stents, drugs, and MRI

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stents, drugs, and MRI

Postby prof8 » Sun Aug 30, 2009 7:48 pm

It just occured to me that stents are metal -- does this mean that once you get stents in your jugulars, particularly if they are very high up, you cannot have a brain MRI ever again?

Are the stents that Dr. Dake uses drug releasing stents?

How long is Dr. Dake putting people on blood thinners for after the surgery? You aren't on them for life, right? But you do take aspirin forever?

Thanks all for the answers.
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Postby sou » Mon Aug 31, 2009 2:40 am

Hi.

The material stents are made of is not magnetic. You can always have MRIs. Stents are similar to rings, but longer. They don't contain any drug to release. I suppose you will have to take blood thiners for as long as it takes for the body to integrate them on the venous walls.

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Postby Sport » Mon Aug 31, 2009 9:33 am

I asked this question a while back, and here is the response that I received:

http://www.thisisms.com/ftopict-7825.html
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Postby prof8 » Mon Aug 31, 2009 10:15 pm

So just to clarify, Dr. Dake does not use the kind of stents that release drugs? Thanks all.
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