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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. Suzanne Galli
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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

Dr. Mohammed Parvez Dr. Parvez
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Vascular stent (Tip)

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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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

Dr. Mohammed Parvez Dr. Parvez
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Vascular stent (Tip)

Peripheral vascular disease is considered equilant to coronary heart disease, in terms of treatment. ...See 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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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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Dr. Mohammed Parvez Dr. Parvez
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Vascular stent (Tip)

Check with your cardiologist to get evaluation for heart disease and risk of getting stroke. ...See 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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Is atherectomy better than stent?

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

Dr. Thomas Wright Dr. Wright
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Vascular stent (Tip)

Varicose veins are not caused by crossing your legs. ...See more

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Y do I have hypertension evenafter stenting?

Y do I have hypertension evenafter stenting?

HTN after stenting.: Stenting of what? We cannot read minds here. 1. If renal artery these almost always fail to make BP better unless renin is high from blocked kidney. 2. If heart then may have just picked up BP because of more measurements. 3. If leg artery then prob not related to leg but maybe now have blocked artery to kidney. See 1 above ...Read more

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Vascular stent (Tip)

Myth: varicose veins mean bad circulation. Truth: they don't affect circulation to your feet/toes. ...See more

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Can i swim with a kidney stent?

Can i swim with a kidney stent?

No: It is recommend no heavy lifting or exercising (jogging, swimming, treadmill, biking) until cleared by your doctor. ...Read more

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Vascular stent (Tip)

Myth: removing the nasty looking superficial veins will help the underlying venous problem. ...See more

Dr. Sewa Legha
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Vascular (Definition)

"vasculum" ...Read more