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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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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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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?

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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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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Dr. Ronald Krauser
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Artery (Definition)

Arteries are a type of blood vessels. We can divide blood vessels into 2 categories. Arteries are high pressure vessels which deliver (red) oxygen + blood out into the body. Veins on the other hand or low pressure vessels which return (dark) oxygent - blood from the body ...Read more


Dr. Ihab Ibrahim
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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