Renal (Kidney) Angioplasty

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• Paul, it is difficult to answer your question without knowing your mother's clinical situation and seeing her angiograms. But she is clearly someone at high-risk for restenosis. When you say she had the stent "done again", was a balloon used to open up the original stent? Or was a second stent put in? The reblocking probably has little to do with whether she is on Ticlid or Plavix. Your question is a good one -- have you asked your mother's cardiologist (or whoever did the stenting)? What did they say?
Angioplasty.Org Staff, Angioplasty.Org, December 29, 2006

• My mother had a non medicated stent put in her renal artery and it started blocking up after a month. she had it done again and it was blocking a month later she is on ticlid because she has a reaction to plavix. What could be causing this? THANKS
Paul, Scranton, Pennsylvania, USA, December 22, 2006

• I was diagnosed for bilateral renal artery stenosis in Jan. 2003.The block in left renal artery is at the junction of the branches. The general advice given by the surgeons I consulted is that angioplasty may be possible if 'Y' type stent is available. Jan 2003 coronary grafting was done and I am on regular medication. Can any one give information on 'Y' stent availability.
Subrahmanyam. A, Engineering, Thermal systems, Hyderabad, Andhara Predesh, India, May 26, 2006

• I had a relative who was going to the ER every few weeks unable to breathe from fluid on the lungs -- CHF. He was given a 50/50 chance of living -- cardiologist saw a blockage in the renal artery and put a stent in. That was two years ago. Hasn't been to the ER again!
Bruce C., New York, USA, May 1, 2006

• Can anyone tell me how you feel after renal angioplasty is over, and does it restenose. This is the first of many more to go. Also have severe iliac stenosis. Don't know much about that, I know i can not walk. Really need a chat room if someone can suggest one Please. God Bless and thank you.
K. N., New Jersey, USA, May 1, 2006


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