How Long Do You Stay In The Hospital After Having A Stent Put In?

Are you awake during a stent procedure?

Your doctor will insert a flexible tube (catheter) into an artery.

Sometimes the catheter will be placed in your arm or wrist, or in your upper leg (groin) area.

You will be awake during the procedure.

The doctor will use live x-ray pictures to carefully guide the catheter up into your heart and arteries..

What to expect after having a stent put in?

Share on Pinterest A person may have to rest for about a week after surgery. A successful stent surgery should reduce symptoms, such as chest pain and shortness of breath. Many people may be able to return to work and most normal activities within a week of a successful stent surgery.

How long do you need to be on blood thinners after a stent?

People who have drug-eluting stents need to take medications, such as clopidogrel or ticagrelor, to reduce the risk of stent clotting for at least one year after the stent is inserted. For most people with bare-metal stents, additional anti-clotting medication is only recommended for one month after stent placement.

Why are you awake during stent surgery?

You will receive a sedative medication in your IV before the procedure to help you relax. However, you will likely remain awake during the procedure. Once the local anesthetic has taken effect, a sheath, or introducer, will be inserted into the blood vessel.

How serious is having a stent put in?

About 1% to 2% of people who have a stent may get a blood clot where the stent is placed. This can put you at risk for a heart attack or stroke. Your risk of getting a blood clot is highest during the first few months after the procedure.

Is a stent an outpatient procedure?

These procedures are usually done on an outpatient basis, meaning you should be free to return home only a few hours afterward.

Do and don’ts after stent?

Don’t lift heavy objects. Avoid strenuous exercise. Avoid sexual activity for a week. Wait at least a week before swimming or bathing.

What are the signs of stent failure?

Symptoms will usually tell you if there’s a problem. Sometimes heart problems return after a stent procedure. If that happens, you usually have symptoms—like chest pain, fatigue, or shortness of breath. If you do have symptoms, a stress test can help your doctor see what’s going on.

Which is better stent or bypass?

“For three-vessel coronary disease, bypass now has been shown to be superior to stenting, with the possible exception of some cases in which the narrowing in the artery is very short,” Cutlip says. “But by and large the debate is settled that bypass surgery is better.”

Will I feel better after a stent?

They may be able to return to light, routine activities during the first few days after the procedure. Bruising or discoloration may occur at the catheter insertion site, as well as soreness when pressure is applied, and patients can expect to feel more tired than usual for a few days.

How long can you live with a stent?

Stents were first used in the early 1980s, and some people with those original stents are still doing just fine nearly 30 years later. Stents can develop blockages too. In recent years, drug-eluting stents have been used in some patients.

Is getting a stent considered surgery?

Angioplasty and stent placement are common surgical procedures to open arteries in the heart that are clogged. Angioplasty and stent placement is a procedure that’s used to help open narrow or blocked arteries. Learn more about this minimally invasive procedure.

Are stents painful?

Stents can cause discomfort and pain in the bladder, kidneys, groin, urethra and the genitals. The discomfort or pain may be more noticeable after physical activity and passing urine. Taking regular painkillers, such as paracetamol, should ease the discomfort.

Can you go home after having a stent put in?

Stenting is a minimally invasive procedure. Some people are able to leave the hospital soon after the stenting procedure. Most people are able to return to work and their normal routines after about a week. People who do very physical work will need to wait longer.

How long does stent surgery take?

The procedure varies, but in most cases it takes between 30 and 60 minutes to complete.