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If I wait too long to get a stent for my renal artery stenosis, what will happen to my kidneys?

If I wait too long to get a stent for my renal artery stenosis, what will happen to my 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 more

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Dr. Oscar Novick
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Artery (Definition)

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


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When should someone have carotid artery stenting done?

When should someone have carotid artery stenting done?

Carotid stenting: read this for some information: http://www.vascularweb.org/vascularhealth/pages/carotid-stenting.aspx

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What is the definition or description of: renal artery stenting?

What is the definition or description of: renal artery stenting?

Procedure: To improve flow through a narrow renal artery. See radiologyinfo.Org for discussion. ...Read more

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Is having a stent put in your arteries mean you need to retire from your job?

Is having a stent put in your arteries mean you need to retire from your job?

Usually not: Depends on many factors such as extent of disease, overall heart function and type of job but a cardiac stent dos not typically require retirement or disability. ...Read more

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Is it possible a stent inserted into artery during angioplasty could go missing?

Is it possible a stent inserted into artery during angioplasty could go missing?

Stent: A stent can move or be dislodged, but will always be within the body. If it is in an artery, it will only go as far as arteries that are larger than the stent. If it is in a vein, it can only go as far as the lungs. ...Read more

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Is it possible for a stent inserted into artery during angioplasty to go missing?

Is it possible for a stent inserted into artery during angioplasty to go missing?

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

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After stent implant on my arteries how long before i can make my exercise, and what kind of exercise at first?

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 more

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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

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Could putting a stent in my renal arteries help my ed?

Could putting a stent in my renal arteries help my ed?

No: No but if you have blockages in your aorta or iliac arteries this can block blood flow to your perineum and cause ed. A ct angiogram or vascular study with a penile-brachial index can help evaluate this. ...Read more

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How clogged does an artery have in order to get a stent ?

How clogged does an artery have in order to get a stent ?

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

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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. ...Read more

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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?

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. ...Read more

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Had stent placed in diagonal artery 6 weeks ago. Sharp pain in that area when turn on left side at night. Is this normal?

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

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How is a carotid artery stent done?

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 more

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How is a renal artery stent restenosis done?

How is a renal artery stent restenosis done?

Place new stent: In old stent. Sometimes need a covered stent. Others just balloon again. ...Read more

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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

Kidney (Definition)

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


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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