Users' questions

Do stents need to be checked?

Do stents need to be checked?

Your doctor wants to check blockages that weren’t severe enough to treat when your stent was inserted. Your doctor can do this with a single test. You don’t usually need yearly tests. You have had multiple heart procedures in the past, such as stents after a bypass surgery.

Is it normal for a stent to be left inside an artery?

This is nothing to worry about and is completely normal. If you’re having a stent inserted (see below), it will be already fitted onto a balloon and opens up as the balloon is inflated. The stent will be left inside your artery after the balloon is deflated and removed.

Is it normal to feel Extra Heartbeat after stent insertion?

You shouldn’t feel anything else as the catheter moves through the artery, but you may feel an occasional missed or extra heartbeat. This is nothing to worry about and is completely normal. If you’re having a stent inserted (see below), it will be already fitted onto a balloon and opens up as the balloon is inflated.

What happens to the stent after the angioplasty?

The stent will be left inside your artery after the balloon is deflated and removed. When the operation is finished, the cardiologist will check that your artery is wide enough to allow blood to flow through more easily. This is done by monitoring a small amount of contrast dye as it flows through the artery.

Can a person who has had a stent insertion drive again?

Driving. They’ll arrange further testing before you can return to work. You should be able to drive again as long as you meet the requirements of an exercise/function test and you don’t have another disqualifying health condition.

What should you know before getting a heart stent?

Heart stents have been quite popular, and they may be a lifesaving treatment in preventing heart damage during and after a heart attack. The procedure opens arteries and relieves blockage that’s causing pain. However, before getting stents in your heart, you’ll want to consider the risks of heart stent treatment and the level of effectiveness.

How often should a person have a stent fitted?

Rehab is deffinately what he should do even if he can’t finish the course. I had one stent fitted in January, after unstable angina. I am fit, in the gym at least twice a week. The biggest problem is the initial acceptance that you have a heart problem and how lucky you have been.

When do you feel chest pain after a stent implant?

A sizeable proportion of patients who undergo successful coronary artery stent implantation experiences chest pain immediately after the procedure and/or in the following months in the absence of in-stent restenosis.

What kind of surgery do you need for a heart stent?

In a very small percentage of cases, there can also be physical injury to a coronary artery from the catheter, requiring a type of open-heart surgery called a coronary artery bypass grafting or a minimally invasive direct coronary artery bypass (mid-CAB) procedure, says Dr. Glatter.