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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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. Raghu

General Surgeon, Surgical Oncologist

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 »

How is LAD stenosis treated?

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 »


Dr. Muhammad M. Hanif Md.

Cardiologist, Criticalcare Physician, General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician

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 se...  Read Full »

Is stenting required for chronic pancreatitis?

Query: Hello Doctor , My brother (age 22) is having severe abdominal pain and he has history of pancreatitis . He is currently in the hospital and yesterday MRI was done. Below is the highlight of MRI Report Reports : " Pancreatic body and tail appear mild atrophy with peripancreatic fat streakiness...  Read Full »


Dr. Hiren Patel

Medical Gastroenterologist

Answer: yes he had chronic pancreatitis and along with stone in duct which if not relieved with ERCP and stone removal + stent than he may develop pain again nd again hence its necessary this is simple procedure no cutting they will do with endoscope only both stone removal and stenting only thing I reco...  Read Full »

How can we treat coronary artery disease without surgery?

Query: Hello doctor,My father has coronary artery disease. He has a blockage in three arteries, one artery is cured by putting stunt, but some other doctors tell to do bypass surgery, but my father is afraid of surgery. Is there any treatment without surgery?  Read Full »


Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

Cardiologist, General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician, Family Physician, General Practitioner

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through the reports. There are two best available options for CAD (coronary artery disease) at present, one is a bypass, and the other is stenting. Other available options are not high and are only adopted is either is two is not possible. Considering mul...  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 »


Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

Cardiologist, General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician, Family Physician, General Practitioner

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 Fenofibrate 145 mg, ...  Read Full »

My uncle had a heart attack. What are the chances of recovery based on his report?

Query: Hello doctor,My uncle had a heart attack four days back. The balloon was put, and he had three stents. The balloon is being removed tomorrow. The reports are three days old and were taken before two stents are inserted. I just want to know what are the chances of recovery based on the report and dam...  Read Full »


Dr. Isaac Gana

Cardiologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand you are worried about your uncle's health. He will be fine hopefully. I had gone through the reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity). He had a 95% blockage, and his ejection fraction is 25%. There is a significant chance of recovery, altho...  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 »


Dr. Rishu

Cardiologist

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 your angio...  Read Full »

How to clear heart block through ayurveda?

Query: Hi doctor, I had a heart attack before 50 days. I consulted a doctor, and he said that I have 90% and 75% block in arteries. He suggested getting a stent. Please help me if there is an option and treatment to remove artery blockage.  Read Full »


Dr. Alka

Ayurveda Specialist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. In such case of 90% and 75% blockage, the blood supply to heart will not be proper. It may lead to multiple problems, which also includes heart attack. As your doctor advised you, please go for stenting and if you already did that then fine. But if not, then I adv...  Read Full »

Why are there calcified plaques in the coronary arteries?

Query: Hello doctor, My father had a stent surgery two months back. After that, he has been feeling a burning sensation and deep coughing. Yesterday at his CT scan, the left anterior descending artery had a calcified plaque with proximal LAD of moderate intensity of more than 70%, and also a densely calci...  Read Full »


Dr. Ritendra Nath Talapatra

Cardiologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. If the patient had a stent surgery then why he is only on aspirin? He should be on dual antiplatelet, high dose statin, ACE (angiotensin-converting enzyme) inhibitor and a beta blocker. Please revise the medication chart. Consult your specialist doctor, discuss wi...  Read Full »

Is delaying angioplasty a risk?

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 M. Hanif Md.

Cardiologist, Criticalcare Physician, General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. 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 cou...  Read Full »

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