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What is the ball park of angio and what is the costing for stenting in the heart. i just need an approximate costing for these two.thanks?

What is the ball park of angio and what is the costing for stenting in the heart. i just need an approximate costing for these two.thanks?

In the US ~ $25-50k: the american hospital in dubai can do those for ~ $10k; a drug eluding stent in the US costs the hospital roughly $2-3k. ...Read more

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If someone got a drug eluting metal stent in their heart, could it be replaced later with a dissolving stent so they become stent-free ultimately?

If someone got a drug eluting metal stent in their heart, could it be replaced later with a dissolving stent so they become stent-free ultimately?

No: Stents that are metal are not removable unfortunately and are permanently part of the blood vessel. Newer generation bio-absorbable stents do "dissolve" over a period of time but are not widely used at this point. ...Read more

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If a pt has 1 stent in their heart, can it be removed, or replaced with one of those new dissolving ones? Or is a metal stent permanent? Thank you.

If a pt has 1 stent in their heart, can it be removed, or replaced with one of those new dissolving ones?  Or is a metal stent permanent? Thank you.

Metal=permanent: Metal stents are permanent. Your arterial walls eventually grow around the stent and incorporate it into the artery. There is no removing it. ...Read more

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Do I need a stent after a heart attack?

Do I need a stent after a heart attack?

Depends on : Depends on your heart function ( stress test) and your coronary anatomy ( angiogram). Discuss with you doctor. ...Read more

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Why everytime im upsit my chest hurting? It was a werd chest pain, recently i undergo a stent in my heart? I am heavy smoker and i try to stop?

Why everytime im upsit my chest hurting? It was a werd chest pain, recently i undergo a stent in my heart? I am heavy smoker and i try to stop?

Angina: People who have coronary artery disease (blocked arteries in heart) often get chest pain with physical activity or emotional upset. This is called angina. The symptom you are feeling could definitely be coming from a blocked heart artery. You need to do 2 things: 1) tell your heart doctor about your symptoms. 2) quit smoking, or you will definitely be back for more stents, or worse. Good luck. ...Read more

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Apparently the artery was torn while placing a stent in my heart and they ended up placing 6 stents. Is this common and what are the complications?

Apparently the artery was torn while placing a stent in my heart and they ended up placing 6 stents. Is this common and what  are the complications?

Dissection: Dissection, or tearing of the inner layer of the artery, while doing coronary stenting is an uncommon risk of placing metal devices inside of an artery. In your case you probably had what is known as a "spiral" dissection, where the tear extends beyond the locally stented area. Once stented, you should do well, but make sure to take both your Aspirin and your other antiplatelet medicine. ...Read more

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Is a thallium stress test optional or mandatory before getting a stent in your heart?

Depends on symptoms: Acute coronary syndromes, complete w chest pain, ECG changes, and biomarker elevation are an indication for catheterization and possible stent implantation without additional testing. Short of acute symptoms, noninvasive testing (such as myocardial perfusion imaging, or stress echocardiography) help define a clinical need to assess for a physiologically significant coronary obstruction. ...Read more