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 mother had been suffering from Budd-Chiari syndrome. What is the survival rate after hepatic stenting and balloon angioplasty?
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 »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. 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 »
How to reduce triglyceride levels after stent placement?
Query: Hello doctor,How to reduce triglyceride levels, which is 262 as on today. I have a stent placed three years ago. Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. As you had a stent, you must be on medicines like Atorvastatin or Rosuvastatin, which also helps in lowering triglyceride levels. In spite of these medications, if your triglycerides are elevated, you will need to add one more medicine like tablet Fenofibrat... Read Full »
After open heart surgery, how long will I survive?
Query: Hello doctor, I am 43 years old and had a heart attack. 45 days ago, I had angioplasty and a stent was placed. But now, the doctor says that one of my valves needs to be replaced as it is not functioning properly. My ejection fraction is only 30%. Is it safe to undergo open heart surgery now? For... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have noted all your details. Valve malfunctioning is divided into three stages; mild, moderate and severe. The treatment protocol of every stage is different. Ejection fraction 30% can be because of the coronary artery blockage. You have not mentioned whether yo... Read Full »
Query: Hi doctor, This patient is complaining of prolonged chest pain for three weeks now. Took medication for gastric issue and the pain has not subsided. I have attached the angiogram report. ECG performed several times and nothing abnormal in it. The angiogram report showed mid LAD 12 mm length and segm... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I appreciate your concerns and can well realize the sensitivity of the issues. There is considerable calcification of LAD (left anterior descending artery). If it reaches up to 75% that is quite possible in the near future, then complications and consequences can be sever... 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 »
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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 »
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 »
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... Read Full »
Please suggest if I need cardiac surgery by looking at my reports.
Query: Hello doctor,Due to pain and uneasiness, an angiography was suggested, and I underwent the same. Please advise regarding cardiac surgery. Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. Chest pain leading to cardiac surgery is usually due to blockages in the artery. Kindly upload lab test reports and any other attachments. Thank you. Read Full »
My baby is suffering from congenital heart disease. Is it necessary to insert a PDA stent immediately?
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%. T... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. 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 pl... 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 »
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 »
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 »