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What is the likelihood of stent infection after angiogram?

What is the likelihood of stent infection after angiogram?

Extremely low: Although cases of stents getting infected have been reported in the literature, the liklihood of this happening is extremely, extremely low. In fact, it is so low that when it does occur it is considered a reportable event. ...Read more

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Dr. Thomas Inwood
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Infection (Definition)

Infections are invasions of some other organism (fungus, bacteria, parasite) or viruses into places where they do not belong. For instance, we have normal gut bacteria that live within us without causing problems; however, when those penetrate the bowel wall and enter the bloodstream, ...Read more


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Painful groin lump one week after angiogram and stent softens when massaged. Is it more likely to be a hernia than infection or lymph?

Painful groin lump one week after angiogram and stent  softens when massaged. Is it more likely to be a hernia than infection or lymph?

Pseudo aneurysm: Lump at the site of an angiogram is usually a pseudo aneurysm or a hematoma. Which is very common after stent placement. I recommend to let your cardiologist know and get arterial duplex of the femoral artery. ...Read more

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My wife has just had a stent inserted through an angiogram. how long does she have to wait before any sexual contact?

My wife has just had a stent inserted through an angiogram. how long does she have to wait before any sexual contact?

Soon: If she did not have a heart attack, and her groin has healed (would give 48 hours), then she can resume all activities. She should discuss it with her cardiologist in case there is some other history I'm not aware of. ...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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How much an Angiogram cost and does that include placing a stent where required?

How much an Angiogram cost and does that include placing a stent where required?

Call billing : department at your hospital and ask them the cost. They can help you work things out with your insurance company. If no insurance, they will usually work out a payment plan. ...Read more

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When cardiologist are putting stent in the arteries, in the angiogram is it hard to follow up meaning it's it hard for the wire to get on the arterie?

When cardiologist are putting stent in the arteries, in the angiogram is it hard to follow up meaning it's it hard for the wire to get on the arterie?

Not sure?: I am not really sure what you are asking. The stent is placed very precisely in the artery in the area of blockage to improve blood flow to the heart. The size of the stent is also carefully selected. The stent is actually imbedded in the wall of the artery, and in time, the stent is covered with normal tissue. The stent does not move once it has been placed. ...Read more

Dr. Lawrence Kessler
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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. Lonnie Smith
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Angiogram (Definition)

An angiogram is a picture of the inside of ones blood vessel (vein or artery) created by injecting a clear liquid (radiopaque dye) which appears to be white (or ...Read more