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  • scaffold
  • Researchers want to learn more about this stent so that they can better understand which patients might benefit most from having this kind of a scaffold inserted. (uhn.ca)
  • A stent is a small wire mesh tube used to open and support a narrowed artery, much like a scaffold. (orlandohealth.com)
  • The main purpose of a stent is to counteract significant decreases in vessel or duct diameter by acutely propping open the conduit by a mechanical scaffold or stent. (yahoo.com)
  • heart
  • Metal stents can save the life of a patient having a heart attack and can stop the angina of a patient with more chronic symptoms. (uhn.ca)
  • The benefit of having a drug-eluting stent is tremendous,\" said Dr. Elizabeth Nabel, director of the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute. (dailystrength.org)
  • Dr. Joseph B. Muhlestein at the University of Utah found that deaths and heart attacks were higher with coated stents after three years and that their advantage for preventing artery reclosure disappeared by that time. (dailystrength.org)
  • Stents are commonly used to treat coronary heart disease (CHD). (yahoo.com)
  • I had two medicated stents put in an artery to my heart that wasnt replaced in 03. (dailystrength.org)
  • Doctors may use stents to treat coronary heart disease (CHD). (nih.gov)
  • clinical
  • The stent used is the only bioabsorbable stent available for clinical use right now and is currently only available by special access from Health Canada. (uhn.ca)
  • blockages
  • Stents are used to open blockages in a tubule structure. (yahoo.com)
  • Stenting or CABG is determined by the number of blockages, the severity and their location(s). (yahoo.com)
  • If blockages are found and stents are needed, it will normally be done at that time. (yahoo.com)
  • My husband had the same stenting, and it is very rare to develop blockages in this area, but obviously it happens. (medhelp.org)
  • So I suppose in the majority of people, stents won't be harmed by smoking, but 'research' tells us it will cause other blockages elsewhere. (medhelp.org)
  • main
  • While fractures can be caused for various reasons, the main problems stem from the material the stent is made of, where it is in the body and the amount of time it is in use (overall wear and tear). (ehow.co.uk)
  • Abdominal
  • Abdominal X-ray showing a double J stent to relieve colics from kidney stones (red arrows). (wikipedia.org)
  • To help avoid a burst, doctors may place a fabric stent in the weak area of the abdominal aorta. (nih.gov)
  • kidney
  • Three-dimensional reconstructed CT scan image of a ureteral stent in the left kidney (indicated by yellow arrow). (wikipedia.org)
  • There is a kidney stone in the pyelum of the lower pole of the kidney (higher red arrow) and one in the ureter beside the stent (lower red arrow). (wikipedia.org)
  • blood
  • The stent is then placed over the narrow area, opening it up for more normal blood flow, and stays there permanently. (orlandohealth.com)
  • Doctors think these stents may raise the risk of life-threatening blood clots months and even years later unless people stay on Plavix, an anti-clotting drug whose long-term safety in stent patients has not been established. (dailystrength.org)
  • Stents allow the free flow of blood, air or other elements that are being blocked or cut off for some reason. (ehow.co.uk)
  • A stent can cause the body to react defensively, creating mucous build-up, inflammation of surrounding tissues and organs, narrowing of the blood vessels around it (stenosis), abnormal tissue build-up and infection. (ehow.co.uk)
  • Stents are often used to alleviate diminished blood flow to organs and extremities beyond an obstruction in order to maintain an adequate delivery of oxygenated blood. (yahoo.com)
  • Aspirin can help decrease the possibility of blood clots forming at the stent. (encyclopedia.com)
  • patients
  • This new stent may turn out to be better for patients because there's no metal,' says Dr. Vlad Dzavik, deputy head, Division of Cardiology and Director of Interventional Cardiology Research, University Health Network. (uhn.ca)
  • And a stent that is not there for a patient's lifetime might be especially useful in younger patients. (uhn.ca)
  • The length of the stents used in adult patients varies between 24 and 30 cm. (wikipedia.org)
  • Most patients tolerate having the stent removed using only a topical anesthetic placed in the urethra. (wikipedia.org)
  • Some patients are served well by stents but others require CABG. (yahoo.com)
  • small
  • This is often due to a stent that is too large or too small or because the stent is moving too much within the passage. (ehow.co.uk)
  • Unless an artery is too small, a stent usually is placed in the treated portion of the artery during PCI. (nih.gov)
  • drug
  • Currently, drug-eluting stents are used only for certain people. (medlineplus.gov)
  • These gizmos, called drug-coated stents, worked so much better than plain old metal ones that 6 million people worldwide received them in the few years they have been available. (dailystrength.org)
  • Kang S-H, Chae I-H, Park J-J, Lee HS, Kang D-Y, Hwang S-S, Youn T-J, Kim H-S. Stent thrombosis with drug-eluting stents and bioresorbable scaffolds: evidence from a network meta-analysis of 147 trials. (springer.com)
  • These stents are called drug-eluting stents. (nih.gov)
  • Drugs
  • Drugs used for the treatment of OAB (over active bladder) are sometimes given to reduce or eliminate the increased urgency and frequency of urination caused by the presence of the stent. (wikipedia.org)
  • Since the routine use of better anti platelet drugs, clopidogrel, the risk that the stent itself will clot has been reduced dramatically. (yahoo.com)
  • The research, published in the New England Journal of Medicine, found that using a so-called stent-retriever for up to six hours after a stroke showed benefits-a longer window than for the clot-busting drugs doctors currently use. (wsj.com)
  • Stents coated with drugs to decrease clotting or narrowing at the site are currently under investigation. (encyclopedia.com)
  • medication
  • hi everyone, has anyone ever read anything about the medication on the new stents making you tired? (healingwell.com)
  • the only medication i am on is lisinopril, i guess it could be that but i thought i would ask about the medicated stents. (healingwell.com)
  • As far as the medication in the stents, most of the medicine is gone after 1 year, I have read. (healingwell.com)
  • chest pain
  • Former President Bill Clinton was taken to New York's Columbia-Presbyterian Hospital this afternoon with complaints of chest pain and subsequently received two stents, according to a statement from his office. (medpagetoday.com)
  • often
  • Stents often have a thread, used for removal, that passes through the urethra and remains outside the body. (wikipedia.org)
  • people
  • He said he represents more than 200 people who allege they received needless stents. (upi.com)
  • Research has shown that as time goes by, people who have coronary artery stents are in less danger of risks from the surgery but more prone to the risks of chronic diseases, such as type 2 diabetes and renal failure. (nih.gov)
  • risk
  • When a stent isn't used, the risk can be as much as 10 times as high. (nih.gov)
  • severe
  • The stent also can rest on the prostate gland in men, and with ejaculation/orgasm, the prostate may have movement that is discomforting to the patient, similar to severe cramping or irritation. (wikipedia.org)
  • In severe cases where the stent has fractured, surgical correction is required. (ehow.co.uk)