Stent type/quality

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Stent type/quality

Postby North52 » Sun Feb 14, 2010 6:31 am

My understanding is that there are many different types of stent in use for coronary artery disease. I suppose it is the same for venous stents as well. I was wondering if anyone was aware of the types of stents used by Dake, Simka, Zamboni or other. Are there better or lessor quality stents for CCSVI? Are certain stents more or less likely to fracture or clot? Do certain stents have a longer life? I would be terribly afraid of having a stent put in only to find out later that it was not the best choice of stent.

I know that Dake is involved with stent research and is working in collaboration with Cook/Angiotech. (found this in a Google search). Does anyone know if they are trying to develop stents specifically for CCSVI in MS? If so there might be some incentive (for me at least) in waiting to have the procedure done. My biggest fear of having a stent put in at present is to have it clot or fracture in a few years and ultimately be worse off. Does anyone know what can be done if a stent fractures?

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Postby mangio » Mon Feb 15, 2010 7:57 pm

North,
Your questions are excellent and I have a couple of websites
you might be interested reviewing. Stent complication
rates have dropped abit but are still too high for my likeing.
Most worrisome for me is the allergic reactions - 14pc -
restenosis, clots and thrombus and remodelling of tissue.

All cause different problems and death is unfortunately one
of the worst potential complications. If you have any
allergies I would highly recommend getting the tests
very much stressed by former patients as to hopefully
avert terrible immune reactions.

Polymers are used on some stents and that is very worth
reading up on in particular for people with autoimmune disorders.

The field is advancing every year but still alot of issues to
consider. The stories I have read about how to fix the
problems (bypass) and the possible lifetime of anticoagulants
to prevent occulsions and thrombosis weigh very heavily on my mind.
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Postby Cece » Mon Feb 15, 2010 8:00 pm

mangio wrote: If you have any
allergies I would highly recommend getting the tests
very much stressed by former patients as to hopefully
avert terrible immune reactions.


I was not aware of this! I have some allergies. Do you have the information on what tests are stressed by former patients?
"However, the truth in science ultimately emerges, although sometimes it takes a very long time," Arthur Silverstein, Autoimmunity: A History of the Early Struggle for Recognition
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Postby mangio » Tue Feb 16, 2010 9:41 pm

Cece,

Here is a site address: www.orthopedicanalysis.com

I read on another site last nite that Plavix also causes reactions, approximately 6pc.
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Postby Cece » Wed Feb 17, 2010 12:43 pm

thanks mangio
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Postby mangio » Fri Feb 26, 2010 2:32 pm

Anyone, any ideas for alternatives? thxs
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