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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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My father has LAD stenosis. Is angioplasty essential?

Query: Hello doctor, My father, who is 62 years, had a heart attack before two months. He was admitted to the hospital and the first aid was given. His angiography was done after four days and the diagnosis was single vessel disease with mid LAD 90% stenosis. Doctor has advised him 20 days of medicine and ...  Read Full »

Dr. Muhammad Majid Hanif

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have reviewed your health query regarding your father and can well establish the sensitivity of the issue. Yes, he is out of the danger now. After a heart attack, next 48 to 72 hours are very crucial as there can be a fatal attack of deranged heart rhythms. Yes, the c...  Read Full »

Is it possible to maintain our body after PAD?

Query: Hi doctor, I had PAD before 20 years and I am able to maintain my body by exercising. When I get tensed, it comes back. Again, I have to begin exercising and gradually it gets better. This time, I had a bout of depression and I am not able to do exercise, so, it has taken longer time than usual to g...  Read Full »

Dr. Vivek S Narayan Pillai

Answer: Hi, Welcome to It is very good to know that you are doing well with medications and exercise. The development of collateral blood supply in the lower limbs is a good option. You could discuss this with your doctor and postpone angiogram and stenting. However, it is important to realiz...  Read Full »

My baby is having congenital heart disease. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor, My baby's palms and soles of hands and feet turn black when crying loudly and breathing heavily. The baby cannot drink milk for an extended period and is constantly sweating. In addition, the infant wakes up unexpectedly from sleep due to breathing difficulty. The oxygen level is at 58 pe...  Read Full »

Dr. Faisal Abdul Karim Malim

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern. Yes, inserting a PDA stent (stenting of the patent ductus arteriosus) as soon as possible is critical to preventing the PDA (patent ductus arteriosus) from shutting, as the oxygenation of the entire body depends on it. Once the stent is in...  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 If the individual is free of diabetes, they may consider undergoing stent placement. However, it's important to note that Angioplasty, including stent placement, does not provide a lifetime guarantee. Typically, angioplasty can yield positive results for around a de...  Read Full »

Is Survival with stent possible in Budd-Chiari Syndrome?

Query: Hello doctor, My mother has been suffering from Budd-Chiari syndrome, polycythemia vera, and hypothyroidism. She had undergone hepatic stenting and balloon angioplasty. What is the survival rate after this surgery? Please help.  Read Full »

Dr. Noushif. M

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I went through your query and understood your concern. I request you give her full medical history. This disorder is not life-threatening if the liver functions are stable. Once the liver deteriorates, the timing of which varies in individuals, one should start thin...  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 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 th...  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 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 ...  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 Hassan Shoman

Answer: Hi, Welcome to 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 -->  Read Full »

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