Stenting

Stenting is a procedure done to keep a blocked passage patent or open. In this procedure, a small tube is inserted into a blocked blood vessel to restore the flow of blood. Apart from blood vessels, stents can be placed to open bile ducts, bronchi, and ureters.

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Can you please help me interpret endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography reports of my father?

Query: Hello doctor, My father recently underwent an ERCP. I have attached his reports. He now has weight loss and jaundice. Please provide me your opinion.  Read Full »


Dr. Noushif. M

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I went through the ERCP (endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography) reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity). He has a block in the bile duct (the tube which brings liver secretions down to the intestine). This block can be either due to stones o...  Read Full »

My uncle, who underwent angioplasty recently, has on and off chest pain. Is it normal?

Query: Hi doctor, One of my uncle had heart attack. He was hospitalized later and treated with angioplasty. He was stable at hospital and discharged last month. But, it seems he has pain in the middle of the chest. It just comes and goes. Is this pain common after the angioplasty? If so, how long it prevai...  Read Full »


Dr. Muhammad Majid Hanif

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have thoroughly gone through your case and can well understand your genuine health concerns. This type of pain has two elements. Physical, due to cardiac intervention in angioplasty and psychologic that is after having a heart attack, patient gets fear of dying. When a ...  Read Full »

Is there any medical treatment to cure blocked blood vessels?

Query: Hi doctor, My mother is 80 years old. She felt uneasy in the night, and we immediately took her to the hospital. She was diagnosed with three vessels blocked two of them 90%, and the third one is 40% blockage. After angiography, the doctor advised for an operation. Due to her age, we would like to g...  Read Full »


Dr. Salah Saad Shoman

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Unfortunately, no medical treatment can restore the blood flow in the blocked vessels. Your monther's condition requires a percutaneuos coronary stent. For further information consult an internal medicine physician online --> https://www.icliniq.com/ask-a-doctor-online...  Read Full »

What does ABCD medicines for heart health mean?

Query: Hello doctor, I had a heart attack two and a half years ago where I had one of the main arteries clogged, and a stent was put into it. The report says ACS-IWSTEMI, occluded proximities RCA, and primary PCI have done with 3.5 X 28 DES and post-dilation with 3.75 NC balloon. I was advised to take tabl...  Read Full »


Dr. Vivek Pillai

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thanks for the query and the description of your problem. The ABCD mentioned by your physician means - Aspirin, Beta-blockers (drugs preventing heart failure) and BP (blood pressure) control, then C stands for cholesterol-lowering drugs and D for diuretics to avoid ...  Read Full »

Can Clopidogrel cause chest pain?

Query: Hello doctor, My dad got three stents in his heart, one is five years ago, and the other two are 40 days ago. He is under medication for diabetes, hypertension and high cholesterol levels. The doctor prescribed him blood thinners, and Plavix was one of them. For the past five days, he did not take ...  Read Full »


Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Kindly answer me the following. 1) Did he have similar pain during his recent cardiac event, or was it different? 2) Is he having other symptoms like breathlessness, sweating or does this pain increase on exertion? In the prescription attached (attachments remove...  Read Full »

Kindly see my father's reports and say whether he has a heart problem.

Query: Hello doctor, My father was admitted to the hospital last month, due to pain in the stomach, left hand, and shoulder. He is hypertensive from the last two years. After doing some tests, the doctor said that there might be a problem in the heart. I am attaching his reports and prescription. Please gi...  Read Full »


Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have carefully gone through your father's reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity). He has got two problems, a heart disease called coronary artery disease and gastritis. His ECG shows abnormalities and his troponin level is also elevated, i...  Read Full »

Kindly go through my father's medical report and share your opinion.

Query: Hi doctor, My father has got a heart attack and was admitted to the hospital. He had chest pain, shortness of breath and no palpitations. He also has diabetes. I will post the picture of the medical report. Please share your opinion.  Read Full »


Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. He has got heart attack and also had old asymptomatic heart attacks which were painless due to diabetes (attachment removed to protect patient identity). At present, his heart function is weak at around 30%. Normally, it is more than 55% and due to which his blood ...  Read Full »

For heart block, which is better - bypass or stent?

Query: Hi doctor, My brother-in-law went for angiography, and he has two blockages 60% and 80%. Now, his doctor saying that it is urgent to get an operation and they will fix two stents. What will you suggest? Is it fine to go with a stent? Will it work lifetime? Or shall we opt bypass?  Read Full »


Dr. Nageswara Rao

Answer: Hi. Welcome back to icliniq.com. If he does not have diabetes, then he can go for stents. Angioplasty cannot guarantee for lifetime. Angioplasty works well for a decade. Sometimes, a patient condition may not fit for CABG. Even CABG (coronary artery bypass grafting) also cannot give a lifetime gu...  Read Full »

Is stenting required for chronic pancreatitis?

Query: Hi doctor, My brother is 22 years old, and he is having severe abdominal pain, and he has a history of pancreatitis. He is currently in the hospital, and yesterday MRI was done. Below is the highlight of the MRI reports: " Pancreatic body and tail appear mild atrophy with peripancreatic fat streak...  Read Full »


Dr. Patel Hirenkumar Prakashbhai

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Yes, he has chronic pancreatitis (attachment removed to protect the patient's identity). Along with stone in the duct, which if not relieved with ERCP (endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography) and stone removal added with a stent, he may develop pain again...  Read Full »

What causes the inability to eat even after getting a stent for stomach cancer?

Query: Hi doctor, My brother-in-law has stomach cancer of a genetic type and the doctors were going to take his entire stomach out. My brother-in-law was constantly vomiting and could not keep food or even liquid down. So, the doctor put a stent in before 8 days and he had intense pain till two days. Now, ...  Read Full »


Dr. Nadiminty Raghuvamsi

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. Stenting for an inoperable carcinoma stomach is ideal as the patient can have food normally. But, it has been more than a week since stenting without any improvement, so it is better to be investigated. Repeat endoscopy would be ideal to know if...  Read Full »

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