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Stent For Widow Maker
I have had a febrile artery surgery my abdominal aorta has been completely replaced and I had a stent where the widow maker is my left foot swollen?
The widow maker is the L main coronary artery. You probably had an abdominal aneurysm removed for infection? The stent placement in the LM is standard.
A swollen foot, requires that the Dr. Who did the aneurysm surgery examines you.
You may have deep vein clotting, and have therapy, sometimes in hospital, give him a call like today, ...Read more
I just got 4 stents put into the artery they call the widow maker. What are the odds I have other heart attack. Doctors say I'm ill clear right now?
CAD: If you have enough CAD at age 38 years to require stenting, then you need lifelong attention to your condition. This would include diet, exercise, medications and monitoring your condition. You should certainly have nothing to do with tobacco which can exacerbate CAD. You should have a conversation with your cardiologist to discuss what you need to do for your future. ...Read more
Different: Atherectomy is not better than stenting, it usually is reserved for cases when a balloon angioplasty combined with stenting, or direct stenting can not be accomplished due to the plaque burden. In those cases atherectomy is used to debulk the plaque and the best result would be if this can then be supplemented with a stenting to prevent plaque regrowth or near-term closure of the vessel. ...Read more
Very briefly.: An indwelling ureteral stent is removed in one of two ways. A quick pull on a little string to pull it out of the urethra, or by using a flexible scope to enter the bladder and pulling out the stent with forceps. Both can cause bladder discomfort and some flank pain as it is quickly removed. Some residual pain can linger for a day or two. Pain can be variable with many feeling no pain. ...Read more
A few steps.: First, a urethral stent (urolume) is in the urethra and usually placed in men with enlarged prostates and urinary obstruction who cannot have surgery. These stents are removed in the operating room, under anesthesia, with the aid of a rigid cystoscope. Ureteral stents are more common, usually used in kidney stone disease. These are pulled by a string or by flexible cystoscopy in the office. ...Read more
HTN after stenting.:
Stenting of what?
We cannot read minds here.
1. If renal artery these almost always fail to make BP better unless renin is high from blocked kidney.
2. If heart then may have just picked up BP because of more measurements.
3. If leg artery then prob not related to leg but maybe now have blocked artery to kidney. See 1 above ...Read more
Depends what type: There are many different types of stents, that generally go in many of the tubular shaped structures in your body. They can be placed in arteries, gasto-intestinal tract, urogenital tract. . . Etc. Duration of recovery depends on type, location, complexity, danger of condition/procedure, and operator preference. Speak with performing doctor about recovery, risks, and potential complications. ...Read more
Urinary Stent Change: For most patients, a ureteral stent placement temporarily relieves obstruction or the potential for blockage by stone, swelling or blood. In most cases they are removed in 3-7 days (stones), 4-6 weeks (ureteral surgery). Some are placed indefinitely for problems such as scarring in the ureter or cancer. Those stents can stay 3-12 months, depending on how encrusted (stone covered) the stent gets. ...Read more
Here arr some. ..: Before embarking urethral stent removal, you need to work with a urologist to define why you had such stent implant and consider what you could expect because life is a one-way street of accumulation, modification, and continuation, nothing is free but always comes with a price, and doctor never cures anything but modify it with current available knowledge, skill, technology, drug, common sense... ...Read more
Not enougb informati: You do. Not say where. The lesion. Is : heart brain leg etc and. What the. Ischemic symptoms. Are without that. One cannot commemt ...Read more
Biliary stent: That is the hope.Get a more detailed answer ›
Here are some...: Since life is a one-way street of accumulation, modification, & continuation, the combination of time, patience, & judicious use of drugs for bladder irritation and bladder neck opening or antibiotics as needed is all what the doc can do to eased ureteral stent-related symptoms after trans-ureteroscopic procedures, usually for ureteral or renal stones. More? Ask your urologist timely. ...Read more
Depends: On how the procedure went and the vessels treated. If all goes well you can expect to go home same day or next day and symptoms should subside. ...Read more
Drug Eluting Stents: Have better long term track record. Remember: stents are made of stainless steel, a material foreign to the body which also ↑clotting. Drugs on stent struts which suppress the foreign body reaction ↓overgrowth of cells around the stent but also ↓stent coverage by endothelial cells preventing clots. Thus best stay on anti-platelet agents much longer. Some older drug-binding coatings ↑ed problems. ...Read more
Depends on location: Stents are used to treat various amounts of blockage. There are locations that develop restenosis more than others after treatment with balloons and stents. Medicated stents are designed to prevent this restenosis. In smaller vessels such as heart vessels there is a proven benefit. In larger, peripheral vessels no benefit has been shown compared to regular stents. So it depends. ...Read more
No: In general no. You need to contact physician who implanted stent and make them aware of this. Stents can form clots which can be life threatening. This often happens in first 6 weeks of stent implant. Stents can also form blockages but this typically happens at a later time usually in the first year. You should not miss any doses of the medications that were prescribed for stent ...Read more
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