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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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Can I remove my own stent?

Can I remove my own stent?

There are many: Different places that stents are used. Without defining your placement no comment can be made. Cardiac stents cannot be self removed, biliary stents can not be self removed. Some urologic stents can be self removed. ...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?

6 weeks.: The magic time frame is 6 weeks. I usually leave the stent for 6 weeks.

However endopyelotomy is an ambulatory procedure and you should be able to go home the same day. You should be able to do normal daily living activities, except for streneous one and exercise. I woudl have you take 1-2 days off from work, although some motivated patients go to work the next day (uasually these are desk rel. ...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

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I'm getting my uretal stent out friday and the string is not visible, how will it be handled?

I'm getting my uretal stent out friday and the string is not visible, how will it be handled?

Ureteral stents: Can be removed by the string or tether which should be visible at the urethral opening. If it is not there, the string may have migrated up into the urethra. In this case, an office cystoscopy might have to be performed to retrieve it. Numbing medication is placed in the urethra, and a flexible scope is passed into the urethra. Either the string or the stent can be grasped and removed. ...Read more

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I'm having pain in middle of my back, had a stent in my rca 3 months ago should I be concerned?

Back pain: If this the pain you had before the stent? .. .......If so call your doctor. If the pain persist get check out. ...Read more

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I understand what a stent does, but how safe is the procedure and what happens next if the stent doesn't work?

I understand what a stent does, but how safe is the procedure and what happens next if the stent doesn't work?

Depends: It depends on the reason for the stent. There are stents for ureters, blood vessels, biliary tract, etc. All are designed to relieve obstruction. The rest of the question cannot be answered without knowing the reason and type of stent. ...Read more

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My grandmother was told she needs a stent. What do we have to do to get ready? Are there different types of stents?

Stent: A stent is a method of opening up a blocked artery. Ther are many different types of stent but the procedure is simple and should cause no problem and you do not have to prepare for this ...Read more

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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?

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