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Count Alex's Losses
09-04-2005, 08:23 PM
I'm still worried. Isn't there the risk of the stent moving and causing problems? What about blood clots?

Count Alex's Losses
09-04-2005, 08:25 PM
Can stented arteries reclose?

Yes. Reclosure (restenosis) is also a problem with the stent procedure. In recent years doctors have used new types of stents called drug-eluting stents. These are coated with drugs that are slowly released and help keep the blood vessel from reclosing. These newer drug eluting stents have shown promise for improving the long-term success of this procedure.

What precautions should be taken after a stent procedure?

Patients who've had a stent procedure must take one or more blood-thinning agents. Examples are aspirin and clopidogrel. Aspirin is used indefinitely; clopidogrel is used for one or more months (depending on the type of stent) after the procedure. Clopidogrel can cause side effects, so blood tests will be done often. If you are taking this medication, it is important that you don't stop taking it without consulting your doctor. For the next four weeks a magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scan should not be done without a cardiologist's approval. But metal detectors don't affect the stent.

Halfcan
09-04-2005, 08:27 PM
Your on the wrong thread-whoops I forgot to add worried about TG. I will fix that.

Bowser
09-04-2005, 08:27 PM
I guess it's not the type of stent that requires clopidogrel, since he'll be back to full practice on Wedesday.

4th and Long
09-04-2005, 08:29 PM
I'm still worried. Isn't there the risk of the stent moving and causing problems? What about blood clots?
A stent is a wire mesh tube used to prop open an artery during angioplasty. The stent is collapsed to a small diameter and put over a balloon catheter. It's then moved into the area of the blockage. When the balloon is inflated, the stent expands, locks in place and forms a scaffold. This holds the artery open. The stent stays in the artery permanently, holds it open and improves blood flow. Unlike their predecessors, the new stents are treated with a medication that prevents most clogging, although they still need to be checked, just in case. My father has a stent in his heart. It saved his life.

Count Alex's Losses
09-04-2005, 08:29 PM
My father has a stent in his heart. It saved his life.

Yes, but can he play football?

Mr. Laz
09-04-2005, 08:32 PM
he's on blood thinners now... so there must be some risk of clots.

but apparently he's dropping down to just aspirin next week so i guess it's not much

Bowser
09-04-2005, 08:32 PM
This thread has made me think of that Gawd awful flick Johnny Be Good.....

"Coach, I think I broke my dick!"

"Well, rub some dirt on it, and get back in there!"


A young Uma Thurman couldn't even save that film...... :shake:

4th and Long
09-04-2005, 08:38 PM
I guess it's not the type of stent that requires clopidogrel, since he'll be back to full practice on Wedesday.
Clopidogrel? Is this my boss in disguise and exactly what do you know about Plavix?

4th and Long
09-04-2005, 08:40 PM
Yes, but can he play football?
In his younger days, yes. At age 63 with a surgically repaired rotator cuff and a heart stent? Mmmmmmmmmm ... probably not.

Bowser
09-04-2005, 08:40 PM
Clopidogrel? Is this my boss in disguise and exactly what do you know about Plavix?

Isn't Plavix that soft tissuey stuff that goes over the clittoris?


Now shut your ass and get back to work.

4th and Long
09-04-2005, 08:41 PM
In his younger days, yes. At age 63 with a surgically repaired rotator cuff and a heart stent? Mmmmmmmmmm ... probably not.
That's Post-Op standard procedure for the work he had done. Nothing more, nothing less.

4th and Long
09-04-2005, 08:42 PM
Isn't Plavix that soft tissuey stuff that goes over the clittoris?


Now shut your ass and get back to work.
Son of a bitch! It is my boss! Errr ... I mean, yes sir.

tk13
09-04-2005, 08:44 PM
I say we give him some viagra before gametime to direct the blood flow away from the leg. I should preface this post by saying that I am not a doctor.

4th and Long
09-04-2005, 08:46 PM
I say we give him some viagra before gametime to direct the blood flow away from the leg. I should preface this post by saying that I am not a doctor.
ROFL Note to self. Don't ask tk for medical advice. ROFL

ROYC75
09-04-2005, 08:59 PM
I say we give him some viagra before gametime to direct the blood flow away from the leg. I should preface this post by saying that I am not a doctor.


I feel sorry for Casey Wiegman.

HolmeZz
09-04-2005, 09:01 PM
GoatCheese only made this topic so he could use a pun in the thread title.