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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

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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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Can i swim with a kidney stent?

Can i swim with a kidney stent?

No: It is recommend no heavy lifting or exercising (jogging, swimming, treadmill, biking) until cleared by your doctor. ...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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