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What's heart stent recovery time?

What's heart stent recovery time?

Short: If the stent is placed in electively (and not for myocardial infarction), recovery is quite short. We tell our patients not to walk a long distance, lift anything heavy, or drive a car for 2 days. They are also instructed not to submerge the puncture site in the leg for one week. Showers are okay. ...Read more

Dr. Louis Gallia
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Heart Stent (Definition)

A heart stent is a small, 2.25-4.5 mm diameter (when expanded) stainless steel tube. The walls are cut with a laser, into varying patterns due to patent designs. They are compressed onto a balloon catheter that is advanced over a very small wire, (0.014" diam.) to the site of blockage, then the balloon is inflated with liquid, deploying the stent, at pressures up to 10-20 ...Read more


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Why am I experiencing pain after heart stent?

Why am I experiencing pain after heart stent?

There is a: Possiblity that you are having closure of your stent. You should not be stoping your Plavix (clopidogrel) without discussions with your physician. You should see your doctor asap. ...Read more

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I want to know what's the purpose of a heart stent?

I want to know what's the purpose of a heart stent?

Stent: A coronary artery stent is a device inserted into a coronary artery to help hold the blood vessel open so that it doesn't re close after it is opened by a balloon. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: heart stent?

Expand. Steel tube..: A heart stent is a small, 2.25-4.5 mm diameter (when expanded) stainless steel tube. The walls are cut with a laser, into varying patterns due to patent designs. They are compressed onto a balloon catheter that is advanced over a very small wire, (0.014" diam.) to the site of blockage, then the balloon is inflated with liquid, deploying the stent, at pressures up to 10-20 psi. It won't move. ...Read more

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Angiogram and heart stent the same thing?

Angiogram and heart stent the same thing?

No: They are often performed at the same time, but the angiogram is much safer, just injecting liquid dye into the artery (a diagnostic procedure). The stent is a therapeutic procedure that is higher risk of complications (death, bleeding, heart attack, and stroke). ...Read more

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Is cpr safe on someone with a heart stent?

Is cpr safe on someone with a heart stent?

Probably: Anyone needing CPR is in a life and death situation which requires whatever means necessary to save that person. Damaging an indwelling stent is not likely, but anything is possible, and can be repaired if the individual survives. ...Read more

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Why is heart stent made from stainless steel?

Why is heart stent made from stainless steel?

To prevent body from: Reacting to it. Stainless steel is inert, and won't provoke a rejection response. Actually, most modern day stents are now made of an alloy containing platinum and chromium. ...Read more

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Which ny hospital has the best record for heart stent implenmentation?

Which ny hospital has the best record for heart stent implenmentation?

No such thing: As a practicing cardiologist in the nyc area, I can answer from personal experience. At each major hospital, there are both extremely talented interventional cardiologists (those who implant stents), as well as plenty who leave much to be desired. You should not look for a specific "heart hospital", but rather a doc who others tell you can be trusted to treat each patient like his own family. ...Read more

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When should I have heart stent replaced?

When should I have heart stent replaced?

Never: Once a stent is placed in the coronary artery, it can never be removed. If the stent re narrows, which sometimes happens, a second stent can be placed inside the first which we call a "stent sandwich". Some cases of renarrowing cannot be stented and require bypass surgery. ...Read more

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What can happen if a heart stent closes?

What can happen if a heart stent closes?

Bad stuff: If a stent closes slowly (stenosis) or quickly (thrombosis) the net effect is the same. Reduced or complete absence of blood flow to the area that the stent is keeping open. That means that area will not get blood and infarct and die. ...Read more

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Recovery time after having a heart stent?

Recovery time after having a heart stent?

2-4 days: It's not technically major surgery but it is a serious procedure. Some patients go home following day, some stay 2-3 days. ...Read more

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What is the purpose of placing heart stent?

What is the purpose of placing heart stent?

Stent: Coronary stent placement is done percutaneously (i.e. Through a small puncture in the groin or wrist) via an artery, and deploys a small tube/ mesh (the stent) in the blood vessels of the heart, in order to open up a blockage and keep that area open. It stays in your body indefinitely. Some stents are uncoated (bare metal), some are coated with medications in order to prevent further blockage. ...Read more

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What is the purpose of a heart stent and how is it administered.?

What is the purpose of a heart stent and how is it administered.?

To open blockages: Most commonly "heart stents" are placed in the coronary arteries, the main blood vessels that feed the heart, because there are blockages which impair the efficient flow of blood to the heart muscle. These are delivered through tiny plastic tubes, called catheters, placed through a small needle puncture in the groin or in the arm. This is done under x-ray guidance. ...Read more

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How exactly is a heart stent implanted?

How exactly is a heart stent implanted?

Balloon: The stent is delivered through a catheter (small tube) to the coronary artery. The stent is delivered on a balloon which is put in position, balloon inflated, stent deployed, balloon deflated and the stent remains. ...Read more

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Do I need another heart stent for a 50% blockage?

Do I need another heart stent for a 50% blockage?

Any symptoms?: If you're having no symptoms, it's doubtful that a stent would be helpful (and there's trouble and expense, as you know). There's no good evidence that coronary intervention in people without symptoms has any beneficial effects. ...Read more

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Do you think I should I have heart stent replaced? Is it dangerous?

Do you think I should I have heart stent replaced? Is it dangerous?

No: It is a fairly commonly done procedure. Your cardiologist can advise you regarding the need and risks of procedure. ...Read more

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How is a heart stent implanted? Do they go in through your leg?

How is a heart stent implanted? Do they go in through your leg?

Stent: Coronary stent placement is done percutaneously (i.e. Through a small puncture in the groin or wrist) via an artery, and deploys a small tube/ mesh (the stent) in the blood vessels of the heart, in order to open up a blockage and keep that area open. It stays in your body indefinitely. Some stents are uncoated (bare metal), some are coated with medications in order to prevent further blockage. ...Read more

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I have not been taking plavix (clopidogrel) like I was supposed to for a heart stent. It's been 6 months, would it be too late to start?

Depends: There are 2 types of stents: medicated and unmedicated. Medicated stents require Plavix (clopidogrel) for one year. Unmedicated stents require Plavix (clopidogrel) for one month. If you have a medicated stent, it may be appropriate to restart plavix (clopidogrel). This should be discussed with your physician. ...Read more

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How long does the heart stent take?

How long does the heart stent take?

Minutes: A cardiac catheterization is a procedure in which a cardiologist will place a stent and usually takes only a few minutes. Usually the whole procedure will last an hour or hour and a half. ...Read more

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Should I change my diet after a heart stent is done?

CAD post-MI diet: Yes. Take the attitude that regardless of my dietary habits in the past, a heart attack occurred and your diet shd be improved to reduce saturated fat intake and optimize improved fat and sugar content. Choosing lean protein ounces rich in omega-3 fish oils (particularly fish), ith more fruits and vegetables. Olive oil will be helpful to cook with. ...Read more

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Heart stent question please help me find how to research it?

Heart stent question please help me find how to research it?

Go to either ACC/AHA: You go to american heart association for explanation in layman info band go to american college of cardiology for professional info. ...Read more

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Can you shock someone with an aed even if he has a heart stent?

Can you shock someone with an aed even if he has a heart stent?

Yes: Having a stent does not preclude use of any electrical devices, including aed. ...Read more

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Is it possible to shock someone with an aed if they have a heart stent?

Yes: The presence of a heart stent has no effect on the function of a defibrillator. ...Read more

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What effect does a heart stent have on your sex life?

Sex is an exercise: Generally, if you’re recovering from a heart attack, doctors advise waiting two weeks before engaging in intercourse, which is considered mild to moderate exercise. Raking leaves, walking a couple flights of stairs, or walking 18 holes while playing golf is moderate exercise. If you can comfortably tolerate this level of activity, then you are most likely physically ready for sex. ...Read more

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Is it normal to hear whistling or squishing from a 13 year old heart stent?

Is it normal to hear whistling or squishing from a 13 year old heart stent?

No.: You can't hear them. You might be able to hear an artificial valve but my concern is that you have a carotid artery narrowing (stenosis). These you CAN hear. Please contact your physician to tell him about this and ask him to check for a carotid buit. ...Read more

Dr. Edward Kuhnley
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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


Dr. Morton Levitt
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Perspiration (Definition)

Perspiration or sweat is the production of watery fluid from the skin to help regulate the ...Read more