I did not run a bicycle tire over a stent so can't say what would happen there Cure
But I worried I would crunch my head down too hard and then end up with a crimp, like a straw that got bent, in my stent. I told my GP this and she laughed and said no they don't crimp like that they are designed to do what they do and to stay open......
Cheer held one maybe she will say what it felt like
Every location is different I have a carotid stent on the left ...this is a stent designed to be in this mobile location as the jug and carotid are in the same sheath. My other side was trickier, they started with a carotid stent then took it out as it was not the right size and did not work for me so I ended up with a hepatic stent. This stent is large and made for venous application and it fit the location and my anatomy better than the first one.
I heard that a person had a jugular that was 30mm! For comparison my big stent is 12, the small one is 8. They would need something specific for them.
One of the things I like about this is that it does recognize the individuality of each of us. There is no formula that is applied to all of us like we are the same person juhst because we all have the word "MS" applied to us.
What I am saying here is that this is individual. Your stents would be what worked for you, not some textbook thing.
BTW the brachiocephalic is on the bottom end of the jug so that milk jug stent is for a specific location to accomodate the anatomy in that location. Apparently this is an area for stent development.
and the IJV is not an issue for some of us our stenosis is higher up, mine is very high so the valves are not impacted.
here is a IJV paper on valves. Note that they recognize that this periodic retrograde flow is damaging to the brain and its function.
I do not know what kind of stent Dr Dake might use if it was your valve that was stenosed. That is a good question for him.
I'm not offering medical advice, I am just a patient too! Talk to your doctor about what is best for you...
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