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What is the definition or description of: stenting?

What is the definition or description of: stenting?

Reopening: 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 or in the esophagus. ...Read more

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What is a stent?

What is a stent?

Small metal coil: A coronary stent is a small metal coil, slotted tube, or mesh structure that is placed in an artery to keep it open. The stent is mounted on a balloon catheter and delivered to the site of the blockage. When the balloon is inflated, the stent expands and is pressed against the inner wall of the coronary artery. The balloon is removed, and the stent remains in place, keeping the artery open. ...Read more

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Is there any pain involved in a stent?

Some: Access to vessel at groin is mildly to moderately painful. May feel pressure in area stent placed. I routinely sedate my patients to decrease discomfort and anxiety. Ask you doctor to give sedation if possible. ...Read more

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Please tell me is stent needed or not.

Please tell me is stent needed or not.

Information: Unless I missed something, there is not enough information to answer this question. RJ ...Read more

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On average, how long will a stent last?

As long as you need : Stents are designed to be covered over with your own tissue and last as long as you need them. You will get the best care in a long term relationship with a provider who knows you over time. Discuss this with that provider. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: stent?

What is the definition or description of: stent?

Its a conduit: A stent is a straw-like device that allows blood to pass through a blocked or clogged vessel. If its in the arteries that feed the heart (coronary arteries), then you may need a medication call Plavix (clopidogrel) to cement the stent into the vessel. It can clog up, so an annual visit to the heart doctor is necessary. ...Read more

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In what way can you tell if you have a bad stent?

Chest pain: If it is a cardiac stent you will experience a return of your symptoms be it chest pain shortness of breath jaw pain and so on Stents can and do clot so if you are experiencing a return speak to your cardiologist today. ...Read more

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Can you describe the initial signs of a stent closing?

Can you describe the initial signs of a stent closing?

Depends: On type and location of stent. Original symptoms usually return if stent fails. Sometimes symptoms are worse than original problem. Contact physician that placed the stent. ...Read more

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How long does it take to recover from an endopyelotomy with stent?

See below: You need to discuss this with the surgeon who performed the procedure on you as he/she would have the best information for you. ...Read more

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I had two stent put in my RCA on the 25th of February. When can I begin to exercise?

I had two stent put in my RCA on the 25th of February. When can I begin to exercise?

Review this: With your cardiologist. You may require a form of closely monitored exercise after something like you describe, referred to as cardiac rehab. ...Read more