blood vessels which carry blood away from the heart (to either the body or lungs). Arteries: higher pressure, thicker walls, stretch (pulse) with each heart contraction & deliver blood to the arterioles which control the flow to individual capillaries. Veins are blood vessels which carry blood from capillaries back to the heart (body to right heart; ...Read more
Carotid stenting: read this for some information: http://www.vascularweb.org/vascularhealth/pages/carotid-stenting.aspxGet a more detailed answer ›
Not if it's deployed: If the stent is properly "deployed" (expanded) it's well wedged into the surrounding tissue and will go nowhere. If it falls off the balloon (rare) that's a different matter. ...Read more
After stent implant on my arteries how long before i can make my exercise, and what kind of exercise at first?
It depends!: Stents are implanted in different arteries and for different reasons. For example, a stent might be put in a leg artery to relieve pain caused by a blockage in that leg. A stent might be put in a coronary (heart) artery because of chest pain, or because of a heart attack. Exercise recommendations afterwards will depend on your condition, how the stent was implanted, and why it was needed. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
When cardiologist are putting stent in the arteries, in the angiogram is it hard to follow up meaning it's it hard for the wire to get on the arterie?
Not sure?: I am not really sure what you are asking. The stent is placed very precisely in the artery in the area of blockage to improve blood flow to the heart. The size of the stent is also carefully selected. The stent is actually imbedded in the wall of the artery, and in time, the stent is covered with normal tissue. The stent does not move once it has been placed. ...Read more
Depends: I really depends on the artery that is getting clogged. Carotid, coronary (heart), leg, kidneys all have different indications for treatment. As a general rule of thumb stents are not needed unless there are symptoms related to the narrow artery. This is an excellent question to pose to your physician treating the clogged artery. ...Read more
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. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Had stent placed in diagonal artery 6 weeks ago. Sharp pain in that area when turn on left side at night. Is this normal?
Stent: What you describe is likely a musculoskeletal pain. There is little likelihood that such a pain is related to coronary artery stent unless some position on the cath lab table caused some intercostal or costochondral irritation. This wouldn't directly relate however to the heart. To be safe you could call your interventionalist and ask the question. ...Read more
Recently i had a blockage in artery and they tried to stent me, it was not a sucess. They want me to go back for a roto rooter procedure. Complicati?
Need more specifics: Where is the artery?Get a more detailed answer ›
Procedure: Performed from a small puncture into the artery in your groin area. A catheter is inserted and is used to evaluate the stenosis. A protection device is then inserted through the blockage and deployed. A suitable stent is inserted and deployed. A balloon opens stent to final diameter. Completion images are taken. Protection device retrieved. Catheters removed. See sirweb.Org. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Can you tell me if there are any side affects to having a carotid artery stenting (cas) procedure done?
Stroke: Is the major side effect aside from bleeding, contrast reaction and damage to arteries. Please discuss your individual case with your physician. ...Read more
My dad has to have an angiogram and a stent put in to stop a blocked artery. I'm scared. How risky is this?
Dad: As long as monitored by cardiologist & general health ok, no worries. ...Read more
If your artery is fulled with plaque and a cardiologist gives you a stent, can that plaque still grow and break the stent?
It can still grow: But would not break the stent.Get a more detailed answer ›
The kidneys are paired organs that lie on either side of the vertebral column. Part of their critical functions include the excretion of urine and removal of nitrogenous wastes products from the blood. They regulate acid-base, electrolyte, fluid balance and blood pressure. Through hormonal signals, the kidneys control the ...Read more