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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?

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?

Endo-arteritis: 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

Dr. Scott Keith
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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


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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?

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

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Can a stent become clogged?

Can a stent become clogged?

Yes: & signs / symptoms just like if was regular vessel that became clogged. ...Read more

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Is atherectomy better than stent?

Is atherectomy better than stent?

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

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Will urethral stent removal be painful?

Will urethral stent removal be painful?

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

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What happens in a urethral stent removal?

What happens in a urethral stent removal?

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

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How dangerous is an angioplasty with stent?

How dangerous is an angioplasty with stent?

<2% risk death: About 5% risk of heart attack. Safer through the wrist (radial) than the groin (femoral) for bleeding complications. ...Read more

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Y do I have hypertension evenafter stenting?

Y do I have hypertension evenafter stenting?

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

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How long do a stent surgery take to recover?

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

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How long can a urinary stent be left in for?

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

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How do I go about having a urethral stent removal?

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

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What do I need to know about urethral stent removal?

Minimally invasive: If they do not stick out of your back (what we call an "innie-outie" then the Urologist will have to do a cystoscope (look into your bladder) to pull out the stents. This is usually an outpatient office procedure. ...Read more

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Eit is possible to stent a distal lesion of ischemia?

Eit is possible to stent a distal lesion of ischemia?

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

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Had mi 4 months ago and stenting now aching all over?

See your doctor: Get checked. It could be your medicine (statins namely) or signs of new blockages. Get checked asap. ...Read more

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Having the vascular stenting done== how you feel after that?

Having the vascular stenting done== how you feel after that?

Transient discomfort: After the procedure itself, a minimal to modest amount of local (site of catheter insertion) discomfort controlled by simple analgesics for a few days may be required. No heavy lifting for a few days, but then, assuming no complications, back to normal activities. ...Read more

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I have a dj stent inside my body, does it pain when removed?

Alittle....: Is there a "dangler" thread attached?
Regardless, you can ask if some topical anesthetic gel (xylocaine/urojet) can be placed in your urethra first, before the stent is extracted. ...Read more

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Can pancreatic stenting for pancreatic divisum be dangerous?

Can pancreatic stenting for pancreatic divisum be dangerous?

Yes: Any instrumentation during an ERCP can cause acute pancreatitis. But procedures are done when reward>risk. ...Read more