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Having the vascular stenting done== how you feel after that?

Having the vascular stenting done== how you feel after that?

Transient discomfort: After the procedure itself, a minimal to modest amount of local (site of catheter insertion) discomfort controlled by simple analgesics for a few days may be required. No heavy lifting for a few days, but then, assuming no complications, back to normal activities. ...Read more

Dr. Payam Mehranpour
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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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Can you have the vascular stenting done and how you feel after that?

Can you have the vascular stenting done and how you feel after that?

Depends: On how the procedure went and the vessels treated. If all goes well you can expect to go home same day or next day and symptoms should subside. ...Read more

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Managing Peripheral Vascular Disease (Tip)

Managing Peripheral Vascular Disease

Most people with peripheral vascular disease also have 'erectile dysfunction'. ...See more

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Managing Peripheral Vascular Disease (Checklist)

Try to continue walking
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Make sure risk factors are addressed (blood pressure, cholesterol)
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Inspect your feet daily -- call your MD with any wounds
Daily
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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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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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Managing Peripheral Vascular Disease (Tip)

Managing Peripheral Vascular Disease

Peripheral vascular disease is considered equilant to coronary heart disease, in terms of treatment. ...See 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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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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Managing Peripheral Vascular Disease (Tip)

Managing Peripheral Vascular Disease

If you stand in one place at your job, you are increased risk for varicose veins. ...See more

Dr. Stephen Scholand
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Vascular (Definition)

"vasculum" ...Read more